Video :: BA Moto 3 Year Anniversary Ride

Over 30+ bikes (mostly Hinkley Triumphs) came out to ride for BA Moto's 3 year anniversary ride last Sunday.  The route took us up the sunny California Coast starting at The Pike in Long Beach, over the bridges and the Long Beach harbor, through Palos Verdes' costal roads and ended back at Alex's Bar for some bbq, booze and live entertainment.  I wish all days could be like this.

Video by Heath Cofran.

A thing of beauty

Sweet little Tribsa 650 spotted over at our friends at Cafe Racer Culture.  I just love that first shot.

Saddle up with Deus Bali

Deus Bali has just put up some pretty versatile saddle bags.  Designed and produced in Bali, these bags are perfect for throwing in your towel, hat and a few Bintangs as you set off to check the surf.  And don't worry about your stuff getting lifted - when you park your bike, you can just grab the bags and take 'em with you.

The bags come in two configurations for your convenience - a one piece or a two piece break apart backpack and side bag.

Great attention to detail was considered, not too surprising as this is the case for all things 'Deus'.  That canvas and leather is an rugged and looks the part...instant classic!

Though the bags are not cheap (one piece- 3.4 million rupiah or $400 USD or the two piece break apart backpack and side bag - 3.7 million rupiah or $430 USD), but a bargain considering what you're getting.  For more info email

Lossa Engineering Open House

Lossa Engineering's open house was a good time for all.  Local radio station KROQ was there pumping tunes, there were some good food trucks - even a desert truck.  Aside from all of the good stuff to take in from Lossa's shop alone, there were tons of awesome bikes that people rode in on.  There were vintage Ducatis, Benellis, Gileras, Triumphs, Hondas, Moto Guzzi's...a great turn out!  On top of all that, Sean and Jason from British Customs were there with two of their bikes and some of the guys from The Speed Merchant with a few of their bikes as well.  If you missed it, you really missed it.

Jay's shop was clean and impressive with plenty off bikes with potential waiting to get 'the treatment'.  At Lossa they do just about everything from scratch - weld, fabricate sheet metal, machine, paint, upholster, rebuild motors and so on.  The only part of their bike builds they don't do in house is the powder coating, chroming, zinc plating and polishing.  The bike hanging from the ceiling above is a Yamaha RD400 that Jay and famous LA-based bike builder Yoshi Kosaka of Garage Company built together for Cafe Racer season 2.

Jay is selling replica builds of his now famous 'Poco Bastardo' CB160 built for actor Jason Lee.  Get 'em while there hot!

British Customs was representing with two of their bikes, the 'Back to Basics' Bonneville and their cafe racer Thruxton that can be caught on Cafe Racer Season 2 in October.

The BA Moto boys showed up too with a  recently finished build as seen previously on The Bullitt.

Photos from Patrick Flynn

A Pair of Norton Racers

Bonhams added two unique competition machines to its third annual motorcycle auction at Quail Lodge on May 14th. The 1959 Norton Manx 500 and 1956 Norton Daytona 500.  
Both of these bikes have some real racing history with documented podium finishes.  The Manx was an AFM/ACA National championship winner ridden to victory in the 1960s by Buddy Parriot, the first American to ever win GP points – on this very bike – and who once came in second on a Norton only to the legendary Mike Hailwood.

via MotArt

DP Customs 'Naked Café' Ironhead

We haven't featured too many American café racers here on The Bullitt but have a fine example of one for you today.  Based on a 1980 Harley Davidson Ironhead and sporting a paint job inspired by the #2 Audi R18 TDI that took home this year's Le Mans, the DP Customs Naked Cafe Motorcycle  is a head turner.  Powered by a 1000cc motor, their own Quantum-port symmetrical custom exhaust, Pirelli tires and paired down styling, the Del Prado brothers put out a clean and cool racer.

via Uncrate

1954 AJS E95 Porcupine Racing Motorcycle

With a name like that, you wouldn't expect the 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine Racing Motorcycle ($750,000-$950,000; Auction) to be very comfortable. And maybe you'd be right — but the Porcupine wasn't built for comfort. It was built for speed. Described as the "Holy Grail of British motorcycles," the Porcupine is the only twin-cylinder motorcycle ever to have won the 500cc World Championship. This particular specimen was one of only four E95s to be built, and features a spectacular exposed clutch, an AC fuel pump that humorously requires the bike to be stood on its rear wheel for priming, a full 54bhp or power, and a streamlined design, and underwent a complete mechanical restoration in the early '00s, meaning that it should run as well as it did more than half a century ago.  via uncrate

BA Moto Build :: Alex's T100 Bonneville Black

BA Moto recently finished a build for Long Beach bar owner, Alex of the famous Alex's Bar. Keeping it clean and classy this build looks timeless and ready to party.

2010 Triumph Bonneville T100 Black:

  • Custom Paint by Sonny Boy
  • 2" Extended Swing Arm
  • Custom Works Rear Shocks
  • Race Tech Custom Fork Springs
  • Custom Laced Aluminum 16" & 18" Powder Coated Rims
  • Front & Rear Braided Lines
  • Welded Up Indicator Fork Ears
  • EBC Rotor Upgrade
  • Arrow 2 into 2 Headers
  • Custom Bobbed and Mounted Rear Fender
  • RK 525 Black/Gold Racing Chain
  • British Customs Air Box Elimination Kit
  • Firestone Deluxe Champion Blackwall Tires

Great photos courtesy of HMC Creative.


My buddy Ricki Bedenbaugh teamed up with Lossa Engineering to make a short video on a Yamaha SR500 that was featured on Cafe Racer TV Season 1.  The roads may look wide open but getting them to appear this way was no easy task around Long Beach and LA.

"Solus" from Ricki Bedenbaugh on Vimeo.

Ricki's a filmer, editor, photographer, & all around nice guy.  See more of his work here;

Wrenchmonkee's Triumph Teaser V

Looks like this one is about finished.

Deus Bali: A beauty all wrapped in black

The guys in Bengkel put together a sweet little ripper.  Starting it's life as 1999 Honda GL Pro 150cc, it was quickly transformed.  Their client asked them to make a version of another bike they'd built before, modeled after a Kawi W650.  The bike consists of a highly polished engine and a pool of antique white on the tank offer the only respite on this sea of black on black. Twin Daytona gauges, Japanese indicators, custom tank, seat, headlight with custom built stone guard, chain guards and the list goes on.   See below for a full list of mods.

Custom Deus tank
Custom Deus exhaust
Custom Deus frame
Custom Deus surf rack

Custom seat

Custom black fender

Custom battery pan 

Custom wiring harness

Black BSA handlebar

Polished engine

Mukuni PE 28mm carburetor

Posh air filter

Black gum grip

Custom small switches

Harley replica head light with grill

Imported Japanese Indicators

Square chrome mirror

Posh stop lights

Daytona speedo and tachometer

SSX 225 front suspension

Black GS 125 rear suspension

Rear; TK Japan black wheels 300/18 with 120/80 swallow tire

Front; TK Japan black wheels 250/18 with 100/80 swallow tire

Cafe Racer TV Season 2

Cafe Racer TV Season 2 starts tomorrow, 8/03/11 on Velocity formally known as Discovery HD Theater. 

Season 2 Schedule

Episode 01  -  08/03/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 02  -  08/03/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 03  -  08/10/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 04  -  08/17/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 05  -  08/24/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 06  -  08/31/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 07  -  09/07/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 08  -  09/14/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 09  -  09/21/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 10  -  09/28/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 11  -  10/05/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 12  -  10/12/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 13  -  10/19/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 14  -  10/26/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 15  -  11/02/11  – 9-10PM EST
Episode 16  -  11/09/11  – 9-10PM EST