Sneak Peek :: Bullitt OG Inverted Front End

New forks on the Bullitt OG? Why not?!

The Bullitt OG is getting a facelift and we're working out the details.  I stopped over at British Customs again and did a little mock up on a spare Bonnie they had available.  It's great to have a local shop that's into my projects.

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Inspiration :: Blitz Motorcycyles

Another example of what it's all about.

via 8negro

Reader's Rides :: Jim G's 2008 Triumph Scrambler

Jim Good from Dayton, Ohio sent in photos of his stunning 2008 Triumph Scrambler.  Jim took a unique spin on Triumph's Scrambler by running low pipes, a move that appears to be controversial (judging from the comments below). Regardless of opinions on individual mods, there's little doubt that this bike is clean and composed overall. The D&D Thruxton exhaust may say street, the aggressive Continental TKC80's beg to differ.






Bike specs:
2008 Triumph Scrambler 865
Wiseco 904 Kit
K&N Filters
Oury Grips
JMF Mirrors & Bars
Helix Racing exhaust wrap
Excel rims - 19x2.5 front, 17x4.25 rear
Conti TKC 80's - 110/80R19 front, 150/70R17 rear
EBC brake pads
Progressive Front fork springs
Progressive Rear 970 Shocks (brand new product for Triumphs)
D&D Thruxton TT exhaust system
British Customs Rear fender delete
LSL rearsets with Bonnie rear master cylinder
Paint by 8up Kustoms

All photos by Zac Fisher

Ornamental Conifer and the Kingdom of Kicks

We've had our eyes on the amazing work of Britain-based traditional sign writer Nicolai Sclater aka 'Ornamental Conifer' for some time now but when we saw photos of his Kingdom of Kicks crew's studio and bike workshop we had to share.  Expand this post to see much more!

Sclater in his workshop

Hand-painted denim for Kingdom of Kicks.

 Amazing lettering on these tanks.

The majority of photos are by Sam Christmas.   KoK collages pulled from Denim Daily Dose [3D]

Classified Moto - 1982 Throwback Commercial

John Ryland and the Classified Moto crew are doing it right, and having fun with it too.  Check out their new/old "commercial" complete with mutton chops and epic voice overs.

Deus Ex Machina :: 'House Warming' in LA

Welcoming Deus Ex Machina to USA

Deus Ex Machina had their opening party for their first location in the USA, dubbed the 'Venice Emporium of Postmodern Activities'.

There was live music, free booze and sausages, a surf movie premier and plenty of people looking to share a good time. Tons of us showed up on bikes. We saw everything from vintage Indians, knuckleheads, cafes to scooters and everything in between.  Overall the shop was polished and just what you'd hope to see from Deus. The site has potential for some good parties and hopefully some cycle swaps in the near future. Good times were had by all!

Welcoming Deus Ex Machina to USA
Welcoming Deus Ex Machina to USA
Deus Ex Machina in LA - The Bullitt OG out front

British Customs Top Triple Trees

We've been working with British Customs again, this time messing around with their custom triple trees. They're coming out with three different top trees - one with holes for mounting a gauge bracket, one completely clean, and one with a hole for a Modogadget 'Motoscope Mini' (pictured above).  And it couldn't have come soon enough.  Finally we get to retire that old, cracked speedo on our bike.

Reader's Rides: 1972 Triumph T100R Daytona

James sent in some photos of his 1972 Triumph T100R Daytona.  This 500cc twin puts out
40hp and can just about hit the ton.  Thanks James, clean looking ride!

All photos: Josh Hughes Photography

Cafe Racer TV :: Season 3

We are happy to annouce that Cafe Racer TV will return for its third season on Velocity.  It doesn't appear specific dates have been released but Season 3 is set to air this April.  We'll keep you updated here at The Bullitt.  Make sure to expand this post to watch the Season 3 teaser!

Drake McElroy's Honda CR250

Drake McElroy's Honda CR250 2-Stroke Cafe Racer

Not too practical, but so much want!

Here at The Bullitt we're a little obsessed with 2-stroke cafes at the moment.  There's something so fun about a torquey, lightweight machine spewing smoke that reminds what riding is all about.  This bike here is built by FMX'er and Smoking Seagull, Drake McElroy.

Drake transformed his battered jump bike into a ’60s-style café racer, spending as little money, and recycling as many old parts, as possible.


The frame and swingarm are stock, and the long-travel suspension was cut down 6 inches with the help of Ronnie Williams at Race Tech. Wheels are 19-inch Excels fitted with vintage-looking K70 front tires from McElroy’s sponsor, Dunlop.  Another sponsor, FMF, contributed the exhaust. The Ducati single bodywork is from AirTech, rattle-canned and hand-sanded by McElroy to create the desired denim effect, then lettered by hand. McElroy says he has less than $1500 invested in the build, which is probably easy to do when you're sponsored.

Check this previous Bullitt post to see a video of Drake and Roland Sands ripping around on two Smoking Seagulls singles.

Riding Dirt :: Moto 3

I got my start in the dirt.  Seeing this makes me want to get back out there.

via Dutchman Photo

Twenty-One Artists :: Twenty-One Helmets

The event Twenty-One Helmets, Twenty-One Artists was a brilliant idea.  Taking place during the wet rainy winter in the Pacific Northwest,

this was a chance for artists and bike enthusiasts to get together have a PBR and talk shop.   SeeSee Motorcycles collaborated with Bell and various artist’s around the Portland area. The helmets turned out amazing and the show was awesome.  The Bullitt may need to put something like this together and show the world how So Cal does it.

Bullitt XS Update

 The XS build is coming along nicely.  Make sure to expand this post to see more of the progress.

This is a piece of old leather we are going to use for the seat.  Good stuff ahead.

CB Cafe Racer :: 'Total B'

Super clean CB racer with upside down forks....

Spotted via Cafe Racer Culture