Megadeluxe http://megadeluxe.com For The Love of Speed, Sport & Design Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:04:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fresh Triumphs From Mule Motorcycles http://megadeluxe.com/motorcycles/fresh-triumphs-mule-motorcycles http://megadeluxe.com/motorcycles/fresh-triumphs-mule-motorcycles#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:22:36 +0000 http://megadeluxe.com/?p=34069 What can you say about Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles that hasn’t been said before? His bikes are a reflection of his personality: meticulous, detailed, hard-working, reliable, and with a no-bull attitude. So, it’s one of the perks of the job when someone like Richard gives you an inside look at some of his latest builds.

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“Seems the Triumphs have become very popular. And for all the good reasons. Inexpensive to purchase stock, easy to make lighter faster, better handling and more powerful. Add to that you can make them look lots better than stock and you have a customizer’s dream bike.”
– richard pollock

From Richard:
Over the past year I’ve been flooded with requests for Triumph builds and they are enthusiastically welcomed. Over the past 4-5 months, many of these at Mule have gotten to the “completed” status. Here are three that I really like.

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The first one was the result of the “Scrambler style” request yet is based on a Thruxton (a café racer). It incorporates a JVB seat and rear fender combo with small side panels and front fender. High Ducati-style megaphones make for a delightful exhaust note. The front forks are from a 2012 Yamaha V-max and at 52mm had the springs and dampening tweaked to match the bike and future rider’s weight. A 6-piston Berringer front caliper grabs a hold of a Brembo 320mm rotor. Mule hubs front and rear shave off almost 20 lbs by themselves. Motor is stock, but with the pipes, small individual air cleaners and jetting makes about 70HP at the wheel. It’s tearing up the back roads near Hattiesburg, Mississippi as we speak.

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The next one is one of the few bikes I’ve done for local San Diego riders. Again, starting as a Thruxton, we swapped in an R-1 front end with custom triple clamps, gauge bracket, exhaust, Mule hubs, Brembo 320mm rotors, Mule/Racetech shocks and a Mule seat kit. Tons of small details abound with attention paid mostly to wheels and suspension. A 5.5” x 17” rear rim has a 190 tire requiring a slight offset on the sprockets for tire to chain clearance. Up front there’s a 2.75” x 18” rim which is a bit smaller diameter than stock but leaves a wider footprint. A Motogadget Classic gauge gives all the pertinent information at a glance. Headlight is the standard HD Sportster unit. The paint work was done by Superbike Paint here in San Diego. David Tovar (SBK Paint), actually did the paint on all three bikes. On this bike, like the Scrambler, we stayed with the Berringer braking components, 2) 6-piston calipers with Berringer handlebar controls up top. Motor-wise, another stocker. However, this little number will be back next month for the big motor build to compliment the dialed chassis!

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The black and white bike is my new favorite. It’s what I would call more of my standard streettracker build (if there is such a thing). Again Mule hubs, this time laced to 19” Sun rims with Goldertyre dirt track tires, seat kit, aluminum Trackmaster style tank, Ohlins shocks at the rear and at the front, we have an MV-Agusta front fork with custom triple clamps, 310mm Brembo rotor and an MV Nissin 6-piston caliper up front. We also modified a stock MV axle that is 35mm in diameter with a huge thru hole. Mule stainless 1.0” bars utilize stock switches with a Nissin radial master cylinder. A Sportster headlight hangs on a custom bracket which also retains an Acewell 1500 digital gauge. Speed and tachometer functions is where it begins and ends. This one has all kinds of motor upgrades with a 904cc kit, cams, headwork, ignition unit, 39FCR Keihin carbs and a custom exhaust with a highly modified aluminum silencer that is marketed for quad use. The bike goes fast, handles great, sounds great, stops quick and I love to just sit and stare at it. Only six more to go! Oh yea. And a bunch of Sportsters!

+ Source: Mule Motorcycles

 
 

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El Rancho Deluxe :: 21 April 2014 http://megadeluxe.com/los-deluxe/el-rancho-deluxe-21-april-2014 http://megadeluxe.com/los-deluxe/el-rancho-deluxe-21-april-2014#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:30:30 +0000 http://megadeluxe.com/?p=33919 El Rancho Deluxe: tasty morsels of speed, sport and design. Curated by our crack team of contributors – including Megadeluxe viewers. Drop us a line here if you see something out there El Rancho Deluxe worthy, or if you’re an artist, designer, craftsman or a small company with a story to tell.
 
Some of today’s finds: an SUV that drives on water, shredding on sand, unconventional hero cars, a bicycle with horns, and a few more surprises and finds thrown in at no extra-charge. We’ll keep adding more stuff here through out the week.

 

El Rancho Deluxe :: 21 April 2014

“Why call this ‘El Rancho Deluxe?’ Our family used to have a house in the Mojave Desert. There was a farm-house nearby with the most eclectic collection of rusted farm equipment. The farm had no official name, but we lovingly called it El Rancho Deluxe.”
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Wheels & Waves 2014 – Third Edition

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Kim Leuenberger :: via Petrolicious

Kim Leuenberger :: via Petrolicious

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Overlandia: The 4WD SUV That Drives on Water

Overlandia: The 4WD SUV That Drives on Water :: via Adventure Journal

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Barons Speed Shop By Vincent Prat

Barons Speed Shop :: By Vincent Prat

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ATC Möbius Edition 001-11 :: via Cycle EXIF
ATC Möbius Edition 001-11 :: via Cycle EXIF
ATC Möbius Edition 001-11 :: via Cycle EXIF

ATC Möbius Edition 001-11 :: via Cycle EXIF

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Hookie Co. :: photos by thomasschlorke.de

Hookie Co. :: via Le Container
 
Photos: Thomas Schlorke

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Megadeluxe Rubber Stamped (American Apparel) T-Shirt: Perfect Imperfection

For the past few months we’ve been experimenting with rubber stamps to make our own t-shirts. But like Edison and the lightbulb, we had a few dozen spectacular failures. (Do not worry, only distant relatives were harmed in the process). Using traditional rubber material (that we laser-cut to get exceptional detail) and an in-house secret fabric ink formula – we’ve nailed down the process of making a unique t-shirt.
 
The cool thing: each time you ink up the rubber stamp, the tee comes out a little bit different. No two of these American Apparel t-shirts will ever be the same, and we like it that way: perfect imperfection.
 

Megadeluxe Rubber Stamped T-Shirt: Perfect Imperfection"

Get yourself one of these rubber stamped tees at our online store ▸
 

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Laverda 75 :: via the Italian Ways

Laverda 75 :: via the Italian Ways

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The Genius of Jim Clark :: via Motorsport Retro

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Shred Sand with the World’s First Dune-Skiing Outfitter :: via Mens Journal

Shred Sand with the World’s First Dune-Skiing Outfitter :: via Mens Journal

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Lumbürr Bicycle :: via Gblog

Lumbürr Bicycle :: via Gblog

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Unconventional Heroes by Gerald Bears :: via Visual News

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Moto-Mania World Roundup :: Vol. 10 http://megadeluxe.com/motorcycles/moto-mania-world-roundup-vol-10 http://megadeluxe.com/motorcycles/moto-mania-world-roundup-vol-10#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:46:51 +0000 http://megadeluxe.com/?p=33851 It’s that time again when our crack team of moto-stylists takes inventory of the best custom builds and finds from around the globe via the finest motorcycle curators money can buy. As always, no wagering allowed, and all picks are final…unless a generous donation finds its way into our PayPal account.

 

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Yamaha XV 750 “Cosmic” by ER motorcycles :: via Racing Cafe

Yamaha XV 750 "Cosmic" by ER motorcycles

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Wrenchmonkees Yamaha SR 400

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha SR 400

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Honda CRF450X Cafe Racer by Deus Ex Machina :: via Silodrome

Honda CRF450X Cafe Racer by Deus Ex Machina :: via Silodrome

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CRD#48 BMW R1200S 2007 :: via Gascap Kustom

CRD#48 BMW R1200S 2007 :: via Gascap Kustom

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1998 Yamaha XJR1200 by Cafe Racer Obsession :: via Inazuma Cafe

1998 Yamaha XJR1200 by Cafe Racer Obsession :: via Inazuma Cafe

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Kerozin Bratstyle Kawasaki Z650 :: via Return of the Cafe Racer

Kerozin Bratstyle Kawasaki Z650

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Honda CB550 by EASTERN SPIRIT :: via Bike EXIF

HONDA CB550 BY EASTERN SPIRIT

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Megadeluxe Black Cafe Racer T-Shirt

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New shipment of our most popular t-shirt design has arrived. Designed by artist Damian King. This fine jersey short sleeve is made in the U.S.A by American Apparel. Grab one here…before they sell-out.

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Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Nozem Amsterdam :: via Moto Mucci

Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Nozem Amsterdam :: via Moto Mucci

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Yamaha SR500 Custom by Kaffeemaschine :: via Moto Rivista

Yamaha SR500 Custom by Kaffeemaschine

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Ellaspede ZR550 Zephyr :: via Return of the Cafe Racer

Ellaspede ZR550 Zephyr :: via Return of the Cafe Racer

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Down & Out BMW Scrambler :: via The Bike Shed

Down & Out BMW Scrambler :: via The Bike Shed

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JET CUSTOM CYCLES / Harley-Davidson XL1200 :: via StreetRide

JET CUSTOM CYCLES / Harley-Davidson XL1200 :: via StreetRide

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1939 Brough Superior SS100 :: via Bonhams

1939 Brough Superior SS100 :: Via Bonhams

A 1939 Brough Superior SS100 owned by the designer himself, George Brough, goes under the hammer at the Bonhams Stafford Sale of Important Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia on 27 April, with an estimate of £140,000-180,000.

 

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Riding a Royal Enfield in the Shadow of Giants http://megadeluxe.com/videos/a-royal-enfield-in-the-shadow-of-giants http://megadeluxe.com/videos/a-royal-enfield-in-the-shadow-of-giants#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:41:49 +0000 http://megadeluxe.com/?p=33811 While traveling home from Sri Lanka, filmmaker Andrew David Watson decided to check out Ladakh, an isolated mountain region in the most northern tip of India. Even though it was the end of winter there, he was able to rent a 350cc Royal Enfield to do some exploring, and ride in the shadow of giants.

Riding a Royal Enfield in the Shadow of Giants

“I wasn’t planning to make a short film. I only had my 5d, a few lenses, a still photo tripod and myself. Yet the beauty, isolation and impression of the mountains of Ladakh didn’t let that happen.”
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Andrew David Watson: Filming this was a lot of fun, minus some freezing cold mornings. It was just my camera, a Royal Enfield and myself. I was totally solo. I would set up a shot, ride away then ride through the frame. Since it’s a really remote area I didn’t have to worry about anyone taking my camera! Whether its bicycles or motorcycles, I often prefer to ride alone, as I find it extremely relaxing and freeing. This adventure was the perfect example of realizing how insignificant you are compared to the great wilderness and mountains of the world.

+ Source: The Low Season :: By Andrew David Watson

 
 

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A New Sunray Shines in Oakland, California http://megadeluxe.com/gear/sunray-flieger http://megadeluxe.com/gear/sunray-flieger#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:07:34 +0000 http://megadeluxe.com/?p=33803 Assembled by hand in his California Studio, John McConnico offers this limited edition mechanical wristwatch with old world quality and fresh contemporary styling. Well done my fellow Oaklander.

The Sunray Flieger Watch

“The Sunray Flieger is an aggregation of curated wristwatch elements. Having its roots in 20th century aviation history, the Pilot watch offers optimal legibility in a sleek package.”

The Sunray Flieger Watch

We have an admitted weakness for tool watches, especially if they’re referencing historical details yet are updated for a contemporary audience. John McConnico shares the same passion. Having been a watch collector and horology enthusiast for more than 20 years (and with a background in designing products and building brands) he’s spent the last year strategizing the design & production of limited edition timepieces. The Sunray Flieger is the first edition to be released.

The current limited edition watch is available in 2 overall styles (an Athracite Black dial or French Blue dial), as well as a special “Blackout Edition,” consisting of a PVD-coated black case with a screw-down crown. Additional upgrades are also available, such as Swiss ETA movement, Sapphire crystal, and leather strap options. John assembles each watch to a customer’s specifications, and in 4-6 weeks it is shipped along with a unique edition number, card of authenticity, and one-year warranty.
 
The primary goal of the project is to create a boutique quality mid-priced watch in an affordable package, with the customer relationship being paramount. As John puts it,

…the act of buying a timepiece is based on emotion and personal identity, in addition to practicality. A person should feel connected to a watch’s production, lineage, and DNA. It is this intimate relationship that will live along with each watch, and hopefully be carried on to its subsequent owners. We couldn’t agree more.

More information can be found on the Sunray Flieger website. John will also be offering a 10% discount for Megadeluxe readers. Enter the code MEGA10 upon reserving a watch: www.SunrayFlieger.com.

The Sunray Flieger Watch

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Megadeluxe Black Cafe Racer T-Shirt

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+ Source: The Sunray Flieger Watch by John McConnico

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