Friday, 20 April 2012

the NEED for SWEDE #2

Gotta love the L_O_N_G forked wsede style.  I'd sure love to see a load more of bikes like these in the mags, not the same old formula bobbers. You need some bottle to spin one o' these round the lanes!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Time indeed for some cee-bee love. Having had one of these great motors, I'm pining for another. They rock. You can still get these babies cheap if you don't mind a tatty later one. Chop or cafe? Decisions, decisions...but for me it's always gotta be the SOHC.

Thursday, 12 April 2012


If yer a regular reader, you'll know I'm bikeless at the moment. And will be for up to a year (bastard).

It was not always so! This cb750 SOHC choppa was my 1st foray into bike (re)building, on the road way back in '97. Sold it about 7 years ago by which time it had 'proper skinted' me.

Strangely, tho' I had it fully rebored and rebuilt,put on drag pipes, new carb kit and all kinds off stuff, the best it ever ran was with 4 into 1 pipe, stock carbs, points and breadbox filter.

Just thought I'd post some kind of indication I don't only nick photos off the net and stick 'em up here.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Kinda says it all, no?

Drop dead gorgeous Guzzi cafe. Unusual (for a cafe, at least) monoshock looks just fine.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

hard as nails

F-off fast and no mistake.

Superb gixxer. Lovin' the swingarm, underseat cans, and general ridiculous level of bling.

No skateboards, silly cars or posers here, but Streetfighters are OK at VIDAMOTO.

Sunday, 8 April 2012


Moody XL cafe with a distinct bratstyle flava- excellent.


Saturday, 7 April 2012


Cee extacy? Like ecstacy? Geddit?

You'll be glad to see my puns get no better.

But what about these crackin' cafes? And built from one of the humblest 'big' bikes around, the despatcher's favourite, Honda's butt-ugly CX500 aka the 'plasic maggot' or just 'maggot'.

So, low bread is NO excuse!

Enjoy and have a great Easter. Peace out.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

crazy duo

Variations on a theme- more from the legendary CRAZY ORANGE.

Lookin' at this pair of beauties is definitely pushin' my sportster buttons. So, custom cafe roadster, or micro-tanked cartoon chop?

It's well worth clicking these pics and checking the detail that goes into these babies. Don't let the stock frames deceive you into thinking these are anything but FULL ON custom motorcycles. Every aspect has been worked on to make 'em just so.

Keep on keepin' on.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Not a sad day today

Well, a bit, cos home finances are dictating that the proceeds of sale from my beloved sporty (with my much more beloved daughter, above ) are gonna have to wait before they get spent.

I'm not the sort of bloke who gives it large about what's going on in my life, suffice to say this ain't the right time for a new project. 9-12 months and I will be trawling the small ads with intent once again!

In the meantime, VIDAMOTO will continue bringing you the best in cafes, chops and classics from the world over.

Keep the shiney side up! Peace.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


'Zim zimmer, 'oo got de key for me bimmer?'

So went the refrain from an early 90s urban 'choon' about yer average gangsta rapper/ drug dealers' car of choice. And a very long way from these beauties...

2 very different interpretations of BMW's airhead boxer twin. I have a thing about white bikes (not police!!!) and love the fit and finish on the cafe- and dig that modern end can style, wicked- and as for the bobber-esque one, well that's cool too.

Here at VIDAMOTO we got a LOT of sugar for beemers.

Monday, 2 April 2012

back to tha old skool

Jeez, I bet yer all sick of 'old skool' right? Well, I am only referring to old skool VIDAMOTO- as in this is the kind of stuff I was bringin' you lot a year or so back.

And here's something that was always a favourite source. CRAZYORANGE MC of Japan are a real trailblazing builder, and I was well into their stuff. So I figured it's time to broaden the horizons again, get some non-cafe stuff out there, and see if anyone likes it.

Or if I remain like a madman howling into the night!

say ''GOOT-ZZEE'

Like green kwakas, red guzzis ARE faster. Neat late-model cafe; I'm lovin' that red frame and gold sliders. Wicked.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

A to da D

Attention to detail - build quality - finish.

Superb cb750 from joker machine.