WWII Custom Motorcycle

Yamaha Scorpio 250cc

THE PROJECT

Another challenging project has been finished. It has been once again a challenge for us to transform a ordinary street motorcycle like the Scorpio in an old school bobber.

Matt the owner of our beloved MM1 asked us to build him a new bike. His directions where very clear: Scorpio, Bobber and old school WWII retro appearance.

This motorcycle (see picture above) is originally from 2015 and we bought in Bali, Indonesia. The bike had 4500 Km on it so she was almost new. but it needed a deep engine clean & setup.

The total time spent to build this bike (including all its versions) has been 60 days. It is always difficult to choose your favorite son or daughter… but definitely this one is in our top 3 so far. We hope u like the result as much as we do.

INSPIRATION

During the WWII motorcycles where very popular and usefull.
The germans used BMW R71s and the R75 and also Zundapp. So successful were these that the Allies copied them both.
The British army tended to make use of side-valved, single-cylinder Nortons and BSAs. The US Military used mainly Harley’s the WLA and Indian as the 741.
Our design has a little bit of every model, but it also keeps its own identlty and 21st century touch tipical of all our MM.

SOME DETAILS

  • Frame, sub-frame and engine.block.
  • New Custom Tank & Frame
  • New paint Frame & Tank
  • Reposition of Footsteps and Gearbox
  • Tires AVON 5.00 x 16””Front
  • Tires AVON 4.00 x 19”Rear
  • TK JAPAN 16” & 19” Rims
  • Yamaha Byson Fork
  • Daytona Analog Tachometer
  • Custom Exhaust repositioning & wrapping
  • Customization of Oil Box & Battery Cover’s
  • Custom LED Stop lamp & Xenon Custom Front lamp
  • Custom Leather Seat
  • Custom Handlebar & Yamaha Original Controls
  • Custom Handlebar

After publishing this bike on Social Media the response was spectacular. It has been one of our most commented and engaging Motorcycles so far.

We love the result of this project. I think it is a perfect combination of old and new school motorcycle.
Finally, we would like to say we are against War and what it represents, but sincerely speaking we love the look of the motorcycles that served during World War II.

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