After months of agony there are finally lines on the MAD Project Bandit that can be enjoyed whilst nursing a gently iced Bareksten gin.
Sometimes two wheels are not enough and this Shelby Cobra has perfect balance in every line. It would be worth making a space in the garage if only it weren’t already filled with two wheeled toys.
The MAD Project Suzuki Bandit is rapidly metamorphosing from pig ugly to almost elegant. The mix of matt powder coating on the frame with the gloss paint work is working nicely. Retuning the carbs and ripping out the degraded brake lines is next on the list and the hand stitched seat should be back by end of the week. We are almost as excited as the owner.
The MAD Project Suzuki Bandit is beginning to take shape. The modified tank is visually less bulky than the original and the cropped tail unit is now blending in much better. Now it is time to apply a more sympathetic colour scheme before we begin the final assembly.
For the MAD Project SMCR it has been a long wait for components. But finally progress is being made. The hand leather stitched seat is back and now we just need a powder coated chassis to mount it on. In the meantime the new half engine block table works as a nice display prop.
There are almost no Moto Guzzi’s on the road in Vietnam. This version from Death Machines in London is absolutely jaw dropping and we are duly inspired to try and hunt one down.
Every new year needs to be celebrated with a new MAD project. So for 2018 we begin with a breakdown of the streetfightered R1. So far the plans consist of some highly modified bodywork, a major overhaul of the electrics and a poke around inside the engine to see if we can tease out some more adrenalin.
The design concept for Project T120 requires the relocation of several key electrical components. The 2017 model is considerably more complex than the previous generation so we apply some MAD magic to optimise the set up.
A set of MAD Studio custom CNC brackets for this entirely specc’ed out Ducati Scrambler.
From OEM to full custom and one happy MAD Studio customer. Thank you for trusting us with your ultimate toy !
The MAD Project SMCR will eventually be lovingly swathed in beautiful carbon fibre. This demands a truly MAD custom seat so we begin the process with some basic prototyping.
This Honda-licious 750 is gorgeous. A nightmare to keep shiny but we love the offbeat-and-yet slick frame colour.
The Ducati Scrambler is a great platform to begin any custom build. What MAD flavour are you ?
This little Honda 250 has endearingly cute proportions. The addition of a twin Ohlins setup almost completes the project.
Another set of custom yokes is CNC’ed for a MAD Project. Bring us your best ideas and we can turn it into reality.
Exciting times in the Project SMCR build. The bike has now been reduced to a box of parts, a frame and the engine. Resurrection will take a few weeks once the powder coater has provided some dark magic.
The Midual Type 1 still has the craziest console set up ever embedded into a tank. Whilst the automakers of France struggle to make anything worth remembering the motorcycle scene exhibits significantly more style.
We design and produce all of our leather seats. They are hand stitched in Saigon and can incorporate any custom details. For the café racer we needed to reshape the foam block and then mixed leather and suede and added some contrast stitching to finish it off.
Every good bike project starts in the garden – and ultimately ends up at the workshop. So having a truck is a must-have .. the tailgate doubles up as a work bench and a handy tea tray.
The MAD Project SMCR is destined for a carbon fibre rich finish but we have a long way to go yet.
The MAD Project T120 is coming along in leaps and bounds. With the hand crafted aluminium tank and seat now complete, our friends at Ohlins Asia have delivered this splendid STX36 twin set up to improve the handling. Pure motorcycle art.