Friday, 11 March 2011


Had this wierd graphiti one in too !

Had two good designs in from Chris hough above , he says - The Classic is a modern take on an old-school AJS with a slug of JPS bling in the gold pinstriping. 'The Axe' is inspired by a telecaster... candy-apple red and a matt maple with a black pinstripe echoed on the scratchplate, I mean number board. Nice one Chris !

Keep em coming !

white bike is Streeettracker mock up , red bike is standard bike from AJS .......

Ok , i love British bikes - always have .

But they've all but gone now .

Triumph are back and Norton are looking good , but when you've got AJS on your doorstep and they're still going (albeit bring Chinese bikes in and re-badging em) - i just think it'd be nice to help out a bit ! Maybe get involved even .

So to this end i thought i'd stick my hand in my pocket and buy the most likely candidate they do and see if we can't make something out of it .

I'm thinking a Streettracker and a cafe racer - cos that's what we do .

Nick brown at AJS is up for it and after several conversations he came up with a bike at trade for me and is getting excited about the prospect of something different for the AJS name .

So we got this strange 125 four-stroke twin (325 also available) back at REDMAX HQ and did a strip down and try-out . This is only day one for the Streettracker and i think it has possibilities , (it's just a mock up at mo) bear in mind we don't want to go too far and price it out of existence so alot of stuff has to stay from the std bike .

Hence the exhaust which seems to work with the seat unit , but is a bit Marmite (love it or hate it !) and the clocks are large and a bit overpowering and i wanted spoked wheels - but we're on a budget here - at least the std tyres are a bit streetracker-ish .

So the red bike is how we got her , and the white bike is our Streetracker mock up - using parts - Star racer tank , T140 shorty seat , basketweave pad , oval alloy numberboards , bates lamp and Flanders style bars .

Ok it's just a mock up - but with that box section swing arm , posy shocks , wavy discs and funky exhaust as standard , coupled with our 70's Flattracker makeover and a paint job , i think it'll look pretty cool .

Mind you it's all down to the paint job in the end - which is where you all come in !

This is really an appeal to all you budding photoshop designers out there to have a go at some paint jobs/ designs / graphics and send em in to me at REDMAX HQ , we'll show the designs as we get 'em . You could even name the bike too !


I'm thinking there should be a prize here too , so how about a years SIDEBURN Mag subscription for the best two ?

Catagories would be -

A . coolest paint job (as far out as you like , man!)

B . Most useable in the real world paint job (captain sensible , AJS logos etc )

You can design around the basic bike or add paint to the white bodywork , and consider we are looking at a cafe racers next !

You can do - pencil / pen / cad-cam / photoshop / bodypaint / charcoal / cave painting - anything !!!!!! just scan it and send it in as a jpeg to me at -

snatzomobile (at) talktalk (dot) net (you know how it works , don't want spam)

Any comments / helpfull advice gladly recieved , we are talking about a famous name here (AJS) and who knows where this could lead for them .

More pics here as we do the bike start to finish !

Cheers you guys .

Steve .


Monday, 7 March 2011

BOTTPOWER - cool Buells !

We have supplied Ramon Bellosta with a load of parts recently for his Buell project Tracker , and if his last project is anything to go by it's gonna be bloody fantastic !

They have some great roads and Tracks in Spain so i guess he'll have plenty of oppertunity to sort them in the sun !
Nice one Ramone ......

stole this lot from Visordown who nicked it from anyway !
Tasty flattrack concept from Bottpower
Moto2 builders design flattrack concept based around a Buell donor
Posted: 7 March 2011 by Visordown News

Creators of the dynamically attractive M210 Moto2 machine Bottpower have put their minds to the dirt oval and designed a trick flattrack concept.
The BOTT XR-1 concept design is based around a Buell powerplant, with the American bike also acting as a donor for the wheels, suspension, brakes and swingarm - the chassis will work around a central spine design.
The basis for building the bike is to work within the elements of flattrack aesthetics, based on the Harley XR750 racers that drift around the flattrack ovals in the American series. Bottpower are building the BOTT XR-1 on the ideas from Ramón Bellosta, who asked the team to build the chassis.
Rather than opting for a Harley XR1200, a bike that has been identified as the closest on the market, the BOTT XR-1's specifications will trounce the H-D bike. Where as the Harley weighs 250kgs and has 85bhp, the BOTT XR-1 will weigh 170kgs and pump out more than 100bhp and with the addition of much more aggressive geometries making it a more agile bike.
Follow the project and images courtesy of Bottpower
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