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Bike EXIF Top Harley-Davidson Dyna Builds

Originally conceived as a spicy combination of Sportster and big-twin components, it’s no surprise the Harley-Davidson Dyna has become a hooligan staple on the streets today. The Dyna served as a lean intermediate for 27 years before being absorbed into the Softail line after 2018, and if you ask us, the absence of a twin-shock, big-twin cruiser is still felt today.

With such a long production run, Dynas can be found just about anywhere, that’s the good news, and the average 20-year-old bike can be had for around $5,000—even less if you’re willing to put in the work. Furthermore, the aftermarket for these bikes is WIDE, and the twin-shock arrangement is often an easier avenue for modification than the Softail.

Maybe you don’t see yourself as a Harley guy, or even a Carhartt-clad Dyna bro, but we’re certain you’ll find something to envy among our top Harley-Davidson Dyna customs.

MB Cycles’ 2016 Dyna Low Rider S ‘Cross’ Heidelberg, Germany-based MB Cycles is no stranger to custom Harleys, but this high and mighty Dyna Low Rider S was certainly a diversion from their normal low-slung choppers and bobbers. The impetus for the scrambler-inspired Low Rider, dubbed Cross, came about when a customer came to MB for a custom Harley but didn’t have an exact style in mind. “He used to be a professional dirt bike rider, so I proposed the idea of making something with a bit of off-road character—and enough power to have fun,” says builder Martin Becker. A 110 ci Twin Cam-powered 2016 Dyna fit the bill perfectly, and Martin warmed the engine with a set of Andrews cams, a Screamin’ Eagle air cleaner and a two-into-one exhaust from MCJ with a valve to adjust its volume on the fly. From there, Martin set to work giving the chassis a serious altitude adjustment with the addition of a complete Rebuffini Indianapolis Special front end, and an extended swingarm from Krüger & Junginger with Öhlins remote-reservoir shocks. To add some attitude to the Dyna’s geometry, Martin fabbed up a new rear subframe with a tidy rear loop to support the custom two-up saddle. Two pairs of gnarly pegs from Rebuffini and the moto-style bars from Biltwell reinforce the bike's off-roady aspirations, as do the meaty Bridgestone AX41 knobbies. While Martin indicated that a set of spoked wheels from Kineo would eventually be installed on the Cross, we’d venture to say the Dyna’s stock wheels have never looked better.Read More


By: Dean Larson
Title: Lean and Mean: Top 5 Harley-Davidson Dyna Customs
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Published Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2023 05:19:00 +0000

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Final Encore—Bizzarrini P538

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Photo: Casey AnnisThe 1950s and 1960s were a time of rapid change in both the road and racecar world. Technology was advancing quickly and with this advancement, it became increasingly harder and harder for a lone individual—either engineer or visionary—to be solely responsible for a complete automobile. Yet, some amazing vehicles were given birth during this time by some of the last of these automotive prodigies. One such automotive savant was Italian Giotto Bizzarrini. A tenacious and talented engineer and development driver, Bizzarrini either created or played a major role in some of the most iconic cars of the 1960s, including several built under his own name. Any true understanding of Bizzarrini’s cars, however, first requires an understanding of the man, as the two are virtually inseparable.

The author unleashes a healthy dose of the “Anniversario” Bizzarrini’s prodigious horsepower.
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Born Survivor

Giotto Bizzarrini was born in June 6, 1926, in Quercianella, near Livorno, Italy. Born into a long line of engineers, it is perhaps not surprising that Bizzarrini would gravitate toward things mechanical. However, his early childhood years were more dominated by soccer and hunting, at least until World War II intervened. When the war broke out, Giotto’s father took up arms against the Germans, leaving young Giotto behind to fend for his family. During the war years, times were tough and much of what the Bizzarrini family had to eat ended up coming from Giotto’s hunting prowess. Bizzarrini would look back on these years of deprivation and state, “That period really influenced me for the rest of my life. It made me into a survivor, somewhat of a maverick.”

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Published Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2024 06:59:52 +0000

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Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine

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Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts
Although Bike EXIF is dedicated to art on two wheels, our automotive interests are wide-ranging. Our publisher has an enviable car collection, our workshop editor, Dean, is a vintage snowmobile fiend, and I’ve been in love with the Morgan Super 3 ever since I test-drove it at the Malle Mile. So today we’re bending the rules, and bringing you a stunning three-wheeler that’s only really thirty percent motorcycle.

Dubbed the ‘MAC 2,’ it’s the second handmade three-wheeler from Indonesian engineer and vintage bike enthusiast, Cosmas Lili Sudrajat. Cosmas has a major crush on Morgan’s V-twin-powered three-wheelers—but they’re expensive and hard to come by in Indonesia. Luckily, he knows his way around a workshop.

Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts

The V-twin powerplant bolted to the front of the MAC 2 isn’t a motorcycle engine though. It’s out of a Mazda B600—a pint-sized, Japanese-made station wagon that was a hit in Indonesia in the 1960s. “The Mazda’s air-cooled 600 cc V-twin engine is the perfect size for a three-wheeler,” says Cosmas.

Once the Mazda B600 had been torn down to just its chassis and motor, Cosmas chopped off the rear half of the frame and installed a repurposed Honda swingarm. Repurposed 18” laced motorcycle wheels do duty up front, modified with cast aluminum MAC-branded hubcaps.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine
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Ferrari Challenge UK commences

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The 2024 Ferrari UK Challenge race series commences its sixth season this weekend at iconic English racing circuit Brands Hatch. Ferrari North Europe has confirmed another packed grid of experienced and new drivers in both the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell classes.

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The 2024 season welcomes the return of numerous racing favorites, including Andrew Morrow, who readies himself for a step up to the EU Challenge in 2024, and Tom Fleming, the EU Challenge rookie who went on to win the World Championship at Finali Mondiali in Mugello last October. With both drivers showing great talent, the stage is set for a hotly contested season opener.

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Several exciting newcomers also make their debut in the series this year, hoping to seize the initiative and pilot their Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race cars to victory in the final solus year for the 488 model, before the introduction of the new 296 Challenge in 2025.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Ferrari Challenge UK commences
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