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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Unique Boxy Custom Bike

This bike began as a 1984 Yamaha. Then the guys at Jakarta-based Thrive Motorcycles got their hands on it.

They stripped it down, added some custom handlebars, fitted fat and knobby off-road tires to 18-inch spoke rims, added stainless steel exhaust, put in a smartphone mount for a dashboard, and cut the body from a sheet of aluminum. Oh, and the frame is made custom to accommodate the insane body.
A unique boxy custom bike of Thrive MC named T005 Cross. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HeOk2Z)
The Thrive MC "T005 Cross" 2008 Yamaha Scorpio, as they're now calling it, was built for a client who's a graphic designer.
Right side view of Thrive MC T005 Cross. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HeOk2Z)
As explained to Pipeburn, a Thrive builder said, "We began to wonder what kind of spirit would live in between such extremes. We though there must be more than neutrality; maybe the grey area is more mysterious than you could ever imagine? What if it could be really bad and very good at the same time?"
Front and rear view of Thrive MC T005 Cross. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HeOk2Z)
To ensure decent amounts of off-road control, Thrive sourced a new Rental ‘Fatbar’ handlebar and completed the set-up with a custom clutch and brake lever, a custom dashboard with indicators and a GPS/phone mount, and some custom switch gear. They capped off the ‘bars with bespoke bar-end turn signals to try keep to the overall clean look. Job done, then.
Rear side view of Thrive MC T005 Cross. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HeOk2Z)
Comfortable? Probably not. But as soon as you see yourself reflected in a car window, you won't care how it feels. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PIPEBURN]
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