Builder Profile: Johnny Scheff

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If you’re a sports fan, you’ve no doubt heard the phrase “it’s better to be lucky than good”. But what if you’re both? Five minutes into any conversation with Johnny Scheff, the man behind Motoworks Chicago -- your Iron Moto Challenge winner, Calle Maton -- and it becomes pretty clear: He’s damn good at what he does, but he’s convinced it has a lot to do with luck. “I’m the luckiest guy in the world. Seriously, I must have horseshoes up my ass!” Johnny’s shop -- don’t dare call it a dealership --, Motoworks Chicago, has just celebrated its first decade in business. What started out as an actual bike ...

Iron Moto Challenge: We Want You… To Vote!

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With only five hours to work their magic, the Iron Moto builders descended upon the Windy City -- custom creations in tow -- ready to strip their bikes down and put them back together again. A challenge for even the most seasoned crew within the confines of their own shop, but an even more incredible spectacle in front of the passionate people at this year’s Motoblot. Now its up to you, yes you, to help decide which build deserves to take down the crown of Iron Moto Champion!!! ...

Northern Ohio Triumph’s “Elysium”

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Working with Triumph’s Ton-running factory Cafe Racer, the Thruxton, twenty-seven year-old Carl Peshof and the team from Northern Ohio Triumph and Ducati, decided to showcase its inherent old school appeal. Of course, that doesn’t mean they left anything alone. Performance was paramount with their build as they overbored the the Hinkley twin to punch it up to 1000cc’s. High compression pistons, a hotter cam set, bigger intake manifolds and larger injectors were all added to the mix to make Elysium a powerful enough to contend in the Thruxton Cup.   We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t wanna risk swapping paint ...