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!!! ...

Team Triumph’s “Gypsy”

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When Todd Ligman and his build team from Team Triumph were tapped to create a unique custom for the Iron Moto Challenge, they turned to the history and culture of the motorcycles, and their riders, for inspiration. Their build, the Gypsy, is svelte, clean and simple in its approach, but every inch a traveller. Beginning with a bone-stock Triumph Bonneville T-100, the Team Triumph crew went to work with their own custom black wheel hubs, voltage regulator and throttle bodies. The trained eye will also notice that every single bolt was replaced during the build and the custom side covers, again a Team Triumph creation, devoid of ...