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We’ve covered more than our fair share of restomod bikes over the years. While all the bikes that have before have been beautiful, this Soiatti Moto Classiche 1971 BSA A65 Thunderbolt Restomod is in a class all its own. Daniele and Alberto Soiatti, the father and son team behind the Italian brand, didn’t start with much for this build because apparently the bike showed up in fire-damaged pieces after being in a blaze over a decade ago. After what we can only imagine was months of work, the bike looks better than original and is filled with intricate and gorgeous details. Cadillac blue paint on the frame and swing-arm. Polished engine covers and a polished tank with metallic gold highlights. Since the bike is oil-in-frame, the Soiatti’s installed a nut with a transparent head on the chassis so you can gauge the oil level. Add to that the custom number plate setups in front and back, Bitubo shocks, Renthal bars, diamond-stitched seat, upgraded instrumentation, Bridgestone rubber, and plenty of other upgrades and improvements. In short, it’s one of the most beautiful bikes we’ve ever seen, and we can’t wait to see what the shop does next.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”