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When it comes to rebuilding bikes, we’re partial to a starting point that bears a name like Honda, BMW, Triumph or Yamaha. In fact, we settled on Yamaha when we actually went through the entire process for the Cool Material Motorcycle Build. The point being that Suzuki isn’t one of the first names that comes to mind when you’re talking about building a custom from the ground up, but that’s exactly what furniture designed turned motorcycle builder Martin Schuurmans settled on when a client requested a scrambler that was built for long road trips. As Schuurmans tells it, “Fast enough to cruise on the highway, light enough to handle nimble offroad, and reliable enough to go on long distance trips without much hassle. He wanted the looks of a tough and traditional looking scrambler but with a modern twist.” Take one affordable Suzuki XF650 Freewind, overhaul the engine, completely redesign it, build all the custom parts, add a Honda CB 350 gas tank and finish it off with plenty of paint and powdercoat. The end result is a unique and downright pretty bike that’s even more impressive when you factor in that this was Schuurmans first full custom. We can’t wait to see what comes 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.”