After years of building higher end and often pretty pricey Vintage custom bikes we wanted to create something more accessible. Something not just cheaper but easier and more reliable than the the vintage bikes we usually worked with.
So, one of our main objectives was to keep the cost of 'The Mutt' as low as possible and still provide a quality product and with that in mind we needed a base to work from.
We began working with various manufacturers in the Far East to source and develop the correct donor machine. The one we plumped for uses a version of the bullet proof Suzuki GN 125 made by a Suzuki partner which is in itself a perfect starting point. This base machine has a number of Mutt specific modifications to give it that classic custom look with spoked wheels, rear drum brake, a stylish British inspired tank and a classic twin shock frame shape.
All Mutt’s then come to our workshop in Birmingham, England – the historic home of British Motorcycle manufacture, where our skilled team complete the process of customizing and creating what you see as the Mutt.
You know when you just want to get somewhere without people getting in your way?
The Mongrel is just for that purpose– a nasty little machine bred to be a city toolwith a contemporary new wave street tracker vibe.
Whilst the Mongrel shares a lot of the classic lines and styling ques of our Desert Racer, the Mongrel has a dark side, there is no chrome or pretty paint, we opted for satin black and silver finishes for that industrial thump you in the throat look.
The Mongrel runs 18” wheels front and rear with satin black rims and 4.10x18 chunky vintage style tyres. The low wide black bars and brown gum gripsallow you to hunker down over the tank on the slimline tan seat to get where you are going, whilst looking suitably bad ass. Black rear shocks finish off the stealth appeal.
The bullet proof 4-stroke motor is housed in our twin shock tube frame, ashort satin black front mudguard is just enough to keep the road grime out of your eyes and this little puppy really barks through the flat black megaphone silencer.
Of course the Mongrel has a5-speed box, gear indicator, electric start and everything else you would expect to find on a modern bikes. Our Mutt Mongrel is the perfect get out of the crowd machine, at home in the city or scratching through the country lanes. Just keep that puppy on a leash!
The Mutt Desert Racer was created to make everything that’s desirable about a classic bike, accessible and affordable and without the aggro of maintaining a vintage machine.
The Desert Racer has all the mod cons of a modern bike, oh yes, we have indicators, 5-speed box, gear indicator and an electric boot all wrapped up in a pre-seventies British style twin shock chassis with a twist of American influenced customizing for that McQueen, dune jumping, fun on any Sunday vibe.
CLASSIC STYLE: The Mutt Desert Racer epitomises the stripped down race look reminiscent of the British bikes of the 1960’s. Running lightweight aluminium mudguards front and rear, the wide bars with classic barrel style grips and a bench seat give the Desert Racer plenty of ‘chuckability’. Whether you’re dodging taxis in the city or getting dirty down the green lanes, the Mutt riding position puts you right where you feel comfortable.
A HEALTHY RUMBLE: We like that Americanized Brit bike look so the Mutts run matching 4.10 by 18 Vintage style tyres front and rear with spoked wheels. The Burgess style silencer gives a healthy rumble that you won’t hear on other 125’s.