Hammarhead Motorcycles.

Never heard before of James Hammarhead, so I guess nor most of you. He founded Hammarhead Industries (HHI) and his niche market is, starting from recent major brand models like Triumph & Royal Enfield, to re-design rugged machines in the spirit of the 50’s.

James customize them with a minimalist approach and the objective to toffer machines made to be ridden very hard. 3 models are available ranging in price from $9500 to $18,000. The Jackpine featured here is the most expensive and based on a 2005-2008 Triumph Scrambler. The 2 other models are The Woodsman built from a 2005-2008 Royal electra X and The Volta based on a 20022009 Royal Enfield Bullet. Build time is usually 90 days, but a few in stock right now. (Not necessary street legal after completion) Hammarhead Industries.

6 Responses to “Hammarhead Motorcycles.”

  1. 1 TodT Jun 9th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Looks like a fun little machine to tool around on.

  2. 2 Brian Jun 9th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I love the way it looks.

    But a 2010 Scrambler retails for $8,799.

    This bike is $18,000 and looks like a stripped down scrambler that has been painted black.

    The exhaust and tires appear to be the only add-ons.

    You could probably do most of the mods at home for a couple grand.

    But I’m sure Mr. Hammarhead is not targeting the type of buyer that is capable of such work.

  3. 3 Scott Jun 10th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Cool bike. I was checking this out over at Bike EXIF and it seems that the mods are more extensive than tires and pipes. They list removal of the oil cooler, shortening the rear frame loop, and a custom short seat. The bike also has custom intakes with Keihin CR carbs and a K&N filter. The forks have been fitted with Race Tech Emulators, and the rear shocks are Works Performance. At the hammarhead.com website there is a good picture of the headlight/speedo and the carb setup. As far as I can tell the price is $16,500 not 18,000. Still expensive but maybe worth it for one clean bike.

  4. 4 Pablo Jun 10th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I’ll stick with the original Nortorn, BSA, and Triumph – no need to change the look. They are great bikes for mess with, especially as you’re growing up, eventually, probably, leading to your first Harley. That’s pretty much the way it worked for me, and probably lots of other guys too.

  5. 5 nicker Jun 13th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    “…Nortorn, BSA, and Triumph….. eventually, probably, leading to your first Harley…”

    No, just more Norton, BSA, and Triumphs…….. 🙂


  6. 6 Jesterlester Jun 19th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    There is some contention as to the effect the removal of the oil cooler will have on the engine. While the oil cooler is not necessary for the oiling some one remarked that it will cause the oil pump to work harder thereby drawing off power. (is this true?)

    The oil coolers on the Hinckley Bonnies and Scramblers are apparently only necessary in very hot climates (Texas, Arizona, etc.) or when stuck in traffic during high temps.
    The bike looks much better sans the oil cooler junk.

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