In 2015, Maria Arellano and Jona Gimenez created Petrology, a brand out of Alicante, Spain, that celebrates “the culture of petrol, power, and good design.” The pair has long admired classic machines, especially those of the European brands, whose models broke mold after mold in the 1970s and 1980s, quickly rising to legendary, even iconic status. Over the years, their hobby transformed into a lifestyle, and they decided to create their own brand and workshop:
“Petrology was made for those of us who let our passion do the driving. We search, collect and restore rare and vintage cars and motos for everyone who has a love for motors, no matter the budget. And we celebrate this culture of petrol, power, and good design with our brand. Because vintage cars and motos are not just cool, they define our past and pave the way for our future.”
The duo has always felt a strong connection to motocross/enduro, and eventually decided to create a series of Urban Motocross/Enduro bikes that could bring this all-road performance and style to the streets. Each build is custom-tailored to the client’s needs in terms of their city of residence, climate, etc., and takes two months to build.
The build you see here is built from one of the new stalwarts of the custom world, the Honda NX650 Dominator — an old workhorse of urban commuters and courier services, which is experiencing a revival in the hands of custom builders worldwide. Below, we get the full story on this NX650 “Urban Cross.”
Honda NX650 Urban Scrambler: In the Builder’s Words
All of our lives, there has been a unique way of synergy between motocross/enduro bikes and our lifestyle. Therefore we decided that there was needed an urban motorcycle that could feed the need of always enjoying a powerful yet wonderful ride. From this idea, the Urban Motocross/Enduro bikes at Petrology started their creation. We are offering the clients the possibility of creating something unique for them, something personalized and something to remember the rest of their lives. Everything starts with designs. The client chooses from a series of different designs that have been analyzed to their needs, thinking of city where they live, climate etc… Once the process is finished, we begin the building that lasts two months per bike. All bikes are shipped worldwide.
Completely rebuilt to the last bolt, this machine has been reborn. It comes with artisan exhaust collectors made by SG Motos and a 644cc engine packed with 44 horsepower. This beast is ready to pass through city corners or enjoy some outdoor adventures. Packed with Continental TKC 80 tires and a Tomaselli handlebar.
Front and rear lights are with LED efficient bulbs for clearer and better lighting. Front spoiler is handmade with fiber cutter and rear spoiler is an ABS adapted.
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