Nothing brings fathers and sons together like motorcycles. This is abundantly clear in the case of El Pasillo Custom Classics, an Argentine workshop created by four friends who share a passion in modifying bikes. Recently, we spoke with member Gonzalo Carranza, whose 2-year old son, Hipolito, always climbs on an old Jawa ML180 when he visits the workshop.
So Gonzalo and gang decided to build the very young man a scrambler of his own. Their base was a 2018 Pagani Minicoss, a 50cc 2-stroke dirt bike popular in Argentina. At point in the build, Hipolito told his father: “Dad, this bike is so good!” We’d say young Hipolito has darn good taste.
Below, we get the full story on this mini scrambler, dubbed “Little Killer.”
“Little Killer” Mini Scrambler: Builder Interview
• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.
In El Pasillo we are four friends who had several bikes each and decided to set up a workshop to have fun with them. In Argentina we are passionate, even from an early age and try to prove it on our bikes, as you can see haha!
It is a new project, emerged this year and we hope it lasts a long time.
• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?
The bike is a Pagani Minicross 50cc two-stroke year 2018
• Why was this bike built?
The idea of this project arises from the feeling of my 2-year-old son Hipolito, he always tries to climb our motorcycles haha and now he can finally do it without my help. I love that child. It is a personal project of father and son.
• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
The concept was to create a scrambler, based on the bike that my son always looks for when he comes to the workshop, an old Jawa ML180.
• What custom work was done to the bike?
The motorcycle replaced the plastic fuel tank with a 2lts metal one, a custom colored seat was added, the frame was modified in its rear quarter, the previous one was cut and a new one was made from scratch with the anchorages for the new parts. We also added a headlight and changed the fork angle to give it a flatter line.
• How would you classify this bike?
It is a mini scrambler in all its expression haha!
• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
Of course! While we were taking some measurements, my son looks at me and says “Dad, this bike is so good!” I almost started crying
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Facebook: El Pasillo Custom Classics
photographer credit: @gonza_carranza
Owner: Hipólito Carranza