Video: Hammarhead Jack Pine

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Start with a Triumph Scrambler, drop 65lbs, fit real suspension, race carbs and knobby tires. What are you left with? The Hammarhead Jack Pine is more than the sum of its parts. It’s more than a custom Triumph that looks nice or goes a bit faster, it’s James Hammarhead’s own unique vision of what a motorcycle should be. It’s an elemental expression of pure motorcycle awesomeness and it’s captured in this video.

Craig Scheihing directed, Greg Pamart rode. The exact bike you see in this video will be on display at the New York Motorcycle Show starting tomorrow.

Hammarhead Industries

  • motoguru

    This bike rules. Bummed I can’t make it to hang with y’all this weekend.

  • R.Sallee

    Nice video. Do want.

  • Roman

    Can’t wait to check it out in person over the weekend. A bit rich for my limited funds, but good to see local boys make good.

  • Johndo

    Holy crap. Me wants one.

  • robotribe

    I need that bike AND those skills. Badly.

  • tomwito

    You can buy one, $14,500! No F-ing way. I guess there’s a sucker born every minute.

    • Grant Ray

      Just because guys like you and I aren’t in the market doesn’t mean the bike isn’t rad. It’s one of the funnest, most engaging bikes I’ve ridden hands down. It also costs money to make a stock Scrambler this elegant and this good.

      The Jack Pine is one of a handful of bikes i’ve ridden and thought, I am fucking cool. A bike that can make you feel that way is special. Most times, I’m just dude-on-bike going from A to B.

      • ike6116

        I think if the ironheart comment thread taught us anything it’s that a lot of motorcyclists, including HFL readers are tightfisted DIYers.

        Me? I’m just poor.

      • tomwito

        To each his own, still seems way steep to me. And yeah maybe it’s because I can do all the work myself. But it don’t look like it’s got 6k worth of extras on it.

        • Mattro

          fairly exhaustive reckoning of the add-ons in this earlier article:

        • kneepuck

          Not saying you don’t have it, but the challenge is having the vision when looking at a stock scrambler, then following through on it. Impressive.

          • tomwito

            It costs as much as a New ZX10, S1000RR or a Super Tenere (spelling?). All armed to the teeth with cutting edge tech. Thats what I’m getting at. Sorry I dig the bike A LOT, just not a $14.5K.

      • seanslides

        Just watching the video made me feel fucking cool. 14,500 seems steep until you compare it to other custom bikes, and really, I’m sure it would cost that much to buy a new scrambler and build your own.

      • Ian

        Hey Grant, I noticed that the photos of the bike on the Hammarhead site are not so hot. They don’t really capture the bike the way you did in the hfl “positions” piece.

        Maybe Hammarhead would be interested in this observation.

  • Case

    I love everything about this motorcycle. Except the price.

  • Glenngineer

    People pay more than 14K for a lot less bike.

    More than anything, I like the locations. Some amazing spots to be riding.

  • Steve

    Pretty elemental. Reminds me how grateful I am to have a motorcycle, any motorcycle. (actually 3 at last count).

  • stickfigure

    Where is that last scene? (sorry, I’m a westy)

  • David

    Somewhere along the Delaware river near Philly, no doubt.

  • Cheese302

    looks like it might be an odd spot way south past the navy yard maybe?

    I LOVE this bike, but i think i would rather find a scrambler and slowly make it similar myself. oh and agreed, some off road skills would help.

  • Deltablues

    Back in October 2009 I was looking for a replacement for my Sprint 1050 that bagged a nice Doe. The Triumph dealer was still open here in Little Rock and they had a Scrambler in matte olive. I had never owned a motorycycle like that before. It became a serious choice between the Scrambler and the Daytona 675 SE (phantom black). I eventually went with the 675, but in hindsight I really wish I had bought the scrambler. The Scrambler pictured in the video would be an great motorcycle to ride here. Just a few minutes outside Little Rock there are miles upon miles of Forest Service roads running through the Ouachitas. Dang it.

    • Mark D

      …put knobbies on the Daytona!

      • Grant Ray


      • Deltablues

        You know, knobbies on a Street Triple might work…but Triumph done beat us to it with the new Tiger. But I really really loved that Scrambler for some reason. The Daytona has been down some packed fire roads but that is the extent of her off-road prowess.

    • Steve

      You live in Little Rock?! Lucky b*stard. My friends and I spend the better part of a day hauling our bikes up there to ride in your backyard. We actually did that for my bachelor party. 5 bikes, 5 days, then off to wedded bliss. She now has her own bike and wants to ride the Little Rock area with us next time.

  • Richard

    That video totally evoked images of On Any Sunday for me. All I could think of was that last scene with Steve, Mert and Malcolm playing on their bikes. Who cares about the price, that bike is cool.

  • parkwood60

    And people thought I was nuts racing a CL450 Honda at the Elsinore Grand Prix. Its not true what they say, pigs can fly.

  • nymoto

    Fucking Rad.

  • damien

    What an awesome video.

  • Paul

    Come on warmer weather!