Maui scooter session “Maui no ka ‘oi”

Last March I had the opportunity to visit Maui for some shoots and decided to hit up the Maui scooter king James Ortiz. He has built some of Maui’s most killer rides starting out with his dope Nissan Hardbody truck fully customized to his full blow Ruckus and finally with his HKS turbo Zuma. They all sported a unique dope house of color hot pink pearl paint jobs. Recently he sold his GY6 swapped Ruckus which was sporting Dorbyworks Mesh Love wheels and various parts from Rucksters Customs.
Leighton Emura is the new proud owner of the Ruckus which he re-painted it Candy Cobalt Blue. David Medeiros also is another dope Maui rider which sports Dorbyworks DW4RS2 wheels.
James Ortiz latest build is a crazy HKS turbo Zuma which is fully functional and fast. No detail has been missed on this amazing build.
Im so glad I had the opportunity to hang with these dudes and their killer builds. Got to thank Alan Sato for helping out with the shoot. Next trip me and Dorby plan on making the Hawaii tour!
(Mahalo! Mike)


MINTY VERSION 2! With Luis Bonetti riding through Miami’s Wynwood ART District.
The feature video is filmed by Michael Sato of , a very talented video producer and Ruckus rider.

What better way to showcase the newest DORBYWORKS ” MINTY ” version 2, then to ride this piece of art through Wynwood. The Wynwood area is a internationally recognized area that brings artist in from all over the world to express art in all forms. The vision of Tony Goldman is to thanks for turning the old run down warehouse district into a location overwhelming international art.

Re-build? Version 2? The reason for this re-build of Minty for Luis Bonetti is due to a almost fatal accident where Luis was rear ended on his Ruckus and launched into the air through a intersection by a fellow co-worker, while driving /txting/ instagraming. So watch out everyone! PUT THE PHONE DOWN AND BE SAFE. Luckily the accident did not cause any serious injuries to Luis. However MINTY now needed to be rebuilt due to the damages. The ruckus was brought back to Dorbyworks where Luis and Ying brainstormed on how to bring MINTY version back out faster and nicer.

A new bored out 170cc engine was built with larger ported head, cylinder, racing camshaft, full transmission, and fuel upgrades. The bike has potential to reach 80mph on this MINTY beast.

The suspension was redesigned to accommodate a new 13×8″ MESH LOVE ORIGINAL billet forged custom wheel to sit as stanced as Luis’s air ride fitted fareinheit edition GTI. The GY6 Bigbore engine was stretched back 14″ while maintaining 4″ of ground clearance to steer clear of the floor.

Accents on the bike were also hydro-dipped and painted in a wood grain to give the bike a classy unique look. The cree LED headlight, brackets, suspension, engine covers, and even the side mirrors were refinished with no expense sparred or corners cut.

Finally a new exhaust needed to be fitted to flow with the newly stanced bike. After trying 3 different custom exhaust, a new one was decided on. Inspired by MUGEN76 from chicago and steadygarage in CA. A triple loop stainless cork screw exhaust header was fabricated piece by piece tig welded to mate with a Akrapovic muffler that purrs and rumbles like a tiger at idle. Catch a glimpse of Minty in Miami sometime!

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Honda Ruckus custom at NUROTAG X SATOSTUDIOS X DORBYWORKS All Stars Miami Featuring Nicole Mejia


Dorbyworks X Satostudio custom build Skit from michael sato on Vimeo.

The beautiful Miami winter holiday weather is upon us! About 50 degrees is the coldest it gets here in Miami for about 2 days then back to 70 -80 degree weather. Its been a crazy week with Art Basal, Nurotag, and ruck riders from out of town all joined together for partying!

An exciting collaboration happened with one of the our own custom in house builds ” Miami Vice” which had the honored privilege of getting painted by ” Rene Turrek ” a graffiti artist from Germany that does some ill work! check him out on

Tons of other features will be coming soon from nurotag and art basal as well. But for the mean time we had some fun putting together a short skit in between moments of productive madness and party.

Skit Cast Derek Cross and Dorbyworks. Feature by

Shout out to Jason Dixon, Raimel Perez, Liz, Rene Turrek, Phil Holladay, and Mike Sato!

Happy Holidays!


Another awesome day in Nor California with my Satostudio partners!

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