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November 26, 8:26 AM

Honda CX500 RR

Honda's CX500. The Japanese manufacturers only venture into the world of horizontally opposed twins.
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November 26, 8:25 AM

Kawasaki W650 “Bean” by Revival Cycles

Written by Martin Hodgson.
If I sat down with pen and paper and began to brainstorm my perfect café custom I could never limit myself to just one influence.
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November 26, 8:24 AM

Marcus Walz Yamaha XV950

Yamaha have released details of the third XV950 in their Yardbuilt custom motorcycle series.
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November 20, 10:34 AM

Backyard build: Dave Lehl’s Honda CB550

We get quite a few emails from readers asking why we focus so much on pro customs, and not backyard builds from talented amateurs.
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November 20, 10:33 AM

The Mako Harley Davidson Sporster

 Brandon Holstein run a workshop called 'Brawny Built' in Signal Hills, California where he does everything from basic servicing through to full custom builds.
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November 19, 3:29 AM

Yamaha XV950 Custom

Source: silodrome.com
The new Yamaha XV950 is a motorcycle designed to target the fast growing mid-size cruiser segment, Yamaha released the model in 2013 and it’s quickly found a strong foothold for itself not just in the United States by across Europe and Asia as well.
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November 19, 3:28 AM

Monkee#71 for Alain.

Monkee#71 is almost there, a seat, a few parts need to come back from paint and buffing, and then a test ride to adjust the last things!
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November 19, 3:27 AM

Walt Siegl "Garage".

Or whatever you want to call it.
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November 17, 3:58 AM

Inazuma by RHCC

1999 Inazuma by Red Hot Chili Customs, Poland

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November 17, 3:56 AM

A different kind of Ducati Scrambler

In the motorcycling world, all eyes are on Ducati at the moment, with the new Scrambler going on sale in January 2015. So we perked up when we heard about another Ducati Scrambler—from Speedtractor, one of our favorite Japanese builders.
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November 17, 3:55 AM

BMW R75/5 by Ton-Up Garage

Source: silodrome.com
This BMW R75/5 by the team at Ton-Up Garage is a good illustration of the new movement towards restomodding motorcycles without necessarily customising them into cafe racers, scramblers, bobbers, flat trackers or any other sub-genre popular with...
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November 17, 3:54 AM

Honda CB550F SuperSport

Source: silodrome.com
The Honda CB550F SuperSport is a motorcycle that’s lived in the shadow of its larger sibling, the CB750F, for the past 40 years.
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November 13, 11:38 AM

Ivory Comet XL Sportster

"Modern Retro". That's how Taiwan born, LA based Samuel Kao of JSK Custom Design describes his 'Ivory Comet' Cafe Racer.
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November 12, 9:39 AM

Tentacle Paradox CB450 Cafe Racer

We've all seen the listings on eBay. "Perfect project bike", "Needs some attention", "It's all there, just requires reassembling!". The unfinished or forgotten dreams of budding backyard builders up for grabs at bargain prices.
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November 7, 11:15 AM

‘67 L’Avenir Saxonette – Rook Motorfietsen

It’d be a pretty safe bet to say that most Pipeburn readers would have heard of café racers. Hell, if you haven’t then there’s probably not much hope for you.
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November 7, 6:15 AM

Turn your CBR1000rr into a "cafe fighter" | Bike EXIF

If you like custom bikes and have a thirst for horsepower, industrial designer Bill Webb is your man. Just send him your Honda CBR1000rr for a makeover.
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November 6, 4:18 AM

‘Sub Zero’ S&S Shovelhead – Gasolina

Written by Martin Hodgson. There are many ways to start the build of a custom motorcycle; owning a bike that’s just begging to be modified, scoring a wreck and restoring it to your own style or sitting down with pen and paper to design like you’re...
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November 4, 8:28 AM

Moto Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

Written by Ian Lee.
When a builder is passionate about the bike he is working on, you can see it in his work. Axel from Kaffeemaschine has almost reached a state of oneness with Moto Guzzi’s.
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November 4, 8:27 AM

Bedlam Werks Rocket - 1976 Honda CB550 - Bike-urious

Bedlam Werks is a 3-year old custom motorcycle shop based out of Athens, Georgia. The brainchild of Travis Christopher, Bedlam has evolved from making custom parts – usually for cafe racers – into now building custom motorcycles.
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November 3, 4:15 AM

Shop visit: Deus Milano

Welcome to a new series on the world’s best motorcycle shops. We’re kicking off with Deus Milano, because this week is EICMA week—when Milan hosts the world’s most exciting motorcycle show.
EICMA is open to the public for just four days.
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