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June 26, 5:40 AM

‘81 Yamaha XV1000 – Plan B Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson.
I’ve been on a journey with this bike, not one that allowed me to twist the throttle and tip it into a bend, but a journey of discovery as to what makes ‘Fireball’ tick and how it was put together.
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June 26, 5:40 AM

Ton-Up Garage Indira

Source: thebikeshed.cc
We keep jabbering on about the quality of bikes coming out of Portugal, but seriously, what’s going on down there?
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June 26, 5:39 AM

Shinya Kimura Yamaha MT07 Faster Son

Wheels & Waves has quickly become one of the best custom motorcycle events happening around the globe and it's captured the attention and imagination of some of the world's top motorcycle manufacturers.
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June 26, 5:39 AM

Woodland Creature: El Solitario Ducati ‘Mononoke’

There’s never been an El Solitario bike that hasn’t polarized opinion. Which is completely fine by David Borras and Co.
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June 25, 6:35 PM

Venier’s ‘Tractor 03′: a Moto Guzzi V7 Scrambler

We wonder if Stefano Venier knew what a hit his ‘Tractor V75‘ would be when he created it. Based on a 90s-model NTX 750, it struck a balance between looks and usability—and has since kicked off a series of builds.
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June 25, 6:34 PM

Today is a Good Day Cafe Racer documentary

Here on the interwebs we're spoilt when it comes to accessing high quality images of custom motorcycles, but when it comes to seeing said bikes in action it seems we're limited to home video style Youtube movies or a few branded vids from the big...
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June 25, 6:34 PM

Motorieep HP2

Source: thebikeshed.cc
Having recently acquired a late seventies BMW R100 in a bid to understand the global penchant for the venerable R-series I came away from the first ride thinking that brakes and suspension that actually work are something of a necessity rather than...
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June 25, 6:33 PM

Rebellion Of The Machines: a true Honda CB750 café

Has the term ‘café racer’ been abused beyond recognition? A growing number of experienced bike builders think so, including Madrid-based Rebellion Of The Machines.
“Rebellion is a reaction to the ‘new’ café racer scene,” says founder Adolfo Calles.
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June 25, 6:32 PM

Side Order: Deus x Yamaha XV950 ‘D-Side’

We’ve always had a soft spot for sidecar motorcycles. But the only serious manufacturer is Ural, which sold a mere 1,200 rigs last year—with half going to the USA.
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June 25, 6:32 PM

‘01 Harley XL1200S – Rock Solid Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson. The custom bikes builders of Portugal are on fire of late and with the stakes constantly being raised, Rock Solid Motorcycles have shown up to the gun fight with a hand crafted weapon with its heart from the mean men of...
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June 15, 4:02 AM

Harley-Davidson Speed Racer

Source: silodrome.com
Harley-Davidson Speed Racer
The Harley-Davidson Sportster is a motorcycle that we’ve seen customised 6 ways from Sunday, the model is Harley’s best selling and longest running, and its huge production numbers mean that they’re are readily available.
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June 15, 4:00 AM

Ducati Leggero

Source: silodrome.com
Ducati Leggero
The Ducati Leggero series of custom performance motorcycles by iconic builder Walt Siegl are a function-first example of what can be done with a Ducati 900SS – if you happen to have one lying around.
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June 15, 3:54 AM

‘78 Honda CB750 – Steel Bent Customs

In the last few years news articles beginning with the words ‘Florida man’ have become a running joke. There’s even internet forums devoted to headlines that depict some of the most wonderfully bizarre acts to come out of the Sunshine State.
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June 15, 3:54 AM

Debolex Bonesheart Specials

Source: thebikeshed.cc
Where would Cagney be without Lacey? If that’s a bit too retro and tenuous, what about Robin? He’s pretty decent at fighting crime, but frankly a bit crap without Batman around the corner.
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June 15, 3:53 AM

Cognito Moto Fox CB350 Cafe Racer

 I love a good collaboration. When one brand recognises the benefits of joining forces with another amazing things can happen.
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June 15, 3:53 AM

Mack: A cafe-themed Sportster from DP Customs

There’s no shortage of builders putting the ‘sport’ back into the Sportster. But if you live in the American Southwest, there’s only one company to call: DP Customs of New River, Arizona.
They’re regulars on these pages, and for good reason.
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June 15, 3:52 AM

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 ‘Playa del Rey’ by Matt Black Custom

Words by Ian Lee.
I’m a sucker for a board track racer. V-twin low slung bikes, with handlebars that droop so low they make clip-ons look like ape hangers. Their styling is perpetually cool, and the inspiration for this off the chain custom.
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June 15, 3:51 AM

Tank Moto Kickass Cafe Racer

Last weekend we officially released issue 7 of Tank Moto. Packed with awesome motorcycle features from around the world this issue showcases eight of the incredible custom bikes we photographed on our recent visit to Indonesia.
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June 15, 3:50 AM

Très Chic: Café Racer Dreams’ BMW R100

Despite the flood of BMW customs hitting the streets, certain workshops can be counted on to consistently produce good examples. Like Café Racer Dreams—who’ve shown their prowess yet again with this elegant Boxer.
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June 15, 3:49 AM

Hero 01: Holographic Hammer’s Ducati Scrambler

If the name Sylvain Berneron isn’t familiar to you, then Holographic Hammer should be. It’s the alias under which Sylvain’s designed some of the neatest custom motorcycle concepts we’ve seen.
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June 15, 3:47 AM

Magione: Krugger Remixes The Ducati Scrambler

As the Wheels & Waves festival winds down, stunning new custom builds are still being unveiled in Biarritz. The latest is this Ducati Scrambler called ‘Magione,’ from Belgium’s Fred ‘Krugger‘ Bertrand.
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June 15, 3:46 AM

Totally Radical: Ed Turner’s Suzuki GSX1100

Some bikes are built to go far—others to look flash. We’ll let you decide which category Ed Turner’s latest creation falls into.
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May 26, 1:39 PM

it roCkS!bikes Gravedigger Classic

Source: thebikeshed.cc
Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos from it roCkS!bikes are currently on the road from Portugal to London for #BikeShedLondon2015 with a pair of awesome show bikes to display.
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May 26, 1:38 PM

Matt Black Custom Yard Built XV950

Source: thebikeshed.cc
Yamaha heads down through southern Europe to a workshop just outside Malaga in Spain for the latest Yard Built creation.
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May 26, 1:37 PM

Luis Moto: A BMW R nineT scrambler, Italian Style

If rumors of BMW’s new R nineT-based scrambler have you foaming at the mouth, but you’re the impatient type—Luis Bertelli has the answer.
He’s reworked the R nineT into a modern replica of the quintessential BMW scrambler, the R80G/S Paris Dakar.
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