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March 16, 8:27 AM
Hookers grappling at funny shaped balls, a brace of Flankers rummaging in a ruck and all together too many references to ‘tackle’. Despite sounding like some crazy night out in Soho, it’s the world of Rugby that has this special lingo.
March 16, 8:26 AM
One thing that differentiates motorcycle retail from motorcycle customisation is the position of currency in the equation. Price and cost lead the former but often find themselves unwelcome and locked out of the bike builders workshop.
March 16, 8:25 AM
To break the mould. In our current custom scene, filled to the brim with as much diversity and daring as clichéd and classic, it is a tough ask to create something unrepeatable using techniques very rarely considered, let alone utilised.
March 16, 8:24 AM
When I swung past Sydney a few weeks back I had a chance encounter with Brad Bennett, a member of the Sydney Cafe Racers, who was riding a particularly good looking Moto Guzzi V7.
March 16, 8:24 AM
Written by Martin Hodgson
Fast approaching 100 custom builds the Wrenchmonkees of Copenhagen, Denmark know a thing or two about turning factory machinery into one off specials.
March 16, 8:23 AM
We’re calling it: the custom boxer movement has reached critical mass. More BMWs are rolling off workbenches than ever before, so builders have to look at Bavaria’s sweetheart with fresh eyes to get noticed.
March 16, 8:23 AM
The modern Triumph Bonneville is a bike that can be taken apart and rebuilt into almost any style of motorcycle you can image, this flexibility is largely due to the huge after-market parts catalogue that’s been fuelled by the popularity of the...
March 11, 11:04 AM
EXCLUSIVE The Harley Sportster is probably the most customized bike on the planet. But there are surprisingly few examples that butter our toast.
March 11, 11:03 AM
Most custom bike shops would gnaw off an arm to build a ride for biking royalty like Billy Joel. It’s the kind of job that can really put a shop on the map.
March 11, 11:03 AM
The Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that’s seen a surge in popularity over the past few years, which is surprising really as it wasn’t a particularly popular model when it was released in 1978.
March 3, 9:05 AM
Café Racer Dreams don’t exclusively build BMWs, but you could call them specialists. With several elegant examples under their belts—including these two stunning R100s—they’ve learnt a thing or two about turning wrenches on Bavaria’s finest.
March 3, 9:04 AM
MotoGuzzi V11 by Moto-Studio - Miami (Fla)
February 26, 11:07 AM
Samuel Guertin used to spend his days wrenching on choppers—the kind that fly. But after a decade working as a helicopter mechanic, he decided that customizing cars and bikes was more fulfilling.
February 26, 11:06 AM
The Ducati Monster is a motorcycle we’ve seen customised six ways from Sunday, so whenever we find one that looks genuinely unique, it always grabs our interest.
February 23, 8:36 AM
Written by Marlon Slack.
Analog Motorcycles is located in Gurnee, Illinois and under the guidance of founder Tony Prust they’ve produced some incredibly clean bikes.
February 23, 8:32 AM
The CX500 "Blubber". Latest build by Ton Up Garage - Porto, Portugal
February 18, 10:47 AM
The mighty V-Max is thirty years old this year. And it’s still making the news—for both the right and the wrong reasons.
Its creator, Kenji Ekuan of GK Design, died a few days ago.
February 18, 10:45 AM
Sacha Lakic Design is an international design and architecture studio based in Luxembourg.
This 1982 CX500 was laying in a corner of George's Garage, the shop of a friend. So they decided to rebuild together this bike in a cafe racer version...
February 18, 10:44 AM
One of South Africa’s motorcycling hotspots is the Woodstock Man Cave, a workshop-cum-clubhouse in Cape Town. It’s also the venue for a bike show that’s popular with local customizers.
February 18, 10:43 AM
What a renaissance the good ol’ BMW K-Series is having of late. From humble beginnings as the laughing-stock of the second-hand bike scene, the model has enjoyed a slow and steady rise in popularity over the past few years.
February 18, 10:42 AM
An excellent paintwork, inverted forks, new shocks, clip-ons, spoke wheels, conical muffler... And a lot of good taste.
You don't need much more to make an oustanding cafe racer out from an old good Kawa Zephyr 550.
February 13, 10:54 AM
As someone once said, nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. Sometimes those rose tinted spectacles can play tricks on us, deleting the bad, embellishing the good, even transposing events or people that weren’t actually there.
February 13, 10:53 AM
Back in 2008, the Harley XR 1200 had everything going for it. Launched in Europe but styled with an American flat track vibe, it was a nod to the much-loved XR750.
February 13, 10:51 AM
Hurricanes. Typhoons. Comets. Tempests. If you need any more evidence that the world’s weather is going to hell in a carbon-based handbasket, look no further than poor old Blighty and her Old Empire Motorcycles.
February 13, 10:48 AM
Not many people will be able to recognize a Yamaha GX400SP under the lovely racing fairing of this bike built by Koichi Fujita of An-Bu in Nagoya - Japan... Non saranno in molti quelli che riconosceranno una Yamaha GX400SP sotto la splendida...