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Super sano: Heiwa's slammed Honda CB500T

The Japanese custom scene is known for playing by its own rules. Builds from the land of the rising sun have an unconventional style that’s hard to define—and even harder to replicate.<p>Break through the mystique, and you’ll find shops like Heiwa at the forefront. Based in Hiroshima and headed up by …

We don't know what they're smoking, but the boys from @nozemamsterdam have just built one of the best Yamaha customs we've ever seen. It's a razor-sharp XS850 with all-new bodywork, Brembo brakes, new triple trees and shocks, and a cool yellow Cibie headlight. We'd ride it in a shot—would you? #yamaha #‎XS850 ‪‪#caferacer #motorcycle @yamaha_yard_built Check out the full set of amazing images from pro photographer Gijs Spierings (@gs_gijs) at http://www.bikeexif.com/xs850

Drag King: Taking the Sprintbeemer ‘Furtherer’

Sprintbeemer is one of the most famous custom bikes of recent years. And it goes as fast as it looks, winning the hotly contested StarrWars sprint at the 2013 Glemseck festival.<p>Most builders would be content to sit back on their laurels after that—but not Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage. With …

Looks good, goes fast: This is the latest version of the @luckycatgarage Sprintbeemer, an insanely fast BMW R100RS-powered sprint bike. It's running huge valves, Dell’Orto PHM 40 carbs, a custom-profile cam, twin spark heads and … wait for it … a NOS wet injection nitrous system. And just for laughs, there are flamethrowers in the exhaust pipes. Crazy. Top marks to sponsors @edwineurope #furygan and #shoei for their support. #bmwmotorrad #nitrous #race #motorcycle #bikeexif Want more images? Head over to http://www.bikeexif.com/motorcycle-drag-racing

“In Portugal’s custom building scene, there are people working at world-class standards, and amazingly, for such a small and poor country, our relevance and popularity in Europe, and even the world, is remarkable and recognizable.” -César Rufino, founder of the digital forum Café Racer 351. In Issue Nineteen, photographer @desmondlouw and his partner @antoniaheil take us through Portugal to personally visit four of the country's top builders. See the full gallery at facebook/ironandair or grab Nineteen at shop.ironandair.com #ironandair #dnaphotographers

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Redeemed CL450

An expecting first time parent is easy to spot. The nervous fidgeting, bleary eyes from a restless night’s sleep, fingers drumming in anticipation of …

‘02 Harley Sportster - DP Customs

Arizona’s Del Prado brothers, long-time Pipeburners and well-known metal pornographers, have just dropped another killer build into our laps – this …

Fahim’s Bullet

Confidence is a funny old thing. Just when you need it, to steady a hand drilling out a sheared head stud, or hold a line between gravel and horse …

Made Men Bikes CB750

Panning for gold on auction sites and Craig’s ugly list is probably the single largest drain on the workday, after Facebook of course. How many …

Honda CB750:: Made Men Bikes

We are a small shop located in Denmark / Scandinavia, we build bikes in a variety of different styles. Since we are not millionaires, we see a major …

Dime City’s Ace Cafe Racer

Do something you love and you’ll never work another day in your life, ever heard that one? Jason Paul Michaels and Herm Narciso of Dime City Cycles …

Yamaha XVS650 Dragster

<i>Written by Marlon Slack.</i><p>Made Men is a small Danish workshop that specializes in slammed and chopped bastard motorcycles. Their talents are not …

The BMW Scrambler: a missed opportunity?

BMW’s off-road heritage is peerless. The R80G/S was the forerunner of modern-day adventure bikes, and in the 1980s, the Bavarians scored four hard-won Paris-Dakar trophies.<p>So why hasn’t BMW ever built a classic scrambler? A few years ago, the Germans dipped their toes into the enduro market with …

The Mighty Motor

Yes, Mark and Haven live in a warehouse. They’re not a couple rich dudes with an actual house somewhere else and this warehouse is not some man cave …

Heiwa Yamaha TX650

Heiwa Motorcycles in Japan have a knack for building beautifully crafted bobbers and classically styled bikes. In a land that has just as many custom …

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Happy Landings: Clockwork's CB750 custom

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.<p>So he changed his flight path and Clockwork Motorcycles was born, with a base in the countryside half an …

Cool Kid Customs GS750

Time to take things back to basics. It can reach a point where saturation takes hold, and you begin to question the specific location of certain …

New and noted: the latest Motorcycle Jackets

If you live in the northern hemisphere, temperatures are rising (we hope). And that means just one thing—more hours on the bike.<p>So it’s time to check the wardrobe and the bank balance. Here’s our pick of the latest and greatest new motorcycle jackets: we’ve got new releases from traditional English …

Rua Machines #7

Particular childhood toys stick in the mind. That first wobble on a bike without stabilisers, the 8-bit screeching of a Nintendo Gameboy or for some …

‘92 Honda CB750 - De Palma Cycles

Tanks and seats. If you had to distill down the art of the custom motorcycle, moonshine-like, to its base elements in a concentrated form I’d argue …

A big thanks to Silodrome who published a nice story on the Oil&Ink Expo...head over to the Silodrome website and check it out! http://silodrome.com/oil-and-ink-expo/ http://www.oilandinkexpo.com/http/oilandinkexpotumblrcom/ art by makoto endo

Tracker Jacket by Roland Sands Design

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Jackets<p>The Tracker Jacket by Roland Sands Design is a modern take on the classic waxed canvas …

Immaculate style, beautiful paint, super-neat bodywork. Yes, it's a new masterpiece from @maccomotors. But there's something weird going on with the electrics … because the client wanted to remove the electric start. After a little help from an ex-MotoGP mechanic, the result is right on the button. #yamaha #caferacer #motorcycle @yamaha_yard_built @yamahamotorusa #bikeexif See more superb images at http://www.bikeexif.com/xs400-macco-motors

Ready to race: Sacha Lakic's CX500 cafe racer

Who’d have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would one day join the CB750 and SR500 as a staple of custom builders? The poor man’s Guzzi—once loved only by despatch riders—has fast become the sweetheart of the cafe racer world.<p>The CX500 works best when builders manage to straighten out its …