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Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Paths and Pavers

Wondering where to begin when it comes to paths and pavers? If you’re choosing materials or designing a path or walkway, start with our Paths and …

25 Three Bedroom House/Apartment Floor Plans

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Jeremy Gamelin<p>A three person family who wants the flexibility of the guest room would be perfectly suited to this layout, which also …

Dutch Treat: Jules Brans' Yamaha XS750

The Yamaha XS750 triple is one of the most underrated motorcycles of the 1970s. It never achieved the cachet of the Honda CB750, and these days, its smaller SR400 and SR500 brethren are more popular with custom shops.<p>That makes the XS750 affordable on the secondhand market, and this super-sanitary …

Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi V75 by Venier Customs

There are a tiny handful of builders who consistently hit the mark with every bike they create. In Italy, one of those builders is Venier Customs, which took home a trophy last month from the Biker Fest for this beautiful Moto Guzzi V75.<p>The bike is called ‘Corsaiola,’ which loosely translates to …

Regulation

Suzuki GS550 by Stray Dog Moto

New Zealand has a remarkably strong motorcycle culture, as befits an island blessed with wonderful country roads and a strong do-it-yourself nature. But the focus is usually on classic rather than custom motorcycles: you’ll see a lot of old British iron at moto events, but few ‘modern’ customs.<p>So …

Roads

1973 Honda CB350 custom

Not all new wave customs are fair weather bikes. This long, low Honda CB350 K4 comes from inside the Arctic Circle—or, to be more precise, from the small city of Rovaniemi in Lapland, northern Finland. The average annual temperature is a smidge above zero °C, and there’s snow on the ground for 175 …

Motorcycles

Kawasaki W800 x Wrenchmonkees

You can find a passion for motorcycles in the unlikeliest of locations—even on a small island in SE Asia still reeling from decades of civil war. That’s where the owner of this bike lives, a man who wanted a low-key custom capable of tackling rough roads.<p>It’s one of the more unusual commissions to …

Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi NTX by Venier Customs

Back in the 90s, Moto Guzzi built a <i>polizia</i> version of its NTX 750 dual sport bike. Tall and imposing, it struck fear into the hordes of Italian teenagers tearing around without a license on mopeds and dirtbikes.<p>One of those kids was Stefano Venier, who today runs the entirely respectable workshop …

Motorcycles

Suzuki GN400 custom

This 1981 Suzuki GN400 is one of those increasingly rare custom motorcycles that was built for under $1,000—without actually <i>looking like</i> it was built for under $1,000. The donor bike was an old GN400 thumper that old friends Chris Errecart and Adam Bendig found on Craigslist; it wasn’t running, but …

Motorcycles

Triumph TR6R by Tricana Motorcycles

Minimal, elegant and beautifully finished, this is one of the best custom Triumphs we’ve seen for a long time. It comes from Tricana Motorcycles, a small workshop in Portugal that’s building a reputation for classy, slightly off-kilter café racers.<p>Tricana is run by Jonathan Natario, and he’s called …

Motorcycles

Just a hotrodder

Yamaha SR400 by Deus

The man behind the kick-ass customs coming out of Deus’ Sydney headquarters is Jeremy Tagand. Although he’s had a huge impact on the modern-day custom scene, relatively little is known about Jezza himself. So here goes—he’s from Annecy, France; he’s an avid surfer and snowboarder; and his nickname …

Motorcycles

Yamaha XS650 by Clutch Custom

It’s a long time since we’ve featured a Yamaha XS650. It’s a bike that has become ubiquitous: with so many customs built on the 45-year-old platform, it’s hard to impress any more.<p>This one is a cut above the rest though, mostly because it’s a subtle, well-judged enhancement that retains just enough …

Motorcycles

Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

It’s hard to believe that this lean, purposeful café racer started out as a beaten up 1978 Yamaha SR500—an ex-AHMRA race bike that was standing in Chris Chappell‘s Los Angeles shop. Despite the fact that it had a pink FZR front wheel, Ninja rear wheel, no side stand and no exhaust, client Andrew …

Motorcycles

Yamaha XS650 bobber

Roughly a year ago we featured a slammed 1982 Yamaha XS650, resplendent in an intricate gold paintjob. It was built by Taipei-based Mark Huang, who still has it and rides it regularly. He’s since built another XS650 in the same Japanese street-bobber style—and it looks just as great.<p>It was …

Motorcycles

Honda CJ360 by Kingdom of Kicks

Kingdom of Kicks is typical of the small, up-and-coming workshops that are lighting the fires under the European custom scene. It’s run by James Jordan, who started out building bikes in a small apartment—and now enjoys marginally larger premises in Hackney Wick, an east London district famed for …

Motorcycles

Honda CBS125 by Dauphine-Lamarck

There are dozens of builders who work on nothing but Harleys. Countless others stick exclusively to Indians, Moto Guzzis or Ducatis. But we didn’t know there’s a workshop that specializes in tiny Hondas from the 60s to the 80s—until now.<p>This classy little Honda CBS125 comes from Dauphine-Lamarck, a …

Motorcycles

From Good To Great: The Wrenchmonkees Laverda 750

If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees. Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little.<p>An early ’70s Laverda 750 given the Wrenchmonkees treatment sounds …

Stainless Steel

Top 5 Honda CX500s

Let’s be honest—Honda’s CX500 is not going to win any beauty contests. With a short wheelbase, high front end, awkward looking subframe and unflattering plastics, it earned nicknames such as ‘plastic maggot’ and <i>güllepumpe</i> (the German word for a pump used to shift liquid manure) when the Standard …

Industrial Designer

Sideburn Royal Enfield Bullet

After 50 years of production in India, Royal Enfield had worked hard to update their range, first with a unit construction engine, then fuel injection and after all that the only thing on Sideburn magazine’s mind was making the 2009 Bullet Classic look like a mid-‘60s flat track racer.<p>Only half the …

Motorcycles

How To Build A Scrambler

You’ve searched the web, watched the moody videos, and discovered that your street tires don’t like wet grass. You’ve decided you need a scrambler—but how do you tweak your bike for good dirty fun, with a bit of extra style?<p>Here we’ll focus on the best-value mods, balancing cost with performance. …

Motorcycles

Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

For the past few weeks, I’ve had a KTM Freeride 350 in my garage—a press bike on loan. The most striking thing about the KTM is its weight, which is a smidge under 100 kg (220 lbs).<p>My own Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is no heavyweight either, at 182 kg dry, but the KTM feels like a toy in comparison—in …

Motorcycles

Urban Motor Brat Bob

Whether it’s a classic resto-mod or a R nineT café-tracker, Urban Motor’s Peter Dannenberg sure knows how to tweak a BMW to perfection. Every build that rolls out of his Berlin workshop is über-clean and cohesive—even when he’s been asked to inject a little Brat style into it.<p>Such was the case with …

Cutoff

Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors

Success can be both a blessing and a curse. While a well-received build can put a custom shop on the map, it can just as easily lock them into a certain style. Not ideal in an industry where progression is key.<p>This is the position that Jose and Tito of Maccomotors found themselves in not too long …

Classic Cars

How to build motorcycles for a living

“Wouldn’t it be great to build motorcycles for a living?” I’m guessing the thought has crossed your mind while working on your own bike.<p>It’s kind of like saying, “Wouldn’t it be great to climb Mount Everest?” Of course it would, depending on your tolerance for discomfort—and even disaster.<p>In the …

Jay Leno

Super Motor Company Lucky Punk

We hear a lot about the rise of the Chinese-built motorcycle, and how it’s going to change the industry in the western world. Well, this is the story of a westerner trying to beat the Chinese at their own game. And yes, it’s messy.<p>The star of this cautionary tale is Dimitri Hettinga, who runs …

Fabrication

Yamaha SR500 by Bunker of Istanbul

If you’ve been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s riot of color. The bazaars and basilicas are an assault on the retinas, in the best possible way.<p>So it’s surprising to discover that this cool and understated Yamaha SR500 comes from the city formerly known as Constantinople. It’s the work of …

Motorcycles

1969 Triumph Bonneville bobber

I find low-key, vintage bobbers irresistible, and this 1969 Triumph Bonneville from Johannesburg is a classic in more ways than one. It belongs to Justin Steyn, who started the project way back in 2009.<p>The style is utterly timeless, and like many of the best bikes, deceptively simple. The build …

Mountain Biking

Honda CB250 by OEM

England’s magnificently named Old Empire Motorcycles have crossed over to the dark side. Known for their classy Royal Enfield makeovers, they’ve just finished this vintage Honda CB250—complete with a plush ‘Chesterfield’-style buttoned leather seat.<p>OEM describe the bike as a mix of cafe, brat and …

Motorcycles