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Kawasaki Ninja H2R - 300 Horsepower!

We know what you’re thinking. Race-spec? To address that thought right away, yes, what you’re seeing here is the mass-produced “R” closed-course …

Ducati 860 GTS Cafe Racer by 6/5/4 Motors

Stockholm is the background to a burgeoning moto-surf culture, represented by this restored Ducati.<p>Snowy Stockholm may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of motorcycle and surf culture, but 6/5/4 Motors manages to convince us of that with this photoset of its custom vintage …

Joey Subrizi's roadgoing YZF 426

I have to admit that I’m immune to the charms of modern-day motocross bikes. I have a soft spot for the old Husky 400s and Honda Elsinores, but the garish, logo-emblazoned machines of today leave me cold.<p>There’s no question about their performance, though. And there’s something magical about riding …

Harley Sportster by Bull Cycles

Regular readers will know that we don’t feature many Harley Sportster customs. It’s not often that one makes me jump out of my seat, but just take a look at this XL1200 from Illinois-based Bull Cycles.<p>‘Zephyr’ is one of the more successful café conversions, succeeding where many fail. The visual …

MAG 1000cc IOE Motorcycle Engine

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Rare<p>The listing for this MAG 1000cc IOE engine helpfully explains that it’s suitable for use in a …

Motorcycles

Ten Things Every Rider Should Know Before They Start To Ride

Experienced motorcyclists might make riding look easy, but that’s only because they’re experienced. As a novice, there’s a lot you need to keep on …

Honda CB450 K1 by Ellaspede

Brisbane is Australia’s third biggest city. It’s the capital of Queensland, the unfeasibly huge ‘sunshine state.’ Queensland is also an idyllic environment for motorcycles, so let’s turn our attention to the brightest star on the local custom scene: Ellaspede.<p>Ellaspede’s latest build is this 1968 …

Vincent motorcycle: the 'Blue Bike'

One of the most famous Vincent motorcycles of all time has just gone up for sale. Marty Dickerson’s Rapide—best known as the ‘Blue Bike’—is on show at Altai, a design studio in Los Angeles.<p>The Blue Bike has an illustrious history to match its stunning looks. It’s a ‘Series B’ Touring Rapide that …

Motorcycles

Top 5 Modern Motorcycles

It’s a widely held opinion that contemporary motorcycle design isn’t quite what it used to be. The sense of nostalgia that fuels the custom scene is often associated with the belief that motorcycling’s golden age preceded 1980. Bikes looked better, had more class and were built simpler, devoid of …