John Sumser

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VW's New Van Isn't a New Microbus, But It's Still Pretty Sweet

Excited for a remake of Volkswagen’s original Microbus? Stay that way—and keep waiting, because that project is still bobbing around in the ether. In the meantime, check out another VW van you also can’t have: the latest Transporter. Now entering its sixth generation in 65 years, the Transporter …

Furniture Designer/Builder Jory Brigham's Unusual Path to Success

The "Framework" winner's origin story, from "No TV" to "On TV"<p>The path to becoming a successful furniture designer is rarely a straight line. It …

The Brat by Garage Project Motorcycles

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Australian<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Design<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>The CB350 Brat is one of those bikes that lit up the moto-web when it …

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

You don’t see many customs based on brand new motorcycles. It’s usually a good few years before the grinder is fired up and the sparks begin to fly. So this machine is something of a rarity: it’s a V7 Stone tweaked by Stefano Venier into a scrambler, and destined to do battle with the potholes and …

Motorcyclist Magazine

Jan Sallings' Honda CL 350

Every now and then, it’s good to go back to the blueprint. And this is as good as you’ll get. It’s a textbook resto-mod of a classic 1970s Honda, dripping with charm and style.<p>Builder Jan Sallings has an eye for detail—and the steady hand required for quality work. The mods he’s made to his 1973 …

Ducati 650 Pantah by Revival Cycles

By Alan Stulberg’s own admission, Revival Cycles is “the kind of shop that puts subtlety high on the list of design priorities.” It shows—Revival’s builds are typically laced with well-considered details that are easily missed at first glance.<p>Case in point: this ’83 Ducati 650 Pantah. The client—a …

Honda GB250 by Ellaspede

The Honda GB250 is one of those small bikes with a big heart—in this case, an air-cooled single that pumps out a healthy 30 bhp in stock form. The GB250 tips the scales at less than 130 kg (280 lbs), and thanks to low gearing, is capable of out-dragging much more powerful machines at the traffic …

Motorcycle Wiring 101

<i>Joe Tessitore is a strange guy. Most motorcycle builders hate working with motorcycle wiring, but not Joe. It’s his favorite part of the build, and the source of most of his business. So we’ve asked Joe to demystify electrical systems, and provide an easy guide to sparking your bike back into …