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5 Respectable Things Every Man Should Have in His Wardrobe

<i>Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. This month it's all about business casual, and today we're walking you through a few</i> …

How To Make Thinning Hair Look Thicker

There are certain things to which a man must resolve himself. Ageing, the weather, David Cameron’s tax affairs; all a waste of rage. Most would have …

Honda CB750 | History-Making Motorcycles

<b>Honda CB750 History</b><p>In the summer of 1969, if you wanted a motorcycle with more than two cylinders you had four choices that were each new models that …

Ryan Reynolds’ Honda CB750 by Raccia Motorcycles

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cafe Racers<br>• Engineering<br>• Honda<br>• Motorcycles<p>When Mike LaFountain of Raccia Motorcycles sent us the images of the Honda CB750 …

Kawasaki cafe racer by AC Sanctuary

The economics of the custom business in Japan are very different to what we usually see in the west. Most of the top builders have a loose formula that they’ve constantly refined over the years, using a small number of high-quality parts suppliers. It means they’re not reinventing the wheel with …

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James Whitham's W650 tracker

It’s comforting to know that even TV stars and retired former race aces aren’t immune to the project bike disease. That’s why former Grand Prix, World Superbike and World Supersport racer James Whitham has spent the last 15 months of his limited spare time building his take on the street tracker …

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

MV Agusta has just announced an 800cc version of the F3 supersport. Is it lustworthy? http://bit.ly/ZTk6Ps

Honda CB550 cafe racer

There’s a great story behind this Honda, owned by 33-year-old Chris Booth of Vancouver BC. Until he was 28, Chris swore that he’d never ride a motorcycle: “They’re far too dangerous.” Then he went on a road trip to Speed Week at Bonneville with three friends.<p>Chris had never thrown a leg over a bike …

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Kawasaki Z1 by AC Sanctuary

Many of the most successful motorcycle builders—the ones running a solid, profitable business—hit on a formula. It’s usually a combination of looks, components and fabrication that works well, and can be endlessly tweaked.<p>That’s the approach taken by AC Sanctuary, one of Japan’s most renowned …

Kawasaki GPz900R by AC Sanctuary

There’s a small list of landmark motorcycles: those that moved the game forward, upsetting expectations and changing the market for ever. In the 1980s, one of those bikes was the Kawasaki GPz900R.<p>This immaculate resto-mod from Tokyo’s AC Sanctuary is a reminder of how good that bike was. For …

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Honda CB550F Super Sport

Nelspruit is a remote town in South Africa’s former Eastern Transvaal, surrounded by citrus groves and miles from anywhere. There’s no custom motorcycle scene to speak of, but on the up side, Nelspruit is surrounded by some of the country’s best motorcycling roads. And on those roads, you’ll find …

Motorcycles