Aidan Aldridge

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One of One: A very limited edition Guzzi V11 from Japan

Would you customize a limited edition motorcycle? Moto Guzzi only built 600 units of the V11 Sport Scura, but that didn’t stop Kenji Katsumoto from tearing one apart.<p>In his defense, the V11 Sport Scura isn’t very pretty. Launched in 2001 as an upgraded big brother to the V11 Sport, it came kitted …

Out Of The Blue: A BMW R60/7 bucking the custom trend

Classic BMW boxers are still <i>über</i>-popular as custom donors—but there’s a downside. As we’ve seen with the Honda CB750 and the Harley-Davidson Sportster, airhead Beemer builds are all starting to look the same.<p>So what does it take to build something fresh—without going overboard? You need a client …

Hazan Motorworks Is Making A 950cc Supermoto – It’s Rad

There simply are not enough big-displacement supermotards in this world we live in. There is the Ducati Hypermotard 939, the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900, …

Fat Tracker: Untitled’s Stripped-Down Moto Guzzi V9

It’s been a busy year for Hugo Eccles of Untitled Motorcycles. His Ducati Hyper Scrambler appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage, and his ‘Supernaturale’ Moto Guzzi custom won the coveted Design & Style award at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering this past June.<p>Moto Guzzi must have been paying attention because …

14 Australian Beaches That Are More Than Just A Pretty Sight

There’s a beach that looks like a Rainbow Paddle Pop. BRB.

Honda FX650 Fusqvarna Motorcycle

The centerpiece of any motorcycle is the engine. Even if it's hidden under aerodynamic bodywork, it's still in the name — CB750, GSX-R1100, 900SS — …

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into the Most Stunning Home

The interior is just so lovely.<p>Even though people say it's what's on the inside that matters, this abandoned WWI-era cement factory started out as a serious eyesore all around. The outside was harsh and worn, while the inside looked like, well, a factory. But one architect with a goal to transform …

Architecture

16 Unique and Cool Negative-Space Tattoo Ideas

Coming up with a unique and personal tattoo idea isn't easy. You want to pick something that's meaningful but that no one else will have either. That's why we're bringing you an idea you might not have thought of: negative-space tattoos. It's a tattoo concept that uses your skin to make shapes or …

Inked

4 things you can do to cheer up, according to neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to …

Neurology

‘White Phantom’ BMW R80RT – Kingston Customs

There was a time when the only way to see the very best custom motorcycles from around the globe was to duck into your local newsagent hoping the …

These badass neon tattoos will give your body a seriously edgy pop of color

This year has been absolutely loaded with unique tattoo inspiration, and our tattoo-obsessed souls are totally about it. While we dig blackwork …

Body Art

16 Back Tattoos That Are Goals AF

Back in black.

Phenomenal Blackwork Tattoos by Thomas Eckeard

42.4K Shares<p>Comments<p>Thomas Eckeard serves a bold orthodox style of blackwork tattoos with an appealing twist. His delicate design mostly nature …

Pure Gnarr: Wenley Andrews’ Honda CBR ‘retro-fighter’

With 154 horses on tap and impeccable handling, the Honda CBR954RR Fireblade is a prime candidate for customization—<i>if</i> you’re building an off-the-wall street fighter. But if your proclivities lean towards cafe racers, you’ll have your work cut out for you.<p>Wenley Andrews will attest to that. He …

Surreal Animal Tattoos That Look Like Quirky Sketches

Tattoos have come a long way from those Sailor Jerry days, and now there's nothing cooler than having an artist use a tattoo gun to apply an original …

‘Gentleman’s Racer’ – VanderHeide Motorcycles

When carbon fibre comes up in a motorcycle spec sheet, it’s usually in the accessories section where you can expect to pay an exorbitant amount of …

Woodface: George Woodman’s Honda SS50 custom moped

Punk’s Peak is a highlight of the growing Wheels & Waves festival in France. It’s a hill climb that happens on the Jaizkibel, a mountain just over the border in Spain and less than an hour’s ride from the festival grounds in Biarritz.<p>When entries opened for this year’s race, George Woodman couldn’t …

Moto Adonis XV750: The Definition Of A Modern Custom

Five years ago, if we were asked to describe the stereotypical café racer it would probably be a Honda CB. Today, the mental picture is more likely to be a Yamaha Virago.<p>For the last twenty years of the 20th century, the XV series was a somewhat nondescript V-twin cruiser. But it’s now the platform …

Special K: Pan Speed Shop launches with a wild BMW K1200S

Not all custom BMWs are airhead boxers: The classic four-cylinder K-series is gaining a cult following. But tearing into a more modern K takes a special kind of nuts.<p>So let us introduce you to the Spanish outfit Pan Speed Shop. They’re fresh on the scene, which is why the name won’t ring any bells. …

Time Warp: Revival’s Astounding ‘BMW Landspeeder’

Every once in a while—maybe twice a year—we get to see a build that doesn’t just break the mold, but smashes it to smithereens. This is one such bike, an incredible hand-made BMW from Revival Cycles of Austin, Texas.<p>The story is just as unusual as the bike itself. “A year ago, a client asked if we …

Weird and Overgeared: A 10-Speed Honda CB900

The CB900 Custom is one of the strangest motorcycles Honda has ever made. It has shaft-drive, an enormous 62-inch wheelbase, and a ten-speed transmission.<p>In stock form, it’s a humdrum cruiser. But you’d never guess from this stunning build by Clockwork Motorcycles.<p>This CB belongs to a motorcycle …

Bavarian Fistfighter: Rough Crafts’ Hard-Hitting BMW

It’s not uncommon for a custom builder to develop a signature style over time. And Taiwan’s Rough Crafts is a prime example. Front man Winston Yeh’s trademark look is unmistakable.<p>But what happens when you take this tried and tested approach, and add a touch of heritage? This brutal R nineT custom …

Deus Japan Hot Rods the Honda Super Cub

Unless you were born and raised on an Antarctic research station, you’ve probably seen a Honda Super Cub. It’s the most popular motor vehicle in the world, with over 85 million sold since 1958.<p>We bet you haven’t clapped eyes on a Cub like this one, though. It comes from the warped imagination of …

From rust to gold: The Gasbox Norton Dominator

We love a good barn find story, but stories of wrecks transformed into custom gold are even better. This particular tale comes from Jesse Bassett, one of the finest motorcycle builders in the American Midwest.<p>Jesse started his career sweeping floors in a custom shop when he was just ten years old. …

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …