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Buell X1 Lightning by Deus

Deus’ Los Angeles outpost is gathering momentum. Design Director Michael Woolaway has now built nine bikes, and this is the latest—an uncompromising reworking of the Buell X1 Lightning, nicknamed ‘Bully.’<p>Let’s get the name out of the way first. “It’s somewhat to do with its silhouette, somewhat to …


BMW R75/6 by Clutch Custom

In the 12th <i>arrondissement</i> of Paris, home to the Bastille opera house, is a small workshop called Clutch Custom. It’s one of those places where you can buy old components, get a custom part machined up, and occasionally buy a complete motorcycle.<p>This is the latest bike to roll out of the shop, a …


Motorcycle Jackets

The gear you choose to wear whilst riding says a lot about you. Our squidly counterparts on GSX-Rs will invariably cloak themselves in patently absurd Power Ranger suits bearing countless corporate logos, splashes of fluorescent color not seen since the mid-1980s, and large knee sliders that are …


Blitz BMW R75/6 'GSky'

It was only three years ago that Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel started Blitz Motorcycles. But the Paris-based workshop is now one of the biggest names on the European new wave custom scene, thanks to a string of unconventional ‘old timer’ customs.<p>This is Blitz’ latest build, christened ‘GSky.’ …

Bang & Olufsen

Motorcycle Jeans

Wearing standard jeans on a motorcycle often sounds like an excellent idea to new riders: Denim is generally seen as being a hard-wearing fabric that can handle almost anything we throw at it. But most riders don’t realise that coming off a bike at 60mph is the equivalent of holding an 18-foot wide …


BMW R100/7 by Cafe Racer Dreams

The BMW R-series has joined the Honda CB750 and Triumph Bonneville in the pantheon of custom motorcycle platforms. With a remarkably distinctive-looking engine and a bulky, high-capacity tank, it’s not a conventionally ‘pretty’ bike. But love it or loathe it, the big BMW sure looks the …


Textile Motorcycle Jackets

There are many upsides to living in warmer climates. You get the sunshine, the barbecues and 365 days of riding weather each year. But there’s a downside to this toasty hedonism: it’s often too hot to wear full protective gear. Many people ride in a T-shirt and a 3/4 helmet as opposed to an …

Leather Jackets