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How To Improve Your Situational Awareness and Safety on the Street

Let’s say you’re an expert roadracer with a shelf full of trophies. Will your ability to brake and corner to the extreme edge of control keep you …

The Motorcycle Workout - Fitness & Workouts

The first thing about the Ducati Panigale 1199 that sends shivers through your cerebral cortex is not actually the speed (oh, it does a number on your neurons, too, no doubt). What really makes your eyes peel back is the sound of its pristine Superquadro engine, the most powerful production …


Playing Hookie: Nico Mueller's killer CB750

It takes more than a run-of-the-mill Honda CB750 to get our attention these days, but this low-slung <i>speziall</i> from Germany is very special indeed. The stance is spot on, the lines flow with purpose, and the finish is stark and beautiful.<p>It’s the sixth build from Dresden-based Hookie Co., the …


Spirit of Zeller: a BMW R nineT homage

Thanks to BMW Motorrad’s aggressive (and slightly genius) marketing strategy, custom R nineTs were popping up before the bike had even hit showroom floors. And now that the furor has died down, local distributors are having a go too.<p>BMW Italy recently invited dealers to participate in an R nineT …


Ducati 860 GT by Made In Italy Motorcycles

In the sleepy English country town of Stowmarket you’ll find one of the world’s top Ducati specialists: Made In Italy Motorcycles. For thirty years John Fallon has been buying, selling and restoring Ducatis—and we’ve finally snared a set of images that show the incredible quality of his work.<p>It’s a …


Ready to race: Sacha Lakic's CX500 cafe racer

Who’d have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would one day join the CB750 and SR500 as a staple of custom builders? The poor man’s Guzzi—once loved only by despatch riders—has fast become the sweetheart of the cafe racer world.<p>The CX500 works best when builders manage to straighten out its …


Tricolore Treat: Wolf Moto’s Guzzi LeMans

One of South Africa’s motorcycling hotspots is the Woodstock Man Cave, a workshop-cum-clubhouse in Cape Town. It’s also the venue for a bike show that’s popular with local customizers.<p>But a few weeks ago, it was a machine from the opposite end of South Africa that grabbed everyone’s attention. …

Le Mans

Running Lean: Fuel Motorcycles' sleek R65

‘Svelte’ is not a word that sits comfortably in the BMW design language. These days, the machines that roll out of BMW Motorradwerk in Berlin are best described as imposing—or in the case of the sportbikes, angular.<p>It wasn’t always that way, though. The R65 of the early 1980s had a compact frame, …


The Therapist: Jeff Veraldi's BMW K100 Cafe Racer

We often joke about motorcycles being a kind of therapy. But when Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, it was a motorcycle that kept him sane—his BMW K100 café racer.<p>“Half way through the bike build, I burst my L1 vertebrae in an off-road truck race and almost paralyzed myself,” says …


Très Chic: Café Racer Dreams' BMW R100

Despite the flood of BMW customs hitting the streets, certain workshops can be counted on to consistently produce good examples. Like Café Racer Dreams—who’ve shown their prowess yet again with this elegant Boxer.<p>CRD #58 is an 84-model BMW R100, and it was built for a regular of the Madrid-based …


Miss Universe: Shaw Speed's Harley 48 custom

We don’t see many Sportsters with a racy slant. But this new machine from Shaw Speed & Custom shows what is possible. And it totally looks the part.<p>‘Miss Universe’ is a Harley Sportster 48 commissioned by Australian businessman Troy Barbagallo, who noticed Shaw’s Nascafe Racer and fell in love. He …


Not your usual BMW police bike: VTR's blown R80

Police forces around the world love BMW motorcycles. But we’ve never seen one quite like this. It’s a law enforcement R80 RT from the late 80s, which originally ran with flashing lights, a fairing and police-spec panniers.<p>Only the scars and the original blue emergency light remain. But this …


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Magione: Krugger Remixes The Ducati Scrambler

As the Wheels & Waves festival winds down, stunning new custom builds are still being unveiled in Biarritz. The latest is this Ducati Scrambler called ‘Magione,’ from Belgium’s Fred ‘Krugger‘ Bertrand.<p>Krugger has two AMD World Championship titles to his name, and he’s known for building …