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These Vintage Photos Remind Us of the Glamour of Travel

25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time<p>25<p>By , , , , , , , , , , , …

The Honda CB750 Phantom Is A Slate-Gray Masterpiece

Montreal-based Clockwork Motorcycles knows how to turn heads. From their handcrafted components to their slick final designs that are simple, …

Custom Bikes of the Week

A Triumph Bonneville that sold for over $100,000, a slick Honda CB750 tracker from Argentina, and a return to form from former Radical Ducati boss Pepo Rosell. Meet the custom bikes that have got our pulses racing over the past few days.<p><b>The $100,00 Triumph Bonneville desert sled</b> Utter the names Bud …

Motorcycles

The Dark Art of Building a CB Cafe Racer

This is not your typical Honda CB cafe racer. ‘Fade To Black’ is probably one of the fastest middleweight vintage Hondas we’ve featured on this site—and with a Yamaha YZF-R6 front end, one of the best handling too.<p>It’s a 1975 CB550 belonging to Grant Harvey, a Canadian film and television director. …

Motorcycles

Motorcycle resto: the engine install

If you like to tinker with your bike at the weekend, check out this week’s YouTube Saturday Sessions clip. The Honda CB550 owned by New York agency Woods Witt Dealy & Sons is starting to come together as we install the engine into the frame, and hook up the intake and exhaust components.<p>“A bit of …

Motorcycles

Motorcycle resto: all together now

One of the delights of restoring a motorcycle is putting it all back together again. It’s like building a jigsaw—complete with the inevitable frustrations of getting certain bits to fit.<p>In this week’s Saturday Sessions clip, we return to E3 Motorcycles’ Brooklyn workshop to see the Honda CB550 …

Motorcycles

Comment on Archimusic Posters by Federico Babina by Day Rabbit

that’s cooool!nice work

Posters

Motorcycle restoration: the frame

In last week’s Saturday Sessions episode David Browning and E3 Motorcycles got their hands dirty with breaking down and reconditioning the Honda CB550.<p>The first round of replacement parts is now on the way. So this week we’re moving on to frame and metal preparation, via sand blasting and powder …

Motorcycles

Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors

Success can be both a blessing and a curse. While a well-received build can put a custom shop on the map, it can just as easily lock them into a certain style. Not ideal in an industry where progression is key.<p>This is the position that Jose and Tito of Maccomotors found themselves in not too long …

Classic Cars

Motorcycle reconditioning

In last week’s Saturday Sessions, we saw E3 Motorcycles tearing down a Honda CB550. This week, it’s time for the messy business of motorcycle reconditioning—inspecting, bagging, and tagging the dismantled parts.<p>“A nice paint job only tells half the story,” says E3’s David Browning, “and isn’t …

Motorcycles

Motorcycle restoration: the teardown

Weekends are when most folks get a chance to work on their bikes, so we’re starting a new series on the Bike EXIF Youtube channel called Saturday Sessions. We’re taking a peek behind the scenes at the Brooklyn workshop E3 Motorcycles, and documenting the rebuild of a 1975 Honda CB550F.<p>The bike …

Motorcycles

Insane Illustrations by Tarasov Konstantin

These are some truly remarkable illustrations by Russian artist Tarasov Konstantin! It goes from super-cute, colorful chicks to dark, blade-runner …

Cute

BMW R1100GS by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’re planning a trip to North Africa, you need a bike that is absolutely bulletproof. Cafe Racer Dreams know how to take a motorcycle apart and rebuild it, and have made their name transforming everything from vintage Honda CBs to modern Triumph Scramblers. But for an impending trip to …

Motorcycles

Kawasaki W650 by CRD

The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle just begging to be customized. Production ended in 2008, but it’s easy to find one on the secondhand market, prices are reasonable, and custom parts are plentiful.<p>There are a lot of top-dollar W650 builds out there, yet this 2003 model shows what can be done with a …

Motorcycles

Top 10 custom motorcycles

It’s been a huge year for custom motorcycles. They’re back with a bang, and the mainstream media has noticed. Even the Financial Times has picked up on the resurgence, reporting on The Comeback of the Cafe Racer. And most of the biggest-selling motorcycle magazines have added ‘new wave’ customs …

Motorcycles

Top 5 BMW R-Series customs

The BMW R-series has a rich heritage spanning 90 years—all the way back to the launch of BMW’s first motorcycle, the R32, in 1923. Since then the air-cooled, horizontally opposed flat-twin (or ‘boxer’) engine has continually evolved, and its reliability and availability make it a great platform for …

Motorcycles

Top 5 Kawasaki W650/W800 customs

We’re starting a new series on our favorite custom bike platforms. To kick it off we’ve chosen Kawasaki’s W650, a popular choice among builders since it launched in 1999. Inspired by Kawasaki’s own W1, W2 and W3 models of the 60s and 70s, the W650 could easily be mistaken for a British motorcycle …

Motorcycles

It’s always good to see a well put together Street Tracker

It’s always good to see a well put together Street Tracker.<p>SR400/500’s are a great base for a street tracker, especially around the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia where the 400cc single would be classed as a big bike and certainly stand out amongst a sea of scooters.<p>The bike was built and the pics taken by Justin Stewart who is based In Phonm Penh.

Bienville Legacy - The American Super Bike

Motorcycle design is a field that has many pretenders but few true practitioners. There are plenty of motorcycle stylists, men and women who draw …

Aniket Vardhan's incredible Royal Enfield Musket V-twin

The modern-day Royal Enfield has many charms. But a rumbling exhaust note is not one of them. And nor is the ability to smoke rubber, however gently.<p>Ohio-based Aniket Vardhan has found a solution to this problem. There’s no substitute for cubic inches, so he’s mated two 500cc Enfield motors …

Motorcycles

When I first got my license many years ago, I had to do my riding test on the reliable but totally uninspiring Suzuki GN250

When I first got my license many years ago, I had to do my riding test on the reliable but totally uninspiring Suzuki GN250. There wasn’t much you could do to make the GN go faster apart from throwing it off a cliff…which after riding it was what I wanted to do to it.<p>After I got my license (passed first go because I’m a flukey bastard) they replaced the GN with the CB250. Looked like a girls bike to me so when one of my staff asked me to help her look at a bike for her, I was hoping it wasn’t …

Art

The craziest OkCupid date ever

Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes. It sure beat meeting for coffee<p>We’re standing on the side of a highway in Budapest, trying to hitch a ride. I’m elegantly dressed for a proper afternoon at the National Gallery in a green embroidered dress and a knotted …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Moto Guzzi Nevada Scrambler

A super-stylish Guzzi custom from Italy, the kind you just want to throw a leg over and ride? That must be an Officine Rossopuro bike, right? Well, kind of. This very appealing scrambler built on the Moto Guzzi Nevada platform does indeed come from the Officine Rossopuro workshop—but it’s not …

Motorcycles

Yamaha SR400 'Yard Built'

The big news for the European custom scene right now is the official return of the Yamaha SR400. The icon of the Japanese ‘brat style’ scene will be available through Yamaha’s European dealers in fuel-injected form, providing a ready-made platform for pro and amateur builders alike.<p>Yamaha announced …

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What Does Marijuana Do to Spiders?

Jason mentioned the other day that he and his wife were watching the new series <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, wherein one of the characters talks about how …

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …