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Guzzi V50 Monza by Revival Cycles

There will be many, many beautiful machines at this weekend’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas. But I’m prepared to bet that one of the stars will be this Moto Guzzi V50 from local heroes Revival Cycles.<p>There’s an elegant, unforced style to the bike, which builder Alan Stulberg describes as …


The real deal: A stealthy CB550 cafe racer from Hookie Co.

Ten years ago, Honda CB cafe racers were a huge part of the custom renaissance. Low slung CBs were everywhere, ‘brat cafe’ became a phrase, and for vendors of pipewrap and Firestone tires, it was like all their Christmases had come at once.<p>There’s still a lot of love for the classic CB conversion, …


From Good To Great: The Wrenchmonkees Laverda 750

If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees. Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little.<p>An early ’70s Laverda 750 given the Wrenchmonkees treatment sounds …

Top 5 Honda CX500s

Let’s be honest—Honda’s CX500 is not going to win any beauty contests. With a short wheelbase, high front end, awkward looking subframe and unflattering plastics, it earned nicknames such as ‘plastic maggot’ and <i>güllepumpe</i> (the German word for a pump used to shift liquid manure) when the Standard …

Industrial Designer




Race to Rebuild: Honda CB1100F Resto-Mod - Classic Japanese Motorcycles

Whoever said “slow and steady wins the race” never spent any time with Herm Narciso and Jason Paul Michaels at Dime City Cycles, because if they had, …

Honda CJ360 by Kingdom of Kicks

Kingdom of Kicks is typical of the small, up-and-coming workshops that are lighting the fires under the European custom scene. It’s run by James Jordan, who started out building bikes in a small apartment—and now enjoys marginally larger premises in Hackney Wick, an east London district famed for …


Suzuki Stinger by Air-Tech

You’ve probably admired Kent Riches’ work before without knowing it. That’s because his company, Air-Tech Streamlining, has been producing high quality bodywork since the ’80s—for everyone from garage builders to factory race teams.<p>Kent is a prolific racer himself—with fourteen world records to his …



A classy Honda GB500 road racer from @4H10paris. Chic, non?

Philip Seymour Hoffman on a BSA M20 with a Norton tank. #RIP

It's all about the stance. Hangar Cycleworks' stunning #Honda CB450, shot by @erickfotosmotos Love it.

Revival Cycles' killer Moto Guzzi Le Mans

With too much bodywork and an awkward looking 16” front wheel, the Le Mans IV wasn’t exactly the prettiest Moto Guzzi to roll out of Mandello del Lario. So it’s not surprising that the owner of this 1986 model turned to Texas’ Revival Cycles to transform it from factory stock into the bike you see …

Le Mans

The Vintagent


Norman Reedus’ Classified Moto Yamaha XV920R

The Vintagent

Bike EXIF on Twitter: "A custom #motorcycle inspired by a wood-burning stove. Yes, really."

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 …


Bike EXIF on Twitter: "Orange crush."

Bike EXIF on Twitter: "Mike Salek's gorgeous CB750 custom. Taken from the Bike EXIF wall calendar - get yours from"



Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

It’s hard to believe that this lean, purposeful café racer started out as a beaten up 1978 Yamaha SR500—an ex-AHMRA race bike that was standing in Chris Chappell‘s Los Angeles shop. Despite the fact that it had a pink FZR front wheel, Ninja rear wheel, no side stand and no exhaust, client Andrew …


Confederate C2 P-51 Fighter Preview

Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>1<p>1<p>SHARES<p>Under the watchful eye of new head of product development and former Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche, …

BMW R nineT by Urban Motor

The most audacious motorcycle launch of late has been the BMW R nineT. Who’d have thought that the clinical Germans would reveal a naked boxer with built-in options for customization? Even better, Ola Stenegärd’s design team have wasted no time in delivering pre-production models to selected custom …