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Guerilla Four: An XJR 1300 from Rough Crafts

Yamaha’s XJR 1300 is proof that, once in a while, major manufacturers pay attention. And get it right. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the iconic street bruiser was re-released this year with a refreshed look and a layout that encourages customization—thanks to the prolific Yard Built program.


Reise Custom: Modding the BMW R100 RS

Back in 70s, the BMW R100 RS was one of the coolest motorcycles you could buy. It was elegant, predictably expensive, and accomplished at its prime task: eating up the miles in absolute comfort.

It became the weapon of choice for Motorradfahrer wanting to travel from one end of Europe to the other, …


Into the woods: A Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

Under the hood, there’s not much difference between the Triumph Bonneville and Scrambler. Other than their firing intervals (the Scrambler has a 270-degree crank for extra ‘thump’), the bikes are mainly separated by styling cues.

Which means that, with a few well-placed mods, a stock Bonnie can be …

North Sea

Smoking hot: Peter Rowland’s Yamaha RD350

Peter Rowland races vintage motocross and dirt track in Australia. And when he’s not cracking the throttle wide open, he likes to build specials using gear lying around in his shed.

This super-slick Yamaha RD350 is Peter’s latest production. What makes it even more amazing—given that even high-end …


Hollywood Harley: A Sportster 883 Dirt Tracker

The list of manufacturers putting out scramblers seems to grow daily. But the memo hasn’t reached Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson have yet to jump on the mud-flinging bandwagon.

If they do—not that it’s likely—the Sportster would be the obvious candidate. It’s the lightest of an otherwise porky bunch, …


Turning Japanese: Ed Turner remodels the CX500

Whenever a new Ed Turner build hits our desks, we do a double take. Karl Renoult—the enigmatic Frenchman behind the brand—certainly has a knack for the audacious.

Luckily, Karl also has the skills to back up his over-active imagination. But when a new client went to him with a very specific idea of …


New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

This month’s gear roundup has a distinctive retro vibe. But rest assured—we’ve chosen top-to-toe pieces that mix classic styling with modern safety standards. We’ve also thrown in a seriously protective undershirt, that no one will ever guess you’re wearing.

DMD Seventy Five The Bell Moto 3 helmet …


Maltese Falcon: A Triumph Bonneville cafe racer

The Triumph Bonneville has got to be one of the most heavily customized bikes on the market today. In fact, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a Bonneville on the street that hasn’t been tweaked in some way, whether it’s a discreet farkle or a full performance upgrade.

This cafe racer from Spain’s Macco …