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Captain America - Easy Rider Chopper Goes Up For Auction

In 1969 Wyatt and Billy went looking for America in “Easy Rider.” What they found was a dose of buckshot and a bad end. Unlike the lead characters, …

Fine Art

The Business of Customizing Old Motorcycles

<i>Untitled builds interesting and usable old school motorcycles in a small workshop under the railway arches in north London. And they’re doing a very good job of it too. So when we read an interview with Untitled’s co-founder Adam Kay in Classic Bike Guide, we jumped on it. It’s a great counterpoint</i> …

Motorcycles

VOICES – ROLAND SANDS – ROLAND SANDS DESIGN

Professional racer turned professional builder who owns his own brand that produces motorcycles, parts, and attire, starting to sound like a person …

Yamaha Bolt Custom by Doc’s Chops

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Custom<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<br>• Scrambler<br>• Yamaha<p>In a stroke of marketing genius, the team at Yamaha gave brand new …

Motorcycles

How to build a Harley cafe racer

A few weeks ago our article How To Build a Cafe Racer struck a chord with many readers. The response was overwhelmingly positive and it sounds like many of you are now using the article as a guide when modifying your own bikes.<p>However, that guide was good as design <i>theory</i>, and it’s now time for a …

Motorcycles

Motorcycle Wiring 101

<i>Joe Tessitore is a strange guy. Most motorcycle builders hate working with motorcycle wiring, but not Joe. It’s his favorite part of the build, and the source of most of his business. So we’ve asked Joe to demystify electrical systems, and provide an easy guide to sparking your bike back into …

Arduino

Talking Shop: Custom Motorcycle Builders

For the second edition of The Bike EXIF Panel, we’re picking the brains of seven of the world’s top custom motorcycle builders. The topic: what’s it like building bikes for a living?<p>From the USA we have Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles and Greg Hageman of Hageman …

Trends

Polaris Slingshot three-wheeled roadster debuts

Polaris Industries is expanding. It's grown a third wheel.<p>The company best known for its extensive line of snowmobiles and side-by-side off-road vehicles, having enjoyed a year of success with its revived Indian Motorcycles brand of big street cruisers, has moved into the sport three-wheeler market.<p>…

Motorcycles

Honda COTA 4RT260 Added to 2015 Trials Motorcycle Lineup

<b>Honda COTA 4RT260</b><p>Back in February, Honda made a midnight announcement that it was releasing six new models in the US, including the one that …

Kustom Kommune Harley Sportster 48

What could be more fun than having your own well-stocked workshop, with all the tools and space you need to wrench on your bike? In the company of like-minded folks, who also enjoy throwing the occasional party?<p>That’s the thinking behind The Kustom Kommune, Australia’s first communal motorcycle …

Fabrication

Enfield 350: the bike that time forgot

For most pro builders, personal projects usually draw the short straw—relegated to the back of the shop by a steady stream of client work. Just like the “rusted out junk pile” that Californian Chris Chappell picked up a few years ago.<p>It’s a Royal Enfield Bullet 350, and it did a stint in Chappell …

Motorcycles

How to turn a Royal Enfield into a racebike

With just 29 horses on tap, the Royal Enfield Continental GT is not the most likely of racebikes. But what it lacks in power, it makes up for in old-school charm.<p>Fresh from the factory, the GT is a dead ringer for the home-built cafe racers of old, in a more modern package. Sure, the bike is a …

Motorcycles

Riding Royal Enfield's Continental GT Café Racer

To most, the late '60s and '70s were the glory days of motorcycle design. America made muscle and the Japanese took over the industry with attractive, simple, reliable machines of all engine sizes. While Triumph's Bonneville and Honda's new CB1100 offer something vaguely akin to the aesthetic of …

Motorcycles

Royal Enfield Bullet: 'The Badger'

There’s a story behind most bikes, but there’s more of a story behind Team Badger than most. At heart, it’s a sturdy 2007-model Royal Enfield Bullet. In the bigger picture, it’s an experiment in collaboration, social media and bike industry commentary.<p>The man behind this raw and curiously appealing …

Motorcycles

Royal McQueen SuperNaag

In Italy, the Royal Enfield name is synonymous with the dealer Royal McQueen. The Bologna shop sells nothing but India’s finest, and it also operates a thriving custom workshop. Royal McQueen’s latest creation is the ‘SuperNaag’—an affordable reworking of the Electra 500 that’s designed to evoke …

Motorcycles

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Database of motorcycles with news, pictures, reviews, points

Photo by Cyril Huze Post<p>The SSR Harley Breakout. When A 2014 Harley CVO Is Not Exclusive<p>If you like custom motorcycles, visit Custom Bikes<p>July 27th, …

Streetracker - Maxwell Paternoster - Zaeta

Raffaele Paolucci shot some very nice pictures of the Ornamental Conifer and Maxwell Paternoster's painted Zaeta's.<br>Here's the one from Maxwell …

Not a Trike, Not a Bike: What is the 2015 Can-Am Spyder

From a language standpoint, it does not fall under the “bike” heading since bi equals two. State law varies but in CA, an M1 endorsement is not …

The Press

Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Still Selling Like Hot Cakes

The UK designed Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which has triggered all sorts of creative single board computing projects — most recently being repurposed as the heart of a DIY computer designed to help kids learn to code — continues to sell in far greater quantities than its creators ever …

Microsoft’s new Surface Hub brings pen customization to the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released a Surface Hub app this weekend to improve the functionality of the stylus on the Surface Pro 3. After updating the pen firmware earlier this week, Microsoft’s Surface Hub brings two customization options that Surface Pro 3 owners have been asking for: custom pressure …

Wi-Fi security, multiple sim cards and tablet pics – tech questions answered

How can you use public Wi-Fi and keep your data secure? Is it possible to get one account for all your devices; and how can you get pictures from a tablet onto a PC?<p>Q I’ve heard public Wi-Fi is insecure. How do I improve my safety when using it? Sophie via email<p>A With the rise of smartphones, …