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Behind the Greatest Photo of Muhammad Ali Ever Taken

So much of great photography is being in the right spot at the right moment. That was what it was like for Sports Illustrated photographer Neil …

Walt Siegl's amazing Ducati Leggero

When he’s not building the world’s most desirable Ducati road bikes, Walt Siegl likes to head for the racetrack on his 916 or 1098. But he’s a hard rider, and his two regular mounts are now looking a little battered. So Walt’s built himself this new racer, based on his successful Leggero series of …

Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

How many motorcycle videos get more than ten million views? Not many, if any. But the first two <i>Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle</i> films from Icon Motosports got an incredible 13 million and 16 million views apiece.<p>The third film in the series has just been released. So we thought we’d take a closer …

Triumph turbocharged motorcycle

Seems everybody has a taste for salt. Professional builders and home tuners alike are increasingly constructing machinery aboard which they hope to break speed records, racing only the clock on the Bonneville Salt Flats.<p>Derek Pauletto of Trillion Industries in Calgary, Alberta has never been one to …

BMW R65 + surfboard

A bike has to be pretty special to stand out at the annual Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz: it’s the motorcycling equivalent of a beach full of French supermodels. But this lovely 1979 BMW R65 with a surfboard rack stopped passers-by in their tracks with its understated elegance.<p>It’s the work …

Cafe racer Ducati by Walt Siegl

There’s a steady demand for Walt Siegl’s café racer Ducatis. And looking at these images of his latest Leggero, it’s not hard to see why: timeless lines, well-chosen components, and immaculate build quality. Siegl is a keen racer too, so these bikes can hold their own on the most demanding of roads.<p>…

Radical Ducati Monster M900

No one does that raw, retro racer look as well as Radical Ducati. The Madrid workshop channels a very appealing vintage aesthetic—and then backs it up with serious performance upgrades.<p>Pepo Rosell and Reyes Ramon build Ducatis that go as fast as they look. This is their latest, nicknamed ‘Endurance …

JvB-Moto Ducati Monster 1100

Ten years ago, Ducati caused a flurry of interest in the custom world with its International Design Contest. The winner was an unknown young German designer called Jens vom Brauck, with a stunning concept called ‘Flat Red.’<p>Jens then built Flat Red for real, and the bike launched his company …

Harley Sportster by Bull Cycles

Regular readers will know that we don’t feature many Harley Sportster customs. It’s not often that one makes me jump out of my seat, but just take a look at this XL1200 from Illinois-based Bull Cycles.<p>‘Zephyr’ is one of the more successful café conversions, succeeding where many fail. The visual …

KTM 690 Enduro R by Roland Sands

I met a motojournalist the other day who reckoned the KTM 690 Enduro R is the best bike he’s ever tested. He liked it so much, he bought one for himself.<p>The design of the Austrian machine is strong and distinctive, but for some, the ‘KTM look’ is an acquired taste. So here’s an alternative, …

Harley Panhead by Noise Cycles

It’s a little embarrassing to realize that we have not featured the work of Scott Jones before. Scott is the man behind California-based Noise Cycles, and he’s one of the most talented custom builders in the USA—if not the world.<p>This 1952 Harley Panhead won ‘Best in Show’ at Born Free 5, the top …

Hazan Motorworks Harley Ironhead

Max Hazan is one of a handful of builders who operate at the intersection of motorcycles and art. It’s a rarefied field: the best-known protagonist is probably Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles. But Barry now has some serious competition.<p>Brooklyn-based Hazan is a former boat-builder, and this Harley …

Sound of Single by Kingston Custom

The biggest cafe racer event in Europe is the Glemseck 101. It’s held in the ancient town of Leonberg in southern Germany, some ten miles west of Stuttgart. Every year, hundreds of motorcycles descend for a petrolhead celebration of speed and style.<p>The highlight of Glemseck is the informal but …

Ducati SportClassic by Revival

The Ducati SportClassic was a bike ahead of its time—a machine that married retro café-style looks with thoroughly modern performance. It’s now in hot demand on the secondhand market, and a favorite with custom builders looking for a rock-solid platform with ‘good bones.’<p>This SportClassic is the …

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