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Octane Icon: Harley-Davidson Sportster

Until now, the vehicles featured in our Octane Icons series have been but singular iterations of automotive excellence — standout models, limited …

2013 Triumph Thruxton - Mean Machines

Ironically, Wenley Andrews from Sydney based Mean Machines is one the nicest blokes you could come across. But give him a wrench and a Triumph and he …

‘84 BMW K100RS - Paul Hutchison

The late 70s was not an easy time for poor old BMW Motorrad. With mounting pressure from the European Union regarding emissions, and their …

Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

The 1980s get a bad rap. Music, fashion and hairstyles are all cheap targets—and 1980s motorcycles haven’t fared much better. But if there’s a bike that deserves a second chance, it’s Kawasaki’s blindingly fast GPz900R.<p>The narrow 16-valve engine was light years ahead of others in the technology …

Motorcycles

Spirit of Zeller: a BMW R nineT homage

Thanks to BMW Motorrad’s aggressive (and slightly genius) marketing strategy, custom R nineTs were popping up before the bike had even hit showroom floors. And now that the furor has died down, local distributors are having a go too.<p>BMW Italy recently invited dealers to participate in an R nineT …

Top 5: The world's best custom BMW R nineTs

BMW came out swinging when they released the R nineT. Even before the bike went on sale, it was farmed out to some of the world’s top custom builders: a clear indication of BMW’s new-found love for the custom scene.<p>There’s a lot to love about the R nineT itself. It’s powered by the punchy 1200cc …

honda bulldog concept model unveiled at osaka motorcycle show 2015

<b>honda bulldog concept model unveiled at osaka motorcycle show 2015</b><br>all images courtesy of honda<p><b>presented as a world premier at the 31st osaka</b> …

The motorcycle as art: Hazan Motorworks' Ducati

Max Hazan has a motto tattooed on his hand: “Ever forward in creation.” And he’s a man of his word, building intricate, unusual machines that willfully ignore the fickle winds of fashion.<p>It’s an intensely individual approach, and one that has positioned LA-based Hazan at the top of the ‘motorcycle …

Harley Street 750: Battle Of The Kings

Harley-Davidson took a punt when it launched its Street models last year—and it’s paid off. The Street 750 and 500 are doing especially well in international markets, where there’s less emphasis on cubic inches.<p>In Europe, Harley is stoking the fires with its Battle of The Kings competition, …

Motorcycles

Euro Fighter: Avon Tyres' wild BMW F800S

If you were a tire company, what bike would you select to show off some new dual-sport rubber? The obvious answer would be a BMW R1200GS.<p>But the venerable British company Avon (est. 1904) has plumped for something very different—a custom BMW F800S with a radical front suspension system.<p>The …

Motorcycles

Honda Dominator by Renard Speed Shop

<i>Words by Martin Hodgson.</i><p>It was once a basic Honda 650 Dominator, now the bike before you is a certifiable scrambler beast, with the smile of a Dakar …

ducati monster stripe series delivers directly from the racetrack to the road

<b>ducati monster stripe series delivers directly from the racetrack to the road</b><br>all images courtesy of ducati<p>ducati affirms its sporting spirit with a …

Motorcycles

Iron Fist: Macco Motors' brutal Suzuki Katana

The Suzuki Katana is a bit of an oddball by today’s design standards. But it was hot property in its heyday—and those who love it never seem to shake the attraction.<p>Take Peter, the owner of this particular Katana. An Englishman living in Spain, he spent his youth thrashing his 1984 GSX1100 in both …