We once listed the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 as one of our favorite modern motorcycles. And with good reason: the grunty motor and sharp-edged looks are icons of 21st century motorcycling. Which is probably
The days are finally getting longer up north. And we can’t think of a better way to usher in the Swedish spring than with this sizzling 750SS Ducati from MOD Moto. It belongs to Johan Fahlnaes—a bicycle
When faced with a Honda CX500 in the shop, the first thing most builders do is ‘fix’ the frame. It looks awkward and droopy, and the usual solution is to either trick the eye, or get out the welding gear.
Despite the long winter nights and unforgiving climate, Sweden has a thriving custom industry. It’s what we’d call an ‘underground chopper’ scene—with the most famous graduate being BMW designer Ola Stenegärd.
The dust had hardly settled on the XSR700 launch when Yamaha started teasing their next release. It started with Roland Sands’ Faster Wasp—a brutal custom FZ-09 inspired by the flat track. It was obvious
Federal Moto’s Shaun Brandt is one of the rising stars of the custom scene, and he’s wowed us with several of his builds already. But when he wanted a bike for himself, he turned elsewhere—to Mike Muller
Royal Enfield is making a big play for the US market. They’ve just set up their headquarters in Milwaukee, down the road from that other maker of vintage-themed motorcycles. They’re also giving bikes a
In the small French commune of Saint-André-de-la-Roche, just a few miles inland from Nice, you’ll find the brothers Olivier and Gilles Ortolani. Their business is restoring vintage cars, and doing the
When the Spanish workshop Radical Ducati closed in 2014, we feared it would be the last of Pepo Rosell’s incredible work. His 13-year partnership with Reyes Ramon produced some of the best ever custom
The Thompson submachine gun is a legend in artillery and gangster circles. In the 1920s, the ‘Chicago Typewriter’ cost half as much as a new Ford car, thanks to the intricate machining of its metal and