Chris van der Krieke

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A Gathering of the Most Beautiful Motorcycles

I walked the grounds of Carmel California’s Quail Lodge, host of the seventh annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, trying to pick favorites. I had …

A Honda 650 for Africa: Ton-Up Garage's Muxima

If current trends are anything to go by, Honda thumpers might soon surpass the mighty CB-series as the platform of choice for custom builders. And why not? They’re torquey, nimble and unbreakable—and in the right hands can both look good and be practical.<p>Which is exactly why Portugal’s Ton-Up …

Twenty2 By Clockwork Motorcycles

Small budget for a custom bike? The Honda CB750 is one of the most important Japanese bikes of all time, easy to find, cheap to buy and fun to …

MV Agusta Scrambler - Viba Motor

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson.</i><p>In case you haven’t noticed, there’s two big trends currently taking the custom bike scene by storm: the re-emergence of …

Motorcycle Backpack by OSYB

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Bags<br>• Gear<p>The Quest is a new motorcycle backpack by OSYB designed to be used both during your daily …

Outdoors Gear

‘72 Honda CL350 - Christian Laws

The custom bike scene, like any other art form, often finds itself bending to the will of fashion. But there’s no shame in that – music, painting, …

Tamarit Motorcycles NEPTUNO TRIUMPH

Nope you’re not drunk, by all means have another. Your double vision isn’t a result of that murky, brown bottled craft ale you’re supping, rather the …

Très Chic: Café Racer Dreams' BMW R100

Despite the flood of BMW customs hitting the streets, certain workshops can be counted on to consistently produce good examples. Like Café Racer Dreams—who’ve shown their prowess yet again with this elegant Boxer.<p>CRD #58 is an 84-model BMW R100, and it was built for a regular of the Madrid-based …

1977 Honda CB550 'Aldo' by Lossa Engineering

When it comes to Honda CB café racers there’s not a lot of people that have built as many as Jay Lossa and his team at Lossa Engineering in Long …

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 …

Beach Body: The Honda Dominator NX650, Italian style

Established shops have the pick of the crop when it comes to donor bikes for projects. But when you’re a first-time builder, choosing a suitable platform to cut your teeth on can be daunting.<p>Ideally, you want something affordable, reliable and easy to work with. The Honda Dominator NX650 is the …

Redeemed Cycles CB550

A brand can be a difficult thing to get right. An acquaintance once ran into trouble when trying to market his molasses substitute in the US. His …

Digging Deep: A rusty CB750F2 from Outsiders

Rusty bikes seldom garner a second glance. But this new offering from Outsiders Motorcycles warrants close inspection—because there’s a lot more at play than a little patina.<p>Outsiders is based in the ancient city of Groningen in The Netherlands. The shop is run by couple Bert and Jene, with help …

Triumph Tiger 900

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Off Road<br>• Retro<br>• Triumph<p>The original Triumph Tiger 900 was released in 1993 and remained in production for …

Happy Mother’s Day To All Women Who Ride

Jamie’s CB500/4 Road Burner

Amateur – noun – [am-uh-choo r, -cher, -ter, am-uh-tur] – A person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for …

Funktional: Tim Harney's no-frills BMW R75/6

Many custom motorcycle builders didn’t start out as such. Tim Harney’s one of them: in his past life, he worked as an industrial designer for architecture, furniture and lighting design firms.<p>Tim’s since focussed his keen sense of aesthetics onto customizing bikes. This 1976 BMW R75/6 is his latest …

BMW R100R by Urban Motor

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>BMW<br>• Custom<br>• German<br>• Motorcycles<p>The BMW R100R was released in 1991 and targeted at the North American market, it was designed …

Scandinavian thriller: A Ducati 860 from Stockholm

We’re used to seeing motorcycle and surf culture intersect. But in chilly Stockholm? Where the average July temperature is just 18°C (64°F)?<p>Strangely enough, the juxtaposition of moto and surf lifestyles that’s common in California and Australia is now happening in Sweden. It’s fuelled by stores …

Triumph Bonneville 'Hellzapoppin' - Ton-Up Garage

<i>Written by Ian Lee.</i><p>Isn’t new love grand? You just want to spend time together, walking on the beach, holding hands, riding your bitchin Triumph down …

Motorcycles

Octopus Soul OSB/3

Some people finish school, study some more and head of to the bright lights of the city for a career, perhaps dreaming of one day saving up to ride …

Fuller Moto’s Minty Fresh Norton Commando 750

The Handbuilt Motorcycle show rocked Austin, Texas earlier this month. As the name implies, the show was filled to the brim with custom motorcycles—including this show-stopping Norton Commando 750 from Fuller Moto.<p>Fuller Moto is an Atlanta, Georgia-based shop run by Bryan Fuller. When Bryan’s not …

Turning The Harley 883 Into A Scrambler

It looks like 2015 is going to be the Year Of The Scrambler. It’s fast becoming the dominant genre on the new wave custom scene, and manufacturers are getting into the act too.<p>As everyone knows, Ducati has joined Triumph in offering a factory scrambler—and Moto Guzzi has just released a kit that …

Running Lean: Fuel Motorcycles' sleek R65

‘Svelte’ is not a word that sits comfortably in the BMW design language. These days, the machines that roll out of BMW Motorradwerk in Berlin are best described as imposing—or in the case of the sportbikes, angular.<p>It wasn’t always that way, though. The R65 of the early 1980s had a compact frame, …

Live Fast: Kott Motorcycles' racy Thruxton

From his home base in California, Dustin Kott’s earned a reputation for building café racers with exceptional proportions. So when Ryan Reynolds was looking to add another bike to his already enviable collection, Dustin got the call.<p>The star of the upcoming <i>Deadpool</i> movie is an avid motorcyclist, …

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The Interstellar

Rocket Garage •<p>8:35:00 PM • cafe racer, Honda, Motorcycle<p>The Interstellar from Pakistan By Faisal Malik of 75Motorcycles<p>Christopher Nolan’s …

Super Scrambler: An old-school Ducati custom

Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles is an old-fashioned craftsman. He can turn his hand to fine woodworking as well as metallurgy, and his Chicago-based workshop turns out bikes that are functional as well as beautifully finished.<p>Tony eschews fashion, but there’s often a stroke of serendipity in his …

Upgrading the Triumph Scrambler, Swedish Style

The Triumph Scrambler looks pretty good straight out of the box. But a few well-judged tweaks can lift it to a whole new level.<p>As much as we love radically modified Triumphs, it’s subtle custom jobs like this Gothenburg-based machine that <i>really</i> get our motors running. It’s the kind of build that …