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Yamaha XJ650 by Ad Hoc

The sign of a truly skilled custom motorcycle builder is the ability to create something beautiful from inauspicious beginnings. I’m not saying that the shaft-drive Yamaha XJ650 is a sow’s ear, but it’s certainly not in the same aesthetic league as a Moto Guzzi Le Mans or BMW R100, say.<p>Yamaha’s …

The ultimate Triumph Scrambler?

The Scrambler is one of the most-loved Triumph motorcycles of recent times. But there’s a common criticism: its off-road performance doesn’t <i>quite</i> match those beguiling looks.<p>That shortfall has just been blown to smithereens by a team of five motorcycle engineers. And not just any engineers: they’re …

Dan Mantyla's Honda CL

After acquiring a 1974 Honda CL 200, unspoiled yet barely running, Dan Mantyla was faced with a decision: restore or customize?<p>Dan is a guy who understands the connection between art and engineering. He’s a shed-builder by night and a web developer by day. “I wanted to build a bike that to the …

Triumph Bonneville T100 by Clutch

As long as Triumph keep churning out modern classics, builders will be lining up to chop them. This latest example is a 2007 Bonneville T100—tastefully reworked by the crew at Clutch Custom Motorcycles.<p>Clutch Custom operates out of Paris’ 12th <i>arrondissement</i>, and if I had to describe their signature …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Chia

If your knowledge of chia seeds doesn't go beyond "hair"-sprouting pet plants, it's time to school yourself on this nutrient-packed superfood. …

Cook Like a Pro - 9 Essentials Cooking Skills for Men

12 Times The Rock Was a Cheat-meal God<p>10 Healthy Recipes Perfect for Father’s Day<p>This $35 Straight Malt Is One of Kentucky’s Coolest New Whiskeys<p>Give …

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Train Like a Giant

Editorial: Authenticity

<i>A few days ago, motojournalist Jason Cormier published a hard-hitting critique of the current custom motorcycle scene. At 4,000 words it’s a long piece, but also a very interesting read. With Jason’s permission, we’re republishing it here.</i><p>The whole concept of authenticity (and what is or is not …

Idealism

Honda CB360 by Federal Moto

I must confess, I get excited every time a ‘budget build’ from a professional outfit lands in my inbox. The true masters are those that can do the most with the least—finding innovative ways to build bikes that are humble in price without sacrificing an iota of aesthetic prowess.<p>This sharp little …

CMBL Yamaha SR500 'ZedCat'

Surfing and custom motorcycles are two cultures that, when combined, often produce radical results. For example, the ZedCat: a delightful Yamaha SR500 with a slightly juvenile slant, from relative newcomers CMBL.<p>CMBL (pronounce “symbol”) is the motorcycle-building side project of surfer John …

Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye.<p>If there’s a four-wheeled parallel, it’s those super-sanitary hot …

Six-Move Full-Body Fat-Burning Workout Video with Mike Simone

Hard work always pays off. Always. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend all of your time clocking in the hours and grinding away. This workout is …

Las Vegas: The Men’s Health City Guide

Discover some of Sin City’s best hidden pleasures<p>Though still overrun by horny bros and broads, Vegas isn’t just about sex anymore. Today’s over-the-top version has something for everyone: big-name restaurants and clubs, hardcore mountain biking just beyond the city limits, and a burgeoning gallery …

BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

New wave customs are occasionally criticized for their lack of performance when compared to modern machines costing the same money. The answer, obviously, is that outright performance is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to riding. For many people, character counts for more, however you …

San Francisco

The Fat-Torching Interval Workout You Can Do at the Beach

Bust your gut and ignite muscle growth by training in the sand and water<p>Your suit and tie may take a vacation when you head to the beach, but your workout doesn’t have to.<p>“Training in new environments like sand or water challenges your mind and muscles to adapt,” says David Jack, owner of …

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Motorcycle restoration: the test ride

After weeks of wrenching and filming, our Honda CB550F is back together. The hard work at E3 Motorcycles has paid off—and it’s time for that critical first test ride.<p>At 6am on Thursday morning, E3’s David Browning was joined by videographer Eric Altbush to capture the moment. “We set out early to …

Just TRY Not To Laugh At This Map Of Dirty-Sounding Places From Around The World

Finally, an interactive map designed for everyone’s inner 12-year-old.<p>Geotechnologist Gary Gale compiled a list of dirty-sounding or crassly named places in the world and put them on a map, titled “Vaguely Rude Place Names Of The World,” for everyone to enjoy, the Verge notes.<p>In a blog post about …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

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5 Must-Try Tequila Drink Recipes

We trust you can make Margaritas and you've probably got the Paloma down pat, but there is much more fun to be had with tequila, if you're ready to branch out.<p>We recommend using 100% agave tequila, but that doesn't mean you have to use top-shelf bottles. Here are 7 great less-expensive options to …

Listen to the Wine Cat. It Knows What’s Up.

Ask A Bartender: Cocktails for Summer Entertaining

Cocktails can make a party, but when you're hosting, you don't want to muddle or shake every drink to order. So we asked bartenders across the country: What's a great summer drink for a crowd?<p>Here's what they had to say.<p>"A good <b>Bramble</b> is an amazing summer cocktail. Muddling the fresh berries and …

Budget Wine Hall of Fame: 24 Great Bottles for $20 or Less

When you tell someone that you write about wine for a living, the first question they ask is: <i>Are you drunk, like, all the time?</i> (Answer: Of course, because that makes for the <i>best</i> copyediting.) The second question they always ask is: What are the best wines you can buy on a budget? Do you have a …

Men's Health & Fitness Tips, Advice

HCV's old school bobber

For a workshop you’ve probably never heard of, Halls Custom Vintage is pretty famous. Jake and Rob Hall are the go-to guys for British bike enthusiasts in the States, and they usually have five machines up on their lifts at any one time.<p>Most of these bikes will be restoration jobs, or build-ups for …

Why Your Health Is a Gut Call

Scientists say you can blame your biggest health problems, from obesity to depression, on the bacteria inside your colon<p>One of the last great frontiers of medicine is—ahem—up your butt. No, that's not a playground jab.<p>Scientists call the numerous interrelated species of bacteria in your colon a …

Kawasaki Z 750 by HB Custom

One of the things I love most about the new wave custom scene is the healthy mix of professional and garage builders. While some use their craft to put food on the table, others hold down day jobs—slogging away at projects in their spare time.<p>Holger Breuer is one such builder. Since 2009, he’s been …

2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

Is any confirmation needed that a large sector of the motorcycle-buying public is bored with anodyne, plastic-clad offerings? This is it: The venerable Yamaha SR400 goes on sale in the USA in June, following its relaunch in Europe.<p>Yes, we’re talking about a simple mid-capacity roadster with a …

3 Juice Recipes That Pack a Punch

Downing pulverized produce can do much more than just hit your body’s reset button.<p>With the right ingredients, homemade elixirs can be fat-burning, …

1971 Triumph by Analog

There’s usually a trigger that inspires someone to start a custom build. Perhaps an engine failure, or a dent in the tank. Or even just a glimpse of a cool bike parked on the street. In Tony Prust’s case, it was the offer of a new speedo—a beautifully restored Smiths instrument.<p>“I bought this 1971 …