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Buying Guide – Harley-Davidson Sportster

Reading time: about 13 minutes.<p>American<br>• Buying Guides<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<p>Introduction<p>The Harley-Davidson Sportster is an American motorcycle …

Bob Job: A Honda CMX450 Rebel by the Wrench Kings

Are we seeing a bobber resurgence? A certain manufacturer caused a stir last week with the launch of a factory bobber, and we’re also noticing more hardtails popping up in the EXIF inbox.<p>This Honda CMX450 Rebel quickly caught our attention—partly because we didn’t think a CMX450 could ever look …

A custom Yamaha XJR inspired by ... the BMW R nineT

A half-chopped Yamaha, a head full of crazy ideas and a friendly wager: those were the ingredients for Jorge Rodrigues’ first build. And the results are pretty tasty.<p>Jorge is a director at a software firm in Portugal—but more importantly, he’s a motorcyclist who’s always wanted to build a custom …

Black Beauty: NCT's wild custom BMW R100

There’s a time for building practical, sensible bikes—and there’s a time for hanging loose. Like when you’re working on a shop bike, with no client or brief in sight.<p>You’re looking at National Custom Tech‘s latest in-house project—a BMW R100 RT dubbed Black Stallion #28. Like any good showpiece, …

How Tool Formed: Read Inside Story From New Maynard James Keenan Biography

<i>Getting a handle on Maynard James Keenan‘s complex life story is no simple task. For the first time, the 52-year-old Tool singer’s many pursuits –</i> …

Yamaha XV750 – Hageman Motorcycles

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson.</i>The artist and engineer usually come at their work from completely different ends of the creative continuum and often go …

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 …

Eight Ball: A Yamaha XJ400 cafe racer from Kiev

We’re used to seeing gorgeous café racers roll out of Western European workshops, but today we’re venturing a little further east. This classy Yamaha comes straight out of Kiev, Ukraine.<p>Ukraine has been on television screens for all the wrong reasons lately, so it’s good to bring a little good …

Pixel Perfect: Rough Crafts' Harley Forty-Eight

You don’t often see the words ‘Harley-Davidson’ and ‘streetfighter’ in the same sentence. But if anyone can make a happy marriage of these uneasy bedfellows, it’s Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts. And he’s done it in spectacular style with his new build ‘Hooligan Tactics’—complete with pixelated …

Mack: A cafe-themed Sportster from DP Customs

There’s no shortage of builders putting the ‘sport’ back into the Sportster. But if you live in the American Southwest, there’s only one company to call: DP Customs of New River, Arizona.<p>They’re regulars on these pages, and for good reason. Brothers Jarrod and Justin Del Prado build sharp-looking, …

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 …

"Le Caffage": Ducati 848 by Apogee Motorworks

There’s a definite formula when it comes to customizing motorcycles. After all, there are only so many ways you can change the look of a bike without resorting to extreme (and expensive) fabrication.<p>But there are a few builders who throw the rulebook out of the window, freely experimenting with new …

Hero 01: Holographic Hammer's Ducati Scrambler

If the name Sylvain Berneron isn’t familiar to you, then Holographic Hammer should be. It’s the alias under which Sylvain’s designed some of the neatest custom motorcycle concepts we’ve seen.<p>As an experienced automotive designer, Sylvain ensures that his designs are always executable in the metal. …

Battle Of The Kings: Report From Wheels & Waves

Europe’s top custom festival has attracted strong interest from the mainstream manufacturers this year, with Harley-Davidson choosing the Biarritz venue to showcase its Battle Of The Kings competition.<p>Public voting had already selected the five finalists—Street 750s built by Harley dealers working …

Magione: Krugger Remixes The Ducati Scrambler

As the Wheels & Waves festival winds down, stunning new custom builds are still being unveiled in Biarritz. The latest is this Ducati Scrambler called ‘Magione,’ from Belgium’s Fred ‘Krugger‘ Bertrand.<p>Krugger has two AMD World Championship titles to his name, and he’s known for building …

‘81 Yamaha XV920R - Hageman Motorcycles

<i>Written by Marlon Slack.</i><p>It’d be over five years ago that I first saw a café’d Yamaha XV. It was the same British racing green model that you’ve …

‘81 Yamaha XV1000 - Plan B Motorcycles

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson.</i><p>I’ve been on a journey with this bike, not one that allowed me to twist the throttle and tip it into a bend, but a journey …

Totally Radical: Ed Turner's Suzuki GSX1100

Some bikes are built to go far—others to look flash. We’ll let you decide which category Ed Turner’s latest creation falls into.<p>It’s no coincidence that Ed Turner sounds like “head turner”: proprietor Karl Renoult’s design ethos is deliberately edgy. His client—a designer—shares the same philospohy.<p>…

Old Iron: A vintage-style Harley Sportster custom

Most custom bikes are easy to label: scrambler, café racer, streetfighter and so on. Others are impossible to categorize, but immediately grab the eye.<p>This is one of the tricky ones. It’s not traditional Bike EXIF fare, but we love it. It’s a Harley-Davidson Sportster custom from the German …

The Heinrich Maneuver: R nineT by Deus Customs

Classic BMWs tend to be defined by their fuel tanks—from the bulky Hoske tanks to the elegant, chromed ‘toasters.’ But the most famous name of all is Karl Heinrich, who was the go-to guy if you wanted a new Kraftstofftank from the 1960s to the 1980s.<p>Heinrich has leant his name to this remarkable …

The world's first custom Harley-Davidson Street

Outside the States, the new Street is widely regarded as the most important motorcycle in Harley-Davidson’s line-up. So the bike we’re looking at here is something of An Event: it’s the first officially sanctioned Street custom from an independent builder.<p>That builder is Rajputana Customs of Jaipur …

The Bison: Revival's custom BMW R nineT

Right now, I’m betting there’s an air of quiet satisfaction in the design department of BMW Motorrad. The R nineT, a long shot on the part of Ola Stenegard and Edgar Heinrich, has been an extraordinary success.<p>Thirteen months ago, the first R nineT rolled off BMW’s Berlin production line. Since …

Ready to race: Sacha Lakic's CX500 cafe racer

Who’d have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would one day join the CB750 and SR500 as a staple of custom builders? The poor man’s Guzzi—once loved only by despatch riders—has fast become the sweetheart of the cafe racer world.<p>The CX500 works best when builders manage to straighten out its …

The Walking Dead: The Daryl Dixon Motorcycle

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b> If you have a television in your house, you probably know AMC’s The Walking Dead. If you’re blessed with a strong constitution, you may even be watching it.<p>It’s a post-apocalyptic drama series that scores millions of viewers for every episode. And unlike most shows of that ilk, it’s a …

Ultra Noir: A blacker than black Honda CB750

Murdered-out customs used to be all the rage. But lately, builders have been favoring more diverse color palettes. Which is a real pity: done right, black-on-black can be downright beautiful.<p>Clockwork Motorcycles‘ Samuel Guertin proves it with his latest offering: a 1978 Honda CB750 with a brawny …

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 …

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 …

Blacker than black: Rough Crafts' Dyna Fat Bob

Winston Yeh has an uncanny talent: he builds custom Harleys that excite people who don’t normally like Harleys. Operating as Rough Crafts out of Taipei, Taiwan, his creations are lean and brooding—with impeccable finishes.<p>In short, the man has great taste, as is evident by his latest build. “Dyna …

Which One is Real? Powerful Portraits Challenge Stereotypes

Dallas-based photographer and former U.S. Marine Joel Pars' powerful portrait series <i>Judging America</i> embodies the age-old idiom “don't judge a book by its cover.” Through these photos, Pars seeks to challenge any prejudices that viewers may hold against other people based on race, socioeconomic …

Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

Now here’s a blast from the past. Suzuki Europe has jumped on the custom bandwagon and released images of a very tidy Bandit 1250, nicknamed ‘FatMile’. And one of the names behind the project is none other than Hans A. Muth, the legendary designer who rose to fame as BMW’s chief of styling.<p>Muth’s …