Is ‘scrambler‘ the most overused description in the custom scene vernacular? Probably. It’s been allocated to everything from street bikes with upright ergonomics and knobby tires to true do-it-all machines.
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.
Building a decent custom motorcycle can be a daunting task. But when your customer is also an accomplished builder, the pressure is doubled. Wolf Moto got the commission for this Yamaha TW200 from Louis
Believe it or not, there’s a surf shop in Stockholm. And even stranger, it’s got a motorcycle workshop right underneath. Despite the odd location, 6/5/4 Motors serves up some fine Scandinavian design two-wheeled
Under the hood, there’s not much difference between the Triumph Bonneville and Scrambler. Other than their firing intervals (the Scrambler has a 270-degree crank for extra ‘thump’), the bikes are mainly
With the custom scene—and our team—spread across the globe, seeing the bikes we feature here in the flesh is a rare treat. Riding them, even rarer. But walking around the ‘custom corner’ at BMW Motorrad
Most custom bikes lead pretty easy lives. Even scramblers and dirt trackers are likely to spend more time on road than off. But this tough Yamaha XT 600 is the real deal—built to follow a rally team through
Custom BMWs are all the rage right now. But one workshop in England was producing stunning airheads way before they were cool. Kev Hill and his crew at Kevil’s Speed Shop have been at it for six years,
If Bryan Fuller’s name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, his face should. He’s the co-host of Naked Speed—Velocity’s popular, café-racer-centric show. Bryan’s been getting his hands dirty far longer than
I’ve often thought that the true customizers in the motorcycle world are the dirt riders. They’re always tweaking and tuning, bolting on upgrades in search of a performance edge. Ironically, the biggest
With a barrage of classic BMW boxer customs gracing our screens of late, it’s easy to overlook the legendary R80 G/S. Being such an iconic motorcycle, few builders dare customize it. Especially when dealing
BMW’s off-road heritage is peerless. The R80G/S was the forerunner of modern-day adventure bikes, and in the 1980s, the Bavarians scored four hard-won Paris-Dakar trophies. So why hasn’t BMW ever built
The fine art of the motorcycle movie has hit a speed hump in recent years. Raw and gritty paens to the alternative lifestyle are harder to find. And easy access to broadcast-quality DSLR recording has
Turning old dualies into retro customs is all the rage lately. We’re not complaining—done right, the results are sharp looking, easy-going bikes. The process comes with challenges: Most thumpers built
In a sea of identikit customs, we’re always on the hunt for a fresh take on Bavaria’s finest. And this sharply-styled boxer scrambler hits the mark effortlessly. It’s from Estonia’s Renard Speed Shop,
Call me old-fashioned, but I reckon dirt bikes have lost the plot in the styling stakes: give me an Elsinore over a CRF any day. And we could devote acres of pixels to the beautiful machines coming out