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Husqvarna motorcycle concepts

Husqvarna has always had that elusive cool factor. Bikes sporting the classic “gun sight” logo have traditionally been fast and good-looking—just like famous owner Steve McQueen, whose weapon of choice in the 1970s was a Husky 400.<p>Today, that cool factor has just ramped up a couple of notches. …

Honda CJ360 by Kingdom of Kicks

Kingdom of Kicks is typical of the small, up-and-coming workshops that are lighting the fires under the European custom scene. It’s run by James Jordan, who started out building bikes in a small apartment—and now enjoys marginally larger premises in Hackney Wick, an east London district famed for …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Honda CB cafe racer by ExesoR

Is brown the new black? This highly-caffeinated Honda CB café racer built for a coffee company sure looks good. It’s a creative mix of CB250, CB360 and CB400 parts, and it took Christian Schwarzenlander of ExesoR Motorcycles over two years to construct.<p>Christian is a quality control engineer from …

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dream-about-cars:

Bill Mitchell, beside the styling predecessor to the Sting Ray the Mako Shark I. This photo was taken at a test track originally built-in to the super futuristic GM Tech Center in Warren, Mich. built in 1956.

Honda CB125 by Valen Zhou

With a population of over 1.3 billion, there are bound to be some interesting custom motorcycles being built in China. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see them. There’s the occasional Chinese builder who cultivates links to the western scene, but the majority seem to stay within the confines of the …

BMW R60/2 by Blitz Motorcycles

Blitz Motorcycles have been enjoying a long love affair with old BMW ‘airheads.’ To date, more than a handful of unique (and often eccentric) boxer customs have rolled out of their workshop. One of their earliest builds was ‘Great Escape‘—a murdered out BMW R60/2 that had everyone’s tongues wagging …

1973 Honda CB350 custom

Not all new wave customs are fair weather bikes. This long, low Honda CB350 K4 comes from inside the Arctic Circle—or, to be more precise, from the small city of Rovaniemi in Lapland, northern Finland. The average annual temperature is a smidge above zero °C, and there’s snow on the ground for 175 …

Hazan Motorworks Harley Ironhead

Max Hazan is one of a handful of builders who operate at the intersection of motorcycles and art. It’s a rarefied field: the best-known protagonist is probably Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles. But Barry now has some serious competition.<p>Brooklyn-based Hazan is a former boat-builder, and this Harley …

Custom BSA 'Lazer Death'

You probably don’t know the name Maxwell Paternoster. But you might recognize his alter ego Corpses From Hell, one of the foremost motorcycle-influenced artists working in Europe today.<p>Paternoster’s style is edgy and unconventional, and it’s spilt over into his own personal ride—a unique custom BSA …

Honda CB750 bobber

If you build customs in Florida or the southeastern States, chances are you’ll know Moe Colors. Based in Tampa, Moe Roberts paints bikes for big-time builders like Dime City Cycles and Greg Hageman, and he’s also in demand for work on custom guitars.<p>This is Moe’s own ride, and like his paint, it’s …

Harley Sportster by Bull Cycles

Regular readers will know that we don’t feature many Harley Sportster customs. It’s not often that one makes me jump out of my seat, but just take a look at this XL1200 from Illinois-based Bull Cycles.<p>‘Zephyr’ is one of the more successful café conversions, succeeding where many fail. The visual …

Suzuki GSX1200 x Holographic Hammer

Sylvain Berneron is a former BMW Motorrad designer who is particularly <i>passionné</i> about customs. This is ‘Tzar,’ his personal Suzuki GSX1200 Inazuma—and it’s even faster than it looks. At the Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz, Tzar took on all-comers and won the hotly-contested drag races at the …

Honda CB450 K1 resto-mod

What, another Honda CB ‘cafe racer’? Rest assured this one is different. Apart from a nut-and-bolt mechanical overhaul, it’s sporting subtle upgrades that will drastically increase its performance.<p>Santa Fe-based Charles Burkhardt found this Honda CB450 K1 on Craigslist, and it looked like it hadn’t …

Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

How many motorcycle videos get more than ten million views? Not many, if any. But the first two <i>Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle</i> films from Icon Motosports got an incredible 13 million and 16 million views apiece.<p>The third film in the series has just been released. So we thought we’d take a closer …

Motorcycle wallpaper #10

The art of the motorcycle poster seems to have declined of late. Before WWII, motorcycle manufacturers would commission amazing illustrations that captured the power and glory of motorcycles, with racy typography and dashing young chaps in goggles. Then the film camera came along—and by the 1960s, …

Yamaha XJR1300 by Deus

The paint is still wet on the walls of Deus’ new Italian workshop, but the Italian boys have been dropped in the deep end already. They were commissioned by Yamaha Europe to revamp an XJR1300 as part of the ‘Yard Built Specials’ project—which you may remember from our coverage of the Wrenchmonkees …