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On Sale Now: The 2018 Motorcycle Calendar

The world’s most prestigious motorcycle calendar is back. The 2018 edition of the famous Bike EXIF wall calendar showcases 13 incredible new customs, including the BMW Alpha landspeeder, Classified Moto’s wild Honda XR650L and Krugger’s supercharged Yamaha SR400.<p>The cover star is the PRAËM x BMW …

Talking Shop: Custom Motorcycle Builders

For the second edition of The Bike EXIF Panel, we’re picking the brains of seven of the world’s top custom motorcycle builders. The topic: what’s it like building bikes for a living?<p>From the USA we have Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles and Greg Hageman of Hageman …

Motorcycles

You should build your own retro cafe racer

A good cafe racer can be pricey. Which is why you should do it yourself.<p>Motorcycles that look like something out of an old Steve McQueen movie—retro, minimalist, and tough—are seeing a resurgence. These bikes revive the 1960s café-racer look made popular when European kids stripped down their …

0 to 1320 Feet in What? Chrysler Posts 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 1/4-Mile Time

Since Dodge officially announced that its supercharged 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat would pack 707 earthshaking horsepower, just about the only things left to mystery are the car’s performance numbers. While we always gather our own numbers—and we’re <i>really</i> looking forward to strapping our test gear …

Sports Cars

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is an 11-second daily driver

10.8 on drag radials, 11.2 on the stock Pirellis.<p>We knew that the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would be ridiculous. 707-hp from the factory sets the expectation bar pretty high. Now we know just how wicked it'll be on the dragstrip. A new video from Dodge pits Richard Rawlings in the Hellcat …

On the new Callaway Corvette, even the badge is supercharged

It's all in the detail-sweating.<p>One of the things I love about Callaway Corvettes is that, for the most part, they're sleepers. Apart from some of the wild aero bodies that have been offered through the years, the visual "tells" hinting at the Callaways' monster power are largely subdued. All the …

Watch 1414 hp worth of Dodge Challenger Hellcat burnouts

Two 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcats light 'em up.<p>There's no subtext (or subtlety) here. These two 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats aren't being tested, raced, or evaluated. They're simply massacring their rear tires because they can. "Because they can" is, in fact, the reason for the Hellcat's …

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Makes 707 HP, 650 lb-ft

Dodge Hellcat Joins the 700 Club<p>Chrysler Group is done teasing us with its “more than 600 hp” estimate for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, revealing the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8’s official output numbers. What are those numbers, you ask? An astounding 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of …

TOTD: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or Viper?

Big news dropped today regarding the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Specifically, the automaker just announced that the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 churns out an insane 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. This, of course, is surprising for a number of reasons.<p>For starters, SRT has long teased that …

Ducati 900SS custom by Atom Bomb

With the new-wave custom scene continually evolving and diversifying, it’s becoming progressively more difficult to classify custom motorcycles. Even the mere mention of the term “café racer” is enough to send purists into a frenzy these days. It gets even more complicated when the donors are …

Motorcycles

1969 Triumph Bonneville bobber

I find low-key, vintage bobbers irresistible, and this 1969 Triumph Bonneville from Johannesburg is a classic in more ways than one. It belongs to Justin Steyn, who started the project way back in 2009.<p>The style is utterly timeless, and like many of the best bikes, deceptively simple. The build …

Motorcycles

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 …

Motorcycles

Ducati Monster 750 by Motolady

I’m always curious to see what moto journalists ride when they’re not reporting on other people’s bikes. This hot-rodded Ducati Monster 750 belongs to Alicia Mariah Elfving—better known as the Motolady, and one of the biggest personalities in the online moto world.<p>There’s a fair bit of sweat and …

Motorcycles

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 …

Motorcycles

Rough Crafts 'Stealth Bullet' Sportster

The rise of Winston Yeh and Rough Crafts in the custom world is nothing short of meteoric. Any remaining doubts that he’s one of the world’s top Harley builders were erased when he took home a trophy at the last AMD World Championship at first attempt.<p>This is Stealth Bullet, the 2008-model …

Motorcycles

Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R90/6

Some custom motorcycles are so outlandish that they grab your attention immediately, while some are so understated and classy that, once you notice them, you can’t look away. Case in point: Cafe Racer Dreams‘ #38.<p>This stunning ’74 BMW R90/6 belongs to José Martín Espinosa, a prominent figure in the …

Motorcycles

Harley Sportster by Headcase Kustom

Right now, the Harley Sportster is challenging for position on the café racer scene. (Before purists complain, I’m using the term ‘café racer’ very loosely—meaning the opposite of cruiser custom style.)<p>This sleek and agressive build comes from Casey Johnson, who runs Headcase Kustom Art in Southern …

Motorcycles

How To Build A Cafe Racer

I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work. We also have many parameters, tests and boundaries to refer to, to make sure we deliver …

Motorcycles

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

How to build a Harley cafe racer

A few weeks ago our article How To Build a Cafe Racer struck a chord with many readers. The response was overwhelmingly positive and it sounds like many of you are now using the article as a guide when modifying your own bikes.<p>However, that guide was good as design <i>theory</i>, and it’s now time for a …

Motorcycles