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Asphalt made of recycled glass may soon become a reality

Asphalt made of recycled glass may soon become a reality as students at Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS) in Montreal are working on an …

The Exterior of this Home Complements its Gorgeous Natural Surroundings

• 1 |<p>The exterior of the home utilizes large swaths of natural wood, which is softly lit at night for a gorgeous, warm effect. The architectural …

Lamborghini's 88 Tauri: A $6,000 phone for people with money to burn

Technology can solve the greatest problems facing humanity. But it can also reveal man's weakness for gaudy and useless icons of luxury. Enter the 88 Tauri, the latest smartphone for rich folks from Tonino Lamborghini (founded by the son of the famous Ferrucio Lamborghini, but with no relation to …

Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat Motorcycle

It might not look like it, but you're gazing upon the world's fastest big block V-twin. The Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat Motorcycle ($72,000) set …

Carbon Fiber

Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster

In order to appropriately follow up its Bonneville speed-record-setting predecessor, the Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster needed to not only run …

Carbon Fiber

Confederate Motorcycles launches X132 Hellcat Speedster

Confederate Motorcycles and its brand of V-twin-powered streetfigher motorcycles are nothing if not unique in the world of production machinery. See last year's X132 Hellcat or the slightly more recent C2 P-51 Fighter, which has yet to be unveiled in production guise, as examples.<p>Combining a …

The Wall of Death Indian Scout

The launch of the new Scout in Sturgis had to be more than a silly sheet-pull. So Indian Motorcycle looked to history for inspiration. Revealing the bike on a Wall of Death was the answer—with the task of creating a one-off machine falling to Indian’s own industrial design team, led by Greg …

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 …

Ducati 749 by Gustavo Penna

When the time comes to build a motorcycle for the next Terminator movie, it should be this one. It’s a glimpse under the skin of a Ducati 749, courtesy of Gustavo Penna—a cinematographer who shoots car commercials in Los Angeles.<p>Gustavo is a Ducati fanatic who enjoys track days. After removing the …

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Ninja 750 by Huge Design

Bill Webb has two passions in life: design and motorcycles. He’s a partner at a San Francisco agency called Huge Design, and for years his daily ride was a 1995 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja. Then the bike was stolen and stripped.<p>When Bill recovered his Ninja—known as the ZXR 750 in most other countries—he …

BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm.<p>Not what you might consider to be ideal custom material: I think this …

Harley Softail Slim by Rough Crafts

The Harley Softail Slim has two points in its favor: it’s a simple bobber-style bike with a vintage vibe, and it has a super-low seat height of less than 24 inches. It’s basically a Fat Boy with the fat trimmed off, and there’s ample grunt from a 103ci (1688cc) Big Twin motor.<p>This makes it the …

Retro

Husqvarna Nuda custom

I was pretty excited when the Husqvarna Nuda 900R was released in 2012—and equally disappointed when it was discontinued, following Pierer Industrie AG’s acquisition of the Italian marque a year ago. The supermoto-esque naked featured a punched out, 898cc version of the Rotax twin-cylinder mill …

Honda Nighthawk by Classified Moto

If there’s a builder entitled to look back on 2013 with a quiet sense of satisfaction, it’s John Ryland of Classified Moto. He’s enjoyed both critical and commercial success, with so many commissions he’s had to close the order book on more than one occasion.<p>This is the final 2013 build to roll out …

Yamaha XV750 by ER Motorcycles

If there’s one name you need to keep an eye on in 2014, it’s ER Motorcycles (short for ‘Espresso Racer’). Founded in 2009 by Blaž Šuštaršič, the Slovenian workshop has steadily been producing noteworthy customs—such as their BMW R80 ‘Mobster,’ which featured in our Top 5 BMW R-series list.<p>This …

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 …

BMW R nineT by Urban Motor

The most audacious motorcycle launch of late has been the BMW R nineT. Who’d have thought that the clinical Germans would reveal a naked boxer with built-in options for customization? Even better, Ola Stenegärd’s design team have wasted no time in delivering pre-production models to selected custom …

Ducati custom by Corse Motorcycles

Anthony Warnock is an ex-WSBK/MotoGP mechanic and now runs Corse Motorcycles in Perth, Australia. His specialty is late model Ducatis, having worked in Europe on the racing scene for 12 years, and for the factory itself in 2003. When he returned back to his home town, he was given the opportunity …

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'Flipside': A custom 2008 Triumph Bonneville

Some motorcycles are just brimming with purpose, like this custom Triumph Bonneville on steroids. It looks like it’s poised to shred rubber, even when it’s standing still.<p>It’s the work of MeanMachines, an Australian shop very familiar to local owners of Bonnevilles and Thruxtons. Builder Wenley …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Yamaha XJR1200 by it roCkS!bikes

Think of a custom Yamaha, and you’d probably pick a mid-size SR or XS model. But it looks like the spotlight is now drifting towards the mighty XJR. And if that means more machines like this low-riding XJR1200 from Portugal, we’re all for it.<p>‘Sunburn’ was built by Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre …

JvB-Moto Ducati Monster 1100

Ten years ago, Ducati caused a flurry of interest in the custom world with its International Design Contest. The winner was an unknown young German designer called Jens vom Brauck, with a stunning concept called ‘Flat Red.’<p>Jens then built Flat Red for real, and the bike launched his company …

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Yamaha Bolt by Chappell Customs

Yamaha has embraced the new wave custom culture by giving its new Bolt to eight builders in North America—and giving them carte blanche to rework the bike. We’ve already seen Roland Sands’ tracker-inspired Bolt, and now it’s the turn of Chappell Customs.<p>Rob Chappell is based in Ontario, Canada and …

Cafe racer Ducati by Walt Siegl

There’s a steady demand for Walt Siegl’s café racer Ducatis. And looking at these images of his latest Leggero, it’s not hard to see why: timeless lines, well-chosen components, and immaculate build quality. Siegl is a keen racer too, so these bikes can hold their own on the most demanding of roads.<p>…

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Triumph 675 Daytona custom

Kev Taggart and Tim Rogers are stuck in the past. They run the English workshop Spirit Of The Seventies, turning out exquisite resto-mods based on Japanese classics like the Kawasaki Z750 and the Yamaha XS650.<p>So this latest bike is a surprising change of direction. “Our client came to us with a …

Kawasaki W800 x Wrenchmonkees

You can find a passion for motorcycles in the unlikeliest of locations—even on a small island in SE Asia still reeling from decades of civil war. That’s where the owner of this bike lives, a man who wanted a low-key custom capable of tackling rough roads.<p>It’s one of the more unusual commissions to …

Honda CG125 x Zündapp DB200

The Honda CG125 is not one of the world’s most desirable motorcycles. But it’s compact, cheap to run and staggeringly reliable. Since the mid-70s, tens of thousands have been used as commuter bikes in Europe—and most of them are probably still on the road.<p>You don’t see many customized examples, but …

The Wrenchmonkees take on the Triumph Thruxton

Custom bike building is a long game. It’s easy to make a short-term splash, but difficult to keep the momentum going over several years. In Europe, there are a handful of companies with the requisite grit and vision, and the Wrenchmonkees are one of them. This Triumph Thruxton is the 68th bike to …

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