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Willys Overland M38 (1951) & Stevens M 416 (1971)




Ducati SportClassic by Revival

The Ducati SportClassic was a bike ahead of its time—a machine that married retro café-style looks with thoroughly modern performance. It’s now in hot demand on the secondhand market, and a favorite with custom builders looking for a rock-solid platform with ‘good bones.’<p>This SportClassic is the …


Walt Siegl x Puma Ducati 900 SS

I’m a big fan of keeping it simple when it comes to color schemes. Orange for a Laverda, black for a Vincent, yellow for a Yamaha. But this funky Ducati 900 SS from Walt Siegl is an absolute treat.<p>Siegl is quite rightly getting noticed by some big names, and this machine was commissioned by the …


Yamaha XJR 1200 by it roCkS!bikes

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cafe Racers<br>• Custom<br>• Engineering<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Yamaha<p>It roCkS!bikes is the slightly unusually named Portuguese motorcycle …



custom XS650<p>Damn fine XS650

BSA Trackmaster

If there’s a growing trend in custom motorcycles today, it’s towards street trackers: road-legal versions of the flat track bikes that raced in the 1960s and 1970s. With small tanks, wide bars and fat tires, they’re good-looking bikes stripped down to the essentials.<p>Machines like this lovely BSA …

New Jersey

Extreme Makeover: the Yamaha Virago XV920

Are there any remaining doubts about the resurrection of the Yamaha Virago XV920? If so, this latest build from Greg Hageman of Hageman Cycles should eradicate them.<p>“My inspiration for this bike was an old DT360 my neighbor had when I was growing up,” Greg reveals. “I just wanted to build a bike …


Yamaha Bolt Custom by Doc’s Chops

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Custom<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<br>• Scrambler<br>• Yamaha<p>In a stroke of marketing genius, the team at Yamaha gave brand new …

Buell X1 Lightning by Deus

Deus’ Los Angeles outpost is gathering momentum. Design Director Michael Woolaway has now built nine bikes, and this is the latest—an uncompromising reworking of the Buell X1 Lightning, nicknamed ‘Bully.’<p>Let’s get the name out of the way first. “It’s somewhat to do with its silhouette, somewhat to …


1979 BMW R45 custom

It’s hard to believe that Louis Nel is only a part-time builder. The bikes that roll out of his South African garage are a testament to his passion and keen eye for detail. Until now, most of his builds have been personal projects—this 1979 BMW R45 is his first commercial build.<p>The owner had been …


Star Motorcycles (Star is a Yamaha Brand) are currently running a build off on their recently released Bolt

Star Motorcycles (Star is a Yamaha Brand) are currently running a build off on their recently released Bolt.<p>Above I have placed one picture of each of the ten entries in order of my preference from left to right, top to bottom.<p>Although the crappy picture of the first one isn’t doing it any favours, it is the one that I would most like to put in my garage.<p>Would you believe my favourite is coming last in the voting with only 31 votes and my least favourite is leading the votes with 1000+ !<p>If you …

La moto di Angelo degli occhiali Cusano Milanino

La moto di Angelo degli occhiali<br>Cusano Milanino<p>Una e unica, Angelo sa inventare sempre qualcosa. Per sè, per le sue moto personali. Che differenza c'e? Livello di follia a parte, nessuna. Perchè lui mette nelle sue realizzazioni la stessa passione. Non importa se l'oggetto del desiderio è destinato al suo garage segreto o a quello di qualcun altro. Realizza esemplari unici a coda mozza.

Custom Ducati Monster by Radical Ducati

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Ducati<br>• Engineering<br>• Italian<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Racing<br>• Spanish<p>Despite what you may be thinking, this motorcycle actually started life …



BMW R75/6 by Maria Motorcycles

You don’t see many vintage BMWs with red frames. But to my eyes, this R75/6 strangely works. The project comes from Portugal’s Maria Riding Company, and started with an order for a seat.<p>“Our client also had a rebuilt engine and a few other parts,” reports Luis Correia of Maria. “But there was no …


Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

Europe's largest Cafe Racer event, the Glemseck 101, just took place in Stuttgart, Germany. Now in it's 5th year the event attracts thousands of …

Triumph Bonneville 'Atom Bomb Special'

Clay Rathburn is one of those builders without a recognizable style. But his bikes are always marvels of craftsmanship, and bear closer inspection.<p>Clay built this machine as an ‘anything goes’ project for his friend (and Atom Bomb webmaster) Adam Green. “Adam lives on an island in New Jersey, and …

New Jersey

Honda XL500 'Swart Gevaar'

Tucked away in Cape Town’s quaint Bo-Kaap area lies Los Muertos Motorcycles—a relatively new custom shop with a store-front-slash-café. During my first visit I noticed a stripped down ’81 Honda XL500 lurking behind the coffee counter, with a unique twin exhaust system that immediately piqued my …


John Britten and the V1000

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Photography<br>• Racing<br>• Wallpapers<p>Many, if not most of you, will know the story of John Britten …


Norton Domiracer Cafe Racer

Norton Moytorcycles return to the motorcycle scene has been one of the most exciting announcements I've covered during the time that I've been …

Moto Guzzi 1000 SP

There are three brands I always associate with the glory days of motorcycling in the 1970s: Honda, Triumph and Moto Guzzi. Four decades on, their bikes still have an enduring appeal for custom builders.<p>Honda may have lost its way in the charisma stakes of late, but Moto Guzzi still has a hotline to …


Damn nice Triumph Scrambler by 811 Custom Motorcycles

HUSZ Suzuki Savage Bobber

There's no denying that RYCA's customisation kits have gained Suzuki's Savage a hell of a lot of attention. As "Japan's first Chopper" the Savage was …