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Venier's 'Tractor 03': a Moto Guzzi V7 Scrambler

We wonder if Stefano Venier knew what a hit his ‘Tractor V75‘ would be when he created it. Based on a 90s-model NTX 750, it struck a balance between looks and usability—and has since kicked off a series of builds.<p>This is ‘Tractor 03,’ and it’s been built using a more modern donor—the 2011 Moto …

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1957 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL - Classic American Motorcycles

<b>1957 Harley-Davidson Sportster X<br>Claimed power:</b> 40hp @ 5,500rpm <b><br>Top speed:</b> 100mph (est.) <b><br>Engine:</b> 883cc air-cooled OHV 45-degree V-twin <b><br>Weight (dry):</b> …

Vintage sidecar racing at Hamton Downs

Turning The Harley 883 Into A Scrambler

It looks like 2015 is going to be the Year Of The Scrambler. It’s fast becoming the dominant genre on the new wave custom scene, and manufacturers are getting into the act too.<p>As everyone knows, Ducati has joined Triumph in offering a factory scrambler—and Moto Guzzi has just released a kit that …

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Check out Bill Sarjeant's 1982 Triumph Bonneville T140 ES here: http://bit.ly/Zrx8EZ

The Kawasaki GPz550 set the standard for middleweight sport bikes of the early Eighties. http://bit.ly/1qnPg9q

A mean machine in its day, the Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica is a collectible classic today. See more of this ride here: http://bit.ly/YXjMA2

Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

The 1980s get a bad rap. Music, fashion and hairstyles are all cheap targets—and 1980s motorcycles haven’t fared much better. But if there’s a bike that deserves a second chance, it’s Kawasaki’s blindingly fast GPz900R.<p>The narrow 16-valve engine was light years ahead of others in the technology …

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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 …

Motorcycle touring North Carolina on Craig Hunley's 1978 Ducati Darmah. Read more about his journey: http://bit.ly/VmxAS4

Union Motorcycle Classics turned this 1972 Triumph T120RV engine and several boxes of parts into a Gary Nixon Tribute Triumph. Read the story at: http://bit.ly/1oWN9MP

Suzuka 8 Hours Ups And Downs

At one time, the Suzuka 8 Hours was the most important race of the year to the Japanese manufacturers and the one event all sought to win. …

Mule Triumph Café Roadster

Man does not live by street-tracker alone, tasty as that diet may be. Even Richard Pollock, acknowledged Tracker King (he’s built more than 100 to date), likes to cook up something different every now and then. The latest Triumph special to roll out of his Mule Motorcycles shop, for instance, is …

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Deals Gap, N.C., is home to 318 curves in 11 miles and is a playground for motorcycles. Get the story at http://bit.ly/1t5v3dT

‘79 Honda CX500 - JMR Customs

‘Plastic Maggots’ they called them. And all for an unassuming little fairing that some ‘genius’ decided didn’t suit their tastes. Talk about throwing …

The Honda VF700S Sabre: a classic Honda tariff buster. Get more at http://bit.ly/1uofUWv

2014 BMW R nineT First Ride Review

2014 BMW R nineT<p><b>Editor Score: …

Triton 650 Pre Unit Cafe Racer

The Triton Cafe Racer was built around a 1966 Norton Featherbed frame which has been fit with a set of externally sprung, Road Holder forks. The …

‘66 Little Honda P25 - Chicara Nagata

Think of the wildest inspiration you possibly can for a custom bike build. Go on – anything at all. <i>Anything</i>. An aircraft? Done. Hot rods? Done to …

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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#yamaha XS650 | La Corona Motorcycles - Grease n Gasoline http://bit.ly/1mJf95H

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 …

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A Spectacular Isle Of Man TT Lap With Michael Dunlop + Video

The internet is full of videos from the Isle of Man, but if you ask me, this ranks up there as one of the best I’ve seen. Michael Dunlop, who took …

Custom Triumph Scrambler

Francesc Galindo has a job most of us would kill for: he’s a MotoGP mechanic who flies around the world wrenching on bikes for the Pramac Racing Ducati team.<p>In his spare time, he likes to work on customs. He runs Fgmotoworks, a small workshop in Barcelona, and builds road and race bikes—with a …

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Lotus Motorcycle Concept

Lotus has recently introduced its first motorcycle called the C-01 and produced 100 copies only. This superbike, mixing with talent retro and …

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 …

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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 …

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Infographic

<b>The United States is a massive country with more than its share of fantastic motorcycle roads. But which roads are the best?</b><p>While choosing the best …

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Aniket Vardhan's incredible Royal Enfield Musket V-twin

The modern-day Royal Enfield has many charms. But a rumbling exhaust note is not one of them. And nor is the ability to smoke rubber, however gently.<p>Ohio-based Aniket Vardhan has found a solution to this problem. There’s no substitute for cubic inches, so he’s mated two 500cc Enfield motors …

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