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That '70s Show: new Bonneville, vintage style

Most builders rhapsodize about their bikes, scattering superlatives like autumn leaves on a country road. Kev Taggart describes his Triumph Bonneville T100 as “Small, squat, and tough as old boots.”<p>Kev can afford to be blunt. He’s one half of the English workshop Spirit of The Seventies, and a man …


Upgrading the Triumph Scrambler, Swedish Style

The Triumph Scrambler looks pretty good straight out of the box. But a few well-judged tweaks can lift it to a whole new level.<p>As much as we love radically modified Triumphs, it’s subtle custom jobs like this Gothenburg-based machine that <i>really</i> get our motors running. It’s the kind of build that …


Iron & Air

Anze Osterman found our office. We're not sure how, but he did...<p>Cabin at 6,798 feet in the Julian Alps, Slovenia. Via Cabin Porn


Triumph Bonneville Desert

BMW R75/7 by Clutch Custom

Building a custom motorcycle is about judgment: knowing what to change, what to leave alone, and when to stop. It’s about proportions, lines and shapes. The balance between color and leather, paint and metal, gloss and matte.<p>It’s a fiendishly difficult mix to get right, and requires a keen eye as …


'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 …

Kawasaki Zephyr by Ton-Up Garage

The Kawasaki Z1 was mad, bad and dangerous to know. So in the mid-90s, Kawasaki decided to revive the legend and create a tribute bike, the Zephyr. Unfortunately the Zephyr didn’t quite have the excitement or edgy nature of the original. But it sold well in Europe, so there are a quite a few …



I love the look on her face… she’s ready

McLane Thruxton Cafe Racer

This week I headed back to my home town of Perth to celebrate my Gran's (or should Super Gran's) 100th birthday. It's always a bit of a shock coming …

Laurent Nivalle: Le Mans Classic 2010

Le Mans

Wheels and Waves 2 video coverage

Join the team from Ton Up Garage on their road trip out to the Wheels and Waves show from Portugal up into France. The almost 7 minute long film …