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Moto Adonis XV750: The Definition Of A Modern Custom

Five years ago, if we were asked to describe the stereotypical café racer it would probably be a Honda CB. Today, the mental picture is more likely to be a Yamaha Virago.<p>For the last twenty years of the 20th century, the XV series was a somewhat nondescript V-twin cruiser. But it’s now the platform …

Motorcycles

Top 10 torquiest production bikes

<b>IN ANY</b> discussion about motorcycle performance horsepower tends to take centre stage – but at some point a wise voice from the back will pipe up and …

Top 10

Shop Bike: DP Customs’ Hot-Rodded Ironhead Sportster

The client roster at DP Customs is slammed. So there’s precious little time to admire a finished project before it goes to its new home. And the Del Prado brothers are sick of it.<p>“Justin and I were chatting about how we didn’t have a cool bike as a permanent fixture in our shop,” explains Jarrod. …

Mountain Biking

A different take on the custom BMW airhead

When we first clapped eyes on this unusually styled BMW, we assumed it came from a pro workshop. The finish is immaculate, the proportions are unconventional but perfectly judged, and the girder fork is a minor feat of engineering.<p>So we were surprised to discover that this bike comes from a pair of …

Motorcycles

Custom Bikes Of The Week

It’s scrambler time this week: A heavily modified Yamaha RD350, a limited edition version of the Viba Lara 800, and a look at Yamaha’s new SCR950. Let’s get dirty.<p><b>Yamaha RD350 by Moto Exotica</b> In 2016, you can’t pass a fair trade organic coffee shop or axe-throwing meet without being bombarded by …

Motorcycles

The Best Rain Tires for Motorcycles

We can’t stress enough the importance of having the right rubber wrapped around your wheels for different conditions. For cars it’s at least helpful, …

Top 10 Motorcycle Model Names of All Time | Best & Worst

Product names are generally selected to inspire buyer interest, confidence, admiration, affinity and to evoke a feeling or emotional response as well …

Motorcycles

New and Noted: Motorcycle Backpacks

If you spend a significant part of your day on a motorcycle, a good backpack is a must. And a bike-specific pack beats an old hiking rucksack any day.<p>Whether you’re commuting, hitting the trails, heading out for the weekend or meeting your mates at the local, here are five backpacks you should …

Backpacking

Darkster: K-Speed’s Custom Triumph Thruxton R

It took Triumph a while to update their modern classics, but by all accounts it was worth the wait. We’ve yet to read a bad review of Hinckley’s new retro twins—and the new Thruxton R in particular has everyone gushing.<p>Out of the box it’s a mix of high-end components, solid performance and …

Motorcycles

Getting Personal: Ludovic Lazareth’s Suzuki RG400

Ludovic Lazareth builds some of the world’s most extreme custom bikes. You know the type: they appear on websites that wouldn’t normally feature motorcycles, just because they’re so outrageous.<p>So when Monsieur Lazareth decided to build a bike for himself, we expected to see the ultimate clickbait. …

Motorcycles

Custom Bikes Of The Week

A brutal Buell XB9 from Italy, a Royal Enfield with New Zealand Maori-inspired graphics, and a Honda Bol d’Or with Gixxer suspension. Meet the machines that revved our engines this week.<p><b>BMW R1200GS by Xcrambler Cycles</b> After spending a weekend learning to exploit the impressive off-piste abilities …

Motorcycles

A Dual Sport Gold Wing Is Not As Crazy As You Think

Adventure bikes are getting bigger by the day. And although we question the wisdom of taking a machine weighing more than 500 pounds off road, we do see the appeal.<p>Big dual-sports are comfortable over distance, with tons of packing space and a strangely appealing aesthetic. But we like them even …

Motorcycles

Vintage Meets Custom: BMW Remakes The Iconic R5

Eighty years ago, BMW revealed the groundbreaking R5—a machine that influenced motorcycle design right up to the 1950s, and still casts a spell over custom builders.<p>Today, at the Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, BMW has just revealed the modern-day <i>Hommage</i>—designed in–house, and …

Motorcycles

Custom Bikes Of The Week

New BMW cafe racers from Diamond Atelier, a brutal Kawasaki Z1-R from AC Sanctuary, and the very rapid Tamburini ‘T12 Massimo’ track bike. It’s hard to pick a winner this week.<p><b>Diamond Atelier Mark II Series</b> Tom Konecny and the crew at Berlin-based Diamond Atelier have cracked the code of ‘making …

Motorcycles

PRAËM x BMW S 1000 RR: The Pursuit Of Perfektion

If you enjoy getting your arms yanked out of their sockets, the BMW S 1000 RR is a dream machine. With 199 stout German horses under the tank, it’s one of the fastest road-going bikes in the world. It’s also one of the easiest superbikes to ride—making it the weapon of choice for trainers like the …

Le Mans

Custom Bikes (And Snowmobiles) Of The Week

The winner of Moto Guzzi’s Lord Of The Bikes build-off, a stunning CB400 from PopBang Classics, and the most radical snowmobile we’ve ever seen. These are the machines that revved our engines this week.<p><b>Honda CM400 by Matteucci Garage</b> You can tell at first glance that this Honda CM400, dubbed …

Motorcycles

Review: The New Harley-Davidson Roadster

When Harley-Davidson Europe invited us to ride their latest Sportster, we were skeptical. They wouldn’t tell us anything about it—revealing only that it was part of their Dark Custom line, and that we’d like it.<p>After all, we’re not really your typical Harley folk. But a quick look over our stats …

Muscle Cars

Onyx Blade: Rough Crafts’ Razor-Sharp Yamaha MT-07

The revival of Yamaha during the last three years has been remarkable. A series of rapid-fire product releases has done wonders for the company’s image, with the biggest boost coming from the MT-07.<p>The sporty 689 cc parallel twin—called the FZ-07 in the US—has sold by the shedload in Western …

Motorcycles

BMW has the first smart emergency system for motorcycles

It's like OnStar for your BMW motorcycle.<p>While cars and trucks have long had smart emergency systems to send help in the event of a crash (think services like OnStar), motorcycles have had to go without -- a scary thought if you've ever worried about wiping out miles away from help. That's where …

North America

This Guy Used a Maserati Engine to Build a 470 HP Motorcycle

When you came across a V8 4.7L Maserati 32-valve engine most people would not think: I wonder if I can build a motorcycle around that? Clearly, most …

Maserati

5. 1992 Yamaha TDM850

At Bike-urious, we’re spending all of our time finding the most interesting motorcycles that are currently for sale for you to drool over— and maybe …

Cape Town

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R road test review

In the rarefied atmosphere of ultra fast motorcycles, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R resides at the very top. If you want to go fast, and I mean truly, …

Motorcycles

Artists Create Two Beautiful Custom BMW K100 Motorcycles

Munich-based lawyer and photographer Philipp Wulk has created two custom variations of the BMW K100 motorcycle, a bike known for its bulk. In order …

Motorcycles

The New Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

Motorcycle marques are a bit like football teams. If your dad was an Arsenal supporter and you went to the matches as a kid there’s a jolly good …

Café Racers

The Honda MSX125 with an 1199 Panigale engine

<b>IS</b> it real? We hope so.<p>The video was posted on a Thai YouTube channel with the simple message: 'Honda MSX125 with Ducati 1199 Panigale engine.'<p>For …

Motorcycles

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

It’s a good time to be hunting for new motorcycle gear. Manufacturers have finally cottoned on to the fact that style and functionality need not be mutually exclusive—and riders are reaping the benefits.<p>From a D30-equipped bomber jacket to a waterproof riding hoody, this kit gets the job done while …

Touchscreens

Riding Tips: How Much Traction Does Your Motorcycle Have?

Simply put, traction is the friction between your tires and the road surface. Several factors determine how much traction is available, including …

Roads

Custom Bikes Of The Week

A fire-breathing BMW R1200 R cafe racer, a Honda CB from Hollywood favorite Dustin Kott, and a Ducati Monster ‘Diesel’ special edition given a further layer of custom magic. Meet the bikes that buttered our toast this week.<p><b>Honda CB550 by Kott Motorcycles</b> A few weeks ago, the internet went agog over …

Motorcycles

Not Your Usual Rental: A custom Street Triple for hire

Think of a rental bike in South Africa, and a BMW R 1200 GS probably springs to mind. Or, for true overlanders, a bulletproof Japanese 650.<p>But we’ll take this custom Triumph Street Triple, thanks. It’s the first rental custom motorcycle we’ve heard of, and it’s available right now in picturesque …

Motorcycles