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Extreme Machine: Unscrambling the Triumph Scrambler

Scramblers are still very much on trend—and the Triumph Scrambler is one of the coolest examples of the breed. But when Justin Webster got his hands on one, he saw potential for something <i>much</i> wilder.<p>He’s effectively unscrambled this Scrambler 900, transforming it into a tire-shredding, street …

Motorcycles

1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT Prototype

In 1967, Ferrari released its first mid-engine road car under the Dino badge, the 206 GT. The car had excellent driving characteristics, a beautiful …

Classic Cars

Über sled: The Earle Motors Ducati 'Alaskan'

Most customs live relatively sedate lives: buzzing around the city, maybe a blast into the country at the weekend, and then a couple of hours cooling down outside a café or pub.<p>If you’ve ploughed hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars into a bike, you’re not likely to put it through a torture …

Motorcycles

1958 Porsche 550A Spyder

The 550A Spyder was the car that put Porsche on the racing map. Despite having an only a 1.5-liter four-cylinder motor, the 550A was wildly …

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 June, 2018

Moto Guzzi’s Bellagio gets a glamorous new set of clothes. Vladimir Putin gets a new motorcycle, with a little help from Kalashnikov. And the French photographer and racer Dimitri Coste gets acquainted with the Indian FTR1200 prototype. It’s been a pick’n’mix kinda week.<p><b>Rostec Izh concept</b> Ever …

Motorcycles

A Hint to Harley: Noise Cycles' Street Rod flat tracker

If you like weaving through city traffic during the week, and then blasting through the twisties on your days off, the Street Rod is probably the best Harley for you. We found it to be surprisingly sharp and agile, with a warmed-up version of the regular Street engine delivering 69 frisky …

Automotive Industry

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: First Drive

For the first time in nearly 40 years, Mercedes gives the G-Wagen a complete redesign. But can it live up to the legend?<p>Why do we love the Gelandewagen? On paper, it’s a mystery. The rig starts at more than $120,000, with some models commanding five times that. For all that money, you get a narrow, …

Sidecar: A classic cocktail from Kingston Custom

Kingston’s classic BMWs are elegant customs that take our breath away, time after time. But there’s something we haven’t seen Dirk Oehlerking do yet; serve up one of his signature airheads with a little something on the side.<p>This showstopping R80 from the Gelsenkirchen workshop is the sidecar rig …

Motorcycles

Quatro Shot: a Honda CB750 from the Gaucho Highlands

With a name like Caffeine Custom, you can probably guess which custom style influences this shop. But you might be surprised at how good this Honda café racer is—and even more surprised to know where the shop is based.<p>This perfectly proportioned CB750 isn’t from Europe or the States—it’s from the …

Motorcycles

Five Porsche 356s That Will Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

Feast your eyes on these visually arresting Porsche 356s from deep inside the RM Sotheby's archives. Frankly, classic cars don't get much prettier …

Trail Weapon: A drone-carrying Yamaha XSR700 scrambler

Velomacchi make some of my favorite motorcycle gear. And the reason their gear is so good is that they spend enough time in the saddle to know what works. They also have an ideal testing ground: the Pacific Northwest.<p>The company is based in Hood River, Oregon—surrounded by hills and forests …

Motorcycles

Hot Czech: Rod Motorcycles debuts with a cafe'd CB500

Thanks to the interwebs, the custom moto scene is a global village. I’ve never been to Třebíč in the Czech Republic—and I wouldn’t be able to pick it out on a map. But that doesn’t stop me from ogling this delightful Honda CB500 cafe racer.<p>It’s the work of David Zima of Rod Motorcycles. He only …

Motorcycles

Funduro! A rare BMW F650 in Gulf Racing colors

The BMW F650 Funduro will probably never reach the same classic status as some of its stable mates. But despite its unfortunate name, it’s surprisingly worthy of consideration.<p>Released in 1993, it was the first BMW <i>not</i> made by BMW (it was made by Aprilia). It was the first BMW <i>not</i> powered by a BMW …

Motorcycles

The Best Healthy Restaurants in Mexico City

One of One: A very limited edition Guzzi V11 from Japan

Would you customize a limited edition motorcycle? Moto Guzzi only built 600 units of the V11 Sport Scura, but that didn’t stop Kenji Katsumoto from tearing one apart.<p>In his defense, the V11 Sport Scura isn’t very pretty. Launched in 2001 as an upgraded big brother to the V11 Sport, it came kitted …

Motorcycles

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Things To Do in His Favorite City

'I'm endlessly fascinated.'<p>It’s no secret, Tokyo is one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite cities. “I’m endlessly fascinated,” he says. “I’ve been many …

Japan

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 March, 2018

A sinister Yamaha XJR1300, a smokin’ hot RD350, a Honda CX500 with R6 suspension, and an 80s-style Hayabusa rocketship. It’s all about the grunt this week.<p><b>Yamaha RD350 by Jake Drummond</b> Working from drawings that he’d penned about a year earlier, 24-year-old Jake Drummond wanted a custom that dipped …

Review: The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

We’ve waited so long, and it’s finally here. It was over three years ago, in November 2014, when Husqvarna revealed the Vitpilen 401 concept at the huge EICMA show in Italy. It marked Husqvarna’s return to the street motorcycle segment, and the attention it received was massive.<p>The angular, fresh …

Motorcycles

Extreme Engineering: The mindboggling Watkins M001

Curiosity is a powerful motivator. When Jack Watkins first spotted Stellan Egeland’s BMW Harrier, he was curious about how the suspension worked—and that curiosity wouldn’t let up. Fast forward nine years, and we have this incredible contraption built around the powertrain of a BMW R1150 RT.<p>The …

Engineering

Heart Of Glass: Jared Smith's sweet 1966 XLCH Sportster

Jared Smith has a pretty diverse skill set. He has one foot in the digital world as a user experience and software designer, and the other in the analog realm as a custom bike builder. And he does it all under one banner: Blue Jack Studio.<p>“What gets me up in the morning is designing and creating …

Stealth Aircraft

The Last Families Living in Tunisia's Underground Houses

Reuters photographer Zohra Bensemra recently spent time in southern Tunisia's Djebel Dahar region, where locals have lived in underground homes for centuries. The cave houses, also known as troglodyte houses, offer protection against the extremes of summer and winter in the arid desert. A cluster …

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 February, 2018

A millimeter-perfect W650 from Wreckless, a barnstorming Kawasaki Zephyr from Australia, a Triumph Thruxton with the Barbour touch, and a killer Ducati Sport 1000 from WalzWerk. It’s all about craft and style this week.<p><b>Kawasaki Zephyr by DNA and RB Racing</b> It’s pretty amazing what can happen on a …

Motorcycles

Should Royal Enfield Build a Classic 500 Bobber?

With the success of Triumph’s Bonneville Bobber, it’s a wonder more manufacturers aren’t pushing out factory bobbers. But the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is close to the mark, with a timeless, minimal design that’s a little on the utilitarian side.<p>This bob-job from KR Customs is a superb example of …

Motorcycles

A few very lucky people will get this $212,000 Land Rover

On January 29, 2016, the last Defender off-roader rolled out of Land Rover's factory in Solihull, England, ending 67 years of continuous production.<p>And as far as we were concerned, that was the end of the line for the iconic Land Rover.<p>Until now.<p>This month, Land Rover Classic, the brand's heritage …

One Way Machine's lightly scrambled Sportster

Julian von Oheimb is one of our favorite custom Harley builders. There’s a low-key elegance about his work at One Way Machine, which is a million miles away from the gaudy excesses of OCC and the bagger subculture. He’s a favorite with AMD World Championship judges too, with a remarkable three …

Motorcycles