Stuart Godwin

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Cabin Fever: Daniel Peter's XR650

Daniel Peter is a photographer with petrol running through his veins. When he’s not shooting, he’s riding—and his ride is worth a close-up of its own.<p>‘Cabin Fever’ is based on a Honda XR650, although you’d be hard pressed to tell. Like its CX500 stable mate, the XR650 is one of those bikes often …

ER Voltron: A BMW R69S for the future

It’s not easy to pick out Slovenia on a map. It’s a tiny, picture-postcard country just to the east of Italy, full of mountains and forests and rivers, and home to some of Europe’s best driving roads.<p>Slovenia is also home to ER Motorcycles, one of the fastest-rising stars on the custom scene. This …

Mashups

Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye.<p>If there’s a four-wheeled parallel, it’s those super-sanitary hot …

Weight Loss

Ducati Multistrada by Ad Hoc

Ten years ago, the Multistrada was the odd man out in the Ducati line-up. For starters, it looked very strange indeed—and was likened by one magazine to a “wet cat with a large forehead.”<p>As a bike to ride, though, it was pretty good. As long as you didn’t take it off-road. So it’s the classic …

Motorcycles

CB550 Custom Build by S&G builder Brady Young

May 2013<br>Custom build by Seaweed and Gravel in southern california built by Brady Young (previously of UGLY Motorbikes.) The inspiration for this …

Motorcycles

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 …

Motorcycles

Yamaha XS650 by Thrive Motorcycle

When asked to reveal their influences, builders can come up with some pretty odd answers. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen “a wood-burning stove” credited before.<p>‘Moon’ comes from Thrive Motorcycle of Jakarta, and they have an unusual method for finding out what their customers like. Putra Agung …

Motorcycles

Fuchs DR600 Tracker

We’ve been going on about Trackers for a while now, predicting they’ll be heading up the pop charts of the new wave custom scene, but so far most of …

Top 5 Honda CX500s

Let’s be honest—Honda’s CX500 is not going to win any beauty contests. With a short wheelbase, high front end, awkward looking subframe and unflattering plastics, it earned nicknames such as ‘plastic maggot’ and <i>güllepumpe</i> (the German word for a pump used to shift liquid manure) when the Standard …

Industrial Designer

‘88 Ducati 750 Sport - JvB Moto

Perfection. It’s a glittering prize that many of us endlessly strive for but few rarely achieve. For all the polished-to-perfection show winners you …

BMW K75 by Renard Speed Shop

<i>Written by Ian Lee.</i><p>When you’re rebuilding that barn find, what you are really doing is recycling. Bikes that may have been destined for the scrap …