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Herr Funk's Yamaha TW125

Some motorcycles just scream fun. Before the Honda Grom there was the Yamaha TW125: A low-riding dual-sport bike that can’t decide if it belongs on the beach or the farm. With low gearing and big tires, it’s also at home on potholed city streets—as Maximilian Funk has found.<p>The TW has been around …

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Honda CX500 Custom by Kustom Research

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cafe Racers<br>• Honda<br>• Motorcycles<p>The humble Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that everyone loves to hate, often referred to as the …

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Honda NX650 custom

Many builders cite similar reasons for taking up their craft, one of them being a growing dissatisfaction with modern motorcycle design. This, and an over-active imagination, led Simon Garcia to tear into his 1989 Honda Dominator NX650—and inject a little style and charm of his own.<p>Originally from …

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BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm.<p>Not what you might consider to be ideal custom material: I think this …

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GSX250 Metal Scorpion

2001 <i>GSX250</i> "<i>Metal Scorpion</i>" by <i>Studio Motors</i> - Indonesia<p>Share this:<p>ABOUTINAZUMA CAFE<p>You are reading Inazuma Cafe: probably the best Italian, English …

Caffe Corretto by Motoveloce

<i>Morini 3 e 1/2</i> by <i>Motoveloce</i> - Cornwall, UK<p><i>Motoveloce</i> is specialised in Café Racers based on 70's Italian bikes<p>Share this:<p>ABOUTINAZUMA CAFE<p>You are …

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 …

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Ducati 900SS by El Solitario

When a Ducati 900SS rolls into a workshop for a big-budget overhaul, it usually leaves a few weeks later looking just like it did when it rolled off the production line in the 90s. But not this one: only the most eagle-eyed <i>Ducatistas</i> would recognize it, with the engine cases being the giveaway.<p>The …

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How To Build A Cafe Racer

I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work. We also have many parameters, tests and boundaries to refer to, to make sure we deliver …

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Analog Motorcycles Custom Bimota Mantra

The true art of the motorcycle may never have been so elegantly expressed as it has been by Italy’s <b>Bimota</b>. The boutique manufacturer builds …

‘97 Honda 650 SLR - Julien Perier

If you believe all the TV shows you see, lawyers are an overworked bunch who seem to spend all their waking hours either in court breaking down lying …

BMW R80G/S Dirt Tracker by Blitz

The popularity of BMW’s classic R-series shows no signs of waning. Still, it’s unusual to see a R80G/S get the custom treatment. Given the heritage of the <i>Gelände/Strasse</i> designation, you’re more likely to spot one in stock trim, or kitted out with parts from the likes of HPN and Touratech.<p>The owner …

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XS400 by Urban Motor

In the 1960s, VW created a famous ad for the American market, asking, “How does the snow plow driver get to work?” The answer, as you’ve probably guessed, was in a Beetle.<p>I was reminded of that ad when I heard that Urban Motor’s Peter Dannenberg had commissioned another builder to create a bike for …

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Deus Ex Machina: Sibling Rivalry

Two new Deus Ex Machina motorcycles have just rolled out of the Venice, California workshop. Affectionately called Sibling Rivalry, these custom Hondas are high-performance variations on the same theme: turning a street-legal enduro bike into a badass ‘super single.’<p>‘Boodaak’ (above and below) and …

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Husqvarna Nuda custom

I was pretty excited when the Husqvarna Nuda 900R was released in 2012—and equally disappointed when it was discontinued, following Pierer Industrie AG’s acquisition of the Italian marque a year ago. The supermoto-esque naked featured a punched out, 898cc version of the Rotax twin-cylinder mill …

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Sporty "Naked"

<i>foto link by Alessandro Cappellato!</i> <br>Naked vuol dire nuda . . . .e più nuda di così non credo sia possibile realizzare una sportster! <br>Mi piace, non la …

1974 Honda CB350 - 'The Red Rocker'

If Santa Claus was to ever ditch the reindeers and sleigh, we could definitely see the old guy riding this stunning little red CB350. Aptly named …

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Yamaha Virago 535 by OEM

Not many custom builders have been invited to display their bikes in Harrods and the Saatchi Gallery. But then again, England’s magnificently named Old Empire Motorcycles is not your run-of-the-mill custom shop.<p>They’ve only been operating for a couple of years, but Alec Sharp and his crew have …

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Kawasaki W650 by CRD

The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle just begging to be customized. Production ended in 2008, but it’s easy to find one on the secondhand market, prices are reasonable, and custom parts are plentiful.<p>There are a lot of top-dollar W650 builds out there, yet this 2003 model shows what can be done with a …

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‘83 BMW R80 - Down & Out Café Racers

It’s the worst possible scenario for any bike builder. A project for someone ‘in the industry’. What chance have you got to satisfy a customer who’s …

Yamaha SR400 - Gasoline Custom Motorcycles

The most recent of Gasoline’s two-wheel custom work, taking the title “Tomahawk”, manages to transform one of the world’s most popular motorcycles …

The Most Incredible Custom Motorcycles of 2013 | WIRED

Few machines are as ripe for customization as motorcycles. They're pure mechanical simplicity. Two wheels, an engine, a transmission, some brakes and …

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BMW R nineT by Urban Motor

The most audacious motorcycle launch of late has been the BMW R nineT. Who’d have thought that the clinical Germans would reveal a naked boxer with built-in options for customization? Even better, Ola Stenegärd’s design team have wasted no time in delivering pre-production models to selected custom …

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‘75 Moto Guzzi 850T - Revival Cycles

Imagine, if you will, a manufactured object that represents the perfect mix of Japanese and Italian culture. What do you think that would look like? …

Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

The SR400 has been around for a while as a popular custom donor bike, but we shouldn’t overlook its little 250cc brother, which is equally simple in construction and, as demonstrated by the UK’s new-kids-on-the-custom-block Auto Fabrica, it can make a cracking little custom street bike. This is …

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