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Honda GB400 SLS Cafe Racer

My good friend and co-organiser of Oil Stained Brain, Jimmy Goode, is selling his flaked and flamed '88 Honda GB400 Cafe Racer. Originally built by …

Wiring a motorcycle can be one of the most difficult and frustrating things to do when customising

Wiring a motorcycle can be one of the most difficult and frustrating things to do when customising. Many projects have been left unfinished and then sold for cents in the dollar just because they couldn’t nail the wiring.<p>Don’t let this happen to you!<p>Feel free to use this universal wiring diagram to ensure you get your project back on the road.<p>Batman

Deus BMW R100S Custom

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>BMW<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>This BMW R100S custom by Deus Ex Machina, the garage is world famous for their …

New and noted: 5 motorcycle books

For many of our followers in the northern hemisphere, the nights are drawing in. It might mean less time for riding, but it leaves more time for building and fettling—and reading. So we’ve picked out five motorcycle books that have impressed us recently. Is there room for one of these on your shelf?<p>…

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 …

Sir Jack’s Ox Horn Whiskey Tumblers

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• Design<br>• Gear<br>• Luxury<br>• Whiskey<p>These Sir Jack’s Ox Horn Whiskey Tumblers are a wonderful alternative to the glass …

CBR600RR Races Cool Cop on His Turbo Powered Harley Motorcycle!

[ad#rectangle-image-large]<p>Watch this epic race between what might be the coolest motorcycle cop and one lucky guy on a honda cbr600rr sport bike. Not …

Honda CB cafe racer by ExesoR

Is brown the new black? This highly-caffeinated Honda CB café racer built for a coffee company sure looks good. It’s a creative mix of CB250, CB360 and CB400 parts, and it took Christian Schwarzenlander of ExesoR Motorcycles over two years to construct.<p>Christian is a quality control engineer from …

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Yamaha SR400 'Yard Built'

The big news for the European custom scene right now is the official return of the Yamaha SR400. The icon of the Japanese ‘brat style’ scene will be available through Yamaha’s European dealers in fuel-injected form, providing a ready-made platform for pro and amateur builders alike.<p>Yamaha announced …

Rough Crafts 'Stealth Bullet' Sportster

The rise of Winston Yeh and Rough Crafts in the custom world is nothing short of meteoric. Any remaining doubts that he’s one of the world’s top Harley builders were erased when he took home a trophy at the last AMD World Championship at first attempt.<p>This is Stealth Bullet, the 2008-model …

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It’s so rare these days to be blown away by a custom bike. Usually my reaction to the latest release is “Yeh, not bad”

It’s so rare these days to be blown away by a custom bike. Usually my reaction to the latest release is “Yeh, not bad”.<p>Certainly wasn’t the case when I saw Keron Grant’s CB750. As soon as I saw it I emailed him and asked permission to feature it to which he said “sure”.<p>I didn’t ask for a run down on the bike as I just want to look at it. I’ve featured some of Keron’s art before and it always gets a great response. Looking at these pics it is evident that his creative juices are a little bit …

Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki W800 custom

I was left disappointed after Kawasaki released the W800 back in 2011. The switch to EFI (damn emission laws!) and the lack of the kick starter took …

Custom W650 by Blitz Motorcycles

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Custom<br>• French<br>• Japanese<br>• Kawasaki<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>Blitz Motorcycles is a French custom motorcycle garage that has the …

Yamaha RD250 by Patrick Sauter

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Custom<br>• German<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Yamaha<p>This Yamaha RD250 is a phoenix of sorts, it was being sold in Germany on eBay …

Hazan Motorworks Harley Ironhead

Max Hazan is one of a handful of builders who operate at the intersection of motorcycles and art. It’s a rarefied field: the best-known protagonist is probably Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles. But Barry now has some serious competition.<p>Brooklyn-based Hazan is a former boat-builder, and this Harley …

Triumph Bonneville Custom by Ton Up Garage

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>British<br>• Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<br>• Triumph<p>The modern Triumph Bonneville, released in 2001 to much critical acclaim, is based …

Bonneville from a parallel universe

This is the Triumph Speed Twin Concept, a bike commissioned by Triumph to show what the Bonneville might have evolved into, in a parallel universe.<p>I …

Parallel Universes

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Recipe Of The Day: Grilled Tuna

Grilled tuna steaks are too rare a treat. We order them at restaurants, but hardly ever attempt grilling up tuna on our own barbecues. We get it. Nobody wants to spend that much on dinner if there's a chance they might ruin it. But listen: you cannot go wrong with grilled tuna steaks -- especially …

Honda CB250 by OEM

England’s magnificently named Old Empire Motorcycles have crossed over to the dark side. Known for their classy Royal Enfield makeovers, they’ve just finished this vintage Honda CB250—complete with a plush ‘Chesterfield’-style buttoned leather seat.<p>OEM describe the bike as a mix of cafe, brat and …

Honda CJ360T by Digital Directiv

Most builders dread dealing with the electrics on a bike. But not Joe Tessitore of Portland-based Digital Directiv, a mad scientist operation focused on bringing vintage bikes up to date with modern electrical technology.<p>“Builders don’t usually talk about upgraded electrical systems or modern …

Damn nice Triumph Scrambler by 811 Custom Motorcycles

Triumph Bonneville 'Atom Bomb Special'

Clay Rathburn is one of those builders without a recognizable style. But his bikes are always marvels of craftsmanship, and bear closer inspection.<p>Clay built this machine as an ‘anything goes’ project for his friend (and Atom Bomb webmaster) Adam Green. “Adam lives on an island in New Jersey, and …

Honda XL500 'Swart Gevaar'

Tucked away in Cape Town’s quaint Bo-Kaap area lies Los Muertos Motorcycles—a relatively new custom shop with a store-front-slash-café. During my first visit I noticed a stripped down ’81 Honda XL500 lurking behind the coffee counter, with a unique twin exhaust system that immediately piqued my …

The Ride: A custom motorcycle book

After hundreds of requests over the years, the big moment has arrived. Today we’re launching the ‘Bike EXIF motorcycle book’—the first book to showcase the custom motorcycle scene that we all know and love.<p>The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles And Their Builders has 320 deluxe pages of nothing but the …

Honda CB750 Dark Brownie

Ahh Slovenia, home of the oldest vine in the world, the first ever musical instrument, birth place of the first married couple to scale Mount Everest …