Road Runner: A Ducati Pantah reborn in Portugal

Road Runner: A Ducati Pantah reborn in Portugal

The Pantah is one of those bikes from the 1980s that looks a little awkward today. But let’s not be too unkind: It set the template for modern Ducatis, with a trellis frame, belt-driven cams and a desmo valve system. From an engineering perspective, you could say that Fabio Taglioni’s swansong was also his finest…

Custom Yamaha XJR 1200 by Jorge Rodrigues

A custom Yamaha XJR inspired by … the BMW R nineT

A half-chopped Yamaha, a head full of crazy ideas and a friendly wager: those were the ingredients for Jorge Rodrigues’ first build. And the results are pretty tasty. Jorge is a director at a software firm in Portugal—but more importantly, he’s a motorcyclist who’s always wanted to build a custom bike. So he sourced a…