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How To Buy A Motorcycle: An Inspection Checklist

How To Buy A Motorcycle: An Inspection Checklist

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Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals what he looks for when buying a used motorcycle. I take a checklist with me when I look at a used bike. I’m never expecting a secondhand bike to be flawless, but I’m looking for problems—and assessing ‘how much’ it will take me to correct these problems, either…

Custom Honda VTR250 with a tracker vibe by Deus Japan

Mini Monster: Deus Japan reworks the Honda VTR250

There’s a huge flat track resurgence happening right now, and it’s spilling over into the custom domain. Even if most of the tracker-style builds we see aren’t actually destined for oval track glory, there’s something about the vibe that people love. The head wrench of Deus Ex Machina Tokyo is a massive fan: “There is…

A super skinny BMW flat tracker by VTR Customs of Switzerland.

The skinny on building a BMW flat tracker

Some builders search far and wide to find the perfect donor. But, sometimes, the right bike literally rolls through the door. This BMW belonged to a 75-year-old Swiss gentleman who had just decided to hang up his helmet. So he took his R75/7 to his local dealer and asked them to sell it for him.…

Snow Patrol: An ex-military Husqvarna 256 by 654 Motors

Snow Patrol: An ex-military Husqvarna 256 with skis

Mention vintage Husqvarna dirt bikes, and the legendary Cross 400 immediately springs to mind. But Johan Nordin of 6/5/4 Motors has managed to get his hands on something even more rare and quirky. He’s managed to score a Husqvarna 256—a bike that was developed in 1968 specifically for the Swedish defence force. Only a thousand…

Road tested: Motorcycle Gear

We can never agree on gear here at Bike EXIF. Chris won’t leave the house in anything less than a full-face helmet and head-to-toe armor,…