Shop Visit: Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa is home to some of the world’s greatest rides. The roads are  twisty, the landscapes are jaw-dropping, and a ‘braai’ barbecue will make your  mouth water. So we've decided to tackle an entire city: Cape Town.

I’ve lived in Cape Town for about twenty years now. It’s considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world—with mountains, beaches and wineries all within easy reach.

If you’re a motorcyclist, there’s an endless supply of meandering roads in every direction: the Cederberg mountains and the popular Route 62 are less than a day away.

In the CBD itself, you’ll find some of South Africa’s best coffee and food joints. So I’ve rounded up four motorcycle establishments that are within a stone’s throw of each other. Read more »

Feelin’ Funny with Cleveland CycleWerks

The incredible Cleveland Cyclewerks 'Flying Rooster,' a one-off custom tribute to the Funny Car drag racers of the 1970s.
The 1970s was the golden era of gasoline. And the fumes were strongest on the drag strip, where Funny Cars ruled supreme.

Names like “Jungle Jim” Liberman and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme are the stuff of legend. And word of those legends has travelled to unlikely places—such as the back streets of Yogyakarta, the Indonesian city famous for its temples and Javanese culture. Which is where this remarkable bike was built. Read more »

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Très cool: Dinamax’s custom Yamaha TW125

Très cool: Dinamax’s custom Yamaha TW125

Yamaha’s diminutive TW125 has become something of a cult classic in the world of custom motorcycles. It’s easy to see why: this humble farm bike exudes an honest charm that’s hard to ignore. Dimitri Chaussinand certainly gets it. Despite owning a perfectly good Triumph Speed… Read more »

From Safari to Street: 66 Motorcycles’ XR600

From Safari to Street: 66 Motorcycles’ XR600

Few motorcycles can tackle the Australian outback as well as a Honda XR600. This is the machine that kick-started Honda’s 18-year Baja 1000 winning streak, and the reliability and raw power of the mighty XR have made it a desert racing legend. The 1996 model… Read more »

This Harley Street 750 is a blast from the past

This Harley Street 750 is a blast from the past

What’s the best-looking Harley-Davidson of all time? We’d put our money on the XRTT road racer from the 1970s: the one with the sleek fiberglass fairing, orange-and-black paint and Ceriani drum brakes. Many of those original 750s were destroyed in action. Probably less than 25… Read more »

¡Qué bonita! A Sublime R100 RS from Spain

¡Qué bonita! A Sublime R100 RS from Spain

Ever since he established Kiddo Motors in 2010, Sergio Armet has held our attention with a steady stream of keen-looking builds. Customers have noticed too—so Sergio’s had to grow his team. Last year, 24-year-old Christoffer Mårtensson—a product designer from Malmö, Sweden—hopped over to Barcelona to… Read more »

Dreamliner: a Ducati-powered custom from Deus

Dreamliner: a Ducati-powered custom from Deus

Most customs are a compromise between form and function. Michael Woolaway is firmly on the side of function—so we’re guessing this new build from Deus’ LA workshop is a blast to ride. The vibe is raw and mechanical. “I wanted to recreate the feel of… Read more »

Paint It Black: CB 750 x Corpses from Hell

Paint It Black: CB 750 x Corpses from Hell

Done right, hand-drawn illustrations on custom motorcycles can be seriously cool. And Maxwell Paternoster (AKA Corpses from Hell) sure knows how to do it right. So when we saw a fuel tank adorned with Maxwell’s artwork pop up on his Instagram account, we were immediately… Read more »