This DP Customs Sportster now terrorizes the streets of Carefree, Arizona

This Sportster terrorizes the streets of Carefree, Arizona

There’s more than one way to skin a cat; or, in moto terms, there’s more than one way to customize a Sportster. We’ve had all sorts of Harley-Davidsons grace these pages—from bobbers to cafe racers, scramblers and flat trackers. Which has us wondering: is there still room for low-slung, hard-tailed and stretched-out (read: uncomfortable) Sportsters…

Custom BMW R nineT Scrambler by NCT Motorcycles

Perfectly scrambled: NCT deconstructs the BMW R nineT

It seems like the Austrian outfit NCT Motorcycles can do no wrong. Since they exploded onto the custom scene a little under a year ago, they’ve churned out hit after hit—sprinkling their magic over anything from vintage Guzzis to modern Ducati sportbikes. Now they’ve reworked the BMW R nineT Scrambler, with equally spectacular results. We…

New Series: 11 Essential Books For Your Motorcycle Workshop

11 Essential Books For Your Motorcycle Workshop

If you live in a major city, there are probably motorcycle workshop classes near you. But what if you can’t get to a class—or prefer to figure things out in your own garage or shed? This new series on motorcycle building is designed to help you. Every couple of weeks, we’ll have a how-to article…

Electric street tracker motorcycle by Shanghai Customs

Get Amped: Shanghai Custom’s electrifying street tracker

Despite a mind-boggling population of 24 million, Shanghai seems like a questionable location for a custom bike shop. Chinese laws make it expensive to register imported vehicles, and the bigger the capacity, the harder it gets. Still, this hasn’t deterred Kiwi Matthew Waddick and his crew at Shanghai Customs. When they launched three years ago,…