Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 Customs

Bike EXIF's Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 custom motorcycles.
The big news on the custom scene right now is the launch of the revised Yamaha XJR1300. The old bruiser has been revitalized and repackaged into two variants: a standard version with wide bars and a seat big enough for two, and a Racer with clip-ons, a small fairing and front fender, and a solo seat.

There was never anything wrong with the ‘old’ XJR1300, but there’s plenty to like about the new one (below). The styling has been tidied up, with a slimmer tank that exposes more of the engine. Read more »

Yamaha DT250 by One Down Four Up

One Down Four Up's classy Yamaha DT250 flat tracker.

Every year, hundreds of custom motorcycle lovers descend on Portland, Oregon, for the One Motorcycle Show. This year Wayne Corbett and Gabrielle Jones of One Down Four Up made the trip, and left with a trophy.

They trekked north from their headquarters in Redding, California, to show off Gabrielle’s new ride: this stunning 1975 Yamaha DT250. Read more »

Happy Landings: Clockwork’s CB750 custom

Happy Landings: Clockwork’s CB750 custom

Samuel Guertin used to spend his days wrenching on choppers—the kind that fly. But after a decade working as a helicopter mechanic, he decided that customizing cars and bikes was more fulfilling. So he changed his flight path and Clockwork Motorcycles was born, with a… Read more »

Bonneville Performance Triumph Street Tracker

Bonneville Performance Triumph Street Tracker

The custom motorcycle scene is a fascinating but often uneasy battle between form and function. Occasionally the two worlds collide in spectacular style—and that’s what happens when you buy a Triumph street tracker from Florida-based Bonneville Performance. Owner Bill Gately also runs an AMA Pro… Read more »

Indy Mile: Gasolina’s custom SR400 Tracker

Indy Mile: Gasolina’s custom SR400 Tracker

In Melbourne, Australia—on the Yarra River’s shorefront—you’ll find an outfit called Gasolina. It’s an unusual but very appealing business: a restaurant-cum-motorcycle design studio that doubles up as an event venue. A few months ago, Gasolina played host to Yamaha Australia when they relaunched the SR400.… Read more »

Exclusive: Win A Union Garage Robinson Jacket

Exclusive: Win A Union Garage Robinson Jacket

Today we’ve got an exciting giveaway for Bike EXIF readers: the chance to win a beautiful Union Garage NYC ‘Robinson’ motorcycle jacket worth $699. We’re also giving away one of Union Garage’s famous 50-piece Tool Rolls, plus your choice of a Bell Bullitt helmet with… Read more »

The Wright Stuff: Church Of Choppers FXR

The Wright Stuff: Church Of Choppers FXR

The Brooklyn Invitational is one of the most prestigious motorcycle shows in the States. If you’re a builder and you’re invited to present a bike, you have well and truly Arrived. It’s not a huge show, so it’s an elite list of builders. Within that… Read more »

Tricolore Treat: Wolf Moto’s Guzzi LeMans

Tricolore Treat: Wolf Moto’s Guzzi LeMans

One of South Africa’s motorcycling hotspots is the Woodstock Man Cave, a workshop-cum-clubhouse in Cape Town. It’s also the venue for a bike show that’s popular with local customizers. But a few weeks ago, it was a machine from the opposite end of South Africa… Read more »