Bavarian Cafe: For The Love Of BMW Airheads

Bavarian Cafe: Brandon Mungai and his passion for BMW motorcycle restoration.

“Do you prefer the build or the ride?” It was a question for Brandon Mungai that I assumed might come with a shaky answer.

Motorcycles have, in many ways, defined themselves as a quintessential part of the American Dream—alongside classic pickup trucks, Coca-Cola, and denim jeans. Read more »

Factory Fresh: Auto Fabrica’s super clean SR400

Better Than Factory: Auto Fabrica's Yamaha SR400 custom.

At a glance, Yamaha’s re-issued SR400 is virtually indistinguishable from its vintage counterparts. Which is probably why it’s so popular.

It has all the charm associated with the iconic SR designation, with the added benefits of fuel injection and ‘new bike’ reliability. A combination that led Auto Fabrica’s newest client to turn his SR400 in for a makeover. Read more »

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Drag King: Taking the Sprintbeemer ‘Furtherer’

Drag King: Taking the Sprintbeemer ‘Furtherer’

Sprintbeemer is one of the most famous custom bikes of recent years. And it goes as fast as it looks, winning the hotly contested StarrWars sprint at the 2013 Glemseck festival. Most builders would be content to sit back on their laurels after that—but not… Read more »

The Therapist: Jeff Veraldi’s BMW K100 Cafe Racer

The Therapist: Jeff Veraldi’s BMW K100 Cafe Racer

We often joke about motorcycles being a kind of therapy. But when Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, it was a motorcycle that kept him sane—his BMW K100 café racer. “Half way through the bike build, I burst my L1 vertebrae in… Read more »

Shop Visit: Back On Two, Israel

Shop Visit: Back On Two, Israel

We never thought we’d mention Israel and the new wave custom scene in the same breath. Until now. Just a twenty-minute ride out of Tel Aviv—in the small city of Ness Ziona—Lior Baruch has opened Back on Two. The retail space-cum-workshop is the first of… Read more »

Live Fast: Kott Motorcycles’ racy Thruxton

Live Fast: Kott Motorcycles’ racy Thruxton

From his home base in California, Dustin Kott’s earned a reputation for building café racers with exceptional proportions. So when Ryan Reynolds was looking to add another bike to his already enviable collection, Dustin got the call. The star of the upcoming Deadpool movie is… Read more »

Naked Speed Special: Bryan Fuller’s Scrambler

Naked Speed Special: Bryan Fuller’s Scrambler

If Bryan Fuller’s name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, his face should. He’s the co-host of Naked Speed—Velocity’s popular, café-racer-centric show. Bryan’s been getting his hands dirty far longer than he’s been in show business though. His shop—Fuller Moto—has built up an impressive portfolio of… Read more »

Venier’s Moto Guzzi V65: Better Than Factory?

Venier’s Moto Guzzi V65: Better Than Factory?

If you love the style of vintage motorcycles but blanch at the prospect of the maintenance and repair, Stefano Venier has the answer for you. He rebuilds and restores classic Moto Guzzis, adding a touch of customization that elevates them to the sublime. Over the… Read more »