BMW R Nine T Custom Project

BMW R Nine T Custom Project Japan
For six months, four of Japan’s top custom workshops have been tearing down and rebuilding BMW’s R nineT roadster.

The names will be familiar to most readers—Shiro Nakajima, Brat Style, Hidemo and Cherry’s Company—but until now, the R nineT Custom Project bikes have been hidden behind closed doors.

The results are being revealed this very minute by BMW design chief Ola Stenegärd at the BMW Motorrad Days in Nagano, and we’ve got exclusive images of the builds right here. Read more »

The $185,000 Midual Type 1

Midual Type 1 motorcycle
The problem with most exotic motorcycles is that they are too damn fast. We drool over equipment from the likes of NCR and Vyrus—but unless you spend your spare time testing for a MotoGP team, their performance is mostly academic.

Carmakers have got this sussed out: even Bugattis and McLarens are comfortable around town. And if you don’t need moon rocket acceleration, you can drop the cash on something much more civilized, like a Bentley or a LWB Range Rover. Read more »

Sponsored: Icon 1000 The Hood motorcycle jacket

The new Icon 1000 Hood jacket
BMW Tracker by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles

BMW Tracker by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles

Karles Vives builds motorcycles with a purpose. When he’s not beavering away in his Barcelona workshop, he’s organizing Scram Africa, an exhilarating blast through the desert for owners of classic and custom bikes. Karles’ own BMW builds are designed to handle the rough stuff, but… Read more »

Honda XR650L by Digital Directiv

Honda XR650L by Digital Directiv

The Honda XR650L is one of those big, bulletproof dual sport bikes that never seem to change. It’s tough and simple to fix, just like its evergreen competitors—the Suzuki DR650 and the Kawasaki KLR650. With a 21-inch front wheel and a 37-inch seat height, the… Read more »

Indian Scout by Analog Motorcycles

Indian Scout by Analog Motorcycles

With all eyes on Indian Motorcycle’s relaunch of the iconic Scout, it’s refreshing to see vintage examples vying for attention too. And this eye-catching 1949 Scout from Analog Motorcycles should have no trouble stealing a little limelight. Analog’s Tony Prust stumbled upon the bike while… Read more »

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

The riding season is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and that means a steady flow of cool new motorcycle gear hitting the shops and online stores. This month we’re looking at a hooded jacket from ICON 1000, Kevlar tailoring for your favorite jeans,… Read more »

Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

The 1980s get a bad rap. Music, fashion and hairstyles are all cheap targets—and 1980s motorcycles haven’t fared much better. But if there’s a bike that deserves a second chance, it’s Kawasaki’s blindingly fast GPz900R. The narrow 16-valve engine was light years ahead of others… Read more »

Dan Mantyla’s Honda CL

Dan Mantyla’s Honda CL

After acquiring a 1974 Honda CL 200, unspoiled yet barely running, Dan Mantyla was faced with a decision: restore or customize? Dan is a guy who understands the connection between art and engineering. He’s a shed-builder by night and a web developer by day. “I… Read more »