The ‘brand new’ Ducati Darmah

This Ducati Darmah was built from scratch in 2015 by the Dutch workshop Back To Classics, using original parts.
If this Ducati Darmah looks as good as new, that’s because it almost is. It’s a ground-up build from the Dutch restoration wizards at Back To Classics, one of Europe’s top Ducati specialists.

There’s a story behind this bike, and one we can all relate to. “We were contacted by a guy who’d recently sold his business, and was getting ready for retirement,” says shop owner Harné Heuvelman. “Browsing through old photographs, he found himself back in 1980, on his recently purchased Ducati 900 Sport Desmo Darmah.” Read more »

How to turn a Royal Enfield into a racebike

Turn your Royal Enfield Continental GT into a racebike with this new kit from Tendance Roadster.

With just 29 horses on tap, the Royal Enfield Continental GT is not the most likely of racebikes. But what it lacks in power, it makes up for in old-school charm.

Fresh from the factory, the GT is a dead ringer for the home-built cafe racers of old, in a more modern package. Sure, the bike is a little outgunned by today’s standards, but it has potential—as the French RE dealer Tendance Roadster has just shown. Read more »

A KTM we’d ride on any Sunday

A KTM we’d ride on any Sunday

Call me old-fashioned, but I reckon dirt bikes have lost the plot in the styling stakes: give me an Elsinore over a CRF any day. And we could devote acres of pixels to the beautiful machines coming out of Spain in the 60s and 70s.… Read more »

A Cheeky W650 from Gentlemen’s Factory

A Cheeky W650 from Gentlemen’s Factory

Motorcycling and fashion have been holding hands for quite some time now. Fashion houses are commissioning builds and using motorcycles in their marketing. And conversely, custom shops are turning to merchandise to help grow their brands. Somewhere in the middle you’ll find Gentlemen’s Factory. Based… Read more »

Brougham: A Cadillac-inspired Softail

Brougham: A Cadillac-inspired Softail

In the Hollywood of the late 1950s, if your name was Clark or Frank and you wanted to make a splash, you bought a Cadillac Eldorado. And not just any Eldorado: it had to be the exclusive, hand-built Brougham. From the quad headlights to the… Read more »

Cabin Fever: Daniel Peter’s XR650

Cabin Fever: Daniel Peter’s XR650

Daniel Peter is a photographer with petrol running through his veins. When he’s not shooting, he’s riding—and his ride is worth a close-up of its own. ‘Cabin Fever’ is based on a Honda XR650, although you’d be hard pressed to tell. Like its CX500 stable… Read more »

ER Voltron: A BMW R69S for the future

ER Voltron: A BMW R69S for the future

It’s not easy to pick out Slovenia on a map. It’s a tiny, picture-postcard country just to the east of Italy, full of mountains and forests and rivers, and home to some of Europe’s best driving roads. Slovenia is also home to ER Motorcycles, one… Read more »

What if Ducati made a new Hailwood replica?

What if Ducati made a new Hailwood replica?

The hype around the launch of the new Ducati Scrambler has got us thinking about other ways to mine the rich history of the Italian marque. Some 35 years ago, Ducati’s official Mike Hailwood replica was a smash hit—so what would an updated version look… Read more »