• Dan Mantyla’s Honda CL

    Dan Mantyla’s Honda CL

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    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 »

  • The ultimate Triumph Scrambler?

    The ultimate Triumph Scrambler?

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Scrambler is one of the most-loved Triumph motorcycles of recent times. But there’s a common criticism: its off-road performance doesn’t quite match those beguiling looks. That shortfall has just been blown to smithereens by a team of five motorcycle engineers. And not just any… Read more »

  • Yamaha XJ650 by Ad Hoc

    Yamaha XJ650 by Ad Hoc

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The sign of a truly skilled custom motorcycle builder is the ability to create something beautiful from inauspicious beginnings. I’m not saying that the shaft-drive Yamaha XJ650 is a sow’s ear, but it’s certainly not in the same aesthetic league as a Moto Guzzi Le… Read more »

  • BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro

    BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    With the BMW R-series becoming the platform du jour for custom builds, it’s getting harder to create something new—without simply being ‘different’ for the sake of it. That was the quandary faced by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro, one of Italy’s top custom builders and… Read more »

  • The Wall of Death Indian Scout

    The Wall of Death Indian Scout

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    The launch of the new Scout in Sturgis had to be more than a silly sheet-pull. So Indian Motorcycle looked to history for inspiration. Revealing the bike on a Wall of Death was the answer—with the task of creating a one-off machine falling to Indian’s… Read more »

  • Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

    Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye. If there’s a four-wheeled parallel, it’s those super-sanitary hot… Read more »

  • Huckberry x Bike EXIF Sale

    Huckberry x Bike EXIF Sale

  • Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

    Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    You don’t see many customs based on brand new motorcycles. It’s usually a good few years before the grinder is fired up and the sparks begin to fly. So this machine is something of a rarity: it’s a V7 Stone tweaked by Stefano Venier into… Read more »

  • Jan Sallings’ Honda 350

    Jan Sallings’ Honda 350

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Every now and then, it’s good to go back to the blueprint. And this is as good as you’ll get. It’s a textbook resto-mod of a classic 1970s Honda, dripping with charm and style. Builder Jan Sallings has an eye for detail—and the steady hand… Read more »

  • The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I

    The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I

  • Chris Hunter Ten Best Motorcycles

    It’s time for our biannual roundup of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF: the best of the best, as chosen by our hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world. After aggregating traffic stats and social media likes and shares, we’ve uncovered the… Read more »

  • Motorcycle restoration: the test ride

    Motorcycle restoration: the test ride

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Video

    After weeks of wrenching and filming, our Honda CB550F is back together. The hard work at E3 Motorcycles has paid off—and it’s time for that critical first test ride. At 6am on Thursday morning, E3’s David Browning was joined by videographer Eric Altbush to capture… Read more »

  • BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

    BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    New wave customs are occasionally criticized for their lack of performance when compared to modern machines costing the same money. The answer, obviously, is that outright performance is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to riding. For many people, character counts for more,… Read more »