• Renard Speed Shop’s Ducati cafe racer

    Renard Speed Shop’s Ducati cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The custom world is dominated by studiously cool and monochrome bikes, so this bright and breezy little Ducati café is a welcome splash of color. It’s the work of the Estonian boutique manufacturer Renard—makers of the mighty Grand Tourer sport cruiser. Renard’s Andres Uibomae also… Read more »

  • Rough Crafts’ Harley Dyna “Urban Cavalry”

    Rough Crafts’ Harley Dyna “Urban Cavalry”

  • 1971 Harley FLH by Jamesville

    1971 Harley FLH by Jamesville

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    James Roper-Caldbeck builds some of the coolest vintage Harleys around. And he’s a long way from Milwaukee—four thousand miles away, to be precise, in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. James’ specialty is traditional bobbers: clean, low-slung machines with an appealing retro vibe. He’s finally getting… Read more »

  • Das Traumwerk’s “The Crunch”

    Das Traumwerk’s “The Crunch”

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Most bike builders try to make their machines as squeaky clean as possible. If a build looks ‘factory fresh,’ it’s a job well done. But Alex Ahrer and Herwig Prammer beg to differ. They buried the tank of this replica boardtracker on a sheep farm… Read more »

  • Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

    Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

  • KTM 450 EXC by Walt Siegl

    KTM 450 EXC by Walt Siegl

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Walt Siegl is the embodiment of a life well lived. A former motorcycle racer, he now builds high-end Ducati customs in a picturesque New Hampshire mill town. His impossibly beautiful Leggero sportbikes are sought after and shipped all over the world. Walt occasionally likes to… Read more »

  • Yamaha SR500 by Bunker of Istanbul

    Yamaha SR500 by Bunker of Istanbul

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you’ve been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s riot of color. The bazaars and basilicas are an assault on the retinas, in the best possible way. So it’s surprising to discover that this cool and understated Yamaha SR500 comes from the city formerly known… Read more »

  • R nine T Custom Project: the builders

    R nine T Custom Project: the builders

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,,

    It’s not often that we get an insight into the minds and work processes of Japan’s custom motorcycle builders. The language barrier is simply too much. So we’re wrapping up our coverage of BMW’s R nineT Custom Project by interviewing the four builders involved. Although… Read more »

  • BMW R Nine T Custom Project

    BMW R Nine T Custom Project

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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… Read more »

  • The $185,000 Midual Type 1

    The $185,000 Midual Type 1

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    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… Read more »

  • BMW Tracker by Fuel

    BMW Tracker by Fuel

  • Chris Hunter Custom 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

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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 »