The Yamaha TW125 is one of the oddities of the motorcycling world. It’s short, high-ridin’ and underpowered. It doesn’t sound promising—but over the past 15 years, the TW125 has built up a strong fan base. And if you’ve ridden a fat-tired TW over the sand… Read more
The Triumph Scrambler looks pretty good straight out of the box. But a few well-judged tweaks can lift it to a whole new level. As much as we love radically modified Triumphs, it’s subtle custom jobs like this Gothenburg-based machine that really get our motors… Read more
Half a century ago, a café racer was a bike stripped to the essentials. Tuned for maximum performance over the short haul, it was usually a secondhand bike that didn’t break the bank—and was tweaked on a budget. These days, the true modern café racer… Read more
If you live in London, the place to shop for motorcycle gear is Urban Rider. It’s where you’ll find all the big-name brands, and they build damn cool bikes too—like the BMW R80 below. Urban Rider is a destination for many motorcyclists in the capital,… Read more
Think of Moriwaki, and you probably think of snarling racebikes tearing around Suzuka in the 70s and 80s. Invariably piloted by hairy-chested legends like Graeme Crosby (above) and Wayne Gardner. These days, the family-run race team is also a big name on the Japanese custom… Read more
Four months ago, our first Huckberry collaboration was a huge success. So we’re back with a second collection of carefully curated motorcycle gear. And since the festive season is approaching, we’ve focused on deals on gifts for guys (and girls) who like two-wheeled adventures.
Let’s be honest: most of the bikes that make waves on the custom scene are big-budget builds. They cost as much as a new motorcycle driven off a showroom floor. And that’s fine, because that’s the price of personalization in a commoditized world. High-level artistry… Read more
Unless you’re a military enthusiast or a Swiss army conscript, you probably haven’t heard of Condor-Werke AG. It’s one of Europe’s sleeper marques, and started building motorcycles for the Swiss military in 1893. (Yes, that’s a year before Hildebrand & Wolfmüller launched the first true… Read more
The country with the most influence on the modern custom scene is Japan. The machines we loosely call ‘café racers’ actually have more in common with the Japanese style of bike building than the British originals of the 1960s. A handful of Japanese shops are… Read more
The Yamaha XS750 triple is one of the most underrated motorcycles of the 1970s. It never achieved the cachet of the Honda CB750, and these days, its smaller SR400 and SR500 brethren are more popular with custom shops. That makes the XS750 affordable on the… Read more
Untitled builds interesting and usable old school motorcycles in a small workshop under the railway arches in north London. And they’re doing a very good job of it too. So when we read an interview with Untitled’s co-founder Adam Kay in Classic Bike Guide, we… Read more
This month we’re looking at new vintage gear from Italy, a retro helmet with modern technology, a new urban moto jacket, and an incredible deal on selvedge denim riding jeans. Hide that credit card.