• 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 »

  • New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

    New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

  • Chris Hunter 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 »

  • gpz900r

    Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

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    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

  • 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 »