• Moto Guzzi V65 cafe racer

    Moto Guzzi V65 cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of the most evocative paint schemes in motorcycling is the red and lime green of Moto Guzzi’s iconic V7 Sport. It was a combination suggested by a Milan-based design institute, and four decades later, it’s still synonymous with the marque. Moto Guzzi itself has… Read more »

  • Yamaha XT600 by Sartorie Meccaniche

    Yamaha XT600 by Sartorie Meccaniche

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    The venerable Yamaha XT600 is one of those motorcycles that everyone seems to like. After almost two decades of production, this simple but rugged enduro disappeared from the showrooms in 2003—but it’s still readily available on the secondhand market. One of the XT600’s biggest fans… Read more »

  • Triumph Scrambler by Kingston Custom

    Triumph Scrambler by Kingston Custom

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    The Triumph Tridays is one of the biggest motorcycle festivals in Europe. Every June, the Austrian town of Neukirchen is overrun by British bikes, and the highlight of the event is a 400-meter grass sprint known as the ‘Rumble.’ A one-off custom is invariably revealed… Read more »

  • Motorcycle restoration: The engine

    Motorcycle restoration: The engine

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Video

    A motorcycle engine is a thing of beauty: A compact mechanical symphony, engineered with precision. And one of the most satisfying jobs during a motorcycle restoration is restoring an engine back to its original glory. That’s what happened this week in E3 Motorcycles’ Brooklyn workshop.… Read more »

  • Norton 850 Commando by Federal Moto

    Norton 850 Commando by Federal Moto

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    There’s a new name to look out for on the custom scene: Federal Moto. It’s a startup workshop from Canada, and this remarkable Norton 850 Commando resto-mod is the company’s first build. The guys behind Federal are friends Shaun Brandt, Randy Venhuis, and Justin Benson.… Read more »

  • Yamaha dirt tracker by Jeff Palhegyi

    Yamaha dirt tracker by Jeff Palhegyi

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Is there any racing livery more evocative than Yamaha’s classic ‘speed block’ pattern? Put it on a dirt tracker, and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Jeff Palhegyi’s uncompromising XS650 was one of the stars of the recent Quail Gathering, but Jeff refused all… Read more »

  • Motorcycle restoration: wheels

    Motorcycle restoration: wheels

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Video

    Anyone who’s taken on a large-scale motorcycle restoration runs into an “Aw—f*ck” moment at some point. The best-laid plans can unravel, or get held up by a single seized bolt or incorrect parts order. And this week, that’s what’s happened with our featured CB550, owned… Read more »

  • New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

    New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    With interest in motorcycles on the rise in the western world, there’s never been so much gear to choose from. Which is making it harder and harder to pick out noteworthy items for our occasional round-ups.  This time, we’ve got a helmet with a darkly… Read more »

  • El Solitario ‘Marrajo’ Sportster 1200

    El Solitario ‘Marrajo’ Sportster 1200

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    El Solitario is something of a phenomenon in the custom world. The Spanish workshop inspires both passion and rage from observers, and this latest build is likely to be no different. It’s called ‘Marrajo’—the Spanish word for a mako shark—and is based on a 1998… Read more »

  • KTM Tracker by Roland Sands

    KTM Tracker by Roland Sands

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’m surprised we don’t see more KTMs on the custom scene. Maybe it’s because the Austrian bikes offer great performance straight out of the box, and a love-it-or-hate-it style that’s hard to tweak. Roland Sands is a fan of the brand, and also one of… Read more »

  • Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

    Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Concept MotorcyclesSpecial FeaturesTop 5 ,

    Car manufacturers occasionally dip a toe into the world of two wheels. It’s usually in the form of an expensive bicycle designed to be strapped to the back of a giant SUV, and bought by middle-aged businessmen. But that hasn’t stopped petrolhead designers from daydreaming… Read more »

  • Motorcycle restoration: the frame

    Motorcycle restoration: the frame

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Video

    In last week’s Saturday Sessions episode David Browning and E3 Motorcycles got their hands dirty with breaking down and reconditioning the Honda CB550. The first round of replacement parts is now on the way. So this week we’re moving on to frame and metal preparation,… Read more »