David Edwards

Despite his journalism professors' pleas to write about something – anything – besides motorcycles, David graduated from the University of North Texas. Soon after, he took a job at Cycle News. Eleven months later, Cycle World came calling. Within four years he was promoted to editor-in-chief, a position he would hold for the next 21 years.
Under Edwards' leadership, Cycle World became the largest-circulation motorcycle monthly in the world and transitioned to a multi-platform media source. Along the way, he's ridden everything from 49cc tiddlers to Wayne Rainey's fearsome YZ500R racebike. He's toured through 23 countries, including a memorable trek across Mongolia's Gobi Desert. He's ridden 1000 miles in a day – and has the Iron Butt certificate to prove it – while his shortest ride lasted just a few seconds and ended 300 feet up the Widowmaker Hillclimb.
An eclectic collector, David's fleet ranges from a customized Yamaha Warrior cruiser to a Dresda Triumph café-racer to a 1940 Indian Sport Scout bob-job. Currently, Edwards is a consultant for the Bonhams auction house, and runs Moto Viejo, an online consignment service for parts, literature and collectibles.

Mule Triumph Café Roadster

Man does not live by street-tracker alone, tasty as that diet may be. Even Richard Pollock, acknowledged Tracker King (he’s built more than 100 to…

Triumph x Mule Motorcycles

Triumph’s new Bonneville is fast becoming a go-to choice for custom-bike builders who want to start with a reliable current machine, rather than scour junkyards…

Triumph Catalina Scrambler

It was a problem of Robert Jordan’s own making, and it smacked him upside the head every time he ventured into his garage. There sat…

Harley Sportster by Asterisk

There may be better cures for jetlag…then again, maybe not. Hideki Hoshikawa had flown over from Japan with his latest build in the airplane’s cargo…

Mule Yamaha XS Street Tracker

So this is what happens when two old surf dudes get together. Richard Pollock, our favorite street-tracker builder, was a semi-pro surfer in his youth.…

Shinya Kimura’s Cafe Sportster

There’s a certain blacksmith shop feel to Shinya Kimura’s motorcycles, and I mean that in a good way. Looking at the bare aluminum bodywork of…

Mule Triumph Bonneville

Sometimes even a man of the cloth needs a little earthly diversion. So it was with Father Dave Reinhart, a chaplain in the U.S. Air…

Indian 4 “Renegade” Custom

By David Edwards—Indian aficionados, especially those of the 100-point concours persuasion, may want to click away from this page quick as you can—or at the…

Honda CR500 by Boyko Racing

One of Southern California’s “go-to” guys when it comes to dirtbike motors is Ted Boyko. A promising kid racer on a factory Indian minibike who…

Harley cafe racer: the Harleyton 45

By David Edwards — All you need to know about Nick Roskelley’s budget-built café-racer can be found hanging below the right side of the fuel…