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Huge Moto's retro-futuristic Honda CBR1000RR-based concept.

Going Huge: What it Takes to Design a Concept Bike

Last year, Huge Moto’s Honda CBR1000RR ‘cafe fighter’ conversion melted the EXIF servers. Bill Webb and his team focused on creating unique bolt-on parts—leaving the base motorcycle largely un-hacked. The San Francisco-based outfit is now tackling its most ambitious project yet: a complete, ground-up concept motorcycle, called MONO RACR.

This Harley Shovelhead by Noise Cycles Drips With 70s Style

Noise Cycles’ Harley Shovelhead Drips With 70s Style

Harley-Davidson styling has always been deliberately behind the times. Even in the 70s, the Shovelheads had more of an early 60s vibe. But what if a little early superbike magic had rubbed off on the Big Twins? You’d get something like this stunning machine—a 1979 FL from master builder Scott ‘T-Bone’ Jones of Noise Cycles.

The 10 Best Motorcycles of EICMA 2015

The 10 Best Motorcycles of EICMA 2015

As the giant EICMA 2015 motorcycle show closes its doors, we’re getting the feeling that manufacturers are shifting their focus. Everyone’s scrambling (see what we did there?) for a share of the modern-retro scene. They’re designing bikes that blend modern tech with classic aesthetics and timeless sensibilities. That means motorcycles with neutral styling, more options…

The Husqvarna 401 Vit Pilen 'White Arrow' motorcycle concept.

Exclusive: Husqvarna motorcycle concepts

Husqvarna has always had that elusive cool factor. Bikes sporting the classic “gun sight” logo have traditionally been fast and good-looking—just like famous owner Steve McQueen, whose weapon of choice in the 1970s was a Husky 400. Today, that cool factor has just ramped up a couple of notches. Husqvarna has thrown the wraps off…

Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

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…

Caterham Brutus 750

One of the surprise announcements at EICMA, the world’s biggest motorcycle show, was the launch of Caterham Bikes. It’s a new two-wheeled division from the…

T120 Bonneville by Analog

It’s always interesting to see the bikes that well-known builders create for themselves. This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust; it’s…

Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin

EXCLUSIVE Here’s the most exciting new motorcycle concept we’ve seen in a while—and it doesn’t come from an in-house design studio. It’s the work of…

Mikhail Smolyanov concepts

Motorcycle concepts are a dime a dozen. But these renderings, from Moscow designer Mikhail Smolyanov, show an extraordinary level of style and imagination. The “GL1-m”…

Renard Grand Tourer

In 1938, Estonian entrepreneur J. Laan founded a motorized bicycle manufacturer in the capital city of Tallinn, and called it Renard Cycles. Renard is French…

Ural Motorcycle: The Solo T concept

EXCLUSIVE The Ural is one of the great bargains of modern motorcycling: a tough, capable machine that can handle both city streets and dirt tracks.…

Honda VTR1000 custom

Most people accessorize their bikes from aftermarket catalogs. But when Australian Shawn Zammit got a Honda VTR1000 Firestorm in 2002, he decided to stick to…

Vetter Mystery Ship

I’ve never quite been sure what to make of Craig Vetter. One the one hand, he’s the man who gifted us the Triumph X-75 Hurricane…