Custom Motorcycles

  • Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

    Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

  • KTM 450 EXC by Walt Siegl

    KTM 450 EXC by Walt Siegl

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    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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Indian Scout by Analog Motorcycles

    Indian Scout by Analog Motorcycles

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles

    With all eyes on Indian Motorcycle’s relaunch of the iconic Scout, it’s refreshing to see vintage examples vying for attention too. And this eye-catching 1949 Scout from Analog Motorcycles should have no trouble stealing a little limelight. Analog’s Tony Prust stumbled upon the bike while… Read more »

  • gpz900r

    Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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 »

  • 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 »

  • BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro

    BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    With the BMW R-series becoming the platform du jour for custom builds, it’s getting harder to create something new—without simply being ‘different’ for the sake of it. That was the quandary faced by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro, one of Italy’s top custom builders and… Read more »

  • Triumph Bonneville T100 by Clutch

    Triumph Bonneville T100 by Clutch

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    As long as Triumph keep churning out modern classics, builders will be lining up to chop them. This latest example is a 2007 Bonneville T100—tastefully reworked by the crew at Clutch Custom Motorcycles. Clutch Custom operates out of Paris’ 12th arrondissement, and if I had… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi Ambassador by BCR

    Moto Guzzi Ambassador by BCR

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Anyone who’s considered building a traditional café-racer has probably stumbled upon Benjie Flipprboi’s site at some point. As Benjie’s Café Racers, he produces a wide array of good looking bolt-on parts from his Corona, California base—and he builds pretty desirable bespoke motorcycles to boot. This… Read more »

  • Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

    Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye. If there’s a four-wheeled parallel, it’s those super-sanitary hot… Read more »

  • CMBL Yamaha SR500 ‘ZedCat’

    CMBL Yamaha SR500 ‘ZedCat’

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Surfing and custom motorcycles are two cultures that, when combined, often produce radical results. For example, the ZedCat: a delightful Yamaha SR500 with a slightly juvenile slant, from relative newcomers CMBL. CMBL (pronounce “symbol”) is the motorcycle-building side project of surfer John Eldridge. Based in… Read more »