Custom Motorcycles

  • Ducati 900SS by El Solitario

    Ducati 900SS by El Solitario

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When a Ducati 900SS rolls into a workshop for a big-budget overhaul, it usually leaves a few weeks later looking just like it did when it rolled off the production line in the 90s. But not this one: only the most eagle-eyed Ducatistas would recognize… Read more »

  • Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks

    Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Francesc Galindo has a job most of us would kill for: he’s a MotoGP mechanic who flies around the world wrenching on bikes for the Pramac Racing Ducati team. In his spare time, he likes to work on customs. He runs Fgmotoworks, a small workshop… Read more »

  • 2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

    2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Is any confirmation needed that a large sector of the motorcycle-buying public is bored with anodyne, plastic-clad offerings? This is it: The venerable Yamaha SR400 goes on sale in the USA in June, following its relaunch in Europe. Yes, we’re talking about a simple mid-capacity… Read more »

  • Kawasaki Z 750 by HB Custom

    Kawasaki Z 750 by HB Custom

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of the things I love most about the new wave custom scene is the healthy mix of professional and garage builders. While some use their craft to put food on the table, others hold down day jobs—slogging away at projects in their spare time.… Read more »

  • 1971 Triumph by Analog

    1971 Triumph by Analog

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There’s usually a trigger that inspires someone to start a custom build. Perhaps an engine failure, or a dent in the tank. Or even just a glimpse of a cool bike parked on the street. In Tony Prust’s case, it was the offer of a… Read more »

  • Kawasaki ‘Kamikaze’ cafe racer

    Kawasaki ‘Kamikaze’ cafe racer

  • Yamaha SR250 ‘AG HOC’

    Yamaha SR250 ‘AG HOC’

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We’ve used the term ‘low-key’ to describe Ad Hoc’s David Gonzalez before. His latest release—an audacious Yamaha SR250—is anything but. This cheeky-looking scrambler was built to appeal to the urban and extreme sports sensibilities of its young owner. “The first thing that came to mind… Read more »

  • Yamaha SR500 ‘Mezzomille’

    Yamaha SR500 ‘Mezzomille’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you live on mainland Europe and have a penchant for Yamaha café racers, then you probably know Kedo. The German company is one of the largest SR500 specialists outside Japan, supplying everything from bodywork to engine parts. Kedo’s Daniel Doritz has a history of… Read more »

  • Kawasaki W800 customs by Di Ferro

    Kawasaki W800 customs by Di Ferro

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We’ve waxed lyrical about Kawasaki’s W800 before, and how great it is as a custom platform. It’s simple, reliable and looks good straight off the showroom floor, with a gorgeous engine. For these reasons, Italian shop Di Ferro Motorcycles have selected it for their latest project—spinning… Read more »

  • Harley 48 Sportster by RSD

    Harley 48 Sportster by RSD

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    It takes a pretty special Harley to stop me in my tracks, but this Sportster 48 from Roland Sands Design hits all the right notes. It’s a street tracker with a strong vintage vibe—plus enough performance upgrades to make it an entertaining ride without compromising… Read more »

  • Laverda custom motorcycle

    Wrenchmonkees Laverda 750

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees. Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little. An early 70s Laverda given the Wrenchmonkees treatment… Read more »

  • Yamaha XS650 bobber

    Yamaha XS650 bobber

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Roughly a year ago we featured a slammed 1982 Yamaha XS650, resplendent in an intricate gold paintjob. It was built by Taipei-based Mark Huang, who still has it and rides it regularly. He’s since built another XS650 in the same Japanese street-bobber style—and it looks… Read more »

  • BMW R100 by Untitled Motorcycles

    BMW R100 by Untitled Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The BMW airhead revival continues apace. This stripped-back R100 RT comes from London’s Untitled Motorcycles and it just oozes vintage charm. It’s a classic barn find story. The BMW had been rotting away in a garage for years before Christian Smith saw it, bought it,… Read more »

  • Honda CJ360 by Kingdom of Kicks

    Honda CJ360 by Kingdom of Kicks

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Kingdom of Kicks is typical of the small, up-and-coming workshops that are lighting the fires under the European custom scene. It’s run by James Jordan, who started out building bikes in a small apartment—and now enjoys marginally larger premises in Hackney Wick, an east London… Read more »

  • Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

    Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When we heard that Motohangar had ripped the bodywork off a Suzuki Katana, we were dismayed. After all, the Katana is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made. But then we found out that Patrick Jones and crew were revitalizing a 2006 Suzuki Katana,… Read more »