Custom Motorcycles

  • 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 »

  • Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

    Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Chris Chappell’s last SR500 was a show-stopper. It was well received when we initially featured it, and went on to earn a spot among our Top Five Yamaha SR500s. As it turns out, he already had another one in the pipeline—with a very different spin.… Read more »

  • Kawasaki KZ750 by Chad Hodge

    Kawasaki KZ750 by Chad Hodge

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The name Chad Hodge should sound familiar. He designed the sensational Bullitt helmet concept a few years ago—a retro, full-face design that’s since been picked up by Bell and is about to go on sale. Originally from Louisville, Chad works as industrial designer out of… Read more »

  • ICON 1000 Triumph Speedmaster

    ICON 1000 Triumph Speedmaster

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    ICON Motosports is back with a killer new custom. It’s the company’s third hookup with Triumph, who delivered a 2013-model Speedmaster for baptism by Sawzall at Icon’s Portland headquarters. In the 1960s, Triumph 650 twins ruled the drag strips and the ICON 1000 Speedmaster is… Read more »

  • BMW R1100GS by Cafe Racer Dreams

    BMW R1100GS by Cafe Racer Dreams

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you’re planning a trip to North Africa, you need a bike that is absolutely bulletproof. Cafe Racer Dreams know how to take a motorcycle apart and rebuild it, and have made their name transforming everything from vintage Honda CBs to modern Triumph Scramblers. But… Read more »

  • BMW R90/6 ‘Hustler’

    BMW R90/6 ‘Hustler’

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There’s a certain satisfaction in bringing a motorcycle back from the brink. And Donovan Muller knows that feeling well: his 1974 BMW R90/6 was a rusted non-runner when he got hold of it. Its previous owner had all but abandoned it, leaving it outside to… Read more »

  • Yamaha XJ750 by Ad Hoc

    Yamaha XJ750 by Ad Hoc

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    David Gonzalez is one of those low-key, under-the-radar builders, slowly creating a portfolio of stylish and slightly unusual bikes. Ten months ago we covered his classy Moto Morini 350; it’s now a pleasure to show his latest build, this angular 1983 Yamaha XJ750. The XJ750… Read more »

  • Scramblers Motorcycles’ SR500

    Scramblers Motorcycles’ SR500

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Hot on the heels of our Top 5 Yamaha SR500s feature comes this rather sharp looking example from new Swabian outfit Scramblers Motorcycles. Based in Schnaitheim, in the south of Germany, Daniel and Michael Bosch and Sven Paukner share a love of motocross, skateboarding and… Read more »

  • Ducati 999S by Venier Customs

    Ducati 999S by Venier Customs

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This is one of the fastest motorcycles we’ve ever featured—and I’d say it’s one of the best-looking too. It’s a Ducati 999S ‘Testastretta’ converted from race to road use by Stefano Venier, a New York-based builder with an immaculate eye for understated aesthetics. Venier is… Read more »

  • RD350 Streak by Brew Bikes

    RD350 Streak by Brew Bikes

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you like two-wheelers of the pedal-powered kind, you probably know about Reynolds 853 tubing. It’s a seamless, air-hardened and heat-treated steel tube with a high strength-to-weight ratio. It’s not something you often see pressed into service on a motorcycle frame, and this 1974 Yamaha… Read more »

  • BMW R80G/S Dirt Tracker by Blitz

    BMW R80G/S Dirt Tracker by Blitz

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The popularity of BMW’s classic R-series shows no signs of waning. Still, it’s unusual to see a R80G/S get the custom treatment. Given the heritage of the Gelände/Strasse designation, you’re more likely to spot one in stock trim, or kitted out with parts from the… Read more »

  • XS400 by Urban Motor

    XS400 by Urban Motor

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    In the 1960s, VW created a famous ad for the American market, asking, “How does the snow plow driver get to work?” The answer, as you’ve probably guessed, was in a Beetle. I was reminded of that ad when I heard that Urban Motor’s Peter… Read more »

  • Metisse cafe racer kits

    Metisse cafe racer kits

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you’ve got a recent-model Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton or Scrambler in your garage and want to upgrade it, you’re in luck. You’ll find a dizzying array of options to choose from, with full cafe racer kits at the top of the tree. One of the… Read more »

  • 1969 Honda CB350 by Roc City

    1969 Honda CB350 by Roc City

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The terms ‘hand crafted’ and ‘bespoke’ get thrown around a lot these days—but in the case of this wonderfully understated 1969 Honda CB350, they’re particularly apt. Virtually every part you see here has been hand made by Sean Pelletier of Roc City Cafe Racers. At… Read more »