Custom Motorcycles

  • CRD’s new boxer twins

    CRD’s new boxer twins

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    A few years ago you couldn’t sneeze without hitting a custom Honda CB. But the baton has now been passed to the BMW R-series. And with good reason too—old ‘airheads’ are easy to come by and bulletproof. With a simple layout and a removable subframe,… Read more »

  • BSA A50 by Hazan Motorworks

    BSA A50 by Hazan Motorworks

  • Shaik Ridzwan Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Barely six months ago, Max Hazan shifted his workshop from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. But the cross-country trip barely interrupted his stride. This stark and beautiful BSA A50, the first build to come out of Max’s new LA shop, was completed in just five weeks.… Read more »

  • BMW Paris Dakar replica by Svako

    BMW Paris Dakar replica by Svako

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    With a barrage of classic BMW boxer customs gracing our screens of late, it’s easy to overlook the legendary R80 G/S. Being such an iconic motorcycle, few builders dare customize it. Especially when dealing with the über-cool Paris Dakar model with its large capacity fuel… Read more »

  • Ducati 650 Pantah by Revival Cycles

    Ducati 650 Pantah by Revival Cycles

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    By Alan Stulberg’s own admission, Revival Cycles is “the kind of shop that puts subtlety high on the list of design priorities.” It shows—Revival’s builds are typically laced with well-considered details that are easily missed at first glance. Case in point: this ’83 Ducati 650… Read more »

  • BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

    BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    New wave customs are occasionally criticized for their lack of performance when compared to modern machines costing the same money. The answer, obviously, is that outright performance is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to riding. For many people, character counts for more,… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The ‘new’ V7 is Moto Guzzi’s biggest sales hit of recent years, getting the nod from riders and road testers alike. It’s stylish, lightweight and well finished—the perfect retro roadster. (Editorial disclosure: I have one in my own garage.) If there’s a recurring criticism of… Read more »

  • Honda GB250 by Ellaspede

    Honda GB250 by Ellaspede

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Honda GB250 is one of those small bikes with a big heart—in this case, an air-cooled single that pumps out a healthy 30 bhp in stock form. The GB250 tips the scales at less than 130 kg (280 lbs), and thanks to low gearing,… Read more »

  • Shed-built 1973 BMW R75/5

    Shed-built 1973 BMW R75/5

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The notion of building one’s own custom motorcycle is romantic—but not without its pitfalls. Some shed-builders run out of budget. Others struggle to create something truly unique, or lack the obsessiveness required for the tiny details. But some home-brewed bikes stand head and shoulders above… Read more »

  • Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

    Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

  • Honda GL1000 by ER Motorcycles

    Honda GL1000 by ER Motorcycles

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When I hear that a shop has torn into a Honda Gold Wing, my curiosity is immediately piqued. As clichéd as it is, “less is more” is a maxim for many builders—and Honda’s legendary tourer is the exact opposite. Thankfully the bike in question is… Read more »

  • Classified Triumph 675 ‘Doomsdaytona’

    Classified Triumph 675 ‘Doomsdaytona’

  • Yamaha Virago XV750 by Greg Hageman

    Yamaha Virago XV750 by Greg Hageman

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When it comes to old motorcycles in need of resurrection, owners often face a dilemma: restore to original spec, or rebuild as a custom? The temptation to perform a nuts-and-bolts resto is massive when there’s a ’60s model BSA or Triumph in the garage, but… Read more »

  • Ducati Multistrada by Ad Hoc

    Ducati Multistrada by Ad Hoc

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Ten years ago, the Multistrada was the odd man out in the Ducati line-up. For starters, it looked very strange indeed—and was likened by one magazine to a “wet cat with a large forehead.” As a bike to ride, though, it was pretty good. As… Read more »

  • Ducati 900SS custom by Atom Bomb

    Ducati 900SS custom by Atom Bomb

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    With the new-wave custom scene continually evolving and diversifying, it’s becoming progressively more difficult to classify custom motorcycles. Even the mere mention of the term “café racer” is enough to send purists into a frenzy these days. It gets even more complicated when the donors… Read more »

  • BMW R nineT custom by UCC

    BMW R nineT custom by UCC

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    After building bikes for nigh on 20 years, Unique Custom Cycles has a reputation most builders would die for. The Swedish company is known for its traditional chopper and drag racing builds, but its latest project—nicknamed The Stockholm Syndrome—is very different. UCC’s Ronna Norén and… Read more »