Custom Motorcycles

  • Moto Guzzi V65 cafe racer

    Moto Guzzi V65 cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of the most evocative paint schemes in motorcycling is the red and lime green of Moto Guzzi’s iconic V7 Sport. It was a combination suggested by a Milan-based design institute, and four decades later, it’s still synonymous with the marque. Moto Guzzi itself has… Read more »

  • Yamaha XT600 by Sartorie Meccaniche

    Yamaha XT600 by Sartorie Meccaniche

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The venerable Yamaha XT600 is one of those motorcycles that everyone seems to like. After almost two decades of production, this simple but rugged enduro disappeared from the showrooms in 2003—but it’s still readily available on the secondhand market. One of the XT600’s biggest fans… Read more »

  • Triumph Scrambler by Kingston Custom

    Triumph Scrambler by Kingston Custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Triumph Tridays is one of the biggest motorcycle festivals in Europe. Every June, the Austrian town of Neukirchen is overrun by British bikes, and the highlight of the event is a 400-meter grass sprint known as the ‘Rumble.’ A one-off custom is invariably revealed… Read more »

  • Ducati 749 by Shed-X

    Ducati 749 by Shed-X

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Staunch Ducatistas might balk at the idea of ripping the bodywork off a 749. Neil and Jim at Shed-X don’t seem to mind too much though: turning Bologna’s finest into naked, fun-loving street machines is their forte. Based out of a small workshop in Sydney,… Read more »

  • Yamaha dirt tracker by Jeff Palhegyi

    Yamaha dirt tracker by Jeff Palhegyi

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Is there any racing livery more evocative than Yamaha’s classic ‘speed block’ pattern? Put it on a dirt tracker, and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Jeff Palhegyi’s uncompromising XS650 was one of the stars of the recent Quail Gathering, but Jeff refused all… Read more »

  • Dustin Kott’s CB550 cafe racer

    Dustin Kott’s CB550 cafe racer

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When Dustin Kott turns his hand to a CB, you can be sure it’s going to come out special. The Californian builder has favored Hondas since he first popped up on the scene—and to call him a specialist would now be something of an understatement.… Read more »

  • Urban Motor Brat Bob

    Urban Motor Brat Bob

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,

    Whether it’s a classic resto-mod or a R nineT café-tracker, Urban Motor’s Peter Dannenberg sure knows how to tweak a BMW to perfection. Every build that rolls out of his Berlin workshop is über-clean and cohesive—even when he’s been asked to inject a little Brat… Read more »

  • El Solitario ‘Marrajo’ Sportster 1200

    El Solitario ‘Marrajo’ Sportster 1200

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    El Solitario is something of a phenomenon in the custom world. The Spanish workshop inspires both passion and rage from observers, and this latest build is likely to be no different. It’s called ‘Marrajo’—the Spanish word for a mako shark—and is based on a 1998… Read more »

  • KTM Tracker by Roland Sands

    KTM Tracker by Roland Sands

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’m surprised we don’t see more KTMs on the custom scene. Maybe it’s because the Austrian bikes offer great performance straight out of the box, and a love-it-or-hate-it style that’s hard to tweak. Roland Sands is a fan of the brand, and also one of… Read more »

  • Honda 750 Nighthawk by Ad Hoc

    Honda 750 Nighthawk by Ad Hoc

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Right now, the epicenter of the European custom scene is Spain. The Iberian Peninsula is already famous for its petrolhead culture, which has spawned legions of MotoGP stars—and we’re now seeing a growing number of workshops transforming older bikes into drop-dead gorgeous traffic stoppers. Shops… Read more »

  • Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R100RS

    Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R100RS

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Sensible isn’t a word you’d normally use to describe a custom motorcycle. But as this BMW R100RS from Cafe Racer Dreams proves, sensible doesn’t have to mean stale. It can also come with a hefty dose of style and desirability. CRD #49 was commissioned by… Read more »

  • Ducati Monster 750 by Motolady

    Ducati Monster 750 by Motolady

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’m always curious to see what moto journalists ride when they’re not reporting on other people’s bikes. This hot-rodded Ducati Monster 750 belongs to Alicia Mariah Elfving—better known as the Motolady, and one of the biggest personalities in the online moto world. There’s a fair… Read more »

  • BMW Airhead by Austin Paintworks

    BMW Airhead by Austin Paintworks

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Once in a blue moon, a bike comes along from a workshop I’ve never heard of, and blows my socks off. This is one such bike: a Rennsport-inspired BMW airhead from Bill Twitchel and Matt Musial of Austin Paintworks, Texas. AP is primarily a paint… Read more »

  • Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors

    Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors

  • BMW R60/5 ‘Dustbeemer’

    BMW R60/5 ‘Dustbeemer’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If the name Séb Lorentz doesn’t ring a bell, it should. Séb is one of Europe’s most gifted bike builders, with an eye for a line and a willingness to break the mold. He’s built two of our all-time favorite customs: a slammed Yamaha XS650… Read more »