Custom Motorcycles

  • 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 »

  • Yamaha SR400 Yard Built by Benders

    Yamaha SR400 Yard Built by Benders

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Brothers Christian and Raphael Bender had the kind of childhood most of us dream about. They started out messing around on dirt bikes near Germany’s picturesque Black Forest, and began rebuilding bikes to finance far-flung adventures in the dunes of the Sahara desert. After a… Read more »

  • Guzzi Nevada custom scrambler

    Guzzi Nevada custom scrambler

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    The big money-spinner for Moto Guzzi these days is the ‘new’ V7 range. But although the V7 has put the Mandello Del Lario factory on a secure footing, the heart of the bike is nothing new. The iconic 750cc ‘small block’ engine design can be… Read more »

  • Honda CB400N by Officine Mr. S

    Honda CB400N by Officine Mr. S

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Nestled against the northwestern Sicilian coastline is a town called Alcamo. Known for its white wine and beautiful seaside, it’s also home to emerging Italian builder Isidoro Stellino. Stellino began his career at the age of 18 as a coffee roaster in his family’s shop,… Read more »

  • 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 »