Custom Motorcycles

  • Husqvarna Nuda custom

    Husqvarna Nuda custom

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I was pretty excited when the Husqvarna Nuda 900R was released in 2012—and equally disappointed when it was discontinued, following Pierer Industrie AG’s acquisition of the Italian marque a year ago. The supermoto-esque naked featured a punched out, 898cc version of the Rotax twin-cylinder mill… Read more »

  • Deus Ex Machina: Sibling Rivalry

    Deus Ex Machina: Sibling Rivalry

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Two new Deus Ex Machina motorcycles have just rolled out of the Venice, California workshop. Affectionately called Sibling Rivalry, these custom Hondas are high-performance variations on the same theme: turning a street-legal enduro bike into a badass ‘super single.’ ‘Boodaak’ (above and below) and ‘Dakdaak’… Read more »

  • Kawasaki W650 by CRD

    Kawasaki W650 by CRD

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle just begging to be customized. Production ended in 2008, but it’s easy to find one on the secondhand market, prices are reasonable, and custom parts are plentiful. There are a lot of top-dollar W650 builds out there, yet this… Read more »

  • Revival Cycles Moto Guzzi

    Revival Cycles Moto Guzzi

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    With too much bodywork and an awkward looking 16” front wheel, the Le Mans IV wasn’t exactly the prettiest Moto Guzzi to roll out of Mandello del Lario. So it’s not surprising that the owner of this 1986 model turned to Texas’ Revival Cycles to… Read more »

  • Yamaha Virago 535 by OEM

    Yamaha Virago 535 by OEM

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Not many custom builders have been invited to display their bikes in Harrods and the Saatchi Gallery. But then again, England’s magnificently named Old Empire Motorcycles is not your run-of-the-mill custom shop. They’ve only been operating for a couple of years, but Alec Sharp and… Read more »

  • Honda Nighthawk by Classified Moto

    Honda Nighthawk by Classified Moto

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If there’s a builder entitled to look back on 2013 with a quiet sense of satisfaction, it’s John Ryland of Classified Moto. He’s enjoyed both critical and commercial success, with so many commissions he’s had to close the order book on more than one occasion.… Read more »

  • Honda NX650 ‘Dos’ by Kiddo Motors

    Honda NX650 ‘Dos’ by Kiddo Motors

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Sergio Armet burst onto the custom scene a couple of years ago with a brilliant Honda NX650 custom, ‘Kiddo Uno.’ He’s been busy in his Barcelona workshop ever since, and he’s now returned to his roots with a second NX650, ‘Dos.’ ‘Dos’ is a short,… Read more »

  • Yamaha XV750 by ER Motorcycles

    Yamaha XV750 by ER Motorcycles

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If there’s one name you need to keep an eye on in 2014, it’s ER Motorcycles (short for ‘Espresso Racer’). Founded in 2009 by Blaž Šuštaršič, the Slovenian workshop has steadily been producing noteworthy customs—such as their BMW R80 ‘Mobster,’ which featured in our Top… Read more »

  • Heiwa Motorcycle: Derringer 200

    Heiwa Motorcycle: Derringer 200

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Mooneyes show is a Mecca for the custom scene in Japan. Held every year in Yokohama, it attracts fans and builders from all over the world. A few days ago, one of the stars of the 22nd show was Heiwa Motorcycle, the Hiroshima-based workshop… Read more »

  • Top 10 custom motorcycles of 2013

    Top 10 custom motorcycles of 2013

  • Honda CBS125 by Dauphine-Lamarck

    Honda CBS125 by Dauphine-Lamarck

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There are dozens of builders who work on nothing but Harleys. Countless others stick exclusively to Indians, Moto Guzzis or Ducatis. But we didn’t know there’s a workshop that specializes in tiny Hondas from the 60s to the 80s—until now. This classy little Honda CBS125… Read more »

  • Yamaha XS650 by Thrive Motorcycle

    Yamaha XS650 by Thrive Motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When asked to reveal their influences, builders can come up with some pretty odd answers. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen “a wood-burning stove” credited before. ‘Moon’ comes from Thrive Motorcycle of Jakarta, and they have an unusual method for finding out what their… Read more »

  • Yamaha XS400 by Walt Siegl

    Yamaha XS400 by Walt Siegl

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Walt Siegl’s name is synonymous with classy, high-end Ducati customs. So it’s a little unusual to see a smaller displacement Japanese motorcycle roll out of his workshop—in this case a Yamaha XS400. Walt built the bike for the personal assistant of one of his customers.… Read more »

  • Yamaha XJR400 by Ellaspede

    Yamaha XJR400 by Ellaspede

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Let’s say you’re a relatively new convert to motorcycling. And you want a custom bike, something a little smaller and cheaper than an 883 Sportster, Triumph Bonneville or Moto Guzzi V7. The obvious option is the Yamaha SR400. Or maybe one of the more compact… Read more »

  • Harley Sportster by Headcase Kustom

    Harley Sportster by Headcase Kustom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Right now, the Harley Sportster is challenging for position on the café racer scene. (Before purists complain, I’m using the term ‘café racer’ very loosely—meaning the opposite of cruiser custom style.) This sleek and agressive build comes from Casey Johnson, who runs Headcase Kustom Art… Read more »