Custom Motorcycles

  • 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 »

  • Joey Subrizi’s roadgoing YZF 426

    Joey Subrizi’s roadgoing YZF 426

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I have to admit that I’m immune to the charms of modern-day motocross bikes. I have a soft spot for the old Husky 400s and Honda Elsinores, but the garish, logo-emblazoned machines of today leave me cold. There’s no question about their performance, though. And… Read more »

  • Honda CB750 K7 by 4h10

    Honda CB750 K7 by 4h10

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Make a list of the ten most influential motorcycles of all time, and the Honda CB750 has got to be on it. But by the late 70s the original superbike had become the two-wheeled equivalent of middle-aged Elvis: slightly out of shape and overshadowed by… Read more »

  • Ducati 749 by Gustavo Penna

    Ducati 749 by Gustavo Penna

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When the time comes to build a motorcycle for the next Terminator movie, it should be this one. It’s a glimpse under the skin of a Ducati 749, courtesy of Gustavo Penna—a cinematographer who shoots car commercials in Los Angeles. Gustavo is a Ducati fanatic… Read more »

  • Revival Cycles Harley Sportster 883

    Revival Cycles Harley Sportster 883

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,

    Revival Cycles are known mostly for their show-stopping Moto Guzzi customs. So it should feel strange to see a Harley roll out of the Texas workshop. But somehow, it doesn’t: this Sportster 883 is exactly what you’d expect from Alan Stulberg and crew when it… Read more »

  • Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

    Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

  • Shaik Ridzwan Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Desert sleds still have a place in modern motorcycling iconography. Originally an American phenomenon, today it’s the Triumph Scrambler from across the ditch that embodies the spirit most closely. And it doesn’t take much to give a modern Scrambler a touch of the desert sled… Read more »

  • Ninja 750 by Huge Design

    Ninja 750 by Huge Design

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Bill Webb has two passions in life: design and motorcycles. He’s a partner at a San Francisco agency called Huge Design, and for years his daily ride was a 1995 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja. Then the bike was stolen and stripped. When Bill recovered his Ninja—known… Read more »

  • Bull Cycles’ Harley Nightster

    Bull Cycles’ Harley Nightster

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    I’ve always thought that the older Nightsters are the best-looking Harley Sportster variant. The mix of dark finishes, wire wheels and blacked-out hubs gave them a subtle, low-key vibe. This custom Nightster is anything but subtle, though. And none the worse for it. Nicknamed ‘Traffic,’… Read more »