Custom Motorcycles

  • Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

    Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s hard to believe that this lean, purposeful café racer started out as a beaten up 1978 Yamaha SR500—an ex-AHMRA race bike that was standing in Chris Chappell‘s Los Angeles shop. Despite the fact that it had a pink FZR front wheel, Ninja rear wheel,… Read more »

  • Icon 1000 ‘Iron Lung’ Sportster

    Icon 1000 ‘Iron Lung’ Sportster

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Icon’s design director Kurt Walter is one of the most inspired bike builders operating in the USA today. Working with a tight-knit crew in the company’s Portland headquarters, he creates machines that are bombastic, aggressive and refreshingly unorthodox. Like this 1991 Harley Sportster roadracer, nicknamed… Read more »

  • BMW R nineT by Urban Motor

    BMW R nineT by Urban Motor

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    The most audacious motorcycle launch of late has been the BMW R nineT. Who’d have thought that the clinical Germans would reveal a naked boxer with built-in options for customization? Even better, Ola Stenegärd’s design team have wasted no time in delivering pre-production models to… Read more »

  • Honda Cub: Dirty Donkey

    Honda Cub: Dirty Donkey

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Honda Super Cub is the best-selling two-wheeler on the planet. Since 1958, it’s sold more than 60 million units. So, as you can imagine, there are some pretty cool custom Cubs around — but few are as cool as the machines being turned out… Read more »

  • Ducati custom by Corse Motorcycles

    Ducati custom by Corse Motorcycles

  • Wes Garcia Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Anthony Warnock is an ex-WSBK/MotoGP mechanic and now runs Corse Motorcycles in Perth, Australia. His specialty is late model Ducatis, having worked in Europe on the racing scene for 12 years, and for the factory itself in 2003. When he returned back to his home… Read more »

  • Kawasaki Zephyr by Ton-Up Garage

    Kawasaki Zephyr by Ton-Up Garage

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Kawasaki Z1 was mad, bad and dangerous to know. So in the mid-90s, Kawasaki decided to revive the legend and create a tribute bike, the Zephyr. Unfortunately the Zephyr didn’t quite have the excitement or edgy nature of the original. But it sold well… Read more »

  • Honda CB cafe racer by ExesoR

    Honda CB cafe racer by ExesoR

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Is brown the new black? This highly-caffeinated café racer built for a coffee company sure looks good. It’s a creative mix of CB250, CB360 and CB400 parts, and it took Christian Schwarzenlander of ExesoR Motorcycles over two years to construct. Christian is a quality control… Read more »

  • Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

    Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

  • Dutch von Shed Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The SR400 has been around for a while as a popular custom donor bike, but we shouldn’t overlook its little 250cc brother, which is equally simple in construction and, as demonstrated by the UK’s new-kids-on-the-custom-block Auto Fabrica, it can make a cracking little custom street… Read more »

  • Kawasaki Z1A by Graeme Crosby

    Kawasaki Z1A by Graeme Crosby

  • Triumph Bonneville by MeanMachines

    Triumph Bonneville by MeanMachines

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Some motorcycles are just brimming with purpose, like this custom Triumph Bonneville on steroids. It looks like it’s poised to shred rubber, even when it’s standing still. It’s the work of MeanMachines, an Australian shop very familiar to local owners of Bonnevilles and Thruxtons. Builder… Read more »

  • Royal Enfield Musket V-twin

    Royal Enfield Musket V-twin

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The modern-day Royal Enfield has many charms. But a rumbling exhaust note is not one of them. And nor is the ability to smoke rubber, however gently. Ohio-based Aniket Vardhan has found a solution to this problem. There’s no substitute for cubic inches, so he’s… Read more »

  • Yamaha XS650 by Clutch Custom

    Yamaha XS650 by Clutch Custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s a long time since we’ve featured a Yamaha XS650. It’s a bike that has become ubiquitous: with so many customs built on the 45-year-old platform, it’s hard to impress any more. This one is a cut above the rest though, mostly because it’s a… Read more »

  • Red Max Speed Shop Ducati Monster

    Red Max Speed Shop Ducati Monster

  • Dutch von Shed Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Ducati used to build simple air-cooled V-twins in pretty trellis frames that people wanted to customize. In the 1970s, the Bologna marque established an almost definitive look: Long, contoured tanks and deeply sculpted race seats. But then Ducati changed tack. The visual flat line running… Read more »

  • Bimota DB3 by Analog Motorcycles

    Bimota DB3 by Analog Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Amidst the beauty parade of BMWs, Hondas and Triumphs, it’s good to see a more obscure marque getting a custom makeover. And before you recoil in horror at the thought of a Bimota going under the knife, rest assured that the donor bike was probably… Read more »

  • Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R90/6

    Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R90/6

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Some custom motorcycles are so outlandish that they grab your attention immediately, while some are so understated and classy that, once you notice them, you can’t look away. Case in point: Cafe Racer Dreams‘ #38. This stunning ’74 BMW R90/6 belongs to José Martín Espinosa,… Read more »