Special Features

  • Top 5 Harley Panheads

    Top 5 Harley Panheads

  • Chris Hunter Special FeaturesTop 5 ,

    Is Harley-Davidson’s venerable Panhead the best looking motorcycle engine of all time? It’s certainly up there with the Triumph and Moto Guzzi twins. It’s nearly half a century since the last Panhead rolled off the production line, but its appeal has never waned. It’s a… Read more »

  • How to build motorcycles for a living

    How to build motorcycles for a living

  • John Ryland Bike EXIF GuidesSpecial Features

    “Wouldn’t it be great to build motorcycles for a living?” I’m guessing the thought has crossed your mind while working on your own bike. It’s kind of like saying, “Wouldn’t it be great to climb Mount Everest?” Of course it would, depending on your tolerance… Read more »

  • How To Build A Scrambler

    How To Build A Scrambler

  • Matthew Roberts Bike EXIF GuidesSpecial Features

    You’ve searched the web, watched the moody videos, and discovered that your street tires don’t like wet grass. You’ve decided you need a scrambler—but how do you tweak your bike for good dirty fun, with a bit of extra style? Here we’ll focus on the… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Photography, Part II

    Motorcycle Photography, Part II

  • Gregor Halenda Bike EXIF GuidesSpecial Features

    I once shot a billboard for Ducati with a penlight—and I was paid with a Hypermotard. That got your attention didn’t it? Being a photographer is a lot like being a magician. Sometimes the best tricks are the simple ones, just done extremely well. Today… Read more »

  • Top 5 Triumph Bonneville customs

    Top 5 Triumph Bonneville customs

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    We’ve already rounded up our favorite Triumph Scramblers and Thruxtons, but today we’re tackling the base model in Triumph’s modern classics line—the Bonneville. Styled after the Bonnies of the 60s and 70s, the ‘new’ Bonneville was released in 2001 and went on to form the… Read more »

  • 12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

    12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

  • Richard Pollock Bike EXIF GuidesSpecial Features

    The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste. I’m going to focus on the performance side of building… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Photography 101

    Motorcycle Photography 101

  • Jose Gallina Bike EXIF GuidesSpecial Features

    I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels. There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning… Read more »

  • Top 5 Honda CB750s

    Top 5 Honda CB750s

  • Chris Hunter Special FeaturesTop 5

    The original Honda CB750 Four is one of the most sought-after bikes to customize. And it’s not hard to see why: classic 1970s style, peerless performance for its era, and that legendary Honda engineering. It also means it’s getting harder to find a good, serviceable… Read more »

  • How To Build A Cafe Racer

    How To Build A Cafe Racer

  • Charlie Trelogan Bike EXIF Guides

    I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work. We also have… Read more »

  • Top 5 Moto Guzzi Le Mans

    Top 5 Moto Guzzi Le Mans

  • Chris Hunter Special FeaturesTop 5

    In the late 1970s, the Moto Guzzi Le Mans was the closest you could get to a factory café racer. Bereft of chrome and frippery, it would hit 130 mph and recorded over 70 hp at the back wheel. It was the ultimate low-tech superbike,… Read more »

  • Top 5 Honda CX500s

    Top 5 Honda CX500s

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    Let’s be honest—Honda’s CX500 is not going to win any beauty contests. With a short wheelbase, high front end, awkward looking subframe and unflattering plastics, it earned nicknames such as ‘plastic maggot’ and güllepumpe (the German word for a pump used to shift liquid manure)… Read more »

  • Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

    Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

  • Chris Hunter Special FeaturesTop 5

    For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll… Read more »

  • Top 5 Triumph Thruxtons

    Top 5 Triumph Thruxtons

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    Not too long ago we featured our favorite Triumph Scramblers. Today we turn our attention to the Scrambler’s café racer-styled sibling, the Triumph Thruxton. Named after the British Thruxton racing circuit, it was added to Triumph’s modern classics line in 2004. Like the Scrambler, it’s… Read more »

  • Top 5 Yamaha SR500s

    Top 5 Yamaha SR500s

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    Everyone loves a thumper—and few thumpers are as loved as Yamaha’s popular SR500. Manufactured for just over 20 years, from 1978 to 1999, it shared the same single-cylinder, air-cooled 499cc engine as the XT500 and TT500. Looks-wise it was styled to resemble its big brother,… Read more »

  • Top 5 BMW R-Series, Part Two

    Top 5 BMW R-Series, Part Two

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    Our first BMW R-series Top 5 received mixed reactions. Some of you loved our selection, while others wondered why their favorites didn’t make the list. The truth is, narrowing down a selection of one’s favorite customs of a particular marque to just five is pretty… Read more »