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Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 Customs

The big news on the custom scene right now is the launch of the revised Yamaha XJR1300. The old bruiser has been revitalized and repackaged into two variants: a standard version with wide bars and a seat big enough for two, and a Racer with clip-ons, a small fairing and front fender, and a solo…

BMW's R nineT motorcycle: a smash hit with custom builders.

Top 5 BMW R Nine T customs

BMW came out swinging when they released the R nineT. Even before the bike went on sale, it was farmed out to some of the world’s top custom builders: a clear indication of BMW’s new-found love for the custom scene. There’s a lot to love about the R nineT itself. It’s powered by the punchy…

The Top 5 2-stroke motorcycles

Top 5 2-stroke motorcycles

There’s nothing quite like the smell of two-stroke oil. Or the sound of a swarm of two-strokes hurtling down the track at full tilt. Then there’s that power band—a trait that earned some larger-capacity bikes the title of ‘widow maker’. Whatever the reason, there’s a certain romanticism associated with two-stroke engines. They’ve powered some of…

Kawasaki Z1 customized by Bulldock of Japan

Top 5 Kawasaki Z1 and Z1000 customs

In the early 1970s, two Japanese superbikes ruled the roost: the Honda CB750 and the Kawasaki Z1. The Z1 was originally going to be a 750, but when Kawasaki got wind of the CB750 in the late 60s, they decided to up the ante by increasing capacity to 903cc. It was a wise move. On…

Top 5 Modern Motorcycles Part II

Last week we showcased five modern motorcycles that hit the mark in terms of attitude and style. It was a mix of retro re-issues and…

Top 5 Modern Motorcycles

It’s a widely held opinion that contemporary motorcycle design isn’t quite what it used to be. The sense of nostalgia that fuels the custom scene…

Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

Car manufacturers occasionally dip a toe into the world of two wheels. It’s usually in the form of an expensive bicycle designed to be strapped…

Top 5 Yamaha SR400

It’s one thing to talk about the ‘enduring appeal’ of a motorcycle. It’s quite another for that appeal to translate into solid showroom sales, year…

Top 5 Triumph Hardtail Motorcycles

If there’s one style of custom motorcycle that’s always been popular, it’s the mighty hardtail. Reminiscent of the board and dirt trackers of old, the…

Top 5 Ducati Monster customs

The Ducati Monster is one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Since it went on sale in 1993, over 275,000 have rolled out…

Top 5 Triton motorcycles

The idea was simple: take the best engine and the best frame of the time, and combine them. In the 60s, that was considered to…

Top 5 Kawasaki KZ750s

I’ll admit it, I didn’t know that Kawasaki made a twin-cylinder ‘Z’ until I came across the bikes we’ve selected below. It seems illogical that…

Top 5 Harley Panheads

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…

Top 5 Honda NX650

Take a look at a stock Honda NX650 Dominator, and it’s hard to believe how popular it’s become with custom builders. Lurking under all that…

Top 5 Triumph Bonneville customs

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…