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  • Top 5 2-stroke motorcycles

    Top 5 2-stroke motorcycles

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    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… Read more »

  • Top 5 Kawasaki Z1 and Z1000 customs

    Top 5 Kawasaki Z1 and Z1000 customs

  • Chris Hunter Special FeaturesTop 5

    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… Read more »

  • Top 5 Modern Motorcycles Part II

    Top 5 Modern Motorcycles Part II

  • Top 5 Modern Motorcycles

    Top 5 Modern Motorcycles

  • Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

    Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Concept MotorcyclesSpecial FeaturesTop 5 ,

    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 to the back of a giant SUV, and bought by middle-aged businessmen. But that hasn’t stopped petrolhead designers from daydreaming… Read more »

  • Top 5 Yamaha SR400

    Top 5 Yamaha SR400

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    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 after year. There are a handful of bikes that have stayed in production for decades, essentially unchanged—Royal Enfields and Urals… Read more »

  • Top 5 Triumph vintage hardtails

    Top 5 Triumph vintage hardtails

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    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 distinct profile of a hardtail, coupled with the simplicity (or impracticality) that comes with a lack of rear suspension, holds… Read more »

  • Top 5 Ducati Monster customs

    Top 5 Ducati Monster customs

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    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 of the Bologna factory—and they’ve kept Ducati financially stable over the past two decades. The first Monster, the M900, used… Read more »

  • Top 5 Triton motorcycles

    Top 5 Triton motorcycles

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    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 be Triumph’s Bonneville engine and Norton’s Featherbed frame. And so the Triton was born. The Featherbed frame was applauded at… Read more »

  • Top 5 Kawasaki KZ750s

    Top 5 Kawasaki KZ750s

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5

    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 Kawasaki would release a twin when they had a great four-cylinder engine in their line-up, but they wanted a piece… Read more »

  • Top 5 Harley Panheads

    Top 5 Harley Panheads

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    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 »

  • Top 5 Honda NX650

    Top 5 Honda NX650

  • Wesley Reyneke Special FeaturesTop 5 ,

    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 bodywork is a pretty cool motorcycle though—a great all-rounder with legendary Honda reliability and loads of potential. Honda produced the… 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »