Racing Motorcycles

  • Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

    Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

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    The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire. The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of the Lucky Cat Garage,… Read more »

  • Triumph 6T Thunderbird salt racer

    Triumph 6T Thunderbird salt racer

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    There’s something strangely compelling about motorcycles built solely to race down the Bonneville salt flats. Stripped of all fripperies, they’re designed to operate in a hostile environment that tests both man and machine. This Triumph 6T was built by Dick Smith of The Baron’s Speed… Read more »

  • BSA Trackmaster

    BSA Trackmaster

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    If there’s a growing trend in custom motorcycles today, it’s towards street trackers: road-legal versions of the flat track bikes that raced in the 1960s and 1970s. With small tanks, wide bars and fat tires, they’re good-looking bikes stripped down to the essentials. Machines like… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi “Suzuka 8 Hours” racer

    Moto Guzzi “Suzuka 8 Hours” racer

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    The custom scene is awash with concepts and Photoshop renders and imagined bikes. But designer Davide Caforio, who flits between Milan and Rome, has turned an inspired idea into reality. Caforio is an accomplished Moto Guzzi builder, and well known within his native Italy. He’s… Read more »

  • Triumph turbocharged motorcycle

    Triumph turbocharged motorcycle

  • Greg Williams Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Seems everybody has a taste for salt. Professional builders and home tuners alike are increasingly constructing machinery aboard which they hope to break speed records, racing only the clock on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Derek Pauletto of Trillion Industries in Calgary, Alberta has never been… Read more »

  • Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

    Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

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    How many motorcycle videos get more than ten million views? Not many, if any. But the first two Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle films from Icon Motosports got an incredible 13 million and 16 million views apiece. The third film in the series has just… Read more »

  • Walt Siegl Leggero racer

    Walt Siegl Leggero racer

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    When he’s not building the world’s most desirable Ducati road bikes, Walt Siegl likes to head for the racetrack on his 916 or 1098. But he’s a hard rider, and his two regular mounts are now looking a little battered. So Walt’s built himself this… Read more »

  • Trackmaster by Atom Bomb

    Trackmaster by Atom Bomb

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Clay Rathburn is one of those annoying ‘renaissance’ types who seem to be good at whatever they turn their hands to. First was a string of traditional Triumph hardtails—including the irresistible Velvet Underground. Then we had the RVA Overland vintage dirt bike, and a Harley… Read more »

  • Harley-Davidson WR racer

    Harley-Davidson WR racer

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    Racing motorcycles often have perfect proportions; they’re almost like the bikes you’d doodle in the corner of a schoolbook as a child. This 1946 Harley-Davidson is one of those machines, with an immaculate stance, perfectly symmetrical wheels and a beautiful economy of line. It’s a… Read more »

  • Honda flat track racer

    Honda flat track racer

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    The flat tracker look is a style that’s really starting to catch on in custom circles at the moment: The bobbed back-end, flat-bottomed tank and fender-less front wheel are all trademarks of the pared-down half-miler. But this custom-built flat track racer from the UK, featured… Read more »

  • Ducati 860SS replica

    Ducati 860SS replica

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    One of the strangest episodes in Ducati racing history took place in Australia in 1975. At the time, production racing Down Under was dominated by Kawasaki Z1s. So Ducati’s Australian importer created an ‘860SS,’ a machine custom-built to win at Bathurst, Australia’s most famous racetrack.… Read more »

  • 1968 Egli-Vincent racer

    1968 Egli-Vincent racer

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    In just over a week, Bonhams is set to auction a jaw-dropping selection of cars and motorcycles at the Grand Palais in Paris. One of the highlights is this 1968 Egli-Vincent 998cc racing motorcycle, which has an estimate of US$36,000—47,000. This machine is notable on… Read more »

  • Triumph T100 sprint bike

    Triumph T100 sprint bike

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    One of the UK’s top custom and vintage motorcycle builders is The Baron’s Speed Shop, based in South London. They’re famous for their meticulous work on old British iron, both unit and pre-unit—plus the occasional custom build for personalities such as Ewan McGregor and Charley… Read more »

  • Kreidler RMC

    Kreidler RMC

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    There’s a beauty in the stripped-down aesthetics of a pure racing motorcycle. Especially one hewn from metal, and unadorned with dayglo sponsor logos. This circa-1980 Kreidler RMC belongs to Dutchman Edwin Sweers, who bought it when he turned 16 years old in 1985. It now… Read more »

  • Ed Haazer Kawasaki Z1

    Ed Haazer Kawasaki Z1

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    The American Federation of Motorcyclists is the USA’s oldest motorcycle road racing organization. One of the fastest riders in its race series is Edwin Haazer, who’s famous for wrestling this 1975 Kawasaki Z1 to improbable speeds.