Tricolore Treat: Wolf Moto’s Guzzi LeMans

Tricolore Treat: Wolf Moto’s Guzzi LeMans

One of South Africa’s motorcycling hotspots is the Woodstock Man Cave, a workshop-cum-clubhouse in Cape Town. It’s also the venue for a bike show that’s popular with local customizers. But a few weeks ago, it was a machine from the opposite end of South Africa… Read more »

New and noted: the latest Motorcycle Jackets

New and noted: the latest Motorcycle Jackets

If you live in the northern hemisphere, temperatures are rising (we hope). And that means just one thing—more hours on the bike. So it’s time to check the wardrobe and the bank balance. Here’s our pick of the latest and greatest new motorcycle jackets: we’ve… Read more »

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Maxed Out: Yamaha’s Yard Built VMAX custom

Maxed Out: Yamaha’s Yard Built VMAX custom

The mighty V-Max is thirty years old this year. And it’s still making the news—for both the right and the wrong reasons. Its creator, Kenji Ekuan of GK Design, died a few days ago. Ekuan isn’t as well known as European designers such as Massimo… Read more »

Super Scrambler: Analog’s old-school Ducati

Super Scrambler: Analog’s old-school Ducati

Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles is an old-fashioned craftsman. He can turn his hand to fine woodworking as well as metallurgy, and his Chicago-based workshop turns out bikes that are functional as well as beautifully finished. Tony eschews fashion, but there’s often a stroke of… Read more »

Barely Legal: Maria’s stripped-back Bonneville

Barely Legal: Maria’s stripped-back Bonneville

Most custom shops would relish the opportunity to take a second crack at a build—especially if it was one of their early efforts. So the crew at Lisbon’s Maria Motorcycles must have been smiling when this Triumph Bonneville found its way back onto their bench.… Read more »

CRD’s XR 1200: the Harley That Should Have Been

CRD’s XR 1200: the Harley That Should Have Been

Back in 2008, the Harley XR 1200 had everything going for it. Launched in Europe but styled with an American flat track vibe, it was a nod to the much-loved XR750. American magazines went gaga over the XR, citing the 91-horsepower engine and quality suspension.… Read more »

Just For Kicks: Macco Motors’ XS400

Just For Kicks: Macco Motors’ XS400

Most custom builders don’t enjoy messing with electrics: they’ll install a lithium-ion battery to save weight and leave it at that. More adventurous workshops might rip out the fuses and install a control box like the Motogadget m-Unit. Jose and Tito of Macco Motors have… Read more »

Go Fast, Turn Left: The RSD Ameri-Tracker

Go Fast, Turn Left: The RSD Ameri-Tracker

Flat track is where it’s at. It’s a shot of adrenaline for both fans and racers, and the ‘go fast, turn left’ bikes look terrific. It’s also one of the few codes where Harley is still competitive. The XR-750 ruled the roost in the 70s,… Read more »