Momoto SR500: blueprint for a budget cafe

Momoto SR500: blueprint for a budget cafe

Half a century ago, a café racer was a bike stripped to the essentials. Tuned for maximum performance over the short haul, it was usually a secondhand bike that didn’t break the bank—and was tweaked on a budget. These days, the true modern café racer… Read more »

Shop visit: Urban Rider, London

Shop visit: Urban Rider, London

If you live in London, the place to shop for motorcycle gear is Urban Rider. It’s where you’ll find all the big-name brands, and they build damn cool bikes too—like the BMW R80 below. Urban Rider is a destination for many motorcyclists in the capital,… Read more »

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Moriwaki’s 40th Anniversary Honda CB1100

Moriwaki’s 40th Anniversary Honda CB1100

Think of Moriwaki, and you probably think of snarling racebikes tearing around Suzuka in the 70s and 80s. Invariably piloted by hairy-chested legends like Graeme Crosby (above) and Wayne Gardner. These days, the family-run race team is also a big name on the Japanese custom… Read more »

Dirty Sandy: 4h10’s custom Honda dual sport

Dirty Sandy: 4h10’s custom Honda dual sport

Most custom Honda Dominators trade their original lines for a cleaner, flat-tracker inspired look. This particular one breaks that mould with a rough, throwback scrambler vibe—and we dig it. It belongs to Nico, co-founder of French moto lifestyle site 4H10. With two café builds under… Read more »

Deal time: Huckberry x Bike EXIF gear store

Deal time: Huckberry x Bike EXIF gear store

Four months ago, our first Huckberry collaboration was a huge success. So we’re back with a second collection of carefully curated motorcycle gear. And since the festive season is approaching, we’ve focused on deals on gifts for guys (and girls) who like two-wheeled adventures.

Little Baby: Cafe Racer Dreams’ SR125

Little Baby: Cafe Racer Dreams’ SR125

Let’s be honest: most of the bikes that make waves on the custom scene are big-budget builds. They cost as much as a new motorcycle driven off a showroom floor. And that’s fine, because that’s the price of personalization in a commoditized world. High-level artistry… Read more »

Blacker than black: Rough Crafts’ Dyna Fat Bob

Blacker than black: Rough Crafts’ Dyna Fat Bob

Winston Yeh has an uncanny talent: he builds custom Harleys that excite people who don’t normally like Harleys. Operating as Rough Crafts out of Taipei, Taiwan, his creations are lean and brooding—with impeccable finishes. In short, the man has great taste, as is evident by… Read more »

Condor: the other boxer motorcycle

Condor: the other boxer motorcycle

Unless you’re a military enthusiast or a Swiss army conscript, you probably haven’t heard of Condor-Werke AG. It’s one of Europe’s sleeper marques, and started building motorcycles for the Swiss military in 1893. (Yes, that’s a year before Hildebrand & Wolfmüller launched the first true… Read more »