What if T.E. Lawrence rode a BMW R100GS?

What if T.E. Lawrence rode a BMW R100GS?

The last Das Traumwerk build we featured was controversial to say the least: a boardtracker with a bright yellow engine. Now Alex Ahrer and Herwig Prammer are at it again, with their mischievous Austrian sense of humour. This time, they’ve taken inspiration from the 1962… Read more »

Blondezilla: MotoLady’s Sportster Scrambler

Blondezilla: MotoLady’s Sportster Scrambler

We love scramblers for their effortlessly cool vibe. But they don’t just look good: they’re invariably more usable and practical than most customs. It’s the usability angle that inspired Alicia Mariah Elfving to build this Sportster scrambler, with help from her partner Jeff Wolf. Her… Read more »

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Oxblood: Urban Rider’s BMW street scrambler

Oxblood: Urban Rider’s BMW street scrambler

It’s not often that a color inspires a bike build—and certainly not a color such as ‘oxblood.’ But that’s how this BMW police bike came back to life. After an engine rebuild in the mid-90s, it was decommissioned and put into storage for 18 years.… Read more »

Snow Go: Northern Lights’ Yamaha HL500

Snow Go: Northern Lights’ Yamaha HL500

Snow bikes are a great recipe for unbridled hooliganism. Take a dirt bike, fit it with a ski and a track, and hold on tight. But most are built using modern motocross machinery—and that doesn’t appeal to Orion Anthony. Orion lives just north of Whistler… Read more »

Action! Vimeo launches The Greasy Hands Preachers

Action! Vimeo launches The Greasy Hands Preachers

This weekend, the definitive film about the new wave custom scene is released to the public. Following its premiere at the San Sebastian film festival, The Greasy Hands Preachers is going global with Vimeo. From Sunday you can stream and download the 90-minute documentary—and you… Read more »

The Black Douglas: A Two-Wheeled Morgan

The Black Douglas: A Two-Wheeled Morgan

Fabio Cardoni is a man after our own hearts. “Steel is more beautiful than plastic, and simplicity is more appealing than complexity,” he says. Sig. Cardoni runs The Black Douglas Motorcycle Company, which makes the vintage-styled machine you see here. Called the Sterling, it’s the… Read more »

The Hunter: A Scrambler With Extra Firepower

The Hunter: A Scrambler With Extra Firepower

The Triumph Scrambler’s biggest selling point is its looks. It might not be the strongest contender in the performance department, but it has a nostalgic appeal that few others can match. And it’s easy to upgrade. This stunning Triumph Scrambler was built by Erne’s Euromotos—a… Read more »

BMW K 1600 GTL Project: The Builders

BMW K 1600 GTL Project: The Builders

Harley-Davidson dominates the heavyweight custom scene in Japan: many of the top builders work on no other marque. But BMW has just disrupted that paradigm with its ‘Ignite Straight 6’ project: it’s given its luxury K 1600 GTL tourer to two of Japan’s most esteemed… Read more »