Das Traumwerk’s “The Crunch”

Das Traumwerk’s “The Crunch”

Most bike builders try to make their machines as squeaky clean as possible. If a build looks ‘factory fresh,’ it’s a job well done. But Alex Ahrer and Herwig Prammer beg to differ. They buried the tank of this replica boardtracker on a sheep farm… Read more »

Wes’ Kawasaki W650 “SC Rambler”

Wes’ Kawasaki W650 “SC Rambler”

I think it was a Deus Ex Machina tracker that first piqued my interest in the Kawasaki W650. But, down here in Cape Town, South Africa—a country where the W650 was never officially imported—they’re extremely hard to come by. So when one suddenly came up… Read more »

Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

Now here’s a blast from the past. Suzuki Europe has jumped on the custom bandwagon and released images of a very tidy Bandit 1250, nicknamed ‘FatMile’. And one of the names behind the project is none other than Hans A. Muth, the legendary designer who… Read more »

KTM 450 EXC by Walt Siegl

KTM 450 EXC by Walt Siegl

Walt Siegl is the embodiment of a life well lived. A former motorcycle racer, he now builds high-end Ducati customs in a picturesque New Hampshire mill town. His impossibly beautiful Leggero sportbikes are sought after and shipped all over the world. Walt occasionally likes to… Read more »

Yamaha SR500 by Bunker of Istanbul

Yamaha SR500 by Bunker of Istanbul

If you’ve been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s riot of color. The bazaars and basilicas are an assault on the retinas, in the best possible way. So it’s surprising to discover that this cool and understated Yamaha SR500 comes from the city formerly known… Read more »

R nine T Custom Project: the builders

R nine T Custom Project: the builders

It’s not often that we get an insight into the minds and work processes of Japan’s custom motorcycle builders. The language barrier is simply too much. So we’re wrapping up our coverage of BMW’s R nineT Custom Project by interviewing the four builders involved. Although… Read more »

BMW R Nine T Custom Project

BMW R Nine T Custom Project

For six months, four of Japan’s top custom workshops have been tearing down and rebuilding BMW’s R nineT roadster. The names will be familiar to most readers—Shiro Nakajima, Brat Style, Hidemo and Cherry’s Company—but until now, the R nineT Custom Project bikes have been hidden… Read more »

The $185,000 Midual Type 1

The $185,000 Midual Type 1

The problem with most exotic motorcycles is that they are too damn fast. We drool over equipment from the likes of NCR and Vyrus—but unless you spend your spare time testing for a MotoGP team, their performance is mostly academic. Carmakers have got this sussed… Read more »