BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm. Not what you might consider to be… Read more »

Honda NX650 custom

Honda NX650 custom

Many builders cite similar reasons for taking up their craft, one of them being a growing dissatisfaction with modern motorcycle design. This, and an over-active imagination, led Simon Garcia to tear into his 1989 Honda NX650—and inject a little style and charm of his own.… Read more »

New Icon 1000 Gear

Icon 1000 Oildale jacket
Harley Softail Slim by Rough Crafts

Harley Softail Slim by Rough Crafts

The Harley Softail Slim has two points in its favor: it’s a simple bobber-style bike with a vintage vibe, and it has a super-low seat height of less than 24 inches. It’s basically a Fat Boy with the fat trimmed off, and there’s ample grunt… Read more »

Ducati 900SS by El Solitario

Ducati 900SS by El Solitario

When a Ducati 900SS rolls into a workshop for a big-budget overhaul, it usually leaves a few weeks later looking just like it did when it rolled off the production line in the 90s. But not this one: only the most eagle-eyed Ducatistas would recognize… Read more »

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste. I’m going to focus on the performance side of building… Read more »

Motorcycle Photography 101

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels. There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning… Read more »

The new 2014 BMW R90S

The new 2014 BMW R90S

There’s no denying that BMW’s classic R-series models are enjoying the limelight at the moment. While they’re a popular choice as donors for custom projects, many are also left in original condition or restored to period-correct perfection. Thankfully for Airhead owners, BMW Group Classic has… Read more »

Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks

Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks

Francesc Galindo has a job most of us would kill for: he’s a MotoGP mechanic who flies around the world wrenching on bikes for the Pramac Racing Ducati team. In his spare time, he likes to work on customs. He runs Fgmotoworks, a small workshop… Read more »