Super Motor Company Lucky Punk

Super Motor Company Lucky Punk

We hear a lot about the rise of the Chinese-built motorcycle, and how it’s going to change the industry in the western world. Well, this is the story of a westerner trying to beat the Chinese at their own game. And yes, it’s messy. The… Read more »

Motorcycle Design: The State We’re In

Motorcycle Design: The State We’re In

This week we’re kicking off a new occasional series: The Bike EXIF Panel. With each edition, we’ll pitch five questions to leading personalities in the custom scene and motorcycling industry at large. Today we’re asking our panelists to weigh in on the state of the… Read more »

The New Icon 1000 Airmada Chantilly helmet

The New Icon 1000 Airmada Chantilly helmet
Shed-built 1973 BMW R75/5

Shed-built 1973 BMW R75/5

The notion of building one’s own custom motorcycle is romantic—but not without its pitfalls. Some shed-builders run out of budget. Others struggle to create something truly unique, or lack the obsessiveness required for the tiny details. But some home-brewed bikes stand head and shoulders above… Read more »

Motorcycle restoration: seat and tank

Motorcycle restoration: seat and tank

If you like to tinker with your bike at weekends, we’ve got a treat for you here. The latest clip in our Saturday Sessions YouTube series shows our Honda CB550 coming together with a freshly restored tank and seat unit … and it’s enticingly close… Read more »

Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

For the past few weeks, I’ve had a KTM Freeride 350 in my garage—a press bike on loan. The most striking thing about the KTM is its weight, which is a smidge under 100 kg (220 lbs). My own Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is no… Read more »

Honda CB 350 AHRMA racer

Honda CB 350 AHRMA racer

The term ‘café racer’ is bandied about so much these days, it’s virtually lost all meaning. But this sleek Honda CB 350 is one of the few modern customs that live up to the moniker. Even better, it’s fresh out of the workshop and ready… Read more »

Honda GL1000 by ER Motorcycles

Honda GL1000 by ER Motorcycles

When I hear that a shop has torn into a Honda Gold Wing, my curiosity is immediately piqued. As clichéd as it is, “less is more” is a maxim for many builders—and Honda’s legendary tourer is the exact opposite. Thankfully the bike in question is… Read more »

Classified Triumph 675 ‘Doomsdaytona’

Classified Triumph 675 ‘Doomsdaytona’

John Ryland is one of the standout custom bike builders from the past few years. He’s dazzled us with a succession of Honda CBs and Yamaha Viragos, each one bearing that unmistakable Classified Moto style: cool metallic hues and uprated gold forks. The latest bike… Read more »