Editorial: Authenticity

Editorial: Authenticity

A few days ago, motojournalist Jason Cormier published a hard-hitting critique of the current custom motorcycle scene. At 4,000 words it’s a long piece, but also a very interesting read. With Jason’s permission, we’re republishing it here. The whole concept of authenticity (and what is… Read more »

Huckberry x Bike EXIF Sale

Huckberry x Bike EXIF Sale

Nothing says ‘freedom’ like loading up your motorcycle, firing up the engine, and heading off in search of the perfect road. It’s a reset button for the brain—an escape route from the minutiae of everyday life. To help you get the most out of your… Read more »

Sponsored: Icon 1000 The Hood motorcycle jacket

The new Icon 1000 Hood jacket
Mule Triumph Café Roadster

Mule Triumph Café Roadster

Man does not live by street-tracker alone, tasty as that diet may be. Even Richard Pollock, acknowledged Tracker King (he’s built more than 100 to date), likes to cook up something different every now and then. The latest Triumph special to roll out of his… Read more »

BMW R50 by Analog Motorcycles

BMW R50 by Analog Motorcycles

Earlier this week, we asked the builders in the Bike EXIF panel if there were any motorcycles that they wouldn’t dare customize. Answers were variations of ‘yes,’ with one panelist in particular opining that “rare vintage survivors should be left as such.” Many petrol-heads share… Read more »

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

You don’t see many customs based on brand new motorcycles. It’s usually a good few years before the grinder is fired up and the sparks begin to fly. So this machine is something of a rarity: it’s a V7 Stone tweaked by Stefano Venier into… Read more »

So you want to build custom bikes?

So you want to build custom bikes?

For the second edition of The Bike EXIF Panel, we’re picking the brains of seven of the world’s top custom builders. The topic: what’s it like building custom motorcycles for a living? From the USA we have Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, Alan Stulberg of… Read more »

Jan Sallings’ Honda 350

Jan Sallings’ Honda 350

Every now and then, it’s good to go back to the blueprint. And this is as good as you’ll get. It’s a textbook resto-mod of a classic 1970s Honda, dripping with charm and style. Builder Jan Sallings has an eye for detail—and the steady hand… Read more »

CRD’s new boxer twins

CRD’s new boxer twins

A few years ago you couldn’t sneeze without hitting a custom Honda CB. But the baton has now been passed to the BMW R-series. And with good reason too—old ‘airheads’ are easy to come by and bulletproof. With a simple layout and a removable subframe,… Read more »