Yamaha SR500 by ExesoR Motorcycles

Yamaha SR500 by ExesoR Motorcycles

Venturing into the left field is risky business for any builder. Go too far, and you could end up with a garish and impractical machine. But ride the line between quirky and classy just right, and you’ll have a hit on your hands. Christian Schwarzenlander’s… Read more »

Rough Crafts’ Harley Dyna “Urban Cavalry”

Rough Crafts’ Harley Dyna “Urban Cavalry”

Is there any remaining doubt that Rough Crafts is one of the world’s top custom Harley builders? On the evidence of this new Dyna, I don’t think so. ‘Urban Cavalry’ is not your typical Harley build. For starters, it’s an official commission—a gift to the… Read more »

BMW R65 by Ed Turner

BMW R65 by Ed Turner

Ed Turner is the nom de guerre of French custom builder Karl Renoult. It’s meant to echo “head turner”—a theme that’s central to Karl’s design philosophy. His latest creation is certainly loaded with character and attitude. It’s built on a 1979 BMW R65—but the only… Read more »

1971 Harley FLH by Jamesville

1971 Harley FLH by Jamesville

James Roper-Caldbeck builds some of the coolest vintage Harleys around. And he’s a long way from Milwaukee—four thousand miles away, to be precise, in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. James’ specialty is traditional bobbers: clean, low-slung machines with an appealing retro vibe. He’s finally getting… Read more »

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 »