BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

New wave customs are occasionally criticized for their lack of performance when compared to modern machines costing the same money. The answer, obviously, is that outright performance is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to riding. For many people, character counts for more,… Read more »

Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

The ‘new’ V7 is Moto Guzzi’s biggest sales hit of recent years, getting the nod from riders and road testers alike. It’s stylish, lightweight and well finished—the perfect retro roadster. (Editorial disclosure: I have one in my own garage.) If there’s a recurring criticism of… Read more »

Sponsored: Icon 1000 The Hood motorcycle jacket

The new Icon 1000 Hood jacket
Motorcycle wallpaper #12

Motorcycle wallpaper #12

Francis Ooi is a creative director from Singapore—which is not the best place to live if you are passionate about custom motorcycles. By law, Francis cannot even change the blinkers on his 1994 Ducati 900SS: Everything has to be stock. So he’s channeled his frustrations… Read more »

Helrich Customs Triumph Tiger

Helrich Customs Triumph Tiger

In a sea of customized Triumph neo-classics, it’s refreshing to see a neat, vintage example emerge now and then. Especially when it’s been rebuilt by a shop whose signature look we’ve previously referred to as “retro streetfighter.” This Triumph Tiger is the work of the… Read more »

Honda GB250 by Ellaspede

Honda GB250 by Ellaspede

The Honda GB250 is one of those small bikes with a big heart—in this case, an air-cooled single that pumps out a healthy 30 bhp in stock form. The GB250 tips the scales at less than 130 kg (280 lbs), and thanks to low gearing,… Read more »

Motorcycle Wiring 101

Motorcycle Wiring 101

Joe Tessitore is a strange guy. Most motorcycle builders hate working with motorcycle wiring, but not Joe. It’s his favorite part of the build, and the source of most of his business. So we’ve asked Joe to demystify electrical systems, and provide an easy guide… Read more »

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 »