Just For Kicks: Macco Motors’ XS400

Just For Kicks: Macco Motors’ XS400

Most custom builders don’t enjoy messing with electrics: they’ll install a lithium-ion battery to save weight and leave it at that. More adventurous workshops might rip out the fuses and install a control box like the Motogadget m-Unit. Jose and Tito of Macco Motors have… Read more »

Go Fast, Turn Left: The RSD Ameri-Tracker

Go Fast, Turn Left: The RSD Ameri-Tracker

Flat track is where it’s at. It’s a shot of adrenaline for both fans and racers, and the ‘go fast, turn left’ bikes look terrific. It’s also one of the few codes where Harley is still competitive. The XR-750 ruled the roost in the 70s,… Read more »

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Ready to race: Sacha Lakic’s CX500 cafe

Ready to race: Sacha Lakic’s CX500 cafe

Who’d have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would one day join the CB750 and SR500 as a staple of custom builders? The poor man’s Guzzi—once loved only by despatch riders—has fast become the sweetheart of the custom world. The CX500 works best when builders… Read more »

Turning The Harley 883 Into A Scrambler

Turning The Harley 883 Into A Scrambler

It looks like 2015 is going to be the Year Of The Scrambler. It’s fast becoming the dominant genre on the new wave custom scene, and manufacturers are getting into the act too. As everyone knows, Ducati has joined Triumph in offering a factory scrambler—and… Read more »

Shop Visit: Cape Town, South Africa

Shop Visit: Cape Town, South Africa

I’ve lived in Cape Town for about twenty years now. It’s considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world—with mountains, beaches and wineries all within easy reach. If you’re a motorcyclist, there’s an endless supply of meandering roads in every direction: the Cederberg… Read more »

Feelin’ Funny with Cleveland CycleWerks

Feelin’ Funny with Cleveland CycleWerks

The 1970s was the golden era of gasoline. And the fumes were strongest on the drag strip, where Funny Cars ruled supreme. Names like “Jungle Jim” Liberman and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme are the stuff of legend. And word of those legends has travelled to… Read more »

Très cool: Dinamax’s custom Yamaha TW125

Très cool: Dinamax’s custom Yamaha TW125

Yamaha’s diminutive TW125 has become something of a cult classic in the world of custom motorcycles. It’s easy to see why: this humble farm bike exudes an honest charm that’s hard to ignore. Dimitri Chaussinand certainly gets it. Despite owning a perfectly good Triumph Speed… Read more »

From Safari to Street: 66 Motorcycles’ XR600

From Safari to Street: 66 Motorcycles’ XR600

Few motorcycles can tackle the Australian outback as well as a Honda XR600. This is the machine that kick-started Honda’s 18-year Baja 1000 winning streak, and the reliability and raw power of the mighty XR have made it a desert racing legend. The 1996 model… Read more »