Why submit your motorcycle to Bike EXIF?
In a word, exposure. Bike EXIF is the most popular and influential custom motorcycle website in the world. We have the largest readership of any custom site, and more readers than most of the mainstream websites too. Many of today’s most successful builders got their break with a profile on Bike EXIF.
Our followers are passionate, opinionated and educated. They rely on Bike EXIF for a regular fix of the world’s best custom motorcycles. We satisfy those needs through our social media channels, too: Across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, we have 2.5 million followers. And once it’s online, it stays online.
What kind of bikes make it onto the site?
High quality customs and classics. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a garage-built machine or one from a ‘professional’ workshop. Our readers like everything from café racers to bobbers to resto-mods. We occasionally profile fine vintage racers too.
There are only two basic rules: no raked-out choppers, and no ‘walkaround’ snaps from a compact camera. We prefer well-lit magazine-style shots taken with a DSLR camera and a reasonably long lens to avoid distortion, as detailed in our guide to motorcycle photography. If your photographer insists on ‘dark’ or artsy shots, send them elsewhere—our readers like to see clear, well-lit details rather than shadows.
How to submit your motorcycle.
Just send us a brief email with details and a couple of low-resolution shots. We get hundreds of emails a day, too many to guarantee a reply to, but we read everything we receive and will respond if necessary.
We respect embargos and are happy to ‘sit on’ images for a while before publishing them. If you need us to coordinate with your own publicity channels, we’re happy to work with you. We also credit and link to photographers whenever necessary.
We have a posting schedule and need material a few days before we can run it.
A couple of “watch-outs.”
Please don’t submit your bike to several websites at the same time. If it’s appeared elsewhere, it’s very unlikely that we’ll run it. Our material needs to be fresh and ‘new’ as well as high quality. Most of the custom sites have a similar policy, and rightly so.
Please don’t send multiple emails with high-resolution images. We receive a huge volume of email and to protect the system, large file sizes often get bounced. If your bike is accepted, we have an FTP server for high-resolution shots. We’d love it if you can keep the batch of images under 200MB or so, but include images that are at least 1800 pixels on the shortest edge.
If you’ve got a beautiful machine sitting in your garage or workshop, and images of equally high quality, get in touch right now. It’s our mission to spread the word about the world’s best custom motorcycles—and their builders.