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Honda Nighthawk 750 cafe racer by Kaspeed

Ready to Wear: Kaspeed’s slinky Nighthawk 750

We’ve noticed an encouraging trend amongst custom shops lately: they’re offering made-to-order customs alongside their one-off specials. Diamond Atelier have enjoyed success with their Mark II BMW boxer builds, and deBolex Engineering have hinted at an imminent ready-to-wear range. Limited production runs take a lot of the guesswork out of the custom business: both the…

Simone Conti’s Ducati SuperSport 1000 DS café fighter

In The Raw: Simone Conti’s Ducati cafe fighter

Most cultures have their own versions of Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands to fill the time available.” It’s especially applicable when building a bike, because without a brief, things tend to veer off course—or take years to complete. Simone Conti knows this well. He became well acquainted with the Law while customizing this Ducati SuperSport, but…