• A bobber-influenced Honda CB750 custom from Canada's Clockwork Motorcycles.

    Happy Landings: Clockwork’s CB750 custom

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Samuel Guertin used to spend his days wrenching on choppers—the kind that fly. But after a decade working as a helicopter mechanic, he decided that customizing cars and bikes was more fulfilling. So he changed his flight path and Clockwork Motorcycles was born, with a… Read more »

  • Due South: Federal Moto's Yamaha XS400

    Due South: Federal Moto’s Yamaha XS400

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    For such a solitary pursuit, it’s surprising how motorcycles bring like-minded souls together. But this Yamaha XS400 goes one step further: it helped start one of western Canada’s leading custom workshops. The bike is called Due South and there’s a story behind the name. “A… Read more »

  • Honda CB360 by Federal Moto

    Honda CB360 by Federal Moto

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I must confess, I get excited every time a “budget build” from a professional outfit lands in my inbox. The true masters are those that can do the most with the least—finding innovative ways to build bikes that are humble in price without sacrificing an… Read more »

  • Norton 850 Commando by Federal Moto

    Norton 850 Commando by Federal Moto

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    There’s a new name to look out for on the custom scene: Federal Moto. It’s a startup workshop from Canada, and this remarkable Norton 850 Commando resto-mod is the company’s first build. The guys behind Federal are friends Shaun Brandt, Randy Venhuis, and Justin Benson.… Read more »

  • Triumph turbocharged motorcycle

    Triumph turbocharged motorcycle

  • Greg Williams Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Seems everybody has a taste for salt. Professional builders and home tuners alike are increasingly constructing machinery aboard which they hope to break speed records, racing only the clock on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Derek Pauletto of Trillion Industries in Calgary, Alberta has never been… Read more »

  • Honda CB550 cafe racer

    Honda CB550 cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    There’s a great story behind this Honda, owned by 33-year-old Chris Booth of Vancouver BC. Until he was 28, Chris swore that he’d never ride a motorcycle: “They’re far too dangerous.” Then he went on a road trip to Speed Week at Bonneville with three… Read more »

  • Custom Yamaha SR500

    Custom Yamaha SR500

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Amongst all the slick pro builds, the edgy new-wave customs and the oddball art-moto machines, it’s good to show a clean home build now and then—the kind of bike built over several weekends in a backstreet garage. This neat Yamaha SR500 is one such build,… Read more »

  • Buell S1 Lightning custom

    Buell S1 Lightning custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Buell styling is an acquired taste. I’m prepared to wager that sales would have doubled if they’d got the aesthetics right. To my eyes, this customized 1996 S1 Lightning is the bike that Buell should have built in the first place. And ironically, the tank… Read more »

  • Honda CB750 custom

    Honda CB750 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s not easy to make a Honda CB750 custom stand out these days. Even if it’s a big money bike. But this budget build by Canadian Mike Salek caught my eye. Salek began riding bikes at the age of 10, and was starting to feel… Read more »

  • Interview: Charley Boorman

    Interview: Charley Boorman

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,

    As one of the stars of Long Way Round and Long Way Down, Charley Boorman has become a popular ambassador for motorcycling. Although he was born in England, he grew up in Ireland; his father is John Boorman, director of Deliverance and Point Blank. Charley’s… Read more »

  • Lito Green Motion Sora

    Lito Green Motion Sora

  • Chris Hunter Electric Motorcycles

    I’m ambivalent about electric motorcycles. The head says yes, but the heart says no. But I like the look of the Sora, which comes from Canadian company Lito Green Motion. It’s due to be unveiled next month, with deliveries beginning in October. Top speed is… Read more »

  • Ducati 900 GTS cafe racer

    Ducati 900 GTS cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    A couple of months ago we showed the Ducati 900 GTS custom built by René Waters, a Canadian Ducati aficionado who runs the website Ducati Meccanica. That bike was hugely popular with readers, and now René has built another 900 GTS—this time a cafe racer… Read more »

  • Ducati 900 GTS custom

    Ducati 900 GTS custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    René Waters is a Ducati aficionado who lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta, about 3 hours east of Calgary. He runs the website Ducati Meccanica, an essential resource for anyone owning, or thinking of owning, an old Ducati. As you might expect, René’s own motorcycle is… Read more »

  • Can-Am Spyder RT

    Can-Am Spyder RT

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    We prefer our three-wheelers to be sidecars rather than excrescences such as the Harley Tri-Glide, or scooters like the Piaggio MP3. But Can-Am’s products have always had a measure of credibility. The boys from Valcourt have just released the RT series, which looks to be… Read more »

  • The Other End of The Road

    The Other End of The Road

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesMotorcycle Vacations ,,

    One of the top European Harley specialists is W&W Cycles, based in the old Michelin warehouse in Würzburg, Germany. These Bavarians have a real sense of adventure, and decided to ride a 1948 Panhead and a customized 2005-model Shovel up the ice road to Tuktoyaktuk,… Read more »

  • Goldammer Nortorious

    Goldammer Nortorious

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Roger Goldammer has created some pretty wild custom motorcycles over the years, but to our eyes, his 2007 ‘Nortorious’ is the best of the lot. It’s a modern take on a Norton Manx cafe racer, with a featherbed-styled frame housing one half of a Harley… Read more »

  • Scott Pommier

    Scott Pommier

  • Chris Hunter Photographers

    Vancouver-based photographer Scott Pommier has suddenly caught the attention of the leftfield motorcycle blogs, and rightly so. His eye for composition is wonderful, and his visual storytelling conveys a beguiling sense of freedom. No surprise, then, that motorbikes feature in many of his images.