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  • 1971 Harley FLH by Jamesville

    1971 Harley FLH by Jamesville

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    James Roper-Caldbeck builds some of the coolest vintage Harleys around. And he’s a long way from Milwaukee—four thousand miles away, to be precise, in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. James’ specialty is traditional bobbers: clean, low-slung machines with an appealing retro vibe. He’s finally getting… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton

    Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Custom bike building is a long game. It’s easy to make a short-term splash, but difficult to keep the momentum going over several years. In Europe, there are a handful of companies with the requisite grit and vision, and the Wrenchmonkees are one of them.… Read more »

  • Laverda custom motorcycle

    Wrenchmonkees Laverda 750

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    If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees. Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little. An early 70s Laverda given the Wrenchmonkees treatment… Read more »

  • Jamesville’s 1948 Harley Panhead

    Jamesville’s 1948 Harley Panhead

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    James Roper-Caldbeck is English, lives in Denmark, and builds custom Harley-Davidsons. It sounds like a League of Nations recipe for disaster, but fear not—James has an amazingly good eye for stance and proportions. This long, low Panhead is James’ latest creation, a ground-up build for… Read more »

  • Yamaha SR400 ‘Yard Built’

    Yamaha SR400 ‘Yard Built’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The big news for the European custom scene right now is the official return of the Yamaha SR400. The icon of the Japanese ‘brat style’ scene will be available through Yamaha’s European dealers in fuel-injected form, providing a ready-made platform for pro and amateur builders… Read more »

  • Kawasaki W800 x Wrenchmonkees

    Kawasaki W800 x Wrenchmonkees

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    You can find a passion for motorcycles in the unlikeliest of locations—even on a small island in SE Asia still reeling from decades of civil war. That’s where the owner of this bike lives, a man who wanted a low-key custom capable of tackling rough… Read more »

  • Honda CB750K7 by Wrenchmonkees

    Honda CB750K7 by Wrenchmonkees

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This brutal, slammed Honda CB750K7 is Monkee #54, the latest machine to roll out of the legendary Danish workshop. It’s got even more of an apocalyptic feel than most Wrenchmonkees builds, and was commissioned by Timothée, a rider from Paris. “Timothée wanted a custom that… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR1300

    Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR1300

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve always liked the Yamaha XJR1300. It’s an uncomplicated bruiser of a bike, an unassuming retro-style naked powered by a air-cooled motor with a lineage over a quarter of a century long. Yamaha knows that if it ain’t broke, you don’t fix it. But the… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Z750

    Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Z750

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    EXCLUSIVE Like all the top custom builders, the Wrenchmonkees have a clear and consistent vision. And this, bike #45 from the Copenhagen workshop, could be their best yet. It’s a little less grungy than some of their earlier work, with glossy paint on the tank.… Read more »

  • Harley Panhead custom

    Harley Panhead custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    James Roper-Caldbeck builds some of the cleanest vintage Harleys in the business. Working from a small workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, he focuses on quality rather than quantity. But the most surprising thing about this machine—crafted around a 1964 FLH panhead motor—is that it was built… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees BMW R100RT

    Wrenchmonkees BMW R100RT

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Most custom motorcycles live relatively sedate lives, secured in warm garages and released at weekends. But not this one: it’s been built by the Wrenchmonkees to handle the rough roads of the Maghreb. “It started with a request from a Frenchman living in Mauritania,” says… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Z1000

    Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Z1000

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s hard to believe that the Wrenchmonkees have been operating for three years now. But in that short time, they’ve become one of the most recognized names in the custom motorcycle world. The history of this 1977 Kawasaki Z1000A is entwined in the history of… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton

    Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The latest bike to roll out of the Wrenchmonkees‘ Copenhagen workshop is this deliciously raw, no-frills Triumph Thruxton. It’s owned by Peter from Holland, but was originally a UK bike—delivered in mint condition, and almost original. ‘Peter wanted a no-nonsense bike,’ says Per of the… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Guzzi 850 T

    Wrenchmonkees Guzzi 850 T

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    EXCLUSIVE The Wrenchmonkees have just released a new machine into the wild. It’s a rebuilt 1974 Moto Guzzi 850 T and the lucky owner is a Norwegian called Pål, from Oslo. When he dropped off his Guzzi at the Wrenchmonkees’ workshop in Copenhagen it was… Read more »

  • Honda CX500 by the Wrenchmonkees

    Honda CX500 by the Wrenchmonkees

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Honda CX500 has always lacked the cachet of the earlier CB550 Four. Which is ironic, because the CB550 was little more than a downsized CB750; Honda was losing ground in the technological stakes to the other Japanese makers. So Honda gave the new CX500… Read more »

  • 1943 Harley WLC flathead

    1943 Harley WLC flathead

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    James Roper-Caldbeck runs Customs From Jamesville, a small Harley workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’ve featured his flatheads before, but none can top the story attached to this army-spec WLC 750, the latest machine to roll out of his shop. “In the 1940s, this WLC was… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Z750

    Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Z750

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Ever heard of a Kawasaki Z970? Neither had we. But that’s the moniker the Wrenchmonkees have given their latest custom, a stunning Z750B that’s been bored out to almost a liter. It’s the pet project of company founder Per Nielsen, who wanted to… Read more »

  • Ducati 750SS custom

    Ducati 750SS custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve always thought that the best-looking Ducatis are often those that aren’t red. (The Gulf 1098R being a great example.) So I’m pleased to see another Duc in an unfamiliar color scheme: this time, a 750SS. In the early 90s, the 750SS was Ducati’s entry-level… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees #17

    Wrenchmonkees #17

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Here’s an exclusive look at the latest bike from the top Scandinavian custom builder. It was built for Jesper Holm, who fell in love with the look of the Wrenchmonkees’ three Club Black bikes. So Holm put his customized Triumph Speed Triple up for sale… Read more »

  • 1937 Harley-Davidson bobber

    1937 Harley-Davidson bobber

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    James Roper-Caldbeck doesn’t churn out bikes by the dozen. So when a new one rolls out of his Copenhagen, Denmark shop, it’s invariably worth a close look. And this lean green Harley-Davidson bobber is a curious mix of components that work well together. You’re looking… Read more »

  • Nimbus Model C

    Nimbus Model C

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    If Harley is a household name in the US, the Scandinavian equivalent is Nimbus. The Danish brand is familiar to people who have never even thrown a leg over a motorcycle; created by vacuum cleaner manufacturer Fisker & Nielsen, it became the chosen transport for… Read more »

  • The Dumb Way Round

    The Dumb Way Round

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Vacations ,

    Norwegians have always had the travel bug. After all, they discovered Iceland in the 9th century and, as Vikings, spent a good amount of time raiding the British Isles. Upholding this fine tradition over a thousand years later are Tormod Amlien and Klaus Ulvestad: as… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Honda CB750

    Wrenchmonkees Honda CB750

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Here’s an exclusive peak at the latest creation from the Copenhagen-based Wrenchmonkees. They’ve already made a name for themselves with Honda CB750 café racers, causing a stir last year when ‘Gorilla Punch’ appeared. But their latest CB750 is a budget customer project, rather than a… Read more »

  • Harley WLC custom

    Harley WLC custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Copenhagen-based James Roper-Caldbeck has a real eye for building (rebirthing?) vintage Harley flatheads. His lovely 1200 U caught our attention six months ago, and has just picked up a trophy at the Scandinavian Custom Show for Best Old School. But this one is just as… Read more »

  • BSA B40 Tracker

    BSA B40 Tracker

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Danish artist Cay Brøndum is also known for painting custom motorcycles produced by the Wrenchmonkees. But when it comes to his own bikes, Cay wields the spanner as well as the spray gun. And this neat 1969 ex-Danish military BSA was the first bike… Read more »

  • Nimbus bobber motorcycle

    Nimbus bobber motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    In Denmark, everybody knows Nimbus motorcycles. They were built between 1919 and 1960 by a company that also made the Nilfisk vacuum cleaner, and today they have a reputation for being reliable if unassuming transportation. This custom Nimbus bobber, however, is very different. Two years… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Moto Guzzi

    Wrenchmonkees Moto Guzzi

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The latest machine to roll out of the Wrenchmonkees’ Copenhagen workshop is this deliciously dark 1974 850T. The look is roughed-up café racer, with deep green paint and matt black detailing by artist Cay Brøndum. The tank is an aluminum racing item from WBO, the… Read more »