• Brough Superior Pendine

    Brough Superior Pendine

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    Pendine Sands is one of the most evocative names in the annals of British motorcycle history. In the 1920s the seven-mile (11 km) beach on the south coast of Wales hosted the Welsh TT races and no less than five successful land speed record attempts.… Read more »

  • Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

    Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    How many motorcycle videos get more than ten million views? Not many, if any. But the first two Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle films from Icon Motosports got an incredible 13 million and 16 million views apiece. The third film in the series has just… Read more »

  • BSA B34 by BA Moto

    BSA B34 by BA Moto

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    There aren’t many bikes from the 1950s still being used as daily riders. But this BSA B34, some 62 years old, stretches its legs several times a week with owner Nate Hudson on board. “My father rode the same model back in the 50s,” he… Read more »

  • BMW R80 custom by 7 Ages

    BMW R80 custom by 7 Ages

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Most custom BMWs are resto-mods or café racer conversions. But Ian Solley of 7 Ages in the UK likes to take the strasse less travelled. On this BMW R80 custom, virtually every part has been modified: the frame has been converted to a hardtail, and… Read more »

  • Custom Norton Commando

    Custom Norton Commando

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We first happened across this amazing Norton Commando eight months ago. It’s now gracing the pages of Tank Moto, a super-stylish new quarterly from the publishers of Fuel Magazine. When I first saw this 1969 Norton, I’d have bet big money that it was from… Read more »

  • Harley Cross Bones by Warr’s

    Harley Cross Bones by Warr’s

  • Wes Garcia Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The latest build from Charlie Stockwell of London-based Warr’s Customs is this Harley-Davidson Cross Bones built at the behest of a former Formula 1 champion. It’s decked in the trademark red-and-white livery of the McLaren F1 team that became famous during the era of Ayrton… Read more »

  • Honda CL400 by Urban Rider

    Honda CL400 by Urban Rider

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s not often we get to show a custom that has been built with practicality in mind. But this Honda CL400 has been tweaked for London streets, offering easy commuting with a strong dash of style. The man behind the project is Will Starritt of… Read more »

  • Trackmaster by Atom Bomb

    Trackmaster by Atom Bomb

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Clay Rathburn is one of those annoying ‘renaissance’ types who seem to be good at whatever they turn their hands to. First was a string of traditional Triumph hardtails—including the irresistible Velvet Underground. Then we had the RVA Overland vintage dirt bike, and a Harley… Read more »

  • T120 Bonneville by Analog

    T120 Bonneville by Analog

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,,

    It’s always interesting to see the bikes that well-known builders create for themselves. This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust; it’s a more ‘traditional’ look than many Analog motorcycles, with a side order of steampunk too. “El Matador” was a labor… Read more »

  • BMW R90/6 by Untitled

    BMW R90/6 by Untitled

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    You know you’re doing something right when you’re based in London and get a commission from a German enthusiast to build a BMW. The compliment was paid to Untitled Motorcycles and this is the result: a very classy 1975 BMW R90/6 custom. Untitled built the… Read more »

  • Royal Enfield Bullet by OEM

    Royal Enfield Bullet by OEM

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Old Empire Motorcycles, despite the magnificent name, is one of England’s newer custom builders. The Norfolk-based company, led by Alec Sharp, creates hand-made bikes with a strong bobber influence and a proudly Made In Britain ethos. This is OEM’s first commission-built motorcycle, the EFI. It’s… Read more »

  • Vincent motorcycle: the ‘Blue Bike’

    Vincent motorcycle: the ‘Blue Bike’

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    One of the most famous Vincent motorcycles of all time has just gone up for sale. Marty Dickerson’s Rapide—best known as the ‘Blue Bike’—is on show at Altai, a design studio in Los Angeles. The Blue Bike has an illustrious history to match its stunning… Read more »

  • Triumph 6T custom by Baron’s

    Triumph 6T custom by Baron’s

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    With all the attention on the ‘new wave’ custom scene, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the older workshops that have been quietly operating for years or decades. One of those shops is The Baron’s Speed Shop in London. It’s run by Dick Smith, who has… Read more »

  • Dime City Cycles Bonneville

    Dime City Cycles Bonneville

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The 50s and 60s were arguably the best years of British motorcycling. Invariably finished in black and chrome, the bikes repeatedly pushed the envelope of engineering—until the Japanese arrived. It was a golden era, and it’s the inspiration for the latest build from Dime City… Read more »

  • Triumph Catalina Scrambler

    Triumph Catalina Scrambler

  • David Edwards Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It was a problem of Robert Jordan’s own making, and it smacked him upside the head every time he ventured into his garage. There sat a perfectly restored 1960s Triumph 650 desert sled, looking like it just came out of Steve McQueen’s garage. Right next… Read more »

  • Honda flat track racer

    Honda flat track racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    The flat tracker look is a style that’s really starting to catch on in custom circles at the moment: The bobbed back-end, flat-bottomed tank and fender-less front wheel are all trademarks of the pared-down half-miler. But this custom-built flat track racer from the UK, featured… Read more »

  • Co-Built Triumph Bonneville

    Co-Built Triumph Bonneville

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Co-Built are famous in the UK for building flat track motorcycles—the type that go fast and turn left. But they’re also a dab hand at customizing road bikes, like this 2003 Triumph Bonneville. There’s nothing radical in this build. But it shows what can be… Read more »

  • Ton-Up Garage ‘Urban Pearl’

    Ton-Up Garage ‘Urban Pearl’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There must be something in the water (or the gasolina) on the Iberian Peninsula. The custom motorcycle scene in Spain is booming, and Portugal is not far behind. This is the latest build from Porto’s Ton-Up Garage; it’s a classy Triumph Bonneville T100 that could… Read more »

  • Choppahead Triumph T140

    Choppahead Triumph T140

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We all know what a Triton is. There’s also the ‘Tribsa,’ and even a ‘Norley’. But I hadn’t heard of a ‘Tronsa’ before. Concerned at a gap in my knowledge, I was relieved to find that Choppahead’s creation is probably the first of its kind.… Read more »

  • 1968 Egli-Vincent racer

    1968 Egli-Vincent racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    In just over a week, Bonhams is set to auction a jaw-dropping selection of cars and motorcycles at the Grand Palais in Paris. One of the highlights is this 1968 Egli-Vincent 998cc racing motorcycle, which has an estimate of US$36,000—47,000. This machine is notable on… Read more »

  • Loaded Gun Customs Triton

    Loaded Gun Customs Triton

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    This lovely Triton is the latest from Loaded Gun Customs, the Delaware-based shop run by Kevin Dunworth. The story begins with a phone call from Dunworth’s tattoo artist brother, saying that the owner of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum wanted a Triton built. The starting point… Read more »

  • Triumph T100 sprint bike

    Triumph T100 sprint bike

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    One of the UK’s top custom and vintage motorcycle builders is The Baron’s Speed Shop, based in South London. They’re famous for their meticulous work on old British iron, both unit and pre-unit—plus the occasional custom build for personalities such as Ewan McGregor and Charley… Read more »

  • Mooneyes 1964 Triumph

    Mooneyes 1964 Triumph

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Since the 1950s, Mooneyes has been at the heart of Californian custom culture. It’s now an international brand, with a huge presence in Japan and a reputation to live up to. So when owner Shige Suganuma decided to commission a bike for himself, he turned… Read more »

  • Triumph bobber by Southsiders

    Triumph bobber by Southsiders

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    These days, you don’t often see hardtails getting thrashed around dirt tracks. But this Triumph T120-based machine is not only a daily rider, but also throws up rooster tails on a regular basis.

  • Norton CS1 racer

    Norton CS1 racer

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    At 84 years old, this Norton CS1 is the oldest motorcycle still being raced in the UK on a regular basis. It has over 400 classic race wins to its name, and it’s piloted by the Liverpool-based rider Ian Bain, with support from the helmet… Read more »

  • Spirit of The Seventies W800

    Spirit of The Seventies W800

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s always good to see the major manufacturers commissioning bikes from new-wave custom builders. Ural got into the game early, hooking up with Hammarhead, and we’ve recently seen Yamaha get into bed with the Wrenchmonkees. Now Kawasaki has aligned itself with the English workshop Spirit… Read more »

  • Velocette MSS 500

    Velocette MSS 500

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    It seems so strange now, but before the 1960s, dirt bikes usually had the same chassis as their road-going counterparts. And if you wanted a bike to race, you could order a basic engine and frame from the factory, and then finish the machine to… Read more »