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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…

Back To The Future: a retro-themed custom Honda Nighthawk by Maccomotors.

Back To The Future: custom Honda Nighthawk

Some custom shops like to breathe new life into old motorcycles. Others put a vintage spin on modern machinery. Tito and Jose of Spain’s Macco Motors have gone for the vintage approach with this CB750, and it works a treat. You’d never guess at first glance, but it’s actually a 2002 Honda—the model better known…

Honda 750 Nighthawk custom motorcycle by Ad Hoc Cafe Racers

Honda 750 Nighthawk by Ad Hoc

Right now, the epicenter of the European custom scene is Spain. The Iberian Peninsula is already famous for its petrolhead culture, which has spawned legions of MotoGP stars—and we’re now seeing a growing number of workshops transforming older bikes into drop-dead gorgeous traffic stoppers. Shops like Café Racer Dreams, Kiddo, Macco Motors, Valtoron and El…

Honda Nighthawk

Honda Nighthawk by Classified Moto

If there’s a builder entitled to look back on 2013 with a quiet sense of satisfaction, it’s John Ryland of Classified Moto. He’s enjoyed both critical and commercial success, with so many commissions he’s had to close the order book on more than one occasion. This is the final 2013 build to roll out of…