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Kawasaki KZ1000 LTD resto-mod by Venier Customs

Turning Japanese: A KZ1000 resto-mod from Venier

Custom trends will come and go, but the art of the resto-mod will always have a place in the pantheon of motorcycle culture. And one of the finest exponents of the genre is Stefano Venier. Stefano’s bikes always remain true to their original purpose—but they do it a little bit better, and with a lot…

Dethgrip: A wild Kawasaki Vulcan 650 tracker by ICON 1000

Hell On Wheels: ICON 1000’s Kawasaki Vulcan tracker

ICON 1000 are the guys we turn to when we need reminding that not every custom should be a 70s throwback. We’ve seen them peddle their special brand of 80s sensibilities on bikes like the Suzuki GSX-R 750 and Kawasaki GPZ900R—with spectacular results. But Dethgrip is on another level. We can’t figure out if it’s…

MonoMonkee: A stripped-down Kawasaki W650 dirt tracker from the Wrenchmonkees

MonoMonkee: Getting dirty with the Wrenchmonkees


The dirt track revolution continues apace. Even the big guns are turning their eyes towards the ovals, and the latest to catch the bug are Nicholas Bech and Per Nielsen of the Wrenchmonkees. We’re guessing the scene is pretty small in Denmark, but it’s only a three-hour drive from Copenhagen to the German border. “Nicholas…

A Lesson in Sano: A custom Kawasaki W650 by Heiwa MC

A Lesson in Sano: Heiwa’s Kawasaki W650


While most of us are trying to shake off the festive season’s indulgence, I’d wager that Kengo Kimura is already back in his workshop. The master craftsman behind Heiwa MC has no shortage of orders, despite being in the midst of a shifting landscape. We asked Kimura-san how things are going over in Tokyo: he…

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 8 May, 2016

New BMW cafe racers from Diamond Atelier, a brutal Kawasaki Z1-R from AC Sanctuary, and the very rapid Tamburini ‘T12 Massimo’ track bike. It’s hard…