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Triumph 675 Daytona

Triumph 675 Daytona custom

Kev Taggart and Tim Rogers are stuck in the past. They run the English workshop Spirit Of The Seventies, turning out exquisite resto-mods based on Japanese classics like the Kawasaki Z750 and the Yamaha XS650. So this latest bike is a surprising change of direction. “Our client came to us with a rather delectable Triumph…

Custom Kawasaki W800

Spirit of The Seventies W800

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 of The Seventies, and commissioned a custom W800 for its…

Ducati GT1000 custom

Spirit Of The Seventies Ducati

A stern test for established custom builders is how they handle the ‘budget’ job. Can they capture the flavor of the mega-buck builds at half the cost? The English workshop Spirit of The Seventies has just taken this test, and passed with flying colors. Tim Rogers and Kev Taggart call their latest machine the Ducati…