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Rough Crafts x Zero Harley Knucklehead

There’s a wonderfully gothic, Victorian vibe to the latest machine from Taiwan’s Rough Crafts. It’s built around an S&S Harley Knucklehead motor, using a kit from legendary ‘samurai chopper’ builders Zero Engineering. Rough Crafts’ Winston Yeh is a big fan of Zero. “The ‘Zero Style’ created by Mr. Shinya Kimura has always been amazing to…

Shovelhead custom

Kraus Motor Co. “Achuma” Shovelhead

Named after a South American cactus known for its hallucinogenic properties, “Achuma” is part old Harley and part motocrosser, a Shovelhead-powered streetfighter that’s got a style all its own. There’s even a built-in skidplate for inner-city curb jumping! “Yeah, I don’t look too hard at what everybody else is doing,” builder Satya Kraus says about…

Confederate Hellcat

The $45,000 Confederate Hellcat X132

Confederate has never been shy of making big claims. This is the Alabama company’s latest model, and it comes with a mission statement: “With the X132 Hellcat, we set out to build the toughest motorcycle ever made”. Confederate makes a big play of the Hellcat’s drag racing influence, citing a three-inch diameter steel backbone frame…

Ice Racer motorcycle

My folks live in England, and—like most people in Western Europe—they’ve spent the past few weeks buried under snow and ice in…