Taiwan

  • Harley Softail Slim by Rough Crafts

    Harley Softail Slim by Rough Crafts

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Harley Softail Slim has two points in its favor: it’s a simple bobber-style bike with a vintage vibe, and it has a super-low seat height of less than 24 inches. It’s basically a Fat Boy with the fat trimmed off, and there’s ample grunt… Read more »

  • Yamaha XS650 bobber

    Yamaha XS650 bobber

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Roughly a year ago we featured a slammed 1982 Yamaha XS650, resplendent in an intricate gold paintjob. It was built by Taipei-based Mark Huang, who still has it and rides it regularly. He’s since built another XS650 in the same Japanese street-bobber style—and it looks… Read more »

  • Rough Crafts ‘Stealth Bullet’ Sportster

    Rough Crafts ‘Stealth Bullet’ Sportster

  • 1982 Yamaha XS650

    1982 Yamaha XS650

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Ever since I saw the Yamaha built by Frenchman Sonic Seb, I’ve had a thing for slammed XS650s. Granted, they’re not the most practical of customs, but sheesh—they look good. This one comes from Taiwan, the country best known for giving us Rough Crafts. Builder… Read more »

  • Rough Crafts Shadow Rocket

    Rough Crafts Shadow Rocket

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Winston Yeh has only been running Rough Crafts for three years. But in that short time, he’s become one of the world’s hottest custom Harley builders—despite being based in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and thousands of miles away from Milwaukee. This is the latest… Read more »

  • The 2012 Bike EXIF Top Ten, Part I

    The 2012 Bike EXIF Top Ten, Part I

  • Chris Hunter Ten Best Motorcycles ,,

    It’s time to look back at the biggest hits of 2012 so far—the bikes that have attracted the most attention from our worldwide camaraderie of readers. We’ve selected these machines mostly on the basis of website traffic—but we’ve also taken Facebook likes and general positive… Read more »

  • Rough Crafts x Zero Engineering

    Rough Crafts x Zero Engineering

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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’… Read more »

  • Sportster custom: The Bomb Runner

    Sportster custom: The Bomb Runner

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of the most popular Harley customs on Bike EXIF came out of left field in 2010: the Rough Crafts “Iron Guerilla” built by Winston Yeh. It was a remarkable achievement, because the regulations around custom motorcycle building in Yeh’s native Taiwan are extremely restrictive.… Read more »

  • Rough Crafts Sportster custom

    Rough Crafts Sportster custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’m a huge admirer of Rough Crafts motorcycles. ‘Shattered Pearl’ is the latest build from Winston Yeh, and once again he’s circumvented Taiwan’s tight regulatory restrictions to create a classy yet eye-catching machine. ‘The owner gave me one guideline and nothing else,’ says Yeh. ‘”I… Read more »

  • Harley-Davidson Sportster custom

    Harley-Davidson Sportster custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Rough Crafts is one of the featured builders in our new book, The Ride. The deluxe Collector’s Edition is on sale now in Europe and the USA. Of all the Asian countries, Japan has the highest profile in the custom scene, and has even exported… Read more »

  • Kawasaki W650 custom

    Kawasaki W650 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When I first saw this sensational street tracker-styled Kawasaki W650, I thought it was from a Tokyo custom shop. But I was 3,000 km off the mark: this is a Taiwanese bike. It’s 2002 model customized by Qing Chen, editor of the slick Taipei-based magazine… Read more »