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Show Stopper: Craig Rodsmith’s turbocharged Moto Guzzi

Show Stopper: Craig Rodsmith’s turbocharged Moto Guzzi

We’ve been covering the modern custom scene for eight years now, extending feelers into nearly every country in the world, from Andorra to Vietnam. But there are a few builders who have inexplicably slipped through the net—and one of the most renowned must be Craig Rodsmith. An Australian based in Illinois, USA, Craig has been…

Sneak Preview: The bizarre drag bikes of the Sultans Of Sprint series.

Life’s A Drag: The Sultans Of Sprint at Wheels & Waves

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The top European builders may be deadly serious about their craft, but they also have a sense of humor. Right now, 18 teams are getting ready for the first round of the Sultans Of Sprint race series, pitched as “turbocharged flying carpets built and raced by creative gearheads.” It’s the brainchild of ‘Sonic’ Séb Lorentz…

Heavy Breathing: A turbo’d Harley Street from Cherry's Company

Heavy Breathing: A turbo’d Harley Street from Cherry’s

Kaichiroh Kurosu is one of Japan’s elite builders. He runs Cherry’s Company out of a cosy workshop in Tokyo, and his builds display incredible imagination and craftsmanship. Admittedly, we knew little of his virtuoso career until he released the ‘Highway Fighter’—an off-the-wall BMW R nineT that currently graces the cover of our 2016 motorcycle wall…

DP Customs Turbo Destroyer

DP Customs are famous for their clean, motorsport-influenced Ironhead customs. They’ve now taken the racing concept to the extreme, with a 154 hp street-legal drag…

Triumph turbocharged motorcycle

Seems everybody has a taste for salt. Professional builders and home tuners alike are increasingly constructing machinery aboard which they hope to break speed records,…

Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

How many motorcycle videos get more than ten million views? Not many, if any. But the first two Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle films from…

Barry Sheene tribute motorcycle

UPDATE 19 August 2010: Icon has revised the styling of the Sheene. The latest images are on the Icon website. By guest writer Tom Stewart.…

Yamaha Seca custom

I guess you could call this motorcycle a ‘real world’ custom. It’s Jon Fife’s Yamaha XJ650/900 Turbo Seca prototype, and it comes from a desire…