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  • Ducati 749 by Gustavo Penna

    Ducati 749 by Gustavo Penna

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When the time comes to build a motorcycle for the next Terminator movie, it should be this one. It’s a glimpse under the skin of a Ducati 749, courtesy of Gustavo Penna—a cinematographer who shoots car commercials in Los Angeles. Gustavo is a Ducati fanatic… Read more »

  • Icon Raiden Tiger 800 XCs

    Icon Raiden Tiger 800 XCs

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    A sense of humor is not something you normally associate with hardcore desert racing. But this Triumph Tiger 800 XC is sporting Icon colors, so we’re guaranteed a twist on the usual. The bike is nicknamed ‘Mantecore.’ If you’re a fan of popular culture you’ll… Read more »

  • Revival Cycles Harley Sportster 883

    Revival Cycles Harley Sportster 883

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,

    Revival Cycles are known mostly for their show-stopping Moto Guzzi customs. So it should feel strange to see a Harley roll out of the Texas workshop. But somehow, it doesn’t: this Sportster 883 is exactly what you’d expect from Alan Stulberg and crew when it… Read more »

  • Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

    Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

  • Shaik Ridzwan Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Desert sleds still have a place in modern motorcycling iconography. Originally an American phenomenon, today it’s the Triumph Scrambler from across the ditch that embodies the spirit most closely. And it doesn’t take much to give a modern Scrambler a touch of the desert sled… Read more »

  • Ninja 750 by Huge Design

    Ninja 750 by Huge Design

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Bill Webb has two passions in life: design and motorcycles. He’s a partner at a San Francisco agency called Huge Design, and for years his daily ride was a 1995 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja. Then the bike was stolen and stripped. When Bill recovered his Ninja—known… Read more »

  • Bull Cycles’ Harley Nightster

    Bull Cycles’ Harley Nightster

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    I’ve always thought that the older Nightsters are the best-looking Harley Sportster variant. The mix of dark finishes, wire wheels and blacked-out hubs gave them a subtle, low-key vibe. This custom Nightster is anything but subtle, though. And none the worse for it. Nicknamed ‘Traffic,’… Read more »

  • Custom Harley Softail Springer

    Custom Harley Softail Springer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    These days, you can slot most custom bikes into a clearly defined genre. Café racer, bobber, tracker—a quick glance is usually all it takes. But occasionally a bike appears that defies categorization, like this Harley-Davidson Softail Springer from Indonesia. A modern American cruiser with vintage… Read more »

  • r100-bmw

    BMW R100/7 by Boyle Custom Moto

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Kim Boyle has lived a life on two wheels. He started out in BMX, working for GT Bicycles, Airwalk, Vans and DC Shoes—and then got hooked on motorcycles. Over the past six years he’s made a name for himself with a series of super-clean builds,… Read more »

  • Top 5 Harley Panheads

    Top 5 Harley Panheads

  • Chris Hunter Special FeaturesTop 5 ,

    Is Harley-Davidson’s venerable Panhead the best looking motorcycle engine of all time? It’s certainly up there with the Triumph and Moto Guzzi twins. It’s nearly half a century since the last Panhead rolled off the production line, but its appeal has never waned. It’s a… Read more »

  • How to build motorcycles for a living

    How to build motorcycles for a living

  • John Ryland Bike EXIF GuidesSpecial Features

    “Wouldn’t it be great to build motorcycles for a living?” I’m guessing the thought has crossed your mind while working on your own bike. It’s kind of like saying, “Wouldn’t it be great to climb Mount Everest?” Of course it would, depending on your tolerance… Read more »

  • Guzzi V50 Monza by Revival Cycles

    Guzzi V50 Monza by Revival Cycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There will be many, many beautiful machines at this weekend’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas. But I’m prepared to bet that one of the stars will be this Moto Guzzi V50 from local heroes Revival Cycles. There’s an elegant, unforced style to the bike, which… Read more »

  • HCV’s old school bobber

    HCV’s old school bobber

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    For a workshop you’ve probably never heard of, Halls Custom Vintage is pretty famous. Jake and Rob Hall are the go-to guys for British bike enthusiasts in the States, and they usually have five machines up on their lifts at any one time. Most of… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • The new 2014 BMW R90S

    The new 2014 BMW R90S

  • Wesley Reyneke Classic Motorcycles ,,

    There’s no denying that BMW’s classic R-series models are enjoying the limelight at the moment. While they’re a popular choice as donors for custom projects, many are also left in original condition or restored to period-correct perfection. Thankfully for Airhead owners, BMW Group Classic has… Read more »

  • 2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

    2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Is any confirmation needed that a large sector of the motorcycle-buying public is bored with anodyne, plastic-clad offerings? This is it: The venerable Yamaha SR400 goes on sale in the USA in June, following its relaunch in Europe. Yes, we’re talking about a simple mid-capacity… Read more »

  • 1971 Triumph by Analog

    1971 Triumph by Analog

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There’s usually a trigger that inspires someone to start a custom build. Perhaps an engine failure, or a dent in the tank. Or even just a glimpse of a cool bike parked on the street. In Tony Prust’s case, it was the offer of a… Read more »

  • Harley 48 Sportster by RSD

    Harley 48 Sportster by RSD

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    It takes a pretty special Harley to stop me in my tracks, but this Sportster 48 from Roland Sands Design hits all the right notes. It’s a street tracker with a strong vintage vibe—plus enough performance upgrades to make it an entertaining ride without compromising… Read more »

  • Suzuki Stinger by Air-Tech

    Suzuki Stinger by Air-Tech

  • Wesley Reyneke Classic Motorcycles ,,

    You’ve probably admired Kent Riches’ work before without knowing it. That’s because his company, Air-Tech Streamlining, has been producing high quality bodywork since the ’80s—for everyone from garage builders to factory race teams. Kent is a prolific racer himself—with fourteen world records to his name—and… Read more »

  • Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

    Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When we heard that Motohangar had ripped the bodywork off a Suzuki Katana, we were dismayed. After all, the Katana is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made. But then we found out that Patrick Jones and crew were revitalizing a 2006 Suzuki Katana,… Read more »

  • Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

    Yamaha SR500 by Chappell Customs

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Chris Chappell’s last SR500 was a show-stopper. It was well received when we initially featured it, and went on to earn a spot among our Top Five Yamaha SR500s. As it turns out, he already had another one in the pipeline—with a very different spin.… Read more »

  • Kawasaki KZ750 by Chad Hodge

    Kawasaki KZ750 by Chad Hodge

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The name Chad Hodge should sound familiar. He designed the sensational Bullitt helmet concept a few years ago—a retro, full-face design that’s since been picked up by Bell and is about to go on sale. Originally from Louisville, Chad works as industrial designer out of… Read more »

  • ICON 1000 Triumph Speedmaster

    ICON 1000 Triumph Speedmaster

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    ICON Motosports is back with a killer new custom. It’s the company’s third hookup with Triumph, who delivered a 2013-model Speedmaster for baptism by Sawzall at Icon’s Portland headquarters. In the 1960s, Triumph 650 twins ruled the drag strips and the ICON 1000 Speedmaster is… Read more »

  • Ducati 999S by Venier Customs

    Ducati 999S by Venier Customs

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This is one of the fastest motorcycles we’ve ever featured—and I’d say it’s one of the best-looking too. It’s a Ducati 999S ‘Testastretta’ converted from race to road use by Stefano Venier, a New York-based builder with an immaculate eye for understated aesthetics. Venier is… Read more »

  • RD350 Streak by Brew Bikes

    RD350 Streak by Brew Bikes

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you like two-wheelers of the pedal-powered kind, you probably know about Reynolds 853 tubing. It’s a seamless, air-hardened and heat-treated steel tube with a high strength-to-weight ratio. It’s not something you often see pressed into service on a motorcycle frame, and this 1974 Yamaha… Read more »

  • 1969 Honda CB350 by Roc City

    1969 Honda CB350 by Roc City

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The terms ‘hand crafted’ and ‘bespoke’ get thrown around a lot these days—but in the case of this wonderfully understated 1969 Honda CB350, they’re particularly apt. Virtually every part you see here has been hand made by Sean Pelletier of Roc City Cafe Racers. At… Read more »

  • DP Customs Turbo Destroyer

    DP Customs Turbo Destroyer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    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 bike. “The idea for the Turbo Destroyer came up when we were delivering a build to a race car driver… Read more »

  • Deus Ex Machina: Sibling Rivalry

    Deus Ex Machina: Sibling Rivalry

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Two new Deus Ex Machina motorcycles have just rolled out of the Venice, California workshop. Affectionately called Sibling Rivalry, these custom Hondas are high-performance variations on the same theme: turning a street-legal enduro bike into a badass ‘super single.’ ‘Boodaak’ (above and below) and ‘Dakdaak’… Read more »