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  • Sportster cafe racer

    Sportster cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, is not where you’d expect to find a 1960s-style cafe racer. But this Sportster-powered machine would look right at home in the parking lot of London’s Ace Cafe. It belongs to enthusiast Faizal Yusop, who’s crammed a modified 1969 Ironhead… Read more »

  • Harley Cross Bones by Warr’s

    Harley Cross Bones by Warr’s

  • Wes Garcia Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The latest build from Charlie Stockwell of London-based Warr’s Customs is this Harley-Davidson Cross Bones built at the behest of a former Formula 1 champion. It’s decked in the trademark red-and-white livery of the McLaren F1 team that became famous during the era of Ayrton… Read more »

  • Honda Ruckus custom

    Honda Ruckus custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I used to think that 1970s CBs were the most heavily customized Hondas. Until I discovered the extraordinary subculture that has grown up around the Honda Ruckus. Yes, it’s a scooter and it’s got a meager 49cc. But it’s a distinctive looking machine, with wide… Read more »

  • Trackmaster by Atom Bomb

    Trackmaster by Atom Bomb

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Clay Rathburn is one of those annoying ‘renaissance’ types who seem to be good at whatever they turn their hands to. First was a string of traditional Triumph hardtails—including the irresistible Velvet Underground. Then we had the RVA Overland vintage dirt bike, and a Harley… Read more »

  • T120 Bonneville by Analog

    T120 Bonneville by Analog

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,,

    It’s always interesting to see the bikes that well-known builders create for themselves. This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust; it’s a more ‘traditional’ look than many Analog motorcycles, with a side order of steampunk too. “El Matador” was a labor… Read more »

  • Honda CB cafe racer

    Honda CB cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Some custom bike builds are completed in days. Others take weeks or months. But this new build from Classified Moto, a postmodern take on the classic Honda CB cafe racer, took well over two years. You might have seen sneak previews on the Classified Moto… Read more »

  • Ducati Sport1000s custom

    Ducati Sport1000s custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Ducati SportClassic was a bike ahead of its time. Three years ago, poor sales triggered the end of a short five-year production run. But today, it’s one of the most sought-after machines for retro bike fans, and a popular platform for customization. Ergonomics be… Read more »

  • Sportster 1200 by Atom Bomb

    Sportster 1200 by Atom Bomb

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Atom Bomb’s Clay Rathburn is known for his beautifully crafted custom Triumphs. But the latest bike to roll out of his Richmond, Virginia workshop is this Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200. It’s not our usual fare, but the style and detailing on this build is hard to… Read more »

  • Vincent motorcycle: the ‘Blue Bike’

    Vincent motorcycle: the ‘Blue Bike’

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    One of the most famous Vincent motorcycles of all time has just gone up for sale. Marty Dickerson’s Rapide—best known as the ‘Blue Bike’—is on show at Altai, a design studio in Los Angeles. The Blue Bike has an illustrious history to match its stunning… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzis by Revival Cycles

    Moto Guzzis by Revival Cycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Texas-based Revival Cycles are on a roll at the moment, with a brace of custom Moto Guzzis heading to The One Moto Show in Austin. Both bikes have been heavily modified; as Revival’s Alan Stulberg says, they “began as very different machines and sort of… Read more »

  • BMW R100S by Deus

    BMW R100S by Deus

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    You don’t see many 1970s BMW R-series customs in the USA. But this very sharp R100S cafe racer should prompt a few searches for old airheads on eBay. It’s set for launch at The One Motorcycle Show in Austin this weekend, and was built by… Read more »

  • Honda CL450 by Lossa Engineering

    Honda CL450 by Lossa Engineering

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’m quite partial to adventure tourers spruced up with gear from the likes of Touratech. If you’re in the middle of nowhere, a 40-year-old motorcycle is probably not the best choice of transportation. But Jay LaRossa of Lossa Engineering begs to differ, and he’s built… Read more »

  • Dime City Cycles Bonneville

    Dime City Cycles Bonneville

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The 50s and 60s were arguably the best years of British motorcycling. Invariably finished in black and chrome, the bikes repeatedly pushed the envelope of engineering—until the Japanese arrived. It was a golden era, and it’s the inspiration for the latest build from Dime City… Read more »

  • Honda CB550F by KDI Cycles

    Honda CB550F by KDI Cycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    For a one-man band, Kevin Dinsmoor has had remarkable success. Based in the small town of Colchester in Connecticut, USA, he’s carved out a reputation as a builder of finely crafted vintage customs—like this Honda CB550F. “The concept was hatched a couple of years ago,”… Read more »

  • Harley-Davidson WR racer

    Harley-Davidson WR racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    Racing motorcycles often have perfect proportions; they’re almost like the bikes you’d doodle in the corner of a schoolbook as a child. This 1946 Harley-Davidson is one of those machines, with an immaculate stance, perfectly symmetrical wheels and a beautiful economy of line. It’s a… Read more »

  • Kott Honda CB750F Super Sport

    Kott Honda CB750F Super Sport

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you’re a fan of the Honda CB750, you probably know Kott Motorcycles. Dustin Kott is one of the best CB builders in the USA, sending out a steady stream of sleek, upgraded customs from his workshop in Newhall, California. And it’s more than just… Read more »

  • Triumph Catalina Scrambler

    Triumph Catalina Scrambler

  • David Edwards Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It was a problem of Robert Jordan’s own making, and it smacked him upside the head every time he ventured into his garage. There sat a perfectly restored 1960s Triumph 650 desert sled, looking like it just came out of Steve McQueen’s garage. Right next… Read more »

  • Yamaha XS400 by Spin Cycle

    Yamaha XS400 by Spin Cycle

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    You don’t see many Yamaha XS400 customs around: The compact, air-cooled twin is often overshadowed by its XS650 larger brother. But the light and nimble XS400 is perfect for zipping around town or commuting, and with a curb weight of around 400 lbs, it’s an… Read more »

  • Honda CB550 by Raccia

    Honda CB550 by Raccia

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Let’s face it: A 1970s Honda CB is a pretty easy bike to customize. It looks good straight out of the box, and custom parts are a dime-a-dozen. This CB550 from California-based Raccia Motorcycles is something special though. Raccia builds are inspired by the production… Read more »

  • Custom Indian Motorcycle ‘Spirit of Munro’

    Custom Indian Motorcycle ‘Spirit of Munro’

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    Indian is back. America’s oldest motorcycle company, founded in 1901, has revealed a show-stopping streamliner to showcase a brand new engine—the 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111. The motor will find its way into the 2014 Indian road bikes, the first to be released under the stewardship… Read more »

  • Burly Brand Scrambler

    Burly Brand Scrambler

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Think of a scrambler motorcycle, and most folks will picture a modern Triumph or a vintage BSA. But David Zemla, who runs Burly Brand, decided to take a different tack. Could a Harley-Davidson Sportster be reconfigured for bombing down fire roads? After a lot of… Read more »

  • Analog Yamaha SR500

    Analog Yamaha SR500

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles has built his reputation with a raft of elegant, mid-capacity customs: the perfect bikes for barhopping and cruising around town. This 1979 Yamaha SR500 has more of a raw edge though, and a name to match—‘Bruto.’ It was commissioned by… Read more »

  • Honda CRF250R cafe racer

    Honda CRF250R cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Californian Darrell Schneider is known in the classic car community for his high-quality fiberglass skills. He’s also a keen motorcyclist, and has transformed his personal 2004 Honda CRF250R dirtbike into this eye-catching café racer. Schneider namechecks Roland Sands, Richard Pollock and Ron Wood as the… Read more »

  • Classified Moto XV920 2.0

    Classified Moto XV920 2.0

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Two years ago, John Ryland finished his first customer build—a groundbreaking Yamaha XV920 that effectively launched Classified Moto onto the custom scene. The bike was a huge hit, and prompted a flood of requests from customers for similar builds. One of those requests was from… Read more »

  • Choppahead Triumph T140

    Choppahead Triumph T140

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We all know what a Triton is. There’s also the ‘Tribsa,’ and even a ‘Norley’. But I hadn’t heard of a ‘Tronsa’ before. Concerned at a gap in my knowledge, I was relieved to find that Choppahead’s creation is probably the first of its kind.… Read more »

  • Harley Sportster by Asterisk

    Harley Sportster by Asterisk

  • David Edwards Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There may be better cures for jetlag…then again, maybe not. Hideki Hoshikawa had flown over from Japan with his latest build in the airplane’s cargo bay, clearing customs in Los Angeles just in time for the big L.A. Calendar Bike Show, where the Sportster-based “Avanzare”… Read more »

  • Icon 1000 x Ural Solo sT

    Icon 1000 x Ural Solo sT

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Custom motorcycles have always been part of Icon’s company culture—and they do all the work in-house. But this is the first Icon 1000 bike to be commissioned by a client. The commission came from Ural, and the machine is called the Quartermaster. Based on the… Read more »