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Top five Harley-Davidson Evolution Sportsters

Top Five Harley-Davidson Sportsters, Part Two: Evolutions


The new Harley-Davidson Sportster S signifies the first major redesign in decades for the illustrious Sportster. To celebrate, we’ve been looking back over our favorite Sportster customs from the past few years, sorted by their motors. Last week we featured our top five Sportster Ironhead builds. This week, we’re focussing on the the motor that…

Top five Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportsters

Top Five Harley-Davidson Sportsters, Part One: Ironheads


Harley-Davidson has just rebooted one of the world’s longest-running model lines, with the launch of the new Sportster S. But remarkably, it’s only the third major engine update in the Sportster’s 60-plus years on this earth. Before the new Revolution Max-powered Sportster S came, we had the Evolution motor that debuted in 1986. And before…

Bike EXIF's Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 custom motorcycles.

Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 Customs

The big news on the custom scene right now is the launch of the revised Yamaha XJR1300. The old bruiser has been revitalized and repackaged into two variants: a standard version with wide bars and a seat big enough for two, and a Racer with clip-ons, a small fairing and front fender, and a solo…

BMW's R nineT motorcycle: a smash hit with custom builders.

Top 5 BMW R Nine T customs

BMW came out swinging when they released the R nineT. Even before the bike went on sale, it was farmed out to some of the world’s top custom builders: a clear indication of BMW’s new-found love for the custom scene. There’s a lot to love about the R nineT itself. It’s powered by the punchy…

Yamaha SR400 by Skull

Top 5 Yamaha SR400

It’s one thing to talk about the ‘enduring appeal’ of a motorcycle. It’s quite another for that appeal to translate into solid…

Kawasaki KZ 750

Top 5 Kawasaki KZ750s

I’ll admit it, I didn’t know that Kawasaki made a twin-cylinder ‘Z’ until I came across the bikes we’ve selected below. It…

Harley Panhead customs

Top 5 Harley Panheads

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…