Custom 1990 BMW R100RS by Wedge Motorcycle

Elegant Ingenuity: A custom 1990 BMW R100RS by Wedge Motorcycle


Many feel that BMW boxer customization has become a tedious paint-by-numbers affair. It’s a fair argument—after all, most BMW R-series customs follow the same formula so closely, that you’re probably already picturing them in your head. This thought weighed heavily on Takashi Nihira when a customer specifically requested a BMW R-series build, but also stipulated…

Custom Honda CB1100 by Wedge Motorcycle

Fantastic Four: A modern Honda CB1100 from Wedge

If there’s one word that describes Takashi Nihira’s style, it’s restraint. His custom bike builds are tidy and unassuming, but they reward closer inspection with myriad tasteful details. So it’s little wonder that Nihira-san’s Tokyo-based custom shop, Wedge Motorcycle, has won multiple awards. His latest build epitomizes this ethos. Finished in desaturated tones, it’s compact…

Custom Royal Enfield Continental GT650, Yamaha Ténéré 700 and Kawasaki W800

Speed Read, January 8, 2023

The first Speed Read of 2023 kicks off with a handful of parallel twins. Unit Garage debuts a custom kit for Yamaha’s successful Ténéré 700 adventure bike, Wedge Motorcycles works their magic on the Royal Enfield Continental GT650, and JSL debuts a sunny yellow Kawasaki W800. Lastly, the story of the 2022 Malle Mile comes…