Tag: Custom Motorcycles

Two new vintage style motorcycles from 46Works

It’s around this time of year that all the top Japanese builders release their latest customs. Many workshops have spent weeks burning the midnight oil to get a bike ready for display at the Yokohama show, but Shiro Nakajima of 46Works has been even busier than most—he’s just revealed two amazing new builds. We’ve been […]

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Mooneyes Highlight: Heiwa’s award-winning BMW R75/6

Yesterday it felt like the entire custom world was in Yokohama, Japan, for the famous Mooneyes show. Officially called the ‘Hot Rod Custom Show,’ it’s a one-day, nine-hour spectacle that draws the best customizers from all corners of the Land of the Rising Sun—and many from other continents, too. Most of the top builders reveal […]

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 25 November, 2018

A new Kawasaki Zed from the Japanese restomod kings AC Sanctuary, a retro-futuristic BMW R80 from Holland, and a $30,000 Yamaha WR450F supermoto from Slovenia. BMW R80 by Moto Adonis The concept of the ‘cafe racer’ is being stretched in so many directions at the moment, the term has almost become meaningless. We’ve seen more […]

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Solid Gold: Greg Hageman restyles the Yamaha MT-07

Wrap any decent Yamaha in a good King Kenny livery, and you’ve got an instant crowd-pleaser. But this Yamaha MT-07 from Greg Hageman is much, much more than just a pretty paint job. It’s one of the most successful MT-07 conversions we’ve ever seen. We’re used to featuring XSR700s on these pages, but the MT-07 […]

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The Kawasaki ‘W1R’ that took seven years to build

The bikes that are revealed on these pages are usually hot off the press. The shoot is finished, the images are graded and an email lands in our inbox within a couple of days. This amazing Kawasaki, however, first surfaced two years ago at The Quail Gathering. And it’s only just been shot properly. But […]

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Custom Heritage Softail: One Way Machine’s ‘Quartermile’

When Harley-Davidson celebrated its 115th anniversary with a party in Prague earlier this year, it invited a select few builders to present a custom Harley each. And with a remarkable three AMD World Championship podiums to his name, Julian von Oheimb was an obvious inclusion. The German builder—who operates as One Way Machine—has a knack […]

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Billet Sting: DNA’s honeycomb monocoque BMW

In the world of custom building, the frame is the bit you leave alone—unless you really know what you are doing. Anyone can chop and loop a subframe, but creating a stress-bearing main frame from scratch takes patience, guts and familiarity with concepts like torsional stiffness and tensile strength. That’s one reason the custom scene […]

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