Tag: Custom Motorcycles

Tastemaker: A Scrambler built by the Editor of Meta

Ben Giese is a man of exceptional taste. As the creative director and editor-in-chief of the aesthetically superior motorcycle magazine, Meta, he has to be. But he’s also a rider, who grew up racing motocross. So when his 2017-model Triumph Scrambler went under the knife, both form and function vied for top spot. “I wanted to […]

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 February, 2019

Deus cracks the style code for a Sportster cafe racer. Plus a custom Ducati Paul Smart owned by the principal of a WSBK team, and a flotilla of jaw-dropping scale models from Thailand. Ducati Paul Smart Special Did you know that the principal of the Althea Honda WSBK team, Genesio Bevilacqua, has a private collection […]

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This CB750 cafe racer roams the capital of Pakistan

There are around 2.5 million motorcycles on the road in Pakistan. Which sounds impressive until you learn that the population is over 210 million—and most of those bikes are tiny Chinese- and Japanese-made commuters. The custom scene is virtually non-existent, because the import duty on motorcycles is a whopping 50%, and there are sales taxes […]

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Mooneyes Star: A hardtail knucklehead from Asterisk

The next Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show is over ten months away, but many top-flight builders are already plotting their next entries. After all, ‘Mooneyes’ is the top custom show in Japan. It’s jam-packed with supreme craftsmanship—so if you’re bringing a bike, it had better be good. Here’s a closer look at a gem we […]

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 27 January, 2019

Harley’s global dealer custom competition launches with a fusillade of very tasty European builds. We’ve also got a Kawasaki KX450 with amazing 3D printed bodywork, a custom Ducati Panigale costing $114,000, and news of Triumph’s limited edition ‘TFC’ bikes—including a Rocket… Battle Of The Kings 2019 Harley-Davidson’s dealer competition is back for 2019, and there’s […]

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New from Diamond Atelier: The ‘Groot’ BMW scramblers

In the premier league of custom builders, Diamond Atelier’s place is secure. The sleek creations of the Munich workshop look better than most factory-built show bikes—and they’re perfectly usable too. But Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder don’t just design one-offs. Their ‘Mark II’ BMW café racers are in limited production, offering a faster and more […]

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Morning Glory: Revival’s custom Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

Situated at the crossroads of passion and pragmatism, the team at Revival Cycles knows when it’s time to shred the establishment, and when to walk alongside. Morning Glory, a fine and upstanding Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer, is the latest display of craftsmanship and creativity to roll out of the Austin, Texas shop—and it’s an official […]

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Forged From Passion: A blacksmith’s take on the Z650

Building custom motorcycles often involves a radical career change, and we’ve seen some pretty strange jumps over the years. Tom Simpson’s background is especially unusual: he trained as a blacksmith before setting up Foundry Motorcycle in England six years ago. Tom now builds very stylish cafe racers and bobbers in his Chichester, West Sussex workshop. […]

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Sleeper: A subtle Triumph Bonneville from 2LOUD

We’ve profiled 2LOUD’s work for almost two years now. From day one, builder ‘Max’ Yicheng has consistently delivered elegant and harmonious machines from his one-man-shop in Taipei, Taiwan. In fact, his work is so tasteful and restrained, the ‘2LOUD’ moniker borders on ironic. Those are rare traits in today’s custom world, and they’re why we […]

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Kalahari: A custom Africa Twin from Maria Motorcycles

The Honda XRV750 Africa Twin is almost thirty years old, and fast approaching legend status. So most Honda fanatics will probably baulk at the thought of customizing one. Luis Correia and his crew at Maria Motorcycles weren’t keen to cut into their client’s 1992 Africa Twin either. But it wasn’t just down to reverence for […]

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