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Aprilia Announces 2023 North America ?aprilia Racers Days? S

If you’ve been yearning for a chance to try an Aprilia in anger on the racetrack, don’t miss one of these days.  Begin press release: ...

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Isle Of Man Tt Rules? For Dummies.

Put your hand up if you?ve been to the Isle of Man TT. Now put it down, you look like a tit. If you?ve been, you?ll probably have a decent idea of ...

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Mixing It Up: A Suzuki Gs 550 Cafe Racer From Poland

We all know that the cafe racer originated in Britain?but these days, the bikes themselves are just as likely to be Japanese. And one of the best Jap ...

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?37 Rikuo Type 97

Written by Martin Hodgson. The theory of Six Degrees of Separation supposes that everyone is six or fewer steps away from any other person in t ...

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T 22 Synthesis: A twin-engined Kawasaki drag bike

There?s something pure and extremely entertaining about drag bikes. They?re hopelessly impractical, usually dangerous, and invariably ridden by folks ...

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RAGING BULL: Honda CB750 by Bull Moto Custom

Written by Martin Hodgson They say you have to go big or go home; and as last year was drawing to a close we featured a high quality custom build fro ...

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BSA B33 By Skrunkwerks

Skrunkwerks"This bike was a long term project between my brother in law Colin Will and his friend Ian Anderson.  My sister Ingrid and Colin ...

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HJC i10 Helmet | Gear Review

I see a lot of HJC lids when I?m out and about with other riders, which is no surprise: they?re attractive, functional and easy on the wallet. Its ...

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New Gear: D.I.D. VX Chain

D.I.D?s 120-link VX Series chains ($122.80) are high-performance, low-friction, long-life X-Ring chains that fit numerous street and off-road moto ...

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Retrospective: 1977-1981 Yamaha DT125 MX

1977 Yamaha DT125 MX. Owner: Don Carver, Creston, California. The Japanese were selling a lot of ?street-scramblers? in the late 1960s, but these w ...

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New Gear: Big Bike Parts GT Saddlebag Side Accent Lights

Add visibility to the saddlebags of your 2018 and newer Honda GL1800 Gold Wing with new GT Saddlebag Side Accents Lights from Big Bike Parts. Thes ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 29 March, 2020

A subtle but brilliant Kawasaki Z1 from AC Sanctuary, a wild supercharged Triumph Bobber from England, and a sneak peek at the new, 80s-style Honda C ...

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Sur-Ron custom: A Firefly built for Nike Air Max Day

It isn?t only regular Joes who keep the grinder sparks flying in custom workshops. A small but generous group of brands are also happy to commission ...

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DAILY BURN: Triumph T120 by Thornton Hundred Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson When the custom culture began to boom again a decade ago there was a large element made up of middle-aged men rebuying the ...

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2020 KTM 890 Duke R | First Look Review

The 2020 KTM 890 Duke R will be available in dealerships this spring. We needed some good news, and KTM North America has delivered, announcing the ...

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KTM North America Announces Early Availability For KTM 890 D

Rejoice! Due to popular demand KTM is bringing the 890 Duke R here early! Begin press release: KTM North America, Inc. is excited to announce early a ...

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Carburetors and Ethanol

This is what even relatively new carburetor float bowls can start to look like when left to sit with unstabilized fuel. Upon restarting that debris ca ...

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Harley-Davidson Announces New Screamin’ Eagle 128/131

Harley-Davidson announces Screamin’ Eagle kits that meet emissions standards across the U.S…. except California.  Begin Press Release:  ...

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Laid Back: Proof that you can turn a Cub into a chopper

They represent a thriving sub-culture, but we don’t feature a whole bunch of custom scooters here. And we probably showcase even fewer choppers ...

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Land of Swamp and Sand: The ‘Other’ South Caroli

Forest Service roads in the Francis Marion National Forest are ideal for dual-sport motorcycles and even the occasional Spyder. Travel on these roads ...

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RSD Combats the Pandemic Blues With Worldwide Coronavirus Bi

Leave it to Roland Sands and crew to initiate the worldwide Coronavirus Bike Build-Off. Begin Press Release:  RSD COMBATS PANDEMIC BLUES WITH THE CO ...

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A KTM 450 flat tracker built for a Dakar Rally racer

If you?re a custom builder, one of the most difficult briefs is for a race bike. No matter the genre or discipline of the project, the purpose-built, ...

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RAD RETRO REMAKE: Honda CBX750 by AMP Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson From Mr. T’s haircut to the DeLorean, shoulder pads and the Rubik’s Cube, everything that was popular in the &# ...

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Ducati Live-Streaming Streetfighter V4 Presentation

Save the date: on Wednesday, March 25, at 10:30am PDT, 1:30pm EDT, Ducati will live-stream a presentation on its new Streetfighter V4. Usually the ...

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Cleveland CycleWerks New Electric: The Falcon

Hey, we remember Scott Colosimo from ten or so years ago, when the Cleveland, Ohio, native began building inexpensive little motorcycle using Lifan en ...

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Valentino’s Secret Room: Part Four

Since we should all be inside self-quarantining, check out this four-part video series: Valentino’s Secret Room. Begin Press Release:  Inside ...

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IXS Introduces Tour Jacket/Pants Adventure-GTX

Adventure touring gear is some of the most versatile out there for motorcyclists. The iXS Adventure-GTX jacket and pants are a prime example of the sp ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 22 March, 2020

A show stopping Yamaha GTS 1000 from Italy, a neo-retro Yamaha XT250 from Australia, and a very slick body kit for the BMW R nineT from France. Yama ...

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Sonora Rally Day 6: SS5 – Glory Is the Dish of the Day

WestX1000 brings us coverage from day six during Special Stage 5 of the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally where Ricky Brabec has finished on the top spot of ...

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Sonora Rally Day 5: SS4 – What Goes Up, Must Come Down

WestX1000 brings us coverage from day five during Special Stage 4 of the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally. Begin Press Release:  SS4: What Goes Up, Must C ...

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About Turn: Eastern Spirit Garage builds an XS650 bobber

Eastern Spirit Garage have mastered the art of building cafe racers. They nailed the formula when they broke onto the scene seven years ago?and have ...

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WHEELS & WINGS: Honda CB550F ‘Nickel Racer’

Written by Martin Hodgson When Tom Cruise rode a Kawasaki Gpz900R in the hit movie Top Gun, the mix of a flyboy on a motorbike just made perfect sens ...

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2020 BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR | Road Test Review

BMW has upgraded its middleweight parallel twin-cylinder line with a larger version of the engine from the F 850 GS, which brings more character and s ...

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Sonora Rally Day 4: SS3 – Sand, Speed and an Impending

WestX1000 brings us coverage from day four during Special Stage 3 of the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally. Begin Press Release:  SS3: Sand, Speed and an I ...

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Riding Washington’s Palouse Region

The wheat region of eastern Washington is a patchwork quilt stitched together with outstanding motorcycle roads and interesting farming towns. Photos ...

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2020 Yamaha MT-03 | First Ride Review

Accessible, inexpensive, cool looking and, of course, fun, the littlest member of Yamaha?s MT lineup of ?hyper naked? sport bikes has a lot going for ...

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Sound decision: A music producer?s CB750 cafe racer

Some custom motorcycle builders grow up riding and wrenching, and that early start is obvious in their work. On the flip side, 25-year-old Nick Hoope ...

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2020 Yamaha YDX Torc e-MTB | Review

Yamaha’s YDX Torc e-mountain bike has a quick, nimble XC feel and a powerful battery/motor combo that will leave you feeling like a hero. Photos ...

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Sonora Rally Day 2: SS1 – Let’s Get High

WestX1000 brings us coverage from day one during Special Stage 1 of the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally. Begin Press Release:  Let?s Get High About 6,000 ...

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Sonora Rally Day 3: SS2 – Give It Some Gas

WestX1000 brings us coverage from day three during Special Stage 2 of the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally. Begin Press Release:  SS2: Give It Some Gas On ...

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Klim Releases Updated Off-Road Gear and Racer Support Progra

Klim announces the latest changes to the Dakar, Mojave, and XC Lite off-road lines.  Begin Press Release:  KLIM RELEASES UPDATED OFF-ROAD GEAR AND ...

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Mechanical Art: Edi Buffon?s Gilera Extra Rossa 175

We?re constantly amazed by the skills of some after-hours builders: folks who have full-time jobs, but spend their evenings and weekends crafting bik ...

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ICE BREAKER: Balamutti Yondu Three Wheeled Ice Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson The spirit of rebellion runs deep in the motorcycle world; from the earliest days of racing on the boards, to the post war ...

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Sonora Rally Day 1: Tech & Registration – The Sun

Our friends at WestX1000 will be delivering full coverage reporting of the Sonora Rally as it takes place in Mexico this week.  Begin Press Release:� ...

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SUPERMODEL: BMW R nineT ‘Cara’ by Viba

The world of 3D printing has come along leaps and bounds in the last few years, which is good news for the motorcycle industry. The ability to print ...

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Ducati MH900 By One Hand Made Cycle

One Hand Made Cycle  ...

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Adventurous Streak: Adriatic Moto Tours’ Intriguing So

The Intriguing Southeast Europe tour is a rider’s paradise, with exploring the region’s beautiful and lightly traveled roads taking priori ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 15 March, 2020

A very slick BMW K100 from Lithuania, a funky Honda Monkey from California, and a Harley-Davidson sidecar rig built in Poland?up for sale for a milli ...

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2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special vs. Indian Challenge

This comparo is a fixed-fairing fistfight between an icon — Harley-Davidson?s Road Glide Special — and an upstart — Indian?s all-new ...

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DAYTONA 200/DAYTONA TT Postponed

The novel coronavirus has claimed two more moto-victims. Both the American Flat Track events and the Daytona 200 have been postponed. That sound you h ...

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Nothing is Too Hard: A Triumph Trophy bobber from Spain

There?s a whole category of touring bikes that are short on sex appeal but long on character. One such machine is the Triumph Trophy 1200, which is l ...

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INTO THE WILD: BMW R100GS by Woidwerk

Written by Martin Hodgson To say that the BMW R series range of motorcycles has become a huge hit in the custom scene is the mother of all understate ...

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Ducati Dominates Mint 400 Hooligan Class

Ducati put together a winning combination for the 2020 Mint 400 Hooligan Class that saw Jordan Graham #47 crossing the line 45 minutes ahead of the se ...

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Valentino’s Secret Room: A Four-Part Video Series

Give yourself a 30-minute break from panicking about the Coronavirus and stocking up on toilet paper to check out the four-part video series: Valentin ...

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BMW By Walzwerk Racing

Walzwerk Racing ...

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AltRider’s Taste of Dakar Gears up for 2020 in Nevada

AltRider’s Taste of Dakar began seven years ago and has turned into a well-supported event full of like-minded individuals looking for a taste o ...

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H-D XG750R Production Twins Flat-Track Racer: Hurry! While S

Act fast to pick up your own Harley-Davidson XG750R if you want to make it to Daytona in time for the season opener Saturday night. All the premier-cl ...

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Playing with fire: Ironwood tackles the BMW R1250GS

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles have a reputation for building edgy, well-finished BMW R-series boxers. But this latest project is a far cry from that si ...

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STREET APPEAL: Suzuki DR650 Street Tracker by Seven Motorcyc

Just after midday on the 22nd of February, the streets of Christchurch New Zealand started shaking violently. This wasn?t the first time they had exp ...

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Will the 2020 MotoGP Season Ever Begin" Argentinian Gra

The 2020 MotoGP season continues to be postponed with the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina as the latest round to be pushed to November 202 ...

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Basket Case Boxer: A BMW R90S converted into an enduro

Customizing an older bike is always a risk. There’s the custom work to do, but there’s also the arduous task of fixing all the parts that ...

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Triumph 1970 By Wrecked Metals

Wrecked Metals"This bike was built for Dylan Howell. We went for a classic chopper look, classy with a little bit of attitude. We added our touch ...

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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’: Yamaha TW125 by ND Motociclette

Written by Martin Hodgson If you hang around a custom bike shop long enough to sit through a morning tea break or after hours for a beer, then you ...

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Honda CB750 By Overbold Motor Co.

Overbold Motor Co.  ...

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Native Moto Adventures To Sponsor the 2020 Quail Motorcycle

The 5-Day Highway 1 ride will now wind its way to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, and includes a VIP pass.  Begin press release: Energized from thei ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 8 March, 2020

A beastly CB750 from Belgium, a vintage Ducati worth over half a million dollars, a Honda Dominator with geometric bodywork, and an Enfield GT650 fro ...

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Handmade Tale: Building an RD 200 custom from scratch

In the mid 70s, the Yamaha RD 200 delivered more fun than a small capacity motorcycle had any right to. A compact two-stroke, it could cruise easily ...

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BEASTLY BRICK: BMW K100 ‘Silverback Gorilla’ by

Written by Martin Hodgson We’ve all dreamed about it at some point, handing in our resignation and stepping out into the world on our own to be ...

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Spring Training: A Good Reason to Dust Off the Bike

A ride south of Phoenix to the border warms the cold blood of winter. Photos by the author. Spring (training) has sprung in both Florida and Arizon ...

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Ice Pick: A 1973 Penton ready for the snow

Mention of a themed custom motorcycle conjures visions of bad reality TV choppers, and sends us into convulsions. But this scrambler is a theme bike ...

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: The Harrison Award – George Woodman

Written by Gerald Harrison – The Harrison Collection & Award Where we choose to call home says a lot about us, hence the warehouse that Sé ...

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2020 Indian Scout Bobber Scout Sixty | First Look Revie

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Sixty ABS in Thunder Black Smoke. Images courtesy of Indian Motorcycle. After announcing two new Scouts in its 2020 lineup ...

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?Friday?: A sharp Honda CB550 from Cardsharper Customs

It?s been a while since we?ve featured a classic Honda CB café racer. The custom scene has splintered and grown a lot over the past few years, and H ...

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2019 KTM 790 Adventure | Tour Test Review

The desert can be an unforgiving place, with miles of lonely highways and even more unpaved roads and trails. The KTM 790 Adventure is an ideal choic ...

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Cake Announces New Kalk INK Electric Motorcycle

The Cake Kalk INK is a new slightly more affordable option from the Swedish manufacturer.  Begin Press Release:  Introducing Kalk INK: CAKE?s Newes ...

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Daily Dominator: A Honda NX650 street tracker

The major manufacturers are constantly mining the custom scene to produce stylish new motorcycles, so it?s getting harder for riders to choose betwee ...

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FUN MACHINE: 1984 Kawasaki KLR250 by Berg & Co

Written by Martin Hodgson The days of the vast majority of the workforce clocking in at nine in the morning and heading home by five are all but over ...

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BMW R Nine T By Gasoline Motor Co.

Gasoline Motor Co."The R nineT by Bayerische Motoren Werke ?or BMW as they are more popularly known? was released in 2014 to coincide with the 90 ...

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Honda CB750 By Benjie's Cafe Racer

Benjie's Cafe Racer"Yes its dirty, yes it looks unfinished, and yes the bike is a commuter bike. Its not a trailer queen or a weekend rider only. ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 1 March, 2020

A nitrous-fueled Indian Scout racer in Siberia, the first Yamaha Yamaha FZX750 we’ve featured, a classy Monster from Revival Cycles, and what a ...