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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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A Bmw Custom Inspired By A Snickers Bar (yes, Really)

What we do know that he’s the go-to guy for all of Rough Crafts‘ bodywork. He has only partial use of his right hand after an accident. ...

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Gaerne Dakar Gtx Boots | Gear Review

Riding on technical off-road terrain can be hard on feet, ankles, and lower legs. During stand-up riding, one?s full bodyweight is carried on the ...

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams Feb

The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles ...

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent mos ...

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Work in progress: A peek at the Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler

Mention motorcycle brands and the American Midwest in the same sentence, and a particular Motor Co. springs to mind first. But there’s a small ...

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The Paloma: Deus ex Machina’s Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 10

Held on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula since 1962, the Baja 1000 is a desert race like no other. As mythical as it is grueling, finishing ...

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Cult classic: A Harley XR1200 street tracker from Taiwan

There must be something in the water, because this is the second Harley XR1200 street tracker that’s popped up on our radar in as many weeks. ...

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The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlan

An email commissioning a new project is good news for any custom motorcycle workshop. But the crew at Moto Adonis in The Netherlands was particularly ...

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Speed Read: A Fantic Caballero scrambler with vintage style,

Deus ex Machina leads this week’s round-up, with a Fantic Caballero scrambler that tips its hat to the Fantic enduros of the 70s. We also prof ...

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Road Tested: Retro full face helmets from DMD, Shoei, and Bi

It used to be that if you wanted a retro-styled helmet to match your retro-styled motorcycle, your choices were a handful of open face lids from a sm ...

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Forever Young: An overgrown mini-bike with a Yamaha snowmobi

The last time we heard from Sean Skinner, he’d just built a Yamaha XS650-powered replica of the 1960s Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate bicycle. T ...

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Living Legend: A meticulously restored 1972 Ducati 750 Sport

The legend of Paul Smart, Ducati, and the Imola race track is deeply entrenched in motorcycle history. Ducati’s groundbreaking 750 GT was bare ...

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Elegant Ingenuity: A custom 1990 BMW R100RS by Wedge Motorcy

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 ...

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Speed Read: The new Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R and more

We’ve sorted our offerings from small to big this week, starting with the new Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R 1:8 scale model. From there, we ...

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Vantage Velocity: A Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster by Ro

The Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster broke cover just six years before The Motor Co. unceremoniously pulled the plug on the aging Evolution Sportst ...

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The People’s Champ: A Harley Panhead with a Merlin han

An invitation to build a custom bike for the annual Born Free show in the US is a massive accolade. But the honor is typically reserved for custom bu ...

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The Revenant: Macco Motors’ Harley XR1200 Street Scram

The short-lived Harley XR1200 was a special bike. If you?ve ever thrown a leg over one yourself, you know what we mean; an 80-plus horsepower Sportst ...

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Everyman Tracker Build Pt. 6: All The Small Things

Unless you start with a pile of tubing, all-new parts and a beautiful mind, your average garage-built motorcycle comes together one piece at a time?a ...

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Retro Radikal: A reimagined BMW K1 from Portugal

With futuristic looks, bold colors, and more plastic than a Tupperware party, the BMW K1 was nothing if not memorable. Released in 1988 and based on ...

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Speed Read: a 48-cylinder Kawasaki two-stroke and more

This might just be our most eclectic Sunday round-up yet. We start with a Guinness World Record-holding 48-cylinder Kawasaki two-stroke, then look at ...

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Gixxer Johnny: ICON’s outrageous Suzuki GSX-R 7/11

Led by unconventional visionaries, ICON Motosports crafts motorcycle gear that blurs the lines between audacious and purposeful, while maintaining a ...

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Black Phantom: OWM’s custom Harley Softail oozes avant

While it’s no secret that we’re fans of Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee-Eight Softail range, there’s not a single one in the ...

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Trickster: A stunt-inspired TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Gar

With new motorcycles getting bigger each year?and, by extension, progressively more expensive?it might just be up to small-capacity bikes to save the ...

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Izi’s Ride: a Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 built for a dy

The year is 2044, the setting is a near-future decaying London, and social inequality is at an all-time high. Izi lives in The Kitchen?a rundown hous ...

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Speed Read: A nipped and tucked Triumph Bobber and more

The Triumph Bobber is one of our favorite modern classics?but it could do with having some of its fat trimmed. Sam Wheeler at Motone shows us how, wh ...

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Franken-Beemer: A BMW R60 restomod built from a jumble of pa

One of the enduring charms of old BMW motorcycles is that they are virtually unkillable. Even if, against all odds, you do manage to put one out of c ...

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Eye Candy: Six Lust-Worthy Lots from Mecum Las Vegas 2024

An army of motorcycles has descended on Las Vegas, certainly, the most impressive array of bikes we?ve laid eyes on in a while?and the best part is?t ...

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WalzWerk’s custom BMW R80 is dripping with authentic p

Marcus Walz made his bones building extreme choppers in the 90s. But as the new wave café racer scene blossomed, the founder of WalzWerk Motorcycles ...

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Race spec: A Triumph T140 track bike inspired by Steve McQue

Mentioning ‘Triumph’ and ‘Steve McQueen’ together conjures up images of the iconic desert sleds that the King of Cool kicke ...

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Speed Read: A superb Ducati Monster café racer from France

Jerem Motorcycles leads the charge with a stylish Ducati Monster café racer this week, while XTR Pepo delivers a classic Ducati endurance racer to c ...

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Fit for a King: Satomari’s 1981 Harley Shovelhead

If you want to learn how to weld, fabricate parts, or rebuild an engine, there’s no shortage of resources out there. But good design can� ...

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Beach Bum: A laid-back Honda XL 500 scrambler by AMP Motorcy

Nothing cures boredom quite like motorcycles?and that goes not just for riding them, but wrenching on them too. This is why the father-and-son team b ...

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Timeless: A vintage ISDT-inspired BMW R80 by Kingston Custom

Dirk Oehlerking’s name has become synonymous with cosmic art deco machines that wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery. But the G ...

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First Ride: The 2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 middleweight

Royal Enfield’s modern 650 platform has proven its versatility time and time again on these pages. So when Royal Enfield unveiled the SG650 cr ...

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Speed Read: A look at the 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 and more

Our first Speed Read of the year has something for everyone. We kick off with news of the new Triumph Daytona 660, then profile a sharp Honda CB450 c ...

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Shred in Silence: The Most Thrilling Electric Dirt Bikes for

We?re purveyors of the finer elements of internal combustion, and as such, we treasure things like the symphony of mechanical parts at high rpm, the ...

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Monster Style: Gas & Oil’s luscious Ducati Monste

With a legacy spanning more than three decades, the Ducati Monster occupies a special space in Ducati lore. Miguel Galluzzi’s design was not o ...

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Hardcore Fun: A rowdy Honda Dominator supermoto from Sicily

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Or, in the case of this Honda Dominator supermoto, one man’s blown engine is the perf ...

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Pocket Rocket: A Nineteen Built’s mental mini motocros

This year is off to a small start… for us, at least. As the new year revs up and fresh custom motorcycles start hitting our desks, it’s ...

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People mover: A Honda Monkey sidecar rig with K-Speed style

K-Speed is quite possibly the world’s most prolific custom motorcycle workshop. The Thai outfit builds bikes at a blistering rate?and while th ...

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Chill ‘Em All: This motorized BMX is inspired by the R

The perennial question facing all major motorcycle manufacturers is how to get young people into motorcycling. With the old-school biker class slowly ...

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Tickled Pink: A cheeky Honda Dax Chopper from Taiwan

There’s a lot to love about Honda’s current crop of pint-sized modern classics?particularly the iconic Honda Dax. But for some riders, ...

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The Nightcrawler: A Honda CL500 scrambler by MOTOISM

If you’ve ever looked at the Honda CL500 and thought it resembled a small cruiser that’s been crudely massaged into the shape of a scra ...

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Editor’s Choice: An alternative top 10 for 2023

Crunching the numbers to pick the 10 best custom motorcycles of the year is a headache. But picking my personal favorites is even harder?especially w ...

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Vida’s Harley FXR chopper is raked out and ready to ru

Vida Motorcycle has been building Euro-style choppers from their workshop in Fukuoka, Japan, for 17 years. But they’ve also found their groove ...

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Cherry?s Challenger: A Super Meteor 650 With Room for Two

A flourishing custom scene works wonders for brand culture, and it?s in the manufacturers’ interest to get their newest models in the hands of ...

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10,000 Hours: Rick Denoon’s turbocharged Honda CB400F

In 1993, the Swedish psychologist K. Anders Ericsson hypothesized that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill. Over a deca ...

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Revealed: The top 10 custom motorcycles of 2023

It’s that time of the year again. The numbers are in, the data’s been analyzed, and our brains hurt?all in the name of bringing you, ou ...

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Everyman Tracker Build Pt. 5: Suspension Overhaulin? Front a

Whether it?s from decades of neglect or a dutiful service interval of soaking up potholes, the day will come when your suspension pukes its guts out. ...

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Blacktrack x Bell & Ross: A custom Indian Scout with a

Since he launched Blacktrack Motors, Sacha Lakic has had a singular focus. His goal is to design café racers that borrow inspiration from the past, ...

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Wakizashi: A razor-sharp custom TVS Ronin by Smoked Garage

The Indian-made TVS Ronin is still a relatively fresh face on the scene, but it’s already found favor amongst customizers. This custom TVS Ron ...

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?Tis The Season: 8 Great Gifts for Motorcycle Riders

The holidays are here, and gift-giving is in full swing, but the motorcycle enthusiast in the family can be tough to shop for. Being riders of distin ...

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The ADVXL: Biltwell’s Harley Sportster adventure bike

Five years ago, the maniacs at Biltwell Inc. did something completely unhinged, by racing a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 in the NORRA 1000 desert ra ...

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Speed Read: A retro sportbike Yamaha XSR900 fairing kit and

Ducati and Yamaha share equal billing this week. We start with a Yamaha XSR900 fairing kit from Taiwan and a Ducati Multistrada café racer from Arge ...

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Recommended Reading: Ultimate Collector Motorcycles from Tas

In the realm of classic motorcycles, terms like ‘rare’ and ‘expensive’ are objective. If very few examples of a particular ...

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Stealth mode: a custom LiveWire ONE by JVB-moto

Jens vom Brauck has a knack for building custom motorcycles that just look right. His signature aesthetic is modern and unfussy; his bikes are compac ...

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Introducing TopID-Hub?a new series from the mind behind Pagn

Each and every custom motorcycle, restomod, race bike, and OEM release that we love has one thing in common?someone designed it. Whether it’s ...

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The Pathfinder: This BMW boxer scrambler is Crooked’s

Running a custom motorcycle workshop isn’t an easy racket, so we applaud anyone who can pull it off. Germany’s Crooked Motorcycles clea ...

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Speed Read: A custom Kawasaki ER-6N from the future and more

The first two bikes on our list this week prove that there’s customization potential in every motorcycle. A custom Kawasaki ER-6N from Indones ...

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Special Report: 42 photos from the 2023 Mooneyes show

Each year, on the first Sunday of December, scores of custom motorcycles and hot rods pack out the Pacifico Yokohama exhibition center, for the incom ...

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Two custom Vyatka scooters, fresh from the Butcher’s b

Butcher Garage is known for two things: they build wild custom scooters and they have zero regard for purists. It’s right there in their name. ...

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Lime green dream: A zesty custom KTM 690 Duke by 46Works

There’s something special about Shiro Nakajima’s work, and it’s painted all over the elegant lines of this custom KTM 690 Duke. ...

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EXIF Picks: Favorites from Bonhams December 2023 Sale

Bonhams certainly knows how to pick ?em, and there?s some exceptional iron hiding in the ...

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Master Stroke: Purpose Built Moto’s svelte Yamaha XS65

They say that perfect is the enemy of good. But when it comes to high-end custom motorcycles, shouldn’t perfection be the goal" Having never b ...

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Shine On: A gleaming Triumph Street Twin café racer from Vi

Building a custom motorcycle that loosely resembles a café racer is easy enough. But building a café racer where every part harmonizes with the nex ...

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Grab-and-go: A custom kit for the Honda CB350 from Taiwan

The modern-day Honda CB350 is one of those motorcycles we wished was available in more parts of the world. It first broke cover in India, where itâ� ...

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Kinetic Art: A handbuilt board tracker with a Harley Sportst

Tourists flock to Indonesia for its beaches, volcanoes, and temples. But our interest in the Southeast Asian archipelagic state is more mechanical in ...

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Speed Read: A fully-faired Royal Enfield Interceptor and mor

Our weekly selection of motorcycle news and customs is bookended by two Royal Enfields; a fully-faired Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 from Malaysia, a ...

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Ultraleicht: A custom BMW R65 trimmed with wood and aluminum

If you’re going to name your custom-bike-building side hustle ‘Atomic Contraptions,’ the machines that you create better be imagi ...

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Beast mode: The new KTM 1390 Super Duke R is gnarlier than e

In KTM’s ongoing quest to build more powerful motorcycles and design weirder headlights, the Austrian powerhouse has just yanked the covers of ...

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Speed Read: A Paul Smart-inspired Ducati Monster S2R and mor

Our friends at Australia’s Purpose Built Moto lead the charge this week, with a stunning custom Ducati Monster S2R that recalls the iconic Pau ...

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Everyman Tracker Build Part 4: Lacing, Truing and Mounting N

I?ll be honest, rebuilding the wheels on our 1975 Honda CB550F was a job I was hoping to put off a lot longer. The process of lacing and truing wheel ...

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A classic, reborn: Marian Sell’s tasty Seeley Norton C

?I’ve never sat on a running Norton before,? photographer Marian Sell announces proudly. He’s just finished dialing in this 750 cc Seel ...

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Brutester: An animalistic Harley Sportster 883 scrambler fro

It’s no secret that we’re suckers for a good dual-Sporty around here. The premise of turning a V-twin cruiser into a dirt-flinging scra ...

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ICYMI: More EICMA news from Ducati, MV Agusta, Honda and Roy

In case you missed it, the massive annual motorcycle trade show, EICMA, has been happening all week. We’ve covered more EICMA news this year t ...

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The Archer: An evergreen BMW café racer from a new Polish t

It doesn’t take just a sharp eye or a deft pair of hands to build a great custom motorcycle?it takes both. The best custom motorcycle builders ...

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Speed Read: A custom Ducati Scrambler by XTR Pepo and more

The donor bikes for this week’s selection of tasty customs couldn’t be more diverse. First, XTR Pepo offers up a custom Ducati Scramble ...

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Lean and Mean: Top 5 Harley-Davidson Dyna Customs

Originally conceived as a spicy combination of Sportster and big-twin components, it?s no surprise the Harley-Davidson Dyna has become a hooligan sta ...

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Sovereign Raven: A custom Harley Fat Boy by Rough Crafts

As one of its pre-eminent voices, Winston Yeh’s contribution to the modern custom motorcycle scene is undeniable. But where does he draw influ ...

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Breaking: The new BMW R 12 cruiser joins the redesigned R 12

Six months ago, BMW Motorrad gave us a taste of the first major overhaul to the immensely popular R nineT?the renamed BMW R 12 nineT. Since then, mur ...

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Everyman Tracker Build Part 3: Tear it Down, Mock it Up

Any clown with an adjustable wrench can take a bike apart (the term basketcase exists for a reason), and if you go in without a plan, that?s exactly ...

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As you wish: CCM Motorcycles rolls out factory customization

CCM Motorcycles epitomizes the symbiosis between motorcycle manufacturers and the custom scene. The boutique British brand’s offerings are all ...

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An S&S Cycle café racer that’s so nice, they bui

Thunderous American V-twins and sportbike handling don?t usually go hand-in-hand, but that hasn?t stopped people from trying over the years. Andrew M ...

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Six-cylinder symphony: A Benelli Sei café racer from Portug

If you’ve never heard a six-cylinder motorcycle at full tilt, you’re missing out. It’s nothing short of a mechanical symphony?or ...

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First Look: The new $7,599 BMW CE 02 electric bike

We’re firm believers that electric drivetrains work best for smaller motorcycles that blur the lines between bikes and scooters. One look at t ...

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Yellowjacket: A waspish Ducati GT1000 by Purpose Built Moto

The Ducati SportClassic range is universally adored, but some SportClassic models get more love than others. The limited edition, Öhlins-equipped Pa ...

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Speed Read: A lush Laverda 1000 Jota custom and more

A burly custom Laverda 1000 Jota leads our selection this week, with a rare collection of vintage British and European bikes sitting at the opposite ...

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The best motorcycles for absolute beginners in 2023

There are few better ways to get away from it all than on two wheels, but the prospect of getting started with your first motorcycle can be a dauntin ...

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Kingston’s elegant new R18 celebrates BMW MotorradR

Whenever Dirk Oehlerking builds another custom BMW boxer, it feels like his signature art deco style has reached its zenith. But then the next projec ...

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Custom 1,478-Piece Yamaha MT-10 SP by L. Ego

This futuristic-looking Yamaha MT-10 SP was assembled over almost eight hours and some 1,497 customized individual components by master Danish crafte ...

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Copperhead: A brooding BMW R100R scrambler by Deus

As custom BMW boxers go, the BMW R100R doesn’t get nearly as much love as its older siblings?but it should. BMW released it in the early 90s a ...

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The 5 Best-Looking Adventure Motorcycles Out Now

The adventure bike spectrum is expanding far and wide, with more brands jumping into the fray, and powerplants ranging from 300 to 1,300 cc. If you?r ...