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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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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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2022 Indian Scout Rogue | First Ride Review

The Rogue in Storm Blue is a beguiling mix of darkness and color with a few flashes of brightwork. Photos by Barry Hathaway. The Rogue is latest ve ...

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RACE MODE: BMW R18 by VTR Customs.

It’s been four years since the world was introduced to the BMW R18, and the big Bavarian cruiser has enjoyed mixed success. The initial reviews ...

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DIABOLUS SCRAMBLER: Triumph 400X from K-Speed.

You only have to be a regular reader of these pages to know that Triumph is on a roll right now and there seems to be nothing that can slow the rise a ...

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THE PUNISHER: Triumph Speed Triple by Mighty Motorcycles.

In our corner of the custom bike scene, we tend to think of the rebirth of the Triumph Motorcycle company arriving with their 2001 launch of the †...

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ORANGE CRUSH: Yamaha Virago from Sheriff Motorcycles.

When you live in a city where the police drive the latest supercars and even have a supercharged Kawasaki H2 in their fleet, you’re going to ne ...

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X-RATED: Harley-Davidson X500 from Black Cycles.

For generations, Harley-Davidson never offered a truly learner-friendly motorcycle, but like most manufacturers, they couldn’t resist the finan ...

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METAL HEAD: BMW R nineT from New York.

‘If you build it they will come’, and never has that phrase been more true for a motorcycle company than BMW when they released the R nin ...

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E-FIGHTER: Electric Motard ‘Ultraligero’ by Droo

The whole EV world is still hard to get your head around, we’re told it’s the future and yet it seems the major manufacturers just canâ ...

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Bullitt GT 865: Royal Enfield by Skunk Machine.

He’s been doing incredible work in the automotive industry for decades, but it was only 18 months ago when most of our readers first learnt abo ...

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MX-inspired Yamaha XT500 from Purpose Built Moto.

The modern dirt bike is an incredible thing, blisteringly fast, effortlessly reliable and able to handle and stop like on rails, no matter how terribl ...

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GROUND UP: Yamaha XS650 by Butler?s Customs.

From the streets of Sturgis to AMD’s World Championship stage and the pages of Easy Rider magazine, legends have been born with bikes that have ...

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1949 Triumph Speed Twin Bobber from Down Under.

The parallel twin is without a doubt the engine du jour for just about every motorcycle manufacturer in the world right now, with one sensational bike ...

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STING IN ITS TAIL: Honda Hornet from France.

There was a period in the late ’80s and through the ’90s that Honda could lay claim to producing the best engines for road or track, fou ...

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BLANCHE BONNIE: Triumph Bonneville #144 from Tamarit Motorcy

If you praise the custom motorcycle Gods in just the right way, then you will indeed be rewarded for your efforts. No sooner had we published our top ...

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LIMITED EDITION: Indian FTR X RSD Super Hooligan.

In the late ’80s and the following two decades, race replica motorcycles were simply a staple of every motorcycle dealer’s showroom floo ...

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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Moto Guzzi SP1000 from Officine Rossopu

Hot on the back of our Top Ten Engines post, there was one mighty motor I really wanted to add to the list, but just couldn’t find the room. It ...

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Top Ten Engines For A Custom Motorcycle.

For more than a decade we’ve ended the year with our Pipeburn Top Ten Bikes and picking the list is never an easy task, as we try to cull down ...

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FUORISTRADA: Fantic Caballero 500 by Deus.

It’s hard to imagine today, but in the glory years of the two-stroke, you could have some serious fun on a motorcycle with just 50cc. And this ...

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BMW R nineT ‘Roadster’ from WalzWerk.

When it comes to trends, most of us follow them, a few shun them, and an elite club sets them for the rest of us to enjoy. Marcus Walz is one such man ...

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Kawasaki Zephyr 750 from Bull Dock.

If you’ve been browsing your local motorcycle classifieds or any auction site lately then you would have seen the price of Kawasaki’s fa ...

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BURBANK BITSA: Honda CB360 by Freeland Motorcycles.

There is just something about a classic bike from the ’60s and ’70s that seems to sum up all that is good about motorcycling. A raw and ...

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Electric Mini Bike from Droog X Burromax.

How much is it the branding and how much of it is the bike" Plenty of people will buy a Ducati simply because they’re cool, they make great bik ...

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MODERN TWIST: Harley-Davidson ‘Sportster KR-TT’

Roland Sands, the forever young California kid, is largely known these days for his all-conquering RSD brand, frequent appearances on television and t ...

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Soviet Smoker from Iron Custom Motors.

Until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, what went on behind the Iron Curtain was largely unknown to the average person, the Cold War after all was as ...

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MUMBAI MISSILE: Royal Enfield Interceptor by Mean Green Cust

The time has truly flown by, with the new Royal Enfield 650 Twin engine now six years old. As tens of thousands of riders have long passed with no pro ...

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SIGNATURE STYLE: Honda CX650 from Bulgaria.

The Honda CX500 would have to be the most unlikely donor to achieve such big success in the custom bike game, but then the same can be said for when i ...

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UNICORN FOR SALE: 1974 Ducati 750SS ‘Green Frame’

It is one of the most instantly recognisable motorcycles of all time, one of the most beautiful and desired, it changed the fortune of an entire compa ...

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MADE LIKE A GUN: Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Review.

Few other motorcycle manufacturers have released so many new models in such a short period of time as Royal Enfield. It’s been a huge couple of ...

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TRICOLORE: Ducati Monster by XTR Pepo.

Ten years ago, the world of modified motorcycles was met with some sad and shocking news, the Madrid-based outfit, producers of the coolest custom Duc ...

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HONDA HEAVEN: CB900F by AC-Sanctuary.

Two weeks can seem to absolutely fly-by, usually when you’re in some beautiful location on holiday, or it can drag on as you watch the clock on ...

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OLD BLUE TRIBUTE: Ducati Scrambler by Mandrill Garage.

For years, motorcycles that looked suspiciously like a brand new Ducati were being offered for sale in China, but the price, specs and closer inspecti ...

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FRENCH CHOP: Ducati S2R by Jerem Motorcycles.

Try as I might, I simply cannot think of another engine that comes close to having powered as many custom motorcycles as the mighty Harley Davidson Ev ...

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FAMILY AFFAIR: Honda CB450 by Mile Zero Racers.

The first attempt at customising a motorcycle for most of us results in a bike that is at best average and at worst an unrideable prop, for sale onlin ...

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MONEGROS: Triumph 1200 Scrambler XE by Tamarit Motorcycles.

It is one of the most incredible audio and visual experiences on the planet, the sheer electronic music intensity of the Monegros Desert Festival, hel ...

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KITTED-OUT: Yamaha XSR900 by Hoo Bue.

It’s been suggested that when Yamaha first launched an MT-coded motorcycle back in 2005, they could never have imagined the success the range w ...

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TOP TEN MOTORCYCLES OF THE YEAR.

John Lennon asked “So this is Christmas, And what have you done"” built a shit ton of amazing motorcycles John, that’s what we†...

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PURE EVEL: Harley-Davidson Street 500 by Black Cycles.

It’s been ten years since Harley-Davidson showed up at EICMA 2013 to show off the Street XG range and announce that the big US company was here ...

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SoCal Super Meteor: Royal Enfield 700 GTC2 by Jets Forever.

The modern Royal Enfield 650 twin is one of the truly great engines of the last decade, offering modern reliability, plenty of torque and those classi ...

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STEEL SCRAMBLER: Kawasaki ER-6N by Batakastem Workshop.

The Kawasaki Z and Ninja ranges are without doubt the Japanese company’s two most successful model line-ups. One burst onto the scene in the â ...

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PARROT STAR: Triumph TR6 Trophy by Heiwa Motorcycle.

There are as many ways to celebrate the New Year’s arrival as there are people on earth, fireworks and getting blind drunk are some of the more ...

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SUBLIME: KTM 690 Duke by 46Works.

Too often lost amongst all of that signature bright orange paint, is just how good KTM has been over the decades at building some of the best engines ...

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CLASSIC COMBO: Ducati Sport Classic X 1198 SP.

If you walk into your local motorcycle dealership these days, odds are there is a new ‘cafe racer’ for sale, a modern classic, from any n ...

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SERGEANT SCRAMBLER: Yamaha XSR155 by K-Speed.

Over the years, we’ve been rightly blown away by the first-time custom builders who have knocked it out of the park without any experience at a ...

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ONE TRACK MIND: BMW K100 by Incerum Customs.

The first edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkein was 310 pages long, and if you’ve read the work you understand that the story required every s ...

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FACTORY FRESH: BMW R100RT ‘Halier’ by Earth Moto

After the Treaty of Versailles barred Germany from developing and producing aircraft or maintaining an air force, Bayerische Motoren Werke was forced ...

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MYTHICAL MACHINE: Yamaha XS360 ‘Smaug’ by Panach

Written by Martin Hodgson Known as the one with the ‘wrongful impulse to hoard, to accumulate beyond what one can use and to refuse to share wi ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 youâ� ...

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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 b ...

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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 Sébas ...

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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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IN YOUR DREAMS: Kawasaki ‘Nightmare’ Flat Tracke

Written by Martin Hodgson Telling someone ‘it can’t be done’ has proven to be one of history’s great motivators; Einstein ...

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EDGE OF YOUR SEAT: Yamaha XV920 Virago by 485 Designs

Written by Tim Huber. Over the last few years Yamaha?s venerable Virago has become an increasingly popular platform for customization, trumped by the ...

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LEFT FIELD, BUT SO RIGHT: 1984 Honda Magna V30 by MotoRelic

Written by Martin Hodgson Over the last ten years the custom scene has grown so big that you can practically build a show level bike with off the she ...

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INVITATION ONLY: 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead ?SourKraut

When you get invited to take your bike to Germany to compete in the AMD World Championship of custom bike building, you know you have created somethi ...

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STROKE OF GENIUS: Yamaha RD350 by Jake Shellito

Written by Tim Huber. While it?s not his first custom two-wheeler, Jake Shellito?s entire bike building career had been leading up to this candy red ...

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SIDEWAYS IN STYLE: Triumph TR6 Flat Tracker by Christophe Ca

Written by Martin Hodgson There are millions of people who ride motorcycles around the globe; most on small capacity machines to commute through big ...

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FIGHTING SPIRIT: Yamaha XV750 by Beekhof Motorcycle Builds

Written by Tim Huber. Building custom motorcycles allows for an immense amount of creativity and self-expression, though with so many new builds appe ...

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PROJECT TALOS: Honda CBX750 by Spitfire Speed Shop

Written by Martin Hodgson You see them advertised all the time, usually on eBay, a project that is 95% complete according to the seller and just need ...

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NEW LEASE ON LIFE: 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 by Motorelic

When the KZ1000 first rolled off the factory floor in 1976, it was the fastest production bike with a 1015cc inline four motor that produced a very r ...

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CLASSICALLY TRAINED: ‘The Deuce’ Yamaha RD350 by

Written by Martin Hodgson It’s easy to look at big workshops full of the latest tools and be envious, imagining if only you had them at your d ...

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SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED: BMW K100RS by Tossa R

Written by Tim Huber. Unlike most creative mediums, custom motorcycle building isn?t taught in classrooms, and is instead of a mishmash of semi-relat ...

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RETRO REMAKE: Ducati 900SS Darmah Replica by Barn Built Bike

Written by Martin Hodgson You might meet the nicest people on a Honda, but if it’s passion you’re after then look no further than Itali ...

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DESERT RAT: Harley-Davidson XL1200 Scrambler by Pittsburgh M

Words by the builder Kurt Diserio | Photos by Alexa Diserio When you think of a scrambler motorcycle, the last thing that probably comes to mind is a ...

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SINGLE MINDED: Honda NX650 Dominator by KoolT Creations

Written by Martin Hodgson It wasn’t so long ago that walking into a motorcycle dealership with a handful of cash, large or small, was not only ...

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LEAN & GREEN: Honda CB750 ‘Green Arrow’

Written by Tim Huber While Honda?s CB750 has undeniably played a pivotal role in the rise of the modern custom motorcycle scene, it?s become increasi ...

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A FAMILY AFFAIR: Ønix Design?s 1978 BMW R100 ØD1

Written by Tim Huber. For most people, vehicles are little more than a means of transportation. For others, they?re a hobby, but for a small few that ...

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CREAM OF THE CROP: Yamaha XT550 by Zombie Gelato

Written by Martin Hodgson Wherever in the world you go, it’s not long before you find a kindred spirit who shares a love for motorcycles; itâ ...

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THE LONG HAUL: Honda CB750 by Cody Fagan

Written by Martin Hodgson Few, if any of the greatest automotive masterpieces to have been built in the last hundred years went through the ‘de ...

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HEAVILY CAFFEINATED: Ducati 848 Evo by NCT Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson On the salesroom floor of a motorcycle dealership, no sector of the market sees technology evolve as quickly as in the Spor ...

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TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TRITON by Icon Motorcycles

Words by Tim Huber. First patented in 1952, Norton?s featherbed chassis was originally developed for TT competition and upon its release (and for rou ...

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WAKING UP IN VEGAS

Thought we’d start the year with something a little different. Our friend and motorcycle photographer Errol Colandro wrote a raw and honest st ...

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2019 PIPEBURN BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Written by Martin Hodgson While Santa packed up his sleigh and headed off to fill his stomach with cookies, rum and hay, for Rudolph and the lads, ...

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SINISTER SCRAMBLER: ‘Black Villain’ Ducati Scram

Written by Martin Hodgson 2019 has been a tough year for those facing wildfires, from Europe to Australia’s East Coast, California to the vast ...

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FAST & LEFT OF FIELD: ‘Have Fun Flat Track’

The resurgence of flat track racing around the world is no surprise; it’s fast, dangerous, fun and great for spectators to watch. Christine Ga ...

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TRI-WHEELED TRIUMPH: LC Fabrications Stunning Sidecar

Written by Tim Huber. Existing today primarily as a novelty genre of sorts, sidecars are without a doubt one of, if not the most seldom-seen style of ...

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TIME MACHINES: EVE LUX and EVE 2020 by Bandit9

Written by Martin Hodgson This guy is like a hurricane, you see him coming a mile away, you can see a storm building on the horizon, you feel his bre ...

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FLYING FIGHTER: BMW K1200RS by Ugly Motors

Written by Martin Hodgson From Lennon and McCartney to Ben and Jerry, famous collaborations have brought us amazing music and made life that little s ...

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IT’S A BABY CHOPPER, BABY: 1970 Honda DAX

Written by Tim Huber. Hogan Jeffs has completed other Honda Dax builds in the past, but none like this. The New Zealand-based builder and member of N ...

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URBAN ASSAULT VEHICLE: Buell XB9R by Ruthless Customz

Written by Martin Hodgson We’re not the first to say it, but Erik Buell is a genius and over 100,000 examples of the sports bikes wearing his ...

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GOOD WORK AIN’T CHEAP: Harley-Davidson Iron 883 by Gas

Nothing goes better with the image of Harley-Davidsons than hard liquor and tattoos. So when one of Gasoline Motor Co.?s best clients for commissione ...

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OUTSIDE THE BOX: BMW R75 ‘The Shark’ by Titan Mo

Written by Martin Hodgson The one thing you know about receiving an email from Titan Motorcycle Co. is you have no idea just what kind of custom bike ...

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WEAPON OF MASS SEDUCTION: MV Agusta ‘La Rouge’ b

Written by Tim Huber. MV Agusta has a rich and lengthy race history as one of the winningest motorcycle marques of all time with the Varese firm havi ...

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DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL: Yamaha XV750 by Purpose Built Moto

Written by Martin Hodgson They say the devil is in the detail, and it is this aspect that separates the best from the rest amongst the thousands of ...