Dakar Redux: Iron Cobras’ 2017 Yamaha WR450F

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Dakar Redux: Iron Cobras’ 2017 Yamaha WR450F
If you’re a fan of blasting big trail bikes down forest roads, the Yamaha WR450F is probably on your shopping list. And if you also love the brutal beauty of the early Paris-Dakar bikes, Evan Scott has built a machine just for you. The man behind Iron Cobras has hooked up with Answer Racing to […]
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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 February, 2018

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 February, 2018
A millimeter-perfect W650 from Wreckless, a barnstorming Kawasaki Zephyr from Australia, a Triumph Thruxton with the Barbour touch, and a killer Ducati Sport 1000 from WalzWerk. It’s all about craft and style this week. Kawasaki Zephyr by DNA and RB Racing It’s pretty amazing what can happen on a project once the ball begins rolling. […]
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This Board Tracker is Powered by A Lawnmower Engine

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This Board Tracker is Powered by A Lawnmower Engine
Harley-Davidson isn’t the only manufacturer with roots in Milwaukee. Briggs & Stratton—known for their lawnmower motors—were founded in the Midwestern city too, just five years after The Motor Company. That makes them a century old. And what better way to celebrate, than with a hand-made board tracker sporting a hot-rodded Briggs & Stratton power plant? […]
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K-Speed Honda Bros 400 Futuristic Custom Cafe Racer

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K-Speed Honda Bros 400 Futuristic Custom Cafe Racer
K-Speed turns an old Honda cafe racer ‘BROS400’ it into a full-aluminum cloaked futuristic motorcycle dubbed ‘Future Storm’. Produced between 1988 and 1992, the Honda ‘BROS400’ was viewed as a heavy, underpowered commuter bike for fledgling enthusiasts. It was a smaller varaint of the ‘NT650’, that was perhaps better known throughout Europe. K-Speed has completely […]
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Target: Hitting 200 mph with a 68-year-old Triumph engine

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Target: Hitting 200 mph with a 68-year-old Triumph engine
It takes a special kind of crazy to get into land speed racing. You need the genius of an aerospace engineer, a stuntman’s disregard for personal safety, and a lawyer’s knack for twisting the rulebook. Plus a measure of what the Brits call ‘sheer bloody-mindedness.’ Alp Sungurtekin has those qualities by the bucket load. How […]
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Road tested: Gear from Arai, Alpinestars and REV’IT!

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Road tested: Gear from Arai, Alpinestars and REV’IT!
Today I’m going to spill the beans on three new items of riding gear I’ve been getting friendly with. Each piece is pretty stylish and stealthy, in my humble opinion, but it’s the integrated safety tech that stands out with these. Arai DT-X/Chaser-X Constructed using their ubiquitous, egg-shaped R75 shell shape, the DT-X (or Chaser-X […]
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Tribute: A Decade of Design from The Wrenchmonkees

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Tribute: A Decade of Design from The Wrenchmonkees
Building custom motorcycles sounds like a dream job, but the reality can be harsh. Builders who can actually make a living from the art are worthy of respect and admiration. The Wrenchmonkees are celebrating a decade in business this year, which is an incredible achievement in the new wave custom scene. And the Danish twosome […]
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Furia – 3D Printed and Carbon Fiber Concept Bike

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Furia – 3D Printed and Carbon Fiber Concept Bike
Winner of the prize “Eccellenze del Design nel Lazio” issued by ADI Italy, Furia by Francesco Manocchio is a concept bicycle design to experiment a technological fusion between carbon fiber composite and 3D printing material. Exploring the emerging techniques of rapid manufacturing, gave me the opportunity to be inspired by technology. Looking for lightness, strength […]
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Street Smarts: A Harley-Davidson Street 750 makeover

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Street Smarts: A Harley-Davidson Street 750 makeover
Everyone has an opinion on the Harley-Davidson Street 750, but that hasn’t stopped it from being a big seller for the American marque. And most customizers who have spun spanners on the Street will say one thing: lurking under all the nitpicks is a pretty decent motorcycle. Which is why Colin Cornberg of Number 8 […]
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One Way Machine’s lightly scrambled Sportster

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One Way Machine’s lightly scrambled Sportster
Julian von Oheimb is one of our favorite custom Harley builders. There’s a low-key elegance about his work at One Way Machine, which is a million miles away from the gaudy excesses of OCC and the bagger subculture. He’s a favorite with AMD World Championship judges too, with a remarkable three podium wins since 2013. […]
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Unique Custom Motorbike from Death Machines of London

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Unique Custom Motorbike from Death Machines of London
Taken inspiration from Giovanni Ravelli, a WWI fighter pilot, aviator and motorcycle racer, the Airforce Motorbike from Death Machines of London is a real sight to behold and you’ll be blown away by its performance capabilities as well. This stunning steed has hand formed body work and an aviation inspired chassis which is quite unlike […]
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Honda launches the 2018 Super Cub with a K-Speed custom

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Honda launches the 2018 Super Cub with a K-Speed custom
The Honda Super Cub truly is super. It’s been in production for six decades, and in that time 100 million units have rolled off the line. What’s more, it was the ad for the Super Cub that originally launched the iconic slogan, ‘You meet the nicest people on a Honda.’ The Super Cub’s design has […]
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50 Not Out: Sato Marine Cycle’s 1968 Harley Shovelhead

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50 Not Out: Sato Marine Cycle’s 1968 Harley Shovelhead
We have an ongoing fascination with the Japanese custom scene. But it’s not only the skills and design chops that keep us captivated: It’s the perpetual air of mystery. We still know so little about our friends in the East. Today’s new discovery is a long, low Harley-Davidson Shovelhead by Sato Marine Cycle. The shop […]
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Honda Super Cub Retro Bike 2018

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Honda Super Cub Retro Bike 2018
The Honda Super Cub is been in production for six decades, and in that time 100 million units have rolled off the line. The Super Cub’s design has gradually modernized over the years, but the new 2018 model takes cues from the original, for a more retro look. In stock form the 109cc, fuel-injected scoot […]
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Not so Plain: Jane Motorcycles’ gleaming BMW R nineT

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Not so Plain: Jane Motorcycles’ gleaming BMW R nineT
Any mechanic will tell you: if you’re customizing an old bike, first make it work, then make it pretty. But if you’re working with a modern classic like the BMW R nineT, you can skip the first step. The R nineT is still a youngster and you’ll likely be working with a low mileage example—so […]
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More fun than a month of Sundays: KLX 150 by Deus Bali

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More fun than a month of Sundays: KLX 150 by Deus Bali
If you’re after a job in the motorcycle industry, Deus Bali has got to be one of the best places in the world to work. The ‘Temple of Enthusiasm’ is headquartered in Canggu, a resort village on the south coast of the island, and within riding distance of excellent surf beaches. The Deus guys in […]
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This vintage ‘1957 Sportster’ is actually a brand new bike

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This vintage ‘1957 Sportster’ is actually a brand new bike
Last year, the Harley-Davidson Sportster turned 60. It’s an extraordinary milestone, with only the Royal Enfield Bullet having a longer unbroken model run. Surprisingly, Harley didn’t make much noise about the Sportster’s 60th birthday. But the Spanish builder Efraón Triana decided to celebrate it in a most unusual fashion. With the blessing and support of […]
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