Editor’s Choice: An Alternative Top 10 for 2017

Editor’s Choice: An Alternative Top 10 for 2017

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Editor’s Choice: An Alternative Top 10 for 2017
As each year winds down we sharpen our pencils, trawl through our data and whip up our annual Bike EXIF Top Ten. But because that list is based purely on page views and social media activity, some of our personal favorites don’t always make the cut. So, as has become tradition, we’ve compiled a follow […]
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Testbed: An XSR900 crammed with cutting-edge tech

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Testbed: An XSR900 crammed with cutting-edge tech
The new wave custom scene was originally built on a love for the old school. But these days, we’re seeing more ‘neo’ and less retro, and some very cutting-edge production tech. A lot of builders now prefer computers to sketch pads, and 3D printers over English wheels. And that’s fine by us—if the results are […]
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Track Prepped: A CB750 from one of Spain’s top race teams

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Track Prepped: A CB750 from one of Spain’s top race teams
Many of the world’s top racing drivers love two wheels just as much as four. We all know Lewis Hamilton rides an MV Agusta, but Vettel, Raikkonen and Webber are bike nuts too. Michael Schumacher briefly raced Fireblades, and Alonso has lapped Motegi on a Honda MotoGP bike. The Spanish team Campos Racing has taken […]
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Moon Crawler: A luxe BMW R100 from Ironwood

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Moon Crawler: A luxe BMW R100 from Ironwood
If you’re unsure whether classic BMW airheads are still popular custom donors, just ask Ironwood Custom Motorcycles. The Dutch outfit has been going since 2012, but hit top gear a couple of years ago—and have racked up almost a dozen Beemer commissions to meet demand. Many of these builds are based on their blacked-out ‘Death […]
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The Black Phantom: Kingston takes a leap into the dark

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The Black Phantom: Kingston takes a leap into the dark
There are one hit wonders, and then there’s Dirk Oehlerking. The German custom builder can’t put a foot wrong, churning out hit after hit from his Kingstom Custom garage. There’s one Kingston classic BMW in particular that really left a mark on the scene: an R80RT with intriguing bodywork, dubbed ‘White Phantom.’ Dirk has now […]
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Classified Moto Honda CT70 Junior Minibike

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Classified Moto Honda CT70 Junior Minibike
Even if you’ve never heard of Richmond, Virigina-based custom bike shop Classified Moto, you’ve probably seen their work. They designed and build Daryl’s post-apocalyptic motorcycle that he rode for the first few seasons of The Walking Dead . Their latest project is a bit smaller but has all the trademarks Classified Moto is known for. […]
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New Mini-Bike from Honda – 2019 Super Cub

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New Mini-Bike from Honda – 2019 Super Cub
After announcing the return of the iconic Monkey mini-bike, Honda is bringing back another fun, compact retro bike, the Super Cub! The popular Super Cub bike is one of the most recognizable bikes in the world, but in the U.S the model was discontinued about 40 years ago. Until now. Honda has announced that it’ll […]
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A Hint to Harley: Noise Cycles’ Street Rod flat tracker

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A Hint to Harley: Noise Cycles’ Street Rod flat tracker
If you like weaving through city traffic during the week, and then blasting through the twisties on your days off, the Street Rod is probably the best Harley for you. We found it to be surprisingly sharp and agile, with a warmed-up version of the regular Street engine delivering 69 frisky horses. Scott Jones of […]
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