Extreme Engineering: The mindboggling Watkins M001

Extreme Engineering: The mindboggling Watkins M001

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Extreme Engineering: The mindboggling Watkins M001
Curiosity is a powerful motivator. When Jack Watkins first spotted Stellan Egeland’s BMW Harrier, he was curious about how the suspension worked—and that curiosity wouldn’t let up. Fast forward nine years, and we have this incredible contraption built around the powertrain of a BMW R1150 RT. The pseudonymous ‘Jack’ holds a PhD in mechanical design, […]
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Speed Metal: Revival’s alloy-clad BMW S1000RR

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Speed Metal: Revival’s alloy-clad BMW S1000RR
If we had to pick an adjective to describe Revival Cycles, we’d say unpredictable. You just never know what Alan Stulberg and Stefan Hertel are going to come up with next. We’ve had a Honda CBX with hub center steering, a Ducati-based sidecarcross racer and a modern-day reinterpretation of the Ernst Henne Landspeeder. And now […]
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Quality Time: Customizing a scrambler for father and son

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Quality Time: Customizing a scrambler for father and son
All parents love to surprise their offspring with presents. But how often do those gifts take the form of a bespoke motorcycle? Thierry and his son Nelson like to ride together around their home country of Switzerland. And then Thierry decided it was time to surprise his son with a new ride, so he rang […]
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Diff’rent Strokes: Vagabund Moto bucks the BMW trend

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Diff’rent Strokes: Vagabund Moto bucks the BMW trend
BMW airhead customs are like AC/DC songs: after a while, it’s hard to tell them all apart. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because the style is usually pleasing to the eye. But no one could ever accuse Vagabund Moto of following a conventional formula. Their approach is unique and their bikes buck the […]
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Evolution of the Species: Hookie Co.’s ‘Wolf’ Honda CB750

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Evolution of the Species: Hookie Co.’s ‘Wolf’ Honda CB750
Hookie Co. are one of the most exciting new custom shops to have emerged in recent times. On the surface they’re a laid back and fun-loving crew—but deep down, they take their craft extremely seriously. Their latest work pays testament to their progression as designers and builders. It’s based on the popular Honda CB750 K7, […]
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Quatro Shot: a Honda CB750 from the Gaucho Highlands

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Quatro Shot: a Honda CB750 from the Gaucho Highlands
With a name like Caffeine Custom, you can probably guess which custom style influences this shop. But you might be surprised at how good this Honda café racer is—and even more surprised to know where the shop is based. This perfectly proportioned CB750 isn’t from Europe or the States—it’s from the south of Brazil. Caffeine […]
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Krugger hardtails the Triumph Bonneville Bobber

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Krugger hardtails the Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Fred ‘Krugger’ Bertrand has a specialty: winning world championships. He’s taken home the Big One from the AMD show twice so far, and picked up multiple other awards too. The Belgian wizard is the master of the grand slam, pull-out-all-the-stops build, without resorting to peanut tanks or 30” front wheels. But what happens when Krugger […]
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The Right Stuff: A Triumph Thruxton R from deBolex

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The Right Stuff: A Triumph Thruxton R from deBolex
Calum Pryce-Tidd is one of the most methodical and thoughtful bike builders operating in Europe today. And his philosophy is spot on: “It’s important not to tear up a great production bike to make something harder or less practical to ride,” he believes. “So we retain the core of the bike, and then improve it […]
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