Motorcycle Art: Craig Rodsmith’s BSA Bantam

Motorcycle Art: Craig Rodsmith’s BSA Bantam

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Motorcycle Art: Craig Rodsmith’s BSA Bantam
Motorcycle collectors are the unsung heroes of the custom scene. Most keep a low profile, but they all provide an essential service: they give builders artistic freedom and financial support, helping them to weather the inevitable ebb and flow of cash and customer demand. Dallas-based Bobby Haas is one of the most prolific supporters of […]
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Vintage Bell Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

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Vintage Bell Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet
Bell’s Star helmets from the ’60s and ’70s remain iconic to this day and inspired its Bullitt helmet. The Carbon Bullitt simply improves upon the standard edition. Its matte carbon fiber finish is understated and elegant, and isn’t just for looks: it reduces the helmet’s weight, as well. Otherwise, you get all the same features […]
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Moped-like “Mobike E-bike” for Electric Bike-Sharing

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Moped-like “Mobike E-bike” for Electric Bike-Sharing
The world-renowned company Mobik launches electric bike-sharing developed in collaboration with Amsterdam-based design firm Springtime. The moped-like “Mobike e-bike” uses both hybrid power and full electric drive, and is meant for rides up to 5 kilometers. Just like the brand’s regular bikes, the electric ones are stationless and can be left anywhere in the street. […]
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Can-Am Cafe: A Ducati 848 with dual nationality

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Can-Am Cafe: A Ducati 848 with dual nationality
If the name Mike Salek sounds familiar to you, you’ve probably been with us for the long haul. Because seven years ago, when retro Honda CB café racers were all the rage, Mike built an incredible example of the type that melted our servers. Then all went quiet. A few days ago, Mike got back […]
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Doppelgänger: Kaspeed’s Ducati track day SuperSport

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Doppelgänger: Kaspeed’s Ducati track day SuperSport
Custom motorcycles are supposed to be one-offs: unique creations that make a statement about the owner or builder. Making a direct copy of someone else’s work is a no-no. But over the years, we’ve heard tales of established builders being asked to replicate another custom bike. The answer is invariably no—and some builders won’t even […]
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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 August, 2018

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 August, 2018
A delicately massaged Norton Dominator, a Honda CB500 with Panigale suspension, a board track racer over a century old, and a Honda CRF1000 upgraded by the improbably named African Queens. Honda CB500 Four by Lionel Duke Just when we think we’ve seen every possible rendition of a cafe’d Honda CB, something new comes along. This […]
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Not Forgotten: The Sportster ‘XX Tracker’ from Gasoline

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Not Forgotten: The Sportster ‘XX Tracker’ from Gasoline
Harley-Davidson owned the internet yesterday. Unless you live under a solid aggregate of minerals, you’ll know that the Motor Co. teased its upcoming model range—including the productionized Livewire, a streetfighter, and an adventure tourer called the ‘Pan America.’ But did you notice there was no mention of the Sportster? Could this finally be the end […]
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Best Kept Secret: A Yamaha TRX850 revamped in Moscow

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Best Kept Secret: A Yamaha TRX850 revamped in Moscow
If you’re looking for a donor for your next build, look back to the 1990s. That decade is chock-full of untapped potential—hidden gems that might not have been big sellers, but now offer great performance at bargain prices. We’re quite intrigued by the Yamaha TRX850 in particular. First launched in Japan in 1995, then in […]
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