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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 20 May, 2018

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 20 May, 2018

A Triumph Trident that ran in the 1972 Bol d’Or, a Moto Guzzi Strada dripping with vintage charm, and a chiropractor-approved version of the R nineT Racer from JvB-Moto. Triumph Trident 750
Diff’rent Strokes: Vagabund Moto bucks the BMW trend

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

Flame Thrower: The ‘Spitfire’ BMW from VTR and TW Steel

In this era of high tech, when every motorcycle spec sheet seems to contain a dizzying array of acronyms, it’s reassuring to see that old school skills are alive and well. This extraordinary drag
A smokin’ XSR700 tribute to the FZR750 ‘Gauloises’ racer

A smokin’ XSR700 tribute to the FZR750 ‘Gauloises’ racer

Epic 80s endurance racers and over-the-top sprint bikes both get our motors running here at EXIF. Now Workhorse Speed Shop has just smashed both styles together in one machine—and blown our
Evolution of the Species: Hookie Co.’s ‘Wolf’ Honda CB750

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
Issue One: Bike EXIF for your coffee table

Issue One: Bike EXIF for your coffee table

Today is a momentous day for Bike EXIF. For almost ten years we’ve been showcasing the world’s best custom motorcycles, selecting the crème de la crème to satisfy our readers’ voracious
Road tested: Gear from Urban Helmets, Pando and Saint

Road tested: Gear from Urban Helmets, Pando and Saint

This week, we’re looking at a high-end pair of riding jeans, an entry-level helmet, and a stylish military-style jacket that sits in between. Let’s dive right in. Urban Helmets BigBore helmet The
Sidecar: A classic cocktail from Kingston Custom

Sidecar: A classic cocktail from Kingston Custom

Kingston’s classic BMWs are elegant customs that take our breath away, time after time. But there’s something we haven’t seen Dirk Oehlerking do yet; serve up one of his signature airheads with a
Krugger hardtails the Triumph Bonneville Bobber

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
Quatro Shot: a Honda CB750 from the Gaucho Highlands

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
Custom Bikes Of The Week: 6 May, 2018

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 6 May, 2018

A perfect wooden Honda Motocompo tribute, a BMW R80 with new monocoque bodywork, a turbocharged Harley Sportster, and a drop-dead gorgeous classic Benelli from France. BMW R80 by it roCkS!bikes A
Parma Bound: Bike EXIF is Heading to Wildays

Parma Bound: Bike EXIF is Heading to Wildays

What’s your perfect weekend? For the fun-loving Wildays crew, it’s three days of motorcycles, racing, nature, music, friends, beers and Italian food. That ticks pretty much all of our boxes too, so
The Right Stuff: A Triumph Thruxton R from deBolex

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
Butchered: An insane custom Vespa scooter from Russia

Butchered: An insane custom Vespa scooter from Russia

Butcher Garage is not a familiar name around these parts. But they specialize in a genre we’d love to see more of: extreme custom scooters. And judging by this pseudo-scrambler Vespa PX 150, they’ve
Ion Heart: Colt Wrangler’s electrifying Zero XU tracker

Ion Heart: Colt Wrangler’s electrifying Zero XU tracker

It’s not easy to build a good-looking custom bike. The classifieds are littered with abandoned projects—and even the top pro builders sometimes struggle to get it right. If the donor bike is electric,
Custom Bikes Of The Week: 29 April, 2018

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 29 April, 2018

A two-wheel drive KTM, a super-caffeinated Harley Sportster, a Radical Ducati tribute from Taiwan, and an African dirtbike with an incredible 250 kilo payload capacity. Harley-Davidson Sportster by
Skate or Die: A Triumph Thruxton With A Street Art Vibe

Skate or Die: A Triumph Thruxton With A Street Art Vibe

As someone who spent his teen years with a skateboard under his feet, I see parallels between the skate and custom bike worlds. As with surfing and art, there’s a common thread lurking just below the
Z1 Beater! A Honda CB400F Tuned for the Track

Z1 Beater! A Honda CB400F Tuned for the Track

The US show circuit is booming. The One Show, the Outlier’s Guild show, Mama Tried and the Handbuilt show all happen within a couple of months of each other. And each one is curated with a stacked
Endurance racer tribute: VTR Customs’ wild BMW K100

Endurance racer tribute: VTR Customs’ wild BMW K100

If there was ever a golden age of motorcycle racing, we’d pin it on the late 70s and early 80s. Those were the days of the endurance racers, when hairy-chested pilots wrangled big four-strokes around
Review: The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401

Review: The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401

Husqvarna set the interwebs ablaze when they announced their Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 concepts over three years ago. Then the good news came: these bikes would actually go into production. But