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Power Trip: XTR Pepo tackles the Harley Sportster

Power Trip: XTR Pepo tackles the Harley Sportster

There aren’t many builders with a strike rate like Pepo Rosell. Since the early days of his Radical Ducati shop, he’s been turning out several sleek, lightweight cafe racers every year. Pepo is not a
Road tested: Gear from ICON 1000, Knox and Rough Crafts

Road tested: Gear from ICON 1000, Knox and Rough Crafts

One of our favorite custom shops—Rough Crafts—has just released its first helmet. So we put it through its paces, along with an armored undershirt from Knox, and new boots from Icon 1000. Get the low
Genius At Work: A sharp Honda GL400 from Wedge

Genius At Work: A sharp Honda GL400 from Wedge

It takes true talent to turn a Honda CX500 into something pretty. And Takashi Nihira of Wedge Motorcycle sure is talented: remember his radical reworking of BMW’s little G 310 R? Okay, this latest
(Some) Assembly Required: BAAK’s easy-build BMW R nineT

(Some) Assembly Required: BAAK’s easy-build BMW R nineT

There are a handful of modern motorcycles that really lend themselves to customization. And if you pick the right one, you might not even have to get your hands that dirty. And that’s fair enough.
Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 February, 2018

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
Dakar Redux: Iron Cobras’ 2017 Yamaha WR450F

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
Should Royal Enfield Build a Classic 500 Bobber?

Should Royal Enfield Build a Classic 500 Bobber?

With the success of Triumph’s Bonneville Bobber, it’s a wonder more manufacturers aren’t pushing out factory bobbers. But the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is close to the mark, with a timeless, minimal
This Board Tracker is Powered by A Lawnmower Engine

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
The Archduke: Analog builds the ultimate KTM Super Duke

The Archduke: Analog builds the ultimate KTM Super Duke

You’d be surprised at how many custom motorcycle builders ride ‘regular’ bikes day-to-day. Tony Prust over at Analog Motorcycles has an affinity for KTMs; he’s owned several over the years, and
Custom Bikes Of The Week: 11 February, 2018

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 11 February, 2018

Classic cafe elegance from England’s Sinroja, a cute Moto Guzzi mini bike from Spain, a slinky sprintbike from Belgium, and an electric Ducati Scrambler from Thailand. We’re collecting the air miles
Ice cool: A go-anywhere BMW Urban G/S from Sweden

Ice cool: A go-anywhere BMW Urban G/S from Sweden

There are five BMW R nineT models you can buy today, and the Urban G/S is my favorite. It’s a clever hat-tip to the legendary R 80 G/S, and it’s a total hoot to ride. But unlike the 1980s classic it’s
Target: Hitting 200 mph with a 68-year-old Triumph engine

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
Autobahn Streak: JSK takes on the BMW R nineT

Autobahn Streak: JSK takes on the BMW R nineT

Judging public opinion is a fickle business. So when a builder hits on a concept that works, it’s tempting to get comfortable and stick to the formula. The first build we featured from
The Mongrel: A ‘Rickman’ Triumph T120 cafe racer

The Mongrel: A ‘Rickman’ Triumph T120 cafe racer

When Triumph pulled the wraps off the ‘new’ Bonneville back in 2016, they flew several journalists to London to attend the official launch. The event was critical for Triumph: the ‘old’ Bonneville had
Custom Bikes Of The Week: 4 February, 2018

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 4 February, 2018

Off-the-wall customs from K-Speed, Titan Motorcycles and Masaharu. Plus a classy Moto Morini Corsaro from Mr Martini, and a BMW K100 all the way from Moscow. We’re covering all the bases this
Road tested: Gear from Arai, Alpinestars and REV’IT!

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
Outsider: Hardening up the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Outsider: Hardening up the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

If there’s a spiritual heir to the go-anywhere machines of the 1960s, it’s the Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled. Unlike most modern-day scramblers, the Duc is happy in the rough stuff. Even if it’s
Knuckle WhackJob Gives The KLX250 A Vintage Enduro Vibe

Knuckle WhackJob Gives The KLX250 A Vintage Enduro Vibe

The little bikes are taking over. More and more manufacturers are adding small dual-sport bikes to their ranks. And riders are enjoying smaller scramblers that aren’t intimidating, don’t break the
Switch Hitter: Porsche guru Dutchmann tackles a Jawa

Switch Hitter: Porsche guru Dutchmann tackles a Jawa

If you’re into classic Porsche 911s, you’ve probably heard of the restorer Dutchmann. In his Johannesburg, South Africa workshop, Gavin Rooke painstakingly rebuilds classic Neunelfers to concours
Tribute: A Decade of Design from The Wrenchmonkees

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