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DIAMOND ON THE ROUGH. The Ducati ‘SCRMBLR’ by Germany’s Diamond Atelier

DIAMOND ON THE ROUGH. The Ducati ‘SCRMBLR’ by Germany’s Diamond Atelier

Diamond Atelier founders Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder are going back to where it all began, with new ideas and new possibilities, but all while keeping that same unmistakable style. The opening
HIGH FIBER DIET. LC Fabrication’s Carbon ‘SX1250’ Harley Sportster Enduro

HIGH FIBER DIET. LC Fabrication’s Carbon ‘SX1250’ Harley Sportster Enduro

Alright, I’ll say it. It’s impossible to hate Harleys. Because no matter what you’re into, someone out there has built a custom ride on a HD platform that’ll flick your switch. Exhibit A: the latest
PURE AT HEART. The ‘ST33’ BMW R NineT Street Tracker from VTR Customs

PURE AT HEART. The ‘ST33’ BMW R NineT Street Tracker from VTR Customs

The R nineT has its own look that is cool right out of the box, yet adaptable enough to allow creative minds their own space to run wild. And that's exactly what Switzerland's VTR Customs has gone and
BOX SET. Mike Dodd’s Spare Parts Suzuki DR650 Cafe Racer

BOX SET. Mike Dodd’s Spare Parts Suzuki DR650 Cafe Racer

It's the unwritten rule of all sheds. For every few complete bikes you stash in them, you also should have one that's been completely disassembled and stuffed into old cardboard boxes. Which is
THE DUKE OF HAZARDS. Boxer Metal’s ‘Moonshine Runner’ BMW R80 Scrambler

THE DUKE OF HAZARDS. Boxer Metal’s ‘Moonshine Runner’ BMW R80 Scrambler

If you're anything like us, one mention of running moonshine in the 70s and your head will be full of orange Dodge Chargers, getting sideways on dirt roads and comically inept police. But California’s
GOING GREEN. Schlachtwerk’s ‘Wasabi’ Kawasaki W650 Sprint Racer

GOING GREEN. Schlachtwerk’s ‘Wasabi’ Kawasaki W650 Sprint Racer

Insanity comes in many forms. But the best kind of crazy is Tom Thörig from Schlachtwerk, who corralled some of Germany’s finest craftsmen into helping him produce this - an amazing Kawasaki W650
THE ART OF SMOKING. Sabotage Motorcycle’s Yamaha RD125 Racer

THE ART OF SMOKING. Sabotage Motorcycle’s Yamaha RD125 Racer

It's hard to think of a more Australian story; two young Europeans on motorbikes meet in the car park of Bunnings Hardware and over the obligatory ‘snag’ they form a friendship that brings them
TWO MUCH. JVB Moto’s BMW RnineT Racer

TWO MUCH. JVB Moto’s BMW RnineT Racer

Do you own a BMW RnineT Racer and have the sore wrists to prove it? Well, we at Pipeburn know what it’s like to suffer for a bike that you love. But fear not, readers - JVB-Moto are here to help...
PIPEBURN INTERVIEW: Craig Rodsmith from Rodsmith Motorcycles

PIPEBURN INTERVIEW: Craig Rodsmith from Rodsmith Motorcycles

There's a lot of Aussies that feel rightly proud of local boy Craig Rodsmith. Here's a custom builder that takes the phrase ‘good with his hands’ to preposterous new heights. He now calls Chicago
NEW WAVE KNAVE. Oporto Motor Work’s Pristine ‘74 BMW R90S Restomod

NEW WAVE KNAVE. Oporto Motor Work’s Pristine ‘74 BMW R90S Restomod

When Portugal‘s Oporto Motor Works pulled the trigger on reviving their clapped-out ‘74 R90S in 2015, it was decided that a little bit of the 80s would be mixed in with the 70s original to create
THE LOW ROAD. Bernard Mont’s ‘Nowhere Faster’ Nitrous Ducati Sprint Racer

THE LOW ROAD. Bernard Mont’s ‘Nowhere Faster’ Nitrous Ducati Sprint Racer

They're called the 'Sultans of Sprint' and the asphalt 1/8th mile is the troposphere where they do battle, on bikes as bananas as those old planes. Very few fulfil that centuries old ethos like
OREGONIAN WOOD. Red Clouds’ ‘Rubber Soul’ Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled

OREGONIAN WOOD. Red Clouds’ ‘Rubber Soul’ Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled

Red Clouds Collective actually make waxed canvas and leather goods out of their workshop in South East Portland, Oregon. And while their days are filled with stitching and designing gorgeous products
ET TWO, BRUTE? Wrench Kings’ ‘Bertus and Brutus’ Yamaha XV1000 Cafe Racers

ET TWO, BRUTE? Wrench Kings’ ‘Bertus and Brutus’ Yamaha XV1000 Cafe Racers

Like dual solos on a double neck guitar or attempting to make out with the Polaski twins at once, building two custom bikes at once is fraught with double the danger, stress and potential disaster.
CUSTOM REVOLUTION: Paul d’Orléans’ Petersen Museum Moto Masterpiece

CUSTOM REVOLUTION: Paul d’Orléans’ Petersen Museum Moto Masterpiece

We'd call Paul d'Orléans a Renaissance man, but 14th Century Italy wouldn't have enough vintage motorcycles, loafers and Hawaiian shirts to keep him happy. Instead, we'll just call him a modern day
IMPERIAL TRANSPORT. The ‘Rogue Shadow’ Yamaha XV750 from Cardsharper Customs

IMPERIAL TRANSPORT. The ‘Rogue Shadow’ Yamaha XV750 from Cardsharper Customs

Their latest client turned up with a barely rolling bike and an obsession with all things Star Wars. Just months later, Cardsharper sent him on his way with a stunning 1983 Yamaha Virago XV750 Cafe
TOXIC AVENGER. VTR Customs’ Killer ‘White Venom’ BMW R1200R Nitrous Racer

TOXIC AVENGER. VTR Customs’ Killer ‘White Venom’ BMW R1200R Nitrous Racer

The mad crew at VTR Customs prove that there’s an undercurrent of beautiful craziness running through the alps. Maybe it’s in the mountain water. But the end result of this rich vein of madness are
ZERO TO HERO. Kraftstoffschmiede’s ‘Hercules’ BMW R850R Sprint Racer

ZERO TO HERO. Kraftstoffschmiede’s ‘Hercules’ BMW R850R Sprint Racer

The Sultans of Sprint drag race series will kick off in Monza, with a weekend of 1/8th mile action and one of the original campaigners is back again chasing glory. German BMW maestro Philipp Ludwig
FOUR POT SUPERSHOT. A Classic Honda CB550 Cafe Racer from Mellow Motorcycles

FOUR POT SUPERSHOT. A Classic Honda CB550 Cafe Racer from Mellow Motorcycles

When Germany's Mellow Motorcycles revealed their latest custom bike in January, the plan was to have it do the hard yards through Europe's biggest bike events for the rest of the year. Sadly no one
TROUBLE & STRIFE. Pip Davidson’s ‘Eris Speedcub’ Honda C90 Shoestring Racer

TROUBLE & STRIFE. Pip Davidson’s ‘Eris Speedcub’ Honda C90 Shoestring Racer

Pip Davidson. As a man of few words, a self-confessed budget-build-a-holic, lover of small nitrous engines and the colour cream, you can imagine that his bike builds aren't like most others. Not even
EMPIRE OF THE FUN. Officine 08’s ‘New Dawn’ Yamaha XV750 Cafe Racer

EMPIRE OF THE FUN. Officine 08’s ‘New Dawn’ Yamaha XV750 Cafe Racer

EICMA's November 2017 show, held in a typically chilly Milan, is the place that many big manufacturers choose to reveal their new metal. But hidden away from all the glitz, glamour and wildly