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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Pop Bang Classics’ ‘Borg’ Honda CB450

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Roadster. No Comments

Living next to the ocean is gorgeous, but as any surf-girted motorcycle nut will tell you, all that salty sea breeze just destroys motorcycles. It eats chrome, dulls aluminum and causes rust to flash up in weeks. So what’s the point of a polished custom if it’s just going to get eaten by the sea?

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EARL GREY. KR Custom’s ‘Grigio’ Royal Enfield Bobber

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Roadster. No Comments

It’s easy for us in the west. Want to build an old airhead? Fire up Craigslist, go kick some tires and sooner or later you’ll have some Bavarian moto-goodness sitting in the shed. But in other parts of the world the dance is much harder. Like in Chennai, India, where Royal Enfield gurus KR Customs made this…

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ONE DOWN, CLAW UP. AdHoc’s Sharp Cagiva Raptor Roadster

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Andrew in Roadster. No Comments

Some clients can rain cash down upon a builder to make their dreams come to life. But sometimes owners are mere mortals like us and have to tread more warily when it comes to a budget. And that’s what Spain’s Adhoc have dealt with here, with their 2005 Cagiva Raptor…

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FORREST GRUMP. Woidwerk’s ‘Mad Fritz’ BMW R80 Cafe Roadster

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Roadster. No Comments

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Namely, Ralf from Bavaria’s Woidwerk motorcycles tearing shit up on his latest creation, a BMW R80 roadster called ‘Mad Fritz’…

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GOING POSTAL. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Bane’ ’73 BMW R75 Roadster

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Roadster. No Comments

We’ve all heard the one about reinventing the wheel. But what happens when your wheels go missing? For North Carolina’s’ Tattoo Projects, a set of rims that took a detour into the twilight zone transformed a relatively simple BMW custom job into a post office nightmare that took no less than seven months to straighten out…

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SHOULDERS OF GIANTS. Vagabund’s Next Level BMW R100R Roadster

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Roadster. No Comments

Somehow in all the hype and limelight that surrounds custom bikes, the customer often gets lost. While more than a few bikes we feature on these pages are labors of love that are entirely funded, made and ridden by the builders themselves, a fair whack of them are funded by regular Joes like you or I…

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ARKANSAS AWE. One-Up Moto’s BMW R65 Roadster

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Roadster, Tracker. No Comments

Making a splash in a small American town isn’t hard. Some fancy new clothes. A fresh haircut. The fact you’re holding hands with someone new. It all gets noticed. But for One-Up’s Taylor Henschell, the thing he tends to get noticed for is his custom bikes…

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KID SKIDS. Classified’s Faster Sons Yamaha FZ-07R

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Andrew in Roadster. No Comments

It’s been a storied journey from humble beginnings for globally renowned Classified Moto out of Virginia, USA. But a new chapter for the company means that anyone with an internet connection is set to benefit from some brilliant new content. The bread and butter however stays just the same, incredible customs…

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EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘Viridium’ Moto Guzzi Griso

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Andrew in Roadster. No Comments

Nostalgia can be a powerful thing and our desire to hold onto the past, even the very recent, can have us railing against any possible change. The last of the Moto Guzzi Griso models are still yet to be sold from dealer floors before the bike is phased out entirely, but one man is already missing them…

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BLISS ARMY KNIFE. Pasquale Motor’s ‘Gladius’ BMW R1150R

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Andrew in Other, Roadster. No Comments

While the Roman Army had many technological tricks, it was their ‘gladius’ sword that did most of their dirty work. After the javelins had disrupted enemy formations and the shields had pushed them onto the back foot, it was this brutal hunk of steel that would deal the final blow…

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