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FIFTY SHADES OF GREAT. Auto Fabrica’s Monochrome ‘Type 10B’ BMW R65

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Andrew in Classic, Roadster. No Comments

When it comes to customising a motorcycle the ‘what’ hasn’t changed for more than 100 years; speed, sight and sound. But the ‘how’ has been constantly evolving and we regularly feature those at the cutting edge. One such firm is UK based Auto Fabrica, who entered the scene six years ago firing on all cylinders…

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TRÈS BM. Sur Les Chapeaux de Roue’s Sweet BMW R850R Roadster

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Andrew in Roadster. No Comments

The French seem to have an artisan approach to almost everything they do. It’s this exact philosophy that Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues take to building bikes; more watchmaker meets sculptor than simply mechanic. Here’s their latest…

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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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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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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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