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Roland Sands x Technics – 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron

In America, Cruiser, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

Roland Sands has built one-off motorcycles of all kinds, the vast majority of which are pretty awesome customs. Some are obviously more extensive transformations than others, but even the lesser-involved builds are easily distinguishable from the donor bike’s stock form. Often times RSD-built bikes are the work of the company’s design team, but Roland himself is often personally responsible for …

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Package Deal – Trio of Kris Krome Customs

In America, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

Kris Krome builds some one-off two-wheelers that seriously push the envelope of what’s possible in the moto-customs world, generating some creations that are equal parts sculpture and scoot. I’m honestly not sure what the visionary builder is doing today as I havent seen a Kris Krome build in a few years and his website is no longer active (the domain …

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Gulf Livery – 2002 Ducati 748 Custom

In Custom, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

One of my favorite racing liveries of all time is the powder blue and marigold orange of Gulf Oil. Yet for varying reasons, I’ve usually been underwhelmed when custom bikes wear the iconic colors. This striking 748 custom is an exception to the rule, as I think it looks great.

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RC31 Racer – 1988 Honda Hawk GT

In Custom, Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Offered by the second owner, this race bike only gets ridden two or three times a year so the seller wants it to go to someone else who will enjoy it more frequently. The Honda Hawk GT was ahead of its time and despite poor sales numbers they were very successful in club racing. Here’s your chance to get in …

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In Italy – 1954 Norvin

In Custom, England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Norvin = Norton and Vincent. The compound nature of the word is usually reserved for Triumph/Norton hybrids that you know as Tritons, but in this case it’s a little more special. This bike features a Norton Wideline Featherbed frame and combines it with a Vincent Rapide Series D motor from 1955.

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Marlon Moto Build – 1997 Ducati ST2 944

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

This Ducati ST2 build is the epitome of a professional job as it boasts a lot of character and the builder seems to have paid attention to every little detail, opting to spend time, energy, and money on minute details such as aftermarket brake reservoirs and narrow full brass piping that houses the various lines running around the bike, coiling …

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Clean & Classy – 1997 Ducati 900SS Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by Tim Huber0 Comments

When Ducati brought back the 900SS at the end of the 1980’s, it was already technologically and mechanically dated compared to the other offerings being sold towards the end of the decade. It boasted a retro style that was powered by an equally retro engine. For this reason, the 900SS is a terrific candidate when looking for a donor machine …

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MV/SV – 2001 Suzuki SV650 Custom

In Custom, Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Look closely. Yes, that’s the rear end of a Suzuki SV650. But you might be thinking to yourself, “that looks like the tail from a MV Agusta F4!” You’d be right. Meet the MV-SV Special, a custom build by Chris Baker. You can probably guess where the name comes from.

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1 of 10 – Ducati Moretti TT2 Replica

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

In the beginning of the 1980’s, Ducati unveiled the 90-degree V-twin powered Pantah – the very first Duc to utilize belt-driven camshaft motors. The Italian manufacturer developed several Pantah-derived twin racers, including the TT2. The 600cc TT2 boasted a Verlicchi-designed frame with a steel cantilever swing-arm, 18” magnesium wheels, Marzocchi 35mm forks, and Dell’Orto 36 mm carbs. It made a …

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FJR1300 Powered – Home Built Reverse Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

Motorcycles have the potential of serving as sensible utilitarian vehicles, but reverse trikes like the Can-Am Spyder and Polaris Slingshot epitomize impractical recreational vehicles. While enclosed motorcycle-powered three-wheelers typically cater to a slightly more affluent demographic than standard two-wheelers, this example boasts a far more accessible price tag while still offering much of the raw performance and canyon carving fun …

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Bobbed Beezer – 1966 BSA A65

In Custom, England by Tim Huber0 Comments

Bobbers have never really been my thing, but damn is this one cool chopped up bob-job. It captures, in the owners words, “The beauty and simplicity of thirties era motorcycle styling and design,” a statement I concur with, while at the same time boasting some updated amenities that allow for a more convenient owning/operating experience. This custom British scoot sports …