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CR-F’in Crazy – CRF250L-Powered 2015 Honda Grom

In Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

We’ve featured all manner of modified Honda Groms since the pint-sized model’s release in 2014, but this particular example stands out from the rest as it’s powered by the motor from a 2018 CRF250L. Before being shoehorned into a 2015 Grom chassis, the brand-new quarter-liter DOHC single was reportedly given the cam off a CBR250R and a blued GP-style end-can …

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72 Motorcycles Build – 2016 Norton MM

In Custom, England, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

In 2015, Norton CEO Stuart Garner was approached by Jamie Ireson of Brighton, England-based customs outfit 72 Motorcycles with the idea for a limited run of bikes paying homage to Ron Wood’s 1970s Norton flat track racers. Ron Wood famously teamed up with tuning legend CR Axtell to create a handful of Norton-based dirt track racers that were surprisingly successful …

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November Customs – 1991 Kawasaki Zephyr 750 Custom

In Custom, England, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Last month we featured an ’83 K100-based R80GS tribute project from the UK’s November Customs, and while I was a fan of their Bavarian build, it’s got nothing on their more recent 1991 Kawasaki Zephyr custom. Inspired by endurance racers, the Japanese four-banger features modern top-shelf components including inverted (Showa) Ducati 848 forks and triples, and Triumph Thruxton 1200 wheels …

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Union Motorcycles Build – 2002 Ducati 900SS Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Something really magical happened in the fall of 2009. A group of guys, spending time together building motorcycles decided that they had enough interest in their work to start a company. Union Motorcycles say that they are careful to not call their work restorations, they prefer “renovations”. Whatever they want to call it, after a quick look at the work …

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No Reserve – 1967 BMW R60 w/ 1.5L VW Engine

In Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

This home-brewed oddity is based on a 1967 BMW R60. The unusual motorcycle was bought new in ’67 by one Lee Fikes, a Texas oil tycoon who wanted to ride the Bavarian bike two-up with his soon-to-be-wife to the Yucatan Peninsula for their honeymoon. Fearing the 594cc’s boxer twin’s 30 hp would be underpowered carrying the newlyweds and their luggage …

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CR750 Tribute – 1971 Honda CB750

In Custom, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Honda’s CR750 was an evolution of the ubiquitous CB750, sold in very limited numbers as kits to dealers to convert the stock bikes. Finding a genuine model is very difficult (and very expensive) nowadays, which is why riders often like to take current CB750s and turn them into their own versions of the CR. This one isn’t real, but it’s …

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McQueen Tribute – 2010 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Custom

In America, Custom, Dual-Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Though it’s been almost 40 years since his death, Steve McQueen continues to influence the motorcycle industry. The motorsport enthusiast and film star was a champion of motorcycling who made a profound impact on the sport, industry, and culture. As a tribute to the “King of Cool”, South England-based bespoke bike operation Shaw Speed & Custom decided to build a …