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Custom MG – “1984” Radical Guzzi V12

In Custom, Germany, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Sadly, there’s not a V12 in this bike. But the idea of more “oomph” is still the prevalent concept. The owner of Radical Guzzi (Stefan Bronold) was approached by a customer that wanted a custom V7 with more power. Stefan’s response was to easily get more power with a modern Guzzi motor, then shove it in a Tonti frame and …

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Dab Motors’ Yard Build “Alter” – Yamaha XSR900 Custom

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Built by France’s Dab Motors, this official Yamaha Yard Built commission, named “Alter”, was created using an array of trick cutting edge technologies and materials. Starting with a 2018 XSR900, Dab rid the Yamaha of its stock bodywork and subframe before designing a new aluminum unit made through a fancy 3D printing process known as laser beam melting. The same …

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1979 Ducati 900 GTS Custom

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Post Sale Update: This custom Ducati sold for $6,986 after 18 bids on eBay in Berkeley, California. The seller of this custom Ducati knows what you’re probably thinking, which is why he quickly mentions the following in his listing: “I should say I did not destroy a GTS 900 to build this bike — when I acquired it, the previous …

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80s Enduro Turned Board Tracker – Yamaha XT550 Custom

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Created by Dutch builder Maarten Poodt, this bike was almost entirely handmade with the exception of the engine and wheels. This build was supposedly prompted by a comment Poodt received on BikeEXIF, questioning the merit of the Dutchman’s endurance racer-style XS850 that the site previously featured some four years ago. So in 2016, Poodt set out to build a new …

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“Rhapsody In Blue” – 2016 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

In Custom, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Gannet Design is a studio and shop headed up by Ulfert Janssen, a German-born designer who previously penned cars for a decade at Renault and Nissan. The Switzerland-based outfit is routinely commissioned by major moto marques (and various fashion companies) to build one-off versions of production motorcycles. Gannet Design often teams up with other renowned shops to help execute its …

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1971 BMW R75/5 Custom

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Post Listing Update: This BMW did not meet reserve despite 38 bids on eBay up to $8,700 in Richmond, Virginia. This BMW R75/5 was just completed for this year’s show season, and it features a rebuilt motor with a Siebenrock 1000cc kit and plenty of custom touches. What do you think about it?

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Custom Café – 1973 Honda CB750K2

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

It may feel to some, as it does to me, that the café bike trend has had a resurgence of late. That since about the turn of the millennium, there has been a steady uptick of interest in the bikes, and subculture. We can certainly agree that when Triumph released the Thruxton in 2004, and a couple of years later …