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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

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Post Sale Update: This custom R60 sold for $9,600 at RM Sotheby’s in Dayton, Ohio. 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 …

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CR750 Tribute – 1971 Honda CB750

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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 …

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Picture Perfect – Free Spirit’s 1981 Yamaha SR250 Custom

In Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

While you’d probably never guess just by looking at it, this one-off Yamaha named “Primus” was the inaugural project for up-and-coming Slovakian customs outfit Free Spirit Motorcycles. The shop is headed up by Slavo Danko, a brand director at an advertising agency by day who recently began moonlighting as a bike builder. For Free Spirit’s first build, Slavo selected a …

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Cafe’d Supermono – 1995 Bimota BB1

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First unveiled in 1994 at the Cologne Motorcycle Show, the Bimota BB1 Supermono marked two firsts for the boutique Italian marque: their first BMW-powered model and their first bike to feature a single-cylinder engine. Though best known for its use in BMW’s F650 “Funduro”, the liquid-cooled, 652cc, four-stroke single in the BB1 (or Bimota BMW 1) was actually produced by …

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R80GS Tribute – 1983 BMW K100 Custom

In Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

November Customs is based in a small town in Northeast of England comprised of husband and wife team, Paul and Linda. Despite working out of a small shed in the couple’s backyard, November does some stellar work. Back in February of this year, the shop had two separate builds featured on BikeEXIF: a Ducati 350 Scrambler restomod, and an endurance-style …

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Custom MG – “1984” Radical Guzzi V12

In Custom, Germany, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Radical Guzzi did not get any interest at the BIN of $39,900. 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 …