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750cc Kit – 1979 Yamaha XS Street Tracker

In Custom, Japan, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

This Yamaha street tracker is based on a XS650, though the motor has been bored out to 750cc and it’s got a Shell cam. Other highlights of the work include a Mikuni VM36 carb, Dunlop flat track tires, Yamaha XT500 seat, Galfer stainless steel brake lines, Brembo front brake, Boyer ignition, Hugh’s Handbuilt stator/rotor kit, a new wiring harness, and …

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Cafe’d Smoker – 1972 Yamaha R5 Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R5 did not get any interest at the BIN of $8,500. There’s something really special about two-stroke cafe racers, and this one-off Yamaha is a prime example. This build supposedly started out as a ‘72 R5 that received a refresh with the air-cooled parallel-twin getting all new rings, gaskets, and seals, while the carbs were rebuilt …

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1 of 58 – Ducati Thailand Scrambler Hailwood Edition

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Ducati did not get any interest at the asking opening ask of $22,500. Back in mid-2011, Ducati announced it would be opening a “final assembly” plant in Thailand. Fast forward to 2014 and the Italian brand revealed the new South East Asian facility would be piecing together the company’s (then) newly unveiled Scrambler range for …

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Ending Soon – “GARMR .003” 2009 Harley-Davidson Reverse-Leaning Trike Custom

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Harley did not get any interest at the opening ask of $25,000. I’ve never been a big fan of custom trikes, but this one-off Harley isn’t your average three-wheeler. Built by Barghest Motive, this tricked out trike is built around an unspecified 1,200cc V-Twin from a 2009 Harley-Davidson. Dubbed the “GARMR .003”, the trike reportedly gets …

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Fastec Racing Build – 2001 Ducati M600 Dark Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Fastec Racing first came into existence in 2010 when several employees at Fastec Engineering — a UK-based precision engineering firm that specializes in CNC machining – splintered off to do their own thing, focusing on motorcycles. Taking the knowhow and expertise they’d picked up at the engineering outfit, the team now runs Fastec Racing as a one-stop-shop that offers service …

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Maria Riding Company’s “Kalahari” – 1992 Honda Africa Twin Custom

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

Bespoke ADV builds are a rare breed, so whenever a fully transformed custom adventure mount from a big-name shop pops up for sale I feel obligated to share it. We’ve previously featured a one-off build from Portugal’s The Maria Riding Company, however this highly-modified ADV rig is a far cry from the track-spec (Ducati) GT1000 from back in October.

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Naked Panigale V4 Custom – Officine GP Design’s “Penta V4”

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

When Ducati first unveiled the Panigale, many thought it wouldn’t be long before the Bologna-based brand pulls the cover off a naked version of the full-faired flagship L-Twin. To the dismay of many a Ducatista, the Italian marque never opted to release a production Panigale Streetfighter…though rumors have been swirling that we may be treated to a naked version of …