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A Honda CB350 restomod built by a jet aircraft mechanic

It’s quite rare for a CB cafe racer to land in the Bike EXIF inbox these days. And we politely turn down most that do. But this CB350 from New Jersey went straight to the top of the pile: it’s an absolutely state of the art restomod, and so beautifully finished we’d almost be scared to ride it. It comes from Merlin Cycleworks, which is run by 56-year-old Mark Kouri. Mark’s been an aircraft mechanic for over 30 years—repairing jets for United Airlines—and you can see his attention to detail...
Tags: Texas, Basf, ASV, Motorcycles, New Jersey, Estonia, Honda, United Airlines, Continental, Exif, Mark, Buchanan, Alcantara, TIG, Rick, Brembo


A Cautionary Tale: Inheriting a BMW R100GS project

Love ’em or hate ’em, BMW’s GS behemoths have dominated the ADV market for almost four decades now. Five years ago, the 500,000th GS rolled off the Berlin production line, and we’re betting it won’t be long before the go-anywhere boxer hits the million mark. We don’t see many GS customs, though. These machines are a triumph of function over form, and most owners like it that way. So this R100GS is something of a rarity—and its backstory is rather strange too. It belongs to Hasselblad Mas...
Tags: Berlin, Motorcycles, Bmw, Portland Oregon, Denver, Brembo, KTM, Woody, Walt, Gregor, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Walt Siegl, BMW R100, Gregor Halenda, BMW scrambler


It’s A Keeper: A K series built for a footballing legend

When one of Spain’s most legendary goalkeepers wanted a hot steed based on a BMW K series ‘brick,’ he knew just the team to call: Bolt Motor Co. of Valencia. Andrés Palop, known for his penalty-stopping prowess at Sevilla FC, approached Bolt boss Adrián Campos with a simple brief for a custom build; clean lines, a bit of a dark feeling, and some red touches. Adrián and his team are known for their ability to produce clinically clean customs from unlikely platforms. This time they chose a 1...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Bolt, Sevilla FC, Adrian, Pirelli, Brembo, Beemer, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Ducati Monster, Bolt Motor Co, Adrián Campos, Bolt Motor Company, BMW cafe racer, Valencia Andrés Palop


2019 Lexus GS F Review: The Lion of The Lexus Den

96 Awesome 2019 Lexus GS F Overall Impression The GS F goes against the typical Lexus grain.Competes with Germany's top performance cars. Pros Powerful Engine Ride & Handling Luxurious Interior Cons Remote Touch “Mouse" Limited Rear Passenger Space We pulled next to a Ford Mustang at a light. The driver looked over and smiled. When it turned green, I punched the 2019 Lexus GS F, pulling away from the pony car in an instant. We could see him in the review mirror, a loo...
Tags: Germany, Ford Mustang, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Audi, Alcantara, Brembo, Mercedes AMG, Cadillac CTS, Mark Levinson, Denis Flierl, Test Drives


DeBolex gives the Energica Eva a classic spin

A week ago , Ducati’s lead designer told Digital Trends that “Electrification will change bike design more than it will change car design.” We’re not so sure of that. Motorcyclists are an inherently conservative bunch—especially older folks with the cash to splash on a new toy. We’d be happy if future electric motorcycles followed the lead of this amazing Energica, remodeled by England’s deBolex Engineering. The project was kickstarted by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, the director of the documen...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, England, London, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Eva, PAUL, Gareth, Alcantara, Calum, Brembo, Digital Trends, Des, Magura


Triumph Daytona With 765 Engine Spied

The Return of the Daytona The 765 engine first appeared on Triumph’s Street Triple, and now it looks like a new Daytona will get that engine as well. The motorcycle spies over at Motorcycle News spotted the new bike riding around. The images of the return of the Daytona with that new engine were shot in Spain. With them comes some concrete detail and plenty of speculation. There are a few things that can be gleaned from the images. As Motorcycle News points out, there is a lot of this new bike ...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Triumph, Daytona, Brembo, TFC, Motorcycle News, Triumph Daytona, Sportbike, Daytona Although Triumph


The Nineties are calling: November’s Kawasaki Zephyr 750

The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 is one of those under-the-radar bikes that deserves a higher profile. It played a big part in kickstarting the retro boom in Europe in the 90s, but mysteriously fell flat in the USA—despite outclassing the Honda CB750 Nighthawk on almost every front. “The stable, no-surprises Zephyr works like a standard is supposed to,” said Cycle World at the time. “We can’t imagine why this bike isn’t selling.” The Zephyr 750 has plenty of fans amongst riders in the UK, and two o...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, England, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Customs, PAUL, Kawasaki, Bridgeport, TIG, Linda, Brembo


SUPER DOOPER HAWK. Moto Conspiracy’s Stunning ’64 Honda Street Tracker

Written by Marlon Slack In a place where bigger is always better, it’s surprising to see a shop like the Moto Conspiracy. The Dallas-based workshop is a neat little operation that specialises in ultra-clean little cafe racers. But this time they’ve branched out, with their first street tracker — a 1964 Honda Superhawk designed to look like a factory optioned build. That’s right, The Moto Conspiracy’s Isiah Booth is new to the whole tracker thing. It all started a few years ago when made a ...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Motorcycles, Dallas, HRC, Honda, Yamaha, Brembo, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Isiah, Isiah Booth, Ducati Harley Norton, Dat Mai


This scary TZ750 flat track racer is also street legal

When we were talking to Brad Peterson about his XR750 street tracker a month ago, he let slip that he also had a TZ750 in his garage. And it too was street legal. An explosive Yammie two-stroke with classic flat track good looks is too hard to resist, so we just had to show it. But we’re not sure if we want to ride it: Brad may have balls the size of church bells, but we don’t. The TZ750 was one of the most extreme flat track racers of all time: it was banned after one race win in the mid ...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Baker, Yamaha, Mike, Brad, Brembo, Dunlop, Steve Baker, Yamaha motorcycles, Kenny Roberts, Racing Motorcycles, Baja Designs, Brad Peterson, Brad Brad, Jeff Palhegyi


BAJA HAHA. Moto Adonis’ Mad BMW R1100 Enduro Racer

Written by Andrew Jones What do you get when you take a big serve of America’s world-class automotive obsession and crossbreed it liberally with the Mexican tradition of going loco and not giving a damn? Why, you get Baja – that’s what. Mother of countless cool off-road trends, the Baja 1000 was founded in 1967 by American florist Ed Pearlman and it has gone on to tickle the fancy of bike, car, truck, ATV and buggy fans alike. And it’s not just the Yanks that worship at this Temple of Sands. ...
Tags: Facebook, America, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Baja, Bmw, Scrambler, Rogers, Tyler Durden, Deutsch, Brembo, Netherland, Yanks, Andrew Jones, Akrapovic, Daan


2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE & The Power of Ten

Just when you thought the Detroit Auto Show was over, Chevy drops a rather nice surprise on us. Say hello to the 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE, “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever.” You pretty much had me at “fastest,” but then you had to add “most track-capable Camaro ever.” Track capable you say? And wait, what’s this about a new transmission? Now you tell us!? Money Pits & Stop Watches Look, I’m not much of a track guy. I like going to tracks – love going to tracks, actually – but gett...
Tags: Gm, Autos, Chevy, Car Tech, Detroit Auto Show, Mario Andretti, Brembo, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Goodyear Eagle, Car News, Car Talk, Mark Dickens, Tony Borroz, Chevrolet Black Magic, Milford Road Course, Chevrolet Imagine


LAND DOWN UNTER. Schlachtwerk’s Aussie-Bound Kawasaki W650

Written by Martin Hodgson They say a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step; but for one particular German it only makes sense to begin with a Kawasaki W650. Tommy Thöring has been a mainstay of the European custom motorcycle scene for years and is a regular on the Sultans of Sprint travelling circus. But now he’s packing up his Schlachtwerk operation and heading for the Land Down Under. Sydney to be exact. So to prepare for this next chapter of his journey he’s built a bike to...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Motorcycles, Sydney, Yamaha, Don, Kawasaki, Brembo, CNC, KTM, Tommy, Monza, Magura, Kellermann, Martin Hodgson, Keihin


Triumph Unveils Its Thruxton TFC and Shows off More Rocket TFC Details

Triumph Thrills US With TFC Models We reported yesterday on the Rocket TFC teaser Triumph released, well now we’re here to show you a whole lot more. The motorcycle company showed off the Thruxton TFC in all its glory and released more images of the Rocket TFC and a few more details. These are the first two models of what is to become a full line of super limited-edition premium Triumph Factory Custom motorcycles. The bikes will be individually numbered and uniquely customized as wel...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Triumph, U S, Brembo, TFC, Motorcycle News, Vance Hines, Triumph Factory Custom, Triumph Triumph, Concept Rocket TFC, Thruxton TFC, Triumph Rocket TFC, Triumph TFC, Rocket TFC, Thruxton TFC Triumph


Review: The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin

Most manufacturers have at least a couple of retro-styled motorcycles on sale. But Triumph has more skin in that game than anyone else: Hinckley’s modern classics outnumber their other models by a significant margin. The new Speed Twin adds yet another name to the roster. So is the range too crowded now, or is the Speed Twin different enough to be significant? I headed to the usually sunny Mediterranean island of Mallorca to find out. The Speed Twin gets its name from the groundbreaking pa...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Bmw, Mallorca, Mediterranean, Triumph, Kawasaki, Brembo, Hinckley, Motorcycle Reviews, Shoei, Triumph Bonneville, Nissin, Thruxton, Vance Hines, Pirelli Diablo Rosso


THE OLD BRIDGE AND THE V. Speedy Siegl Racing’s Ducati 900SS Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson For a brief but magical time in music history the Seattle Sound dominated the airwaves and shaped a generation. Now another of the cities institutions has crumbled and gone, the equally mystical and murky Alaskan Way Viaduct. But now a new creative force is flourishing in the North West and it’s the music of classic air-cooled engines that permeates the side streets and freeways. Part of that revival is Speedy Siegl Racing and they snuck into the earthquake damaged V...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Seattle, Barnett, Classic, Mitch, Brembo, CNC, Isaac, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Showa, XTR Pepo, Airtech, 900ss


2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: One Slick Snake

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Capable of mid-three-second zero to 60 times and sub-11-second quarter-mile scores, says Ford. Aerodynamics, downforce, and race-tuning the chassis were among the priorities during development. Ford drove all the way over to Detroit from Dearborn the other day, and decided to show off this: The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. It’s about what you’d expect. Big, mean, capable, lots of bang for your buck, (but s...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Michelin, North Carolina, Detroit, Torino, Ford Motor Company, North American International Auto Show, Henry, Shelby, Ford Performance, Dearborn, Brembo, Miko, Mustang Shelby, Car News


2019 Subaru STI S209: Small, Powerful & Rare

The Subaru STI S209 debuts at the North American International Auto Show. Flexible strut tower bar, Brembo brakes, and a powerful engine are among the highlights.   First STI-crafted S-line performance vehicle set for the United States, although numbers are limited. Oh baby! Here’s a tasty piece of automotive engineering: The Subaru WRX STi S209. Wait, scratch that. It is simply called the STi S209, or the 2019 Subaru Limited-Edition STI S209 if you want to be technical about it. But essential...
Tags: Usa, United States, Autos, Jackie Chan, Subaru, Brembo, Subaru of America Inc, Subie, Car News, Hks, Fuji Heavy Industries, DUNLOP SP SPORT MAXX, Tony Borroz, Brembo Brakes, SI Drive, North American International Auto Show Flexible


2020 Toyota Supra: It’s Finally Here!

The 2020 Toyota Supra debuts at the North American International Auto Show. After a long wait – 21 years in fact – Supra fans finally receive their unicorn. Zero to 60 times are solid and the chassis setup is impressive.     Okay, just calm down, calm down I say! The 2020 Toyota Supra is here. You will get your chance to bask in its glory, including tons of specs and performance numbers, in due time, but until then, you are going to have to calm down. You have been frothing at the mouth for t...
Tags: Sweden, United States, Autos, Toyota, Michelin, Bmw, Fernando Alonso, Yota, Nurburgring, Supra, Brembo, Akio Toyoda, Standard, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Magna Steyr, Graz Austria


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 13 January, 2019

Ever heard of the Suzuki XF650 Freewind before? Neither had we, but we love this custom scrambler from the Netherlands. We’ve also got a Buell M2 Cyclone that actually looks attractive, and a Honda CR750 racer priced at a quarter of a million dollars—and worth every cent. Buell M2 Cyclone by Officine Urgani Even the most ardent Buell fanboy would have to admit that the M2 Cyclone is an ugly bike, even by Buell’s admittedly variable standards. The M2 wasn’t a bad bike though, and with 91 hp...
Tags: Japan, Germany, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Las Vegas, Bmw, Honda, Scrambler, Harley Davidson, Joe, Eindhoven, Harley, Martin, Daytona, Brembo


Spy Shots Reveal Triumph’s 2020 Rocket III

Big Cruiser, Big News We recently reported that Triumph likely has a new 2020 Rocket III cruiser in the works. Well, now you can see it in all its glory thanks to spy shots showcased at Motorcycle.com. The shots show the new bike in all its hulking glory. The current Rocket III has been out in the U.S. since 2004, so it’s due for a redesign. The monster, three-pot-powered cruiser is loved by many and hated by some. It’s a torque monster, though, and the new one should be more of the same, only ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Triumph, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Spy Shots, 2020 rocket III, Triumph rocket III


Setting the bar: UFO Garage’s BMW R100R cafe racer

We’re always on the hunt for custom motorcycles that push boundaries. So if you’re going to tread familiar territory, you better do an exceptional job of it. This right here is a classic BMW cafe racer—a genre that’s quite frankly been done to death. But unlike ninety percent of the airhead cafés we see, this R100R from Spain is perfectly balanced, amazingly well finished, and devoid of clichés. It’s the work of Efraón Triana at UFO Garage, a builder with exceptional taste. He turned a mo...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Motorcycles, Bmw, Alcantara, Daytona, Brembo, Suzuki GSX, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, Harley Sportster, Biltwell Inc, Hagon, BMW R100, GSX R, Efraón Triana


Street tracker gold: building a road-legal Harley XR750

The biggest cliché in motorcycle journalism is the ‘listicle’ of the best-looking bikes ever made. If we ever run out of ideas and succumb at EXIF, you can guarantee that the Harley-Davidson XR750 flat tracker will be in our list. And we’d lament that it was never street legal. So this streetable XR750 from Brad Peterson is right up our, er, street. And it’s no replica or lookalike, either. Power comes from a genuine factory race motor, used briefly in 2007 by National #80 Rich King, which...
Tags: Motorcycles, Washington State, Harley-davidson, Exif, Yamaha, Brad, Bellingham, Brembo, Darcy, Magura, Corbin, Custom Motorcycles, Trackers, Brad Peterson, Lyndall, Flat Track Racing


Dakar style: A Yamaha Super Ténéré restomod from Italy

This Sunday, the Dakar Rally kicks off again. If you suffer from rally fever but don’t have the stones to actually race through Peruvian deserts, let this Yamaha Super Ténéré be your medicine. First produced in 1989, the twin cylinder XTZ 750 Super Ténéré was the big brother of the XTZ 660 Ténéré. Both bikes were named after a notoriously difficult, sandstorm-prone section of the Sahara desert, which featured on the Paris-Dakar route in the 1980s. This 1992-model XTZ has been reworked by N...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Italy, Continental, Yamaha, North East, Dakar, Padua, Diego, Brembo, Dakar Rally, Sahara, Paris Dakar, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Riccardo


Can The Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Take On Santa’s Sleigh?

Is the 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE faster than Santa’s sleigh? A comparison chart from GMPartsCenter.net provides some insight. At first, it seems close – really close – but a clear winner does emerge.   When I was a kid, I wondered how Santa Claus made it around the world, to every house, in just one night. My parents and I lived in an apartment, which only complicated matters. Since we didn’t have a chimney, one year I asked my father how Santa was going to get in. When my father, a distinguis...
Tags: Autos, Santa Claus, Detroit Lions, Chevy, Santa, Comparisons, Rudolph, Brembo, Detroit Michigan, Wayne State University, St Nick, Car Talk, Carl Anthony, Matt Mylan Director, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation


Fahrenheit 160: Renard’s Smokin’ BMW Bobber

We’ve seen so many bad BMW customs—and sketchy bobbers—that hearing both words in one sentence makes us nervous. But the Estonian outfit Renard Speed Shop never disappoints. They’ve knocked this BMW bobber out of the park, and straight into orbit. The key to Renard’s success is twofold. They have an incredibly keen eye, and they have a near fanatical dedication to details. This handsome bobber started out as a classic BMW R100, brought over from Germany—but there’s not much of the original ma...
Tags: Germany, Motorcycles, Bmw, Firestone, Brembo, Andres, Renard, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, BMW R100, Andres Uibomäe, Renard Speed Shop, Bobber Motorcycles


Two new vintage style motorcycles from 46Works

It’s around this time of year that all the top Japanese builders release their latest customs. Many workshops have spent weeks burning the midnight oil to get a bike ready for display at the Yokohama show, but Shiro Nakajima of 46Works has been even busier than most—he’s just revealed two amazing new builds. We’ve been following Nakajima-san’s work very closely over the years, going back to his days as CEO of Ritmo Sereno, Japan’s premier BMW and Moto Guzzi restomod outfit. So when he told us ...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, California, US, Porsche, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Honda, Aston Martin, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Brembo, Bates, Ouml, Yokohama


The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images

One of the most famous names in the history of British motorcycling has returned: the Triumph Speed Twin. It first caused a stir in 1938, when Edward Turner’s parallel twin offered unprecedented levels of power for a 500 cc bike. The original Speed Twin created a template for many other manufacturers to follow, and the lineage is still visible in Triumph’s ‘Modern Classics’ range today. But the new Speed Twin is a very different beast. With 1200 cc and almost four times the horsepower of...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ducati, Brembo, Monza, WSBK, Motorcycle Reviews, Triumph Bonneville, Nissin, Brooklands, Hinckley Bonneville, Thruxton, Vance Hines, Triumph motorcycles, Ivan Wicksteed, Edward Turner


Marketing Stinger as a ‘Future Classic’: 5 Questions With Kia VP Saad Chehab

Kia brought out the Stinger performance sedan as a model that could change the perception of the Korean brand. Now, Kia marketers believe that Stinger has moved the brand a long way down the road to doing exactly that with it muscular looks and a powertrain that generates 365 horsepower, with Brembo high-performance brakes and all-wheel drive in a $39,000 package. Stinger is selling about 1,600 units a month in the US market, and Kia marketers haven’t been afraid to compare it with the BMW 4 Se...
Tags: Sweden, Colorado, Germany, Advertising, US, Bmw, Audi, Kia, Detroit Auto Show, Brembo, J D Power, Kia Motors America, Stinger, Saad Chehab, Chehab, American Sedan


FOUND IN TRANSLATION. Ironwood Custom’s ‘The Interpreter’ BMW R100R Scrambler

Written by Martin Hodgson From the very early days of the internet, pictures of badly translated signs and text from around the globe have been a favourite. Things have improved somewhat with the help of translating software but there is no such tool for extracting the creative ideas from one mind and implanting them into another. So when a client approached Ironwood Customs with very specific demands, the pressure was on head honcho Arjan van den Boom to deliver. But his ability to decipher ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Bmw, The Netherlands, Classic, Scrambler, PAUL, Brembo, Monza, Brat, Marcel, Ironwood, Heidenau, Arjan, Martin Hodgson


HECTIC ÉCLECTIQUE. A Honda XR600 Cafe Motard from Duke Motorcycles

Written by Andrew Jones Last night we had a bike builder that had reverted to a classic, or standard, look for his build. A little tired of all the cafes, scramblers and trackers, he’d wiped the slate clean and started from scratch. Well, Lionel from France’s Duke Motorcycles found himself with a similar challenge, but his solution was quite different. Instead of looking back to move forward, he’s mixed and matched the cafe and motard genres to spawn his own style; a Honda XR600 he’s calling ...
Tags: Facebook, France, Motorcycles, Honda, Duke, Harley Davidson, Continental, Samuel, Yamaha, Brembo, Lionel, Andrew Jones, Heidenau, Café Racer, Enduro, Motogadget