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Raising the bar: Vagabund gives the BMW R nineT a lift

We’ve always admired custom motorcycle workshops that keep pushing the boundaries. Austria’s Vagabund Moto have been doing good work since day one, but they’ve never rested on their laurels. The founding duo of Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl seems to level up on every build, relentlessly experimenting with new designs, materials and processes. Their 15th build pushes the envelope to the breaking point. It’s a 2016-model BMW R nineT with hand-formed metalwork, 3D-printed parts, and bodywork t...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Austria, Motorcycles, Pirelli, PAUL, Leatherman, CNC, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Grundmann, Rotobox, Vagabund Moto, Vagabund


Revealed: The Top 10 Custom Motorcycles of 2020

Let’s face it —it’s been the year from hell for most of us. But builders kept on building, in sheds and workshops and garages, and most of us were still able to get out and ride (a little). Most builders were stymied by a lack of parts availability and prolonged shipping times. Others fired up the lathe, cannibalized spare bikes, or made do with what was lying around on the shelf. The quality and quantity of bikes submitted to us throughout the year did not decline. On a more personal note, ...
Tags: China, Russia, Wes, Motorcycles, Ducati, Shanghai, New South Wales, New Zealand, Holland, Bmw, Kingston, Honda, Twins, Harley Davidson, Matthew, Sean Taylor


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 April, 2020

A wild new Vyrus superbike from Italy, a Honda XR600 built for a Spanish Dakar racer, and a stylish collection of custom motorcycle coloring pages from the British artist Ian Galvin. Honda XR600 by Oscura Motorcycles Spanish off-road racer Joan Barreda Bort is a Dakar veteran who knows how to go quick off-piste: he races a state-of-the-art Honda CRF 450 Rally. But for his personal ride he’s picked something a little more stripped down. Joan approached Oscura Motorcycles with a few require...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Sydney, Honda, Sam, Joan, Ton, Dakar, Alcantara, Adam, Joan Barreda Bort


Playing with fire: Ironwood tackles the BMW R1250GS

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles have a reputation for building edgy, well-finished BMW R-series boxers. But this latest project is a far cry from that simple and classic platform. This time around, the Dutch shop has torn into the most technologically complex boxer of all: a brand new R1250GS. With a liquid-cooled motor, trick ‘ShiftCam’ tech and a veritable spaghetti of electronic wiring and wizardry, the R1250GS is light years ahead of its ancestors. And speaking from experience, it’s a blast t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Delorean, Yamaha, Brembo, CNC, Marcel, Magura, Ironwood, Arjan, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Arjan van den Boom, Rotobox, Dominator, TW Steel


Battle of The Twins Redux: A 310-pound BMW race bike

In the lore of motorcycle racing, Battle of The Twins has few equals. First staged in the US at Daytona in 1981, the 50-mile series has spawned many epic duels—and spurred the development of the legendary Britten V1000. The ripples from those thunderous early races are still felt today, as evidenced by this incredible BMW racer that just washed up into our inbox. It comes from classic race bike aficionado Scott Kolb, who’s based an hour and a half north of New York City. Scott had a theor...
Tags: Ebay, Germany, US, Motorcycles, San Jose, Bmw, Portland Oregon, Twins, Britten, Scott, Daytona, Brembo, CNC, Chris Hodgson, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer


NEW MODEL ARMY. Gannet & Fuhrer’s Honda ‘CB1000R-adical’ Neo Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Blame Akira. Blame Blade Runner. Blame Daft Punk. Blame whoever you see fit because, yes, we do have a rather unhealthy obsession with the limitless future of motorcycle design. Bring on the electric engines, the electroluminescence and the artificial intelligence. Charge the holographic lasers and engage stealth mode. As Queen once said, “Here’s to the future, I want it all, and I want it now.” Taking Freddie’s thoughts to heart, Swiss supergroup Gannet Design and Fuh...
Tags: Michael Bay, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Honda, Zurich, Barmy Army, Moto, Gannet, Stefan, Monza, Dario, Andrew Jones, Akrapovic, ULF, Racer, Streetfighter


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 25 November, 2018

A new Kawasaki Zed from the Japanese restomod kings AC Sanctuary, a retro-futuristic BMW R80 from Holland, and a $30,000 Yamaha WR450F supermoto from Slovenia. BMW R80 by Moto Adonis The concept of the ‘cafe racer’ is being stretched in so many directions at the moment, the term has almost become meaningless. We’ve seen more styling developments in the last five years than the previous half century, but if this R80 RT from Holland is a precursor of things to come, we’re all for it. The BMW...
Tags: Japan, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Arizona, Slovenia, Holland, Bmw, Droog, Honda, PIP, Exif, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Brembo, Custom Motorcycles


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 2 July, 2017

A dark and moody Moto Guzzi Griso from Officine Rossopuro, a nimble Sportster tracker from Breizh Coast Kustoms, and a vandalized Ducati 1000SS brought back from the dead by Redmax Speed Shop.It’s all about performance this week. Harley-Davidson Sportster tracker by Breizh Coast Kustoms Motorcycle racing and custom bike building are two of the quickest ways to burn through cash. Unfortunately Yann Le Douche of Breizh Coast Kustoms has a passion for both. So he came up with some clever tricks...
Tags: Kentucky, Motorcycles, Ducati, Monaco, Harley Davidson, Bologna, Biarritz, Marcus, Yamaha, Dan, Yang, Brembo, Ducs, Duc, Dan Thomas, Yann


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 March, 2017

Sleek new metal from Rough Crafts, a museum-worthy Honda race replica from Down Under, and BMW turns its youngest engineers loose on a hover bike concept. The motorcycling world is indeed a broad church. Justin Steyn’s Honda CB550 race replica Roughly three years ago, Justin Steyn commanded our attention with his Ferrari Blue 1969 Triumph Bobber build, which got over 14,000 shares on Pinterest alone. But since then, all’s been quiet on his South African front—so far as we knew. Man, were we...
Tags: Pinterest, France, Germany, US, Taiwan, Munich, Motorcycles, Nice, Bmw, Honda, North America, Marcus, Yamaha, Justin, Kevin, Olivier


PRAËM x BMW S 1000 RR: The Pursuit Of Perfektion

If you enjoy getting your arms yanked out of their sockets, the BMW S 1000 RR is a dream machine. With 199 stout German horses under the tank, it’s one of the fastest road-going bikes in the world. It’s also one of the easiest superbikes to ride—making it the weapon of choice for trainers like the California Superbike School. So how do you improve on this perfektion? BMW Motorrad France decided to find out. They’ve given an S 1000 RR to PRAËM, the Paris-based custom house that first wowed us wi...
Tags: Motorcycles, Paris, Bmw, Honda, CSL, Suzuka, Sylvain, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Praëm, BMW Motorrad France, Florent Berneron, BMW Art Cars the Alexander Calder BMW, Rotobox, Sicom, Stäubli