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This BMW R nineT is a homage to Rickman Métisse

In the world of vintage desert sleds, the Rickman Triumph Métisse reigns supreme. It was a pretty legit scrambler in its day, and also one of best-looking motorcycles from that era. For VTR Customs boss Dani Weidmann, though, there’s an even deeper connection. Back in the 80s, 17-year-old Dani took an apprenticeship at a company called Meier & Lutziger—the Swiss importer of Rickman frames and parts. Dani fell in love with the classy design of these throwback sleds. When the VTR Customs cr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Rickman, Dani, Stefano, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Wilbers, Brauchli, VTR Customs


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


981: A dark and luxurious Yamaha TR1 from Budapest

Despite having a population of almost ten million people—more that Denmark or Switzerland—Hungary has a pretty low profile on the European custom scene. Maybe it’s because the country is tucked away in Central Europe. Or maybe Hungarians hide their lights under a bushel. Judging by this very sharp custom Yamaha TR1, however, there’s at least one Hungarian workshop that deserves an international profile. Based in Budapest, it’s called Neuga and it’s run by three BMX fanatics. ‘981’ is a da...
Tags: Facebook, Budapest, Hungary, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Denmark, Jane Fonda, Central Europe, Robert, Peter, Yamaha, Daniel, Virago, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Motogadget


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 23 September, 2018

The Yamaha XSR700 gets the looks to match its performance, Paton releases a street legal version of Michael Dunlop’s IoM TT bike, and a Yamaha MT-03 scrambler that channels the Dakar-winning XT500. The street-legal Paton S1-R If you watched the Isle of Man TT this year, you were undoubtedly blown away by 120.601 mph average speed that Michael Dunlop recorded on his Paton S1-R. It was a blisteringly fast run around the mountain course on a unique machine. And now, you can buy one from Paton...
Tags: Australia, Porsche, Motorcycles, Ducati, Netherlands, Roy, Honda, Shell, Yamaha, Dakar, Kawasaki, CNC, Zandvoort, Paton, Dunlop, Ohlins


CORDON BLUR. Schlachtwerk’s Tricolour Kawasaki W800 Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson As modern retros go, Kawasaki hit the nail on the head with their re-imagining of the W series bikes from the ’60s. In fact, the ‘new’ W’s bevel driven twin cylinder engine is even more of a classic than the original. But as an overall package they’ve always needed a little more panache and nobody does it better than the W whisperer himself, Tom Thöring of Schlachtwerk. Fresh off the back of their insane W650 drag bike, the German shop returns with No. 28, a 2011 W80...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Motorcycles, Bmw, Kawasaki, Brembo, CNC, Tommy, Magura, LSL, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Kineo, Motogadget, Wilbers, Tom Thöring


The supercharged Thruxton leading the Sultans of Sprint

You’d imagine that a company called Mellow builds gentle retro roadsters, or laidback cruisers for old-timers. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The German workshop Mellow builds ‘machines to escape from madness’—and they have a particular affinity for drag bikes. Last year, they won the Sultans of Sprint series with their ‘Frankenstein’ Ducati. And this year, they’re back with an even more outrageous racer—a supercharged Triumph Thruxton R called ‘Phantom Blaze.’ Mellow are bas...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, FLO, Triumph, Grip, CNC, Hinckley, Monza, Thruxton, Baden Württemberg, Triumph motorcycles, Triumph Thruxton, Wilbers, Racing Motorcycles


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 27 May, 2018

A subtle but strikingly effective makeover for the Indian Scout Bobber, an astounding Honda CB900F restomod from Canada, a drag bike with Multistrada power, and a peek at BMW’s latest concept, revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. And all guaranteed to be free of pipewrap and Firestones. Honda CB900F restomod by Darren Begg When it comes to restomods, few can hold lit wax to Ottawa’s Darren Begg. His attention to detail and excellence of execution is truly second to none. And h...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, Belgium, Bmw, Honda, Bg, Ottawa, Billy, Josh, Darren, KTM, Concorso d'Eleganza Villa, Yoshimura, Custom Motorcycles


DIAMOND ON THE ROUGH. The Ducati ‘SCRMBLR’ by Germany’s Diamond Atelier

Written by Martin Hodgson Out of nowhere they burst onto the scene and like the proverbial classic rock band, each new release went straight to number one. From Munich in Germany, custom bike shop Diamond Atelier have been a dominant custom player in recent years with a string of show-winning bikes and a sell-out series called the ‘Mark II’. Now founders Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder are going back to where it all began, with new ideas and new possibilities, but all while keeping that sa...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Munich, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Scrambler, NCR, Bologna, Tom, Evo, Brembo, Kellermann, Martin Hodgson, Ducati Multistrada, Wilbers


20 Not Out: The Made-to-Order BMWs of Diamond Atelier

A year ago , we revealed Diamond Atelier’s new ‘Mark II’ series of BMW café racers. Based on the classic R-series, the Mark II was designed to use parts produced in batches, rather than as one-offs. A ‘production custom,’ if you will. Twelve months on, and the Mark II is thriving. The Munich-based company reports 20 units sold since they kicked off the first build, with bikes being delivered as far as Seoul. In fact, the lads reckon they’ve got a Mark II on every continent already. And that...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Munich, Motorcycles, Seoul, Exif, Yamaha, BRIDGESTONE, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget, BMW R80, Marzocchi, Wilbers, Tokico


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 September, 2017

An incredible Ducati 750 Imola replica from Indonesia, a hot-rodded Honda CT70 from the USA, a Bonnie from Spain and a Yamaha XV950R from Germany. We’ve earned a lot of air miles this week. Honda CT70 by DavmoMoto We’ve always got time for a mini bike, whether it’s a new Honda Grom or an older machine like this Honda CT70 from the 1970s. David Morales of DavmoMoto shares our passion, with a stream of little wonders coming out of his workshop in Denton, Texas. This CT70 is tuned for performan...
Tags: Usa, London, Indonesia, Germany, Spain, David, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Customs, Harley Davidson, Málaga, Yamaha, Brembo, Bonnie, DENTON Texas


Absolute Perfektion: Honda GB500 cafe racer by 271 Design

I remember the first time I clapped eyes on a Honda GB500 TT, about ten years ago. It was a pristine mid-80s model with a black tank, parked outside a garage in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. I had absolutely no idea what it was, but was instantly smitten. German designer Oliver Aschenbrenner had a similar experience, also ten years ago. As a student, he spotted this 1990 GB500 at his local Honda dealer and fell in love. “I said, ‘I’m absolutely broke, but I need to have that thing...
Tags: England, Spain, Motorcycles, Honda, Bavaria, Oliver, Italy France, Ikon, ABP, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget, Wilbers, Honda OEM, Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia


Diamond Atelier puts the Mark II Series into production

Building custom motorcycles for a living sounds like a dream. Who wouldn’t want to spend all day in the workshop—getting their hands dirty and letting their creativity run wild? The reality is, it takes more than talent and a shed full of tools to create a sustainable business; you need a good head for business too. And despite their tender years, Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder of Munich’s Diamond Atelier are two of the most switched on dudes we’ve met. We haven’t heard from Diamond in a w...
Tags: Germany, Diamond, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Tom, Mark II, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R80, Wilbers, Tokico, BMW R100, Firestone Deluxe Champions


The Long Road to Perfection: Jeff Lamb’s MZ Skorpion

When Jeff Lamb contacted us about his ‘MZ Special,’ we thought we’d just stumbled upon a new shop, specializing in vintage, racing-inspired customs. But we were dead wrong. It turns out that Jeff’s just a regular bloke: “I’m a 41-year-old hopeless motorcycle enthusiast, now amateur bike builder, from Brisbane, Australia. A self-employed father of two boys, husband of a great woman and owner of some tools.” A couple of years ago Jeff met the Ellaspede crew at a moto expo. By the end of the co...
Tags: Germany, Motorcycles, Sydney, John, Honda, Chris, Yamaha, Jeff, CNC, Roberto, Brisbane Australia, John Allen, Long Road, Kevin Schwantz, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer


Genius or Madness? WiMoto’s Suzuki GS550E

Wacky engineering always makes for good eye candy. But every time we see it, we think the same thing: does it work? For Dutch builder Wido Veldkamp, that question is a deal breaker. Bikes that come from his shop WiMoto have to perform as good as they look. “Our slogan is ‘We build show bikes for the road’,” he says, “and that is what we truly believe. A bike should look great—but it may never be more important than the way it drives and handles.” Wido’s background has a lot to do with this p...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley, CNC, Suzuki, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles, Wilbers


Engineered to Ride: WiMoto’s Suzuki GS550E

Wacky engineering always makes for good eye candy. But every time we see it, we think the same thing: does it work? For Dutch builder Wido Veldkamp, that question is a deal breaker. Bikes that come from his shop WiMoto have to perform as good as they look. “Our slogan is ‘We build show bikes for the road’,” he says, “and that is what we truly believe. A bike should look great—but it may never be more important than the way it drives and handles.” Wido’s background has a lot to do with this p...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley, CNC, Suzuki, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles, Wilbers


Double Vision: Customizing The BMW K100 Two Ways

In the playground of custom BMWs, the K100 is the kid that always gets picked last for the team. It’s awkward, bulky and hard to restyle—but it’s packing a gem of an engine. Munich-based lawyer and photographer Philipp Wulk will testify to that. He wasn’t planning to customize a K100—but then he decided to tear into his R65, and needed a daily runner to tide him over. He picked up a K100, fell in love, and began sketching out ideas. “I thought it had great potential,” he says, “but the rear ...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Munich, Ducati, Bmw, Control, Pirelli, Matthias, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, Philipp Wulk, Matthias Pittner, Philipp Matthias, Ralf Richter