Suzuki Katana by Icon 1000

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The Suzuki Katana is a bike that had a major impact on motorcycle design from its introduction in 1981 through to the modern day, many overlook the model due to its divisive design, but the older it gets the more popular it seems to become. Early in its life the Katana split opinions within the…

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Triumph Tiger 900

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The original Triumph Tiger 900 was released in 1993 and remained in production for 5 years, it won a small but loyal band of followers who nicknamed it the “steamer” and rode the model to just about every region of the planet. Today, the triple-cylinder Tiger is a common first adventure bike for many in…

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Yamaha XV750 Scrambler

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In 1981 Yamaha released the XV750 Virago – their first V-twin motorcycle and a big step into the American-style cruiser market which was dominated at the time by Harley-Davidson. From an engineering perspective, the Virago was an interesting bike – it used a pressed steel backbone which utilised the engine as a stressed member, and rather…

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Ducati Flat Tracker

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Benjie’s Cafe Racers is an Italian custom motorcycle workshop run by Benjie Flipprboi, he’s a man who has gained no small amount of respect in recent years by building wildly imaginative custom motorcycles with a strong function-before-form aesthetic. That said, the form side of things is hardly wanting. The custom Ducati you’re looking at here…

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Honda CB750 F2N by Debolex

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The Honda CB750 is one of the most important motorcycles of the 20th century, it was responsible for the coining of the term “super bike”, and it signalled to the world that the Japanese motorcycle industry had arrived. From its introduction in 1968 throughout the ’70s and into the ’80s, the CB750 saw constant development….

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Two-Wheel Drive KTM 950 by REV’IT!

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REV’IT! is a European motorcycle gear manufacturer that was founded in 1995, they produce everything from MotoGP level equipment on down to the stuff that people like you and I wear, and every now and then they commission themselves a motorcycle. Their most recent custom build was developed by Gregor Halenda, Chris Cosentino and Scott…

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BMW R100R by Urban Motor

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The BMW R100R was released in 1991 and targeted at the North American market, it was designed with looks inspired by the BMW airheads of the ’70s and it proved a very popular model. Just over 20,000 R100Rs were made by the time production ceased in 1996, and secondhand examples are now highly sought after…

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BMW R nineT by MotoKouture

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The BMW R nineT was released by BMW Motorrad in 2014 to target the rapidly expanding retro motorcycle market, the model is an interesting look back for BMW – a marque much more famous for its use of cutting edge technology in new models. Although it resembles the boxer engines used in BMW motorcycle from…

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Triumph Bonneville by British Customs

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The modern Triumph Bonneville is a bike that can be taken apart and rebuilt into almost any style of motorcycle you can image, this flexibility is largely due to the huge after-market parts catalogue that’s been fuelled by the popularity of the model – it’s been selling like hotcakes since it was re-introduced in 2001….

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Honda CX500 by Ton-up Garage

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The Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that’s seen a surge in popularity over the past few years, which is surprising really as it wasn’t a particularly popular model when it was released in 1978. Honda had been on a roll throughout the late-60s and 70s, the release of the CB750 and GL1000 had revolutionised their…

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