The Hill Fighter by Rising Sun Workshop

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The Hill Fighter is the first in-house custom built by the team at the Rising Sun Workshop in Sydney, Australia. It’s based on a Harley-Davidson Sportster but as you can see from the video above, it’s an exceedingly thorough rebuild that’s seen almost every element of the design rebuilt, redesigned or replaced. We’ve previously featured Rising Sun on…

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

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This feature was written by Bujar Muharremi, the co-founder of Auto Fabrica. It makes a nice change when custom bike builders write the words to accompany their creation – and it allows the reader a chance to see deeper into the process than would otherwise be possible. The Original type 3 was a bike which…

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Cafe Racers – The Collection

Yamaha Cafe Racer

The team at eBay Motors have commissioned Silodrome to create a series of Collections of various motor related subjects – Everything in the Collections is currently for sale on eBay. The Cafe Racer is a genre of motorcycle that has its roots in late-1950s Britain, they started out as stock bikes that had been stripped…

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BMW Scrambler by Officine Rossopuro

BMW Scrambler

I’m not sure if I’m stuck in some kind of Baader-Meinhof loop, but I seem to be constantly discovering new BMW scramblers, and I could swear they’re constantly getting better. In fact the one you see here has quickly become my new favourite. Officine Rossopuro is an Italian custom motorcycle garage that many of you…

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Kawasaki W650 by Motovida

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The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle that quickly earned itself a place amongst the modern breed of retro motorcycles with 21st-century engineering – a genre that has consistently out-performed manufacturer’s expectations since it began in the late 1990s. The similarity between the Kawasaki W650 and the Triumphs of the late ’60s is no mistake, in…

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Yamaha XJR 1300 by Keino Cycles

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The Yamaha XJR 1300 is what I like to imagine the Kraken would ride, if it rose from the ocean and decided that its campaign of terror would be a lot more fun if conducted from the saddle of a motorcycle. The XJR series from Yamaha needs no introduction for fans of balls-to-the-wall, hairy-chested motorcycles…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers On eBay This Week

Top 5 Cafe Racers

The Cafe Racer has been a major fixture of the custom motorcycle world since they first started rolling out of small British sheds in the late 1950s. They’re now a global phenomenon and we regularly see them being built in garages and workshops from Java to Jersey – the fundamentals are usually defined as a Manx-style fuel…

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BMW R100RS Flat Tracker

BMW R100 RS Flat Tracker

The BMW R100RS is a motorcycle that was never really intended to be anything other than a grand tourer, the bike was fitted with a Hans Muth designed, wind-tunnel developed fairing that allowed it to travel at 100mph all day long on the Autobahn – in fact the R100RS is still considered one of the…

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