Triumph Street Twin Custom

Triumph Street Twin

The new Triumph Street Twin was introduced in late 2015 to much interest from the public and motoring media, although technically the new 1200cc Triumph Bonneville was listed as the successor to the outgoing 898cc Bonneville – it’s the Street Twin that’s the most similar in size and performance. The original “new” Bonneville first released…

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Ducati 750SS by XTR Pepo

Ducati 750 SS

The third generation Ducati 750SS was never quite as popular with the Ducatista as it’s larger sibling – the 900SS. That said, Ducati did sell a significant number of them due to their affordable pricing, and their capabilities versus their immediate Japanese competition. When Ducati released the model in 1991 they priced it directly inline…

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Revival Cycles Landspeeder


Over the past few years, Revival Cycles have grown into one of the most highly respected custom motorcycle workshops in the world. This BMW Landspeeder is their latest creation, and instead of us writing about it, we’re going to publish the story of bike directly from the team at Revival. A year ago, a client came…

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Custom

Harley Davidson Dyna Cafe Racer

We don’t see all that many Harley-Davidson Dyna-based customs. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen one quite like this, the Sportster is by far the most common platform for customisation when it comes to American motorcycles – especially American motorcycles from Milwaukee. This bike started life as a 2000 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide before…

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BMW R 100R by Blitz


The BMW R 100R was a bit of a precursor of the modern trend towards retro motorcycles. It was released in 1991 and sold until 1996, unlike the other bikes in the BMW stable it made no real attempt at being modern. BMW targeted the R 100R at an older generation who remembered the heady…

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Walt Siegl Ducati Leggero

Custom Ducati Motorcycle 15

I’m yet to meet a motorcyclist who doesn’t have a deep appreciation for the work of Walt Siegl. He’s a custom bike builder who melds performance engineering and aesthetics into motorcycles that go significantly faster, and look markedly better, than the bikes they’re based on. The Ducati Leggero is a limited production series of custom motorcycles…

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Yamaha XS650 Gravel Tracker

Yamaha XS650 Gravel Tracker 9

The Yamaha XS650 was one of the most advanced motorcycles in the world when it was released in 1968, the engine utilised a SOHC, a horizontally split crankcase and it was of unit construction – as opposed to the pre-unit engines that were still in widespread production. The design of the XS650 was essentially an…

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Ducati Bol d’Or by XTR Pepo


If you have so much as a passing interest in highly engineered custom motorcycles, you’ll almost certainly have encountered the work of Pepo Rosell before. Probably under the name of his previous enterprise – Radical Ducati. He closed down Radical Ducati a year or so a go in order to take a 12 month sabbatical…

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Ducati GT1000 by TTRNO

Ducati GT1000

The Ducati GT1000 remains one of the best of the retro modern motorcycles we’ve seen in recent memory. With a kerb weight of 185 kilograms (407 lbs), a 992cc L-twin producing 92hp and 67.25 ft lbs of torque as well as modern suspension and braking, it was a motorcycle that might have looked retro –…

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