Yamaha SR400 by The Wrenchmonkees

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The Yamaha SR400 is one off the icons of the custom motorcycle scene, the single cylinder powered bike is remarkably simple to work on – in fact you’d be hard pressed to find a motorcycle that’s less complicated. The model started life as the SR500 all the way back in 1975, it was in production…

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Handlebar Field Guide

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When it comes to motorcycle handlebars, I had no idea how much I didn’t know until I came across the below poster on Etsy. For just $15 USD the poster makes an excellent addition to the wall in any garage, it measures 11″ x 17″ and it’s printed on 100% recycled card stock. Grab yours…

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Vismaior Motorcycles


Vismaior 3D is a new company that specialises in helping people model their ideas for a custom motorcycle, without turning a wrench. If you want to create a unique custom and want know exactly how it’ll look before you buy a single part, the team at Vismaior will model your motorcycle of choice in impeccable…

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BMW R90/6 Custom

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The BMW R90/6 was introduced in 1974 alongside the R90S – a motorcycle that would go on to win the first ever AMA Superbike World Championship in 1976. Both bikes utilised a 900cc air-cooled boxer twin, commonly referred to as an “air-head” and both sent power to the rear wheel via a 5-speed transmission and…

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

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The Yamaha SR250 is the hardworking little brother of the inimitable SR400/SR500, many of the components are shared between the SR models making repairs simple and the straight-forward mechanical set up of the SR series means they’re excellent bikes to learn wrenching. Originally released in 1982 the Yamaha SR250 was designed to fit in below…

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BMW R80-7 Scrambler

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The BMW R80/7 was produced between 1977 and 1984 in reasonably significant numbers, the boxer twin is widely considered to be one of the most bullet-proof motorcycle engines ever made and as a result many of them still roadworthy over 30 years later. This has led to the model being a popular target for custom…

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Turbo Sportster by DP Customs

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It’s always a staff favourite when we get the chance to feature a turbocharged motorcycle here on Silodrome, motorcycles usually have a power to weight ratio so absurd that adding a compressor into the mix is usually considered an unnecessary complication. Fortunately though, the team at DP Customs love nothing more than a little in…

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Triumph Bonneville Custom by Ton-Up Garage

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The Triumph Bonneville has quickly become one of the most popular targets for motorcycle customisers worldwide, bikes like the Yamaha SR400, Honda CB750 and the Harley-Davidson Sportster have all previously held the title but the recent shift towards cafe racer/scrambler/flat tracker customs has benefitted the Hinckley-based motorcycle manufacturer to no end. The custom you see…

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