Yamaha XJR 1300 by Keino Cycles

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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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

The Honda CB550 is one of those motorcycles that seemed destined for cafe-racerization from the get go, it was lighter than its larger CB750 stablemate and when it comes to cafe racers, lightness is next to godliness. The CB550 you see here was built by R. Cameron Smyth of Smyth Innovations, his goal was to…

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The Trusco Toolbox

The Trusco Toolbox is an unusual thing to find outside of a Japanese garage, the company is legendary in its native country but almost unheard of internationally – something the team at Hand-Eye Supply have decided to rectify. The solid steel construction coated in a thick blue enamel should ensure that this is a toolbox…

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1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R

The Nissan Skyline is a motor car that owes much of its popularity in western culture to video games like Gran Turismo – at the time the Skyline had never been officially imported into the USA but it enjoyed a huge underground following with many (who could afford it) importing their own from Japan. The…

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

The Honda CB550 is a motorcycle often overlooked in favour of its larger sibling, the CB750. This seems like a bit of a shame to me as there’s a lot to be said for the 550 and if the 750 had never been invented, its smaller relative would doubtless be an order of magnitude more famous….

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

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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