Ton-Up Garage Triumph Hot Rod

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Ton-Up Garage is a Portuguese garage that has produced some of the most aesthetically well-designed customs you’ll find anywhere. Proprietors Daniel and Pedro are a friendly pair with a taste for adventure, and a deep love of classic Californian hot rod culture. This Triumph was built by the pair as a hat tip to the…

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XTR Pepo BMW R100R

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The BMW R100R is a motorcycle that looks older than it really is, BMW released it as a retro-modern bike in 1991 and sold them until 1996. BMW rolled in a combination of classic airhead looks with then-modern sport cruiser styling. It was designed to appeal to people who like the look of the classic…

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The Royal Tracker

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The Royal Enfield Continental GT isn’t a motorcycle that you’d immediately associate with potential for a flat tracker custom build. The factory-built cafe racer was released in 2014 with styling that caused a sensation and lead to a flurry of interest from people from Memphis to Mumbai. Royal Enfield started out in 1901 as the…

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MotoEssence Yamaha RD350 YPVS Racer

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Essenza – The Essence of Motorcycles is a 1/8 of a mile race developed this year with two runnings in Europe. One on the 3rd of September at Glemseck 101 in Leonberg, and the other on the 8th of October at INTERMOT in Cologne. Just 16 motorcycles are permitted to enter, 11 of these spaces…

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Lab Motorcycle Yamaha XJR 1200

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The Yamaha XJR 1200 was released in 1995 as a large displacement muscle bike with a comfortable upright riding position, and an almost obscenely wide torque band. Yamaha spent significant time making sure that the XJR 1200, and the XJR 1300 that followed, had sport bike handling characteristics but were tame enough for people to…

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Ducati 900 Darmah Custom Racer

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The original Ducati 860 GT was released in 1974 with controversially “square” styling by renowned car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, the new model replaced the more rounded Ducati 750 GT, with a series of exterior and interior engine modification by engineer Fabio Taglioni. The Ducati 900 SD “Darmah” was introduced in 1977 to address some of…

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The Walt Siegl Leggero GTS

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Walt Siegl is one of those rare custom motorcycle builders who you wish you could place in the head designer position at a marque like Ducati or Harley-Davidson. The motorcycles that roll out of his New Hampshire workshop look like production motorcycles from an alternative reality where design and engineering are more important than inexpensive mass-production…

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Ducati Supermoto Scrambler

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In 2015 Ducati pulled the veil back on the all-new Scrambler. It’s a model aimed squarely at the burgeoning retro-dual-sport segment – a genre that very few really expected to explode in popularity as quickly as it has. The 803cc L-twin fitted to the top 7 variants of the Scrambler produce 67.1 hp and 45.6…

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Iconic Moto Honda CB750 Nighthawk

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The Honda CB750 Nighthawk is a motorcycle that has seen very little attention from custom builders. There are a few out there, but they’re pretty thin on the ground and don’t land in the email inbox all that often. Honda built the Nighthawk CB750 from 1982 till 2003, it was aimed squarely at the affordable…

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Triumph Board Tracker

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This Triumph Board Tracker is a motorcycle that was built far more recently that you might guess, utilising parts and engineering practices that were common back in the heyday of the board track racing revolution – from the 1910s till the late 1920s. It uses a vintage Triumph bicycle frame that was sourced by New Zealander…

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Norton MM

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The Norton MM is a limited edition production motorcycle developed by 72 Motorcycles out of the UK, with the full blessing of Norton Motorcycles. Some of you will have immediately pegged that its design ethos is based on the iconic Ron Wood “Big Tube” Norton flat track racer from the 1970s, which has the distinction…

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