The brand new 2013 Honda Grom is one of the more exciting developments in the world of modern production motorcycles in recent memory, it’s a bike built purely for fun, it’s simple, it’s well made and it’s as cheap as chips. Well it’s $2,999 USD, so it’s as cheap as chips with some caviar and white truffle on them.
The CB550 was only produced between 1974 and 1978, its predecessor was the CB500 and it was succeeded by the CB650 all of these bikes were offered under the price point of the iconic CB750 and all of them seem to have developed their own groups of dedicated fans, many of them are finding a second wind as project builds with interesting and creative conversions to cafe racer/scrambler/tracker/Brat-style bikes.
The Type 9 by Zero Engineering is the newest model out of the now world famous garage that was originally founded by Shinya Kimura. It’s a significantly updated motorcycle over the well-known Type 5 and Type 6 models – though it may not look like it at first glance.
Chicara Nagata is one of those Da Vinci types who’ll never be a household name because instead of painting moderately attractive smirking Italian housewives he builds motorcycles, and sadly that just doesn’t have the same mainstream, Louvre-friendly appeal.
This is the Kamikaze Helmet by GPA, a French company known for producing slightly unusual designs. It’s an aircraft style helmet that has a double visor system, this allows you to choose between clear or tinted eye protection, all of the GPA helmets have full ECE 22.05 safety certification and a removable, washable lining.
The Norton Model 50 was originally put into production in 1933, the bike was designed by Edgar Franks – the talented if not a little before his time engineer who would oversee the creation of the Manx Norton, the Norton Featherbed frame and the first telescopic forks for use on a production Norton motorcycle. This custom Norton…
When I first stumbled across this Suzuki GT750 it took me a second to figure out what it was, then when it occurred to me that I was looking at a 750cc, water-cooled, 2-stroke with modern suspension and brakes, I nearly had a cardiac event.
The Honda CB750 is a motorcycle that’s been tweaked, customised and rebuilt in more ways than will ever be documented. The venerable Honda model was built between 1969 and 2007 in a wide variety of configurations, when it was first released into the US market in ’69 it became known as the “first superbike” and went on to influence modern high-performance motorcycles perhaps more than any other single bike.
This is the 7th custom motorcycle to roll off the boutique production line at the still relatively new Deus Ex Machina USA headquarters in Venice Beach, California.
The Datsun 240Z is one of those iconic automobiles that almost every man I know, at some point, has wanted to own. Unlike the Ferraris, Astons and Jaguars of the world, the 240Z is a feasible, realistic dream for almost anyone and…
Ugly Motorbikes have a habit of making their name pleasantly ironic, they invariably turn out motorcycles like this Yamaha cafe racer, that are so beautiful they almost seem to pop out at you through the screen.
This Kawasaki Z1000 ST by The Wrenchmonkees is actually a great example of the style of their work, their bikes tend to have a gritty, dark, urban feel to them – almost like 2-wheeled versions of an ’80s Springsteen song.