The humble Sportster is one of the most popular bases for custom motorcycle building in the US, interestingly it’s also a wildly popular bike for tweaking within the Japanese bike building community.
Monotone Toyota 2000GT. Easily one of the best looking cars ever made by the Japanese behemoth.
Discovered via WideOpenMoto this Kawasaki KZ400 has had the off-road treatment applied front to back, the chunky off road tires, stripped back frame and nicely tidied up rear end give the bike an appealing, post-apolocalypic feel with the distressed tank and engine rounding out the theme quite nicely.
Cafe Racer TV approached both Lossa Engineering and Garage Company before filming season 2 and asked the well-known custom bike builders to collaborate on the construction of a unique cafe racer, both teams jumped at the chance with the guys at Lossa providing a Yamaha RD400 frame and the team at Garage Company provided a…
I love retro futurism, the Japanese seem to produce some of the best you’ll find anywhere, as any fan of Akira or Ghost in the Shell will tell you.
The team at Karnage Kustoms pulled the XS500 to pieces and went over each element, reducing weight and tossing unnecessary elements, the bike is fitted with R-1 rear sets, a stack of cafe racer equipment from Dime City Cycles, the carburettors have been rebuilt and the engine has been thoroughly sorted.
I’m a bit of a sucker for vintage motocross machines, they seem to be popping up less and less often so when a pristine example like this 1977 Suzuki RM370 crops up, I’m all over it.
The level of spatial awareness needed to hand draw a cutaway like this, a work by Shin Yoshikawa, blows my mind.
This great little 1974 Honda CL360 Café Racer is another in the recent crop of outstanding motorcycles to pop up on eBay under the “vintage” tag, the current owner is also the builder and by the sounds of things, he’s gone all out and created an almost perfect around-town-belter.
This unique café racer is a hybrid of sorts, not the Priusy kind of hybrid that smells like lentils, but a hybrid in the same way the Triton is a hybrid. The man behind this bike used a 1973 CB350F frame and coupled it to a Honda CB400F engine, making all the necessary adjustments and modifications, and…
Say what you want about most bike builders, Shinya Kimura is the real deal. Just look at the hand fabricated rear suspension on this bike. Just look at it.
Motor Rock is a fantastic, boutique custom motorcycle garage based in Japan, they opened their doors in 2004 and have produced a series of notable and unique bikes since. This beautiful, fully faired Yamaha SR400 custom is one of their more traditional offerings, the bike has been heavily modified from front to back with not a…