DownShift Studio Honda CX500

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Meet Jeremy and Joel DownShift Studio is run by Jeremy Lacy, an industrial designer based in Denver who specializes in illustrations and sketches of custom bikes, often helping fabricators and builders from around the world visualize their ideas and projects before the metal is cut and the tools come out. The Honda CX500 you see…

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Slipstream Creations Honda CB200

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The Honda CB200 was released in 1973 as a replacement for the CB175, both bikes were popular with young men, particularly teenagers, who couldn’t afford a CB750 but wanted the closet thing they could get. A Brief History of the Honda CB200 Honda sold the CB200 between 1973 and 1976, depending on which country you’re…

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BAAK Motorcycles Triumph Bonneville T120

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BAAK Motorcycles started out in founder Rémi Réguin’s basement workshop back in 2012 and has since grown into a 5 person company with a dedicated 3200 square foot workshop in Lyon, France. BAAK build custom motorcycles, but they also make a range of parts for Triumphs, Moto Guzzis, and Royal Enfields, and interestingly they also…

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Vintage Steele BMW R60/6

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A Short History of the BMW R60/6 The BMW R60/6 made its first appearance in 1974 as part of the all-new /6 family of motorcycles by the German manufacturer. These new models replaced the outgoing /5 motorcycles but shared many of their components – BMW was onto a good thing with their horizontally-opposed air-cooled engines, and…

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Husky Restorations Yamaha HL500

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A Short History of the Yamaha HL500 The Yamaha HL500 was an incredibly important motorcycle for the Japanese marque, made all the more remarkable by the fact that it wasn’t actually built or designed by Yamaha. The HL500 started as an an idea in the mind of Swedish motocross legends Torsten Hallman and Sten Lundin in…

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An Original 1949 Indian Papoose

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The Welbike and the Corgi The Indian Papoose is a small folding motorcycle based on the Welbike, which had been developed during WWII for use by commandos who were parachuting behind enemy lines and needed a way to quickly get around. The original Welbike was designed at Station IX, or the “Inter Services Research Bureau”…

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Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS

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The Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS is a collaborative motorcycle project between Spanish magazine Revival of the Machine and iconic Spanish custom motorcycle garage XTR Pepo. A Short History of the BMW R100RS The BMW R100RS was a transformative motorcycle for BMW, it was one of the first bikes designed to wear a fairing from…

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1937 Zündapp K800

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A Short History of the Zündapp K800 Decades before the Honda Goldwing appeared on the scene there was already a horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine installed in a motorcycle, by a German marque called Zündapp. Zündapp had started out as a machine tool and armaments manufacturer in 1917, after the war in 1921 the company diversified into motorcycles –…

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Garage de Félix Fusqvarna

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Meet the Fusqvarna The Fusqvarna is a custom build designed to showcase what the iconic Husqvarnas of the ’60s and ’70s might have looked, if they’d been designed in the modern day. The team at Garage de Félix take great pride in doing things differently, oftentimes very differently, and the Fusqvarna is instantly recognisable as one of…

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