Tag Archives: Dell Orto

Low flyer: Yamaha XS650 by Clutch Custom

We’ve probably used every superlative in the book to describe the Clutch Custom style by now. Propriétaire Willie Knoll builds bikes that we just can’t tear our eyes away from. As we’ve come to expect from the Paris-based builder, this XS650 is low-key and refined. But it’s stacked with hand-made bits and pieces—details that M.

Machine: Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Matt at Machine is one of Australia’s top custom motorcycle builders. So when a new bike rolls out of his workshop in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, it’s an event. For his latest bike, Matt wanted a “reliable, fast Italian cafe racer suitable for long, mid- to high-speed freeway runs”. So what better

Ducati TT2 racing motorcycle

In 1981, Ducati unveiled a gorgeous racing twin based on the successful Pantah. The TT2 used a Verlicchi-designed frame with a steel cantilever swing-arm, Marzocchi 35 mm forks and 18” magnesium wheels. The machine we’ve got here is even better: a thorough upgrade built for Spaniard Joan Antoni Fontquerni. He’s transformed his ’82 model into

Wrenchmonkees Guzzi 850 T

EXCLUSIVE The Wrenchmonkees have just released a new machine into the wild. It’s a rebuilt 1974 Moto Guzzi 850 T and the lucky owner is a Norwegian called Pål, from Oslo. When he dropped off his Guzzi at the Wrenchmonkees’ workshop in Copenhagen it was yellow, so the bike was quickly stripped back to bare

Moto Guzzi 850 T5 custom

Here’s an unusual take on the classic Moto Guzzi custom. It’s called ‘Motomorphosy’, and it started life as an 850 T5 from 1984. When Alessandro (“Speedy”) bought the bike in the late 80s, he stripped it down for a more spartan but conventional custom look. The 850 became a feature around the bars of Piedmont

Hard Nine D'MX

Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing original in the chopper scene any more. It’s just bling and billet, and mostly pointless. But every now and then, a truly original chopper comes along—like this BMX-inspired custom from Danny Schneider of Hard Nine Choppers. They’re based in Bern, Switzerland, and yes, it seems an unlikely place to

Team Incomplete BMW

Every few weeks, someone emails me a link to this bike. It’s one of the most famous BMW boxers on the net. But it’s also widely reported, so I’ve been resisting the temptation to feature it, until now. What’s so special about it? The Team Incomplete website explains it best: the objective was to “build