Tag Archives: KTM

A KTM we'd ride on any Sunday

Call me old-fashioned, but I reckon dirt bikes have lost the plot in the styling stakes: give me an Elsinore over a CRF any day. And we could devote acres of pixels to the beautiful machines coming out of Spain in the 60s and 70s. So wouldn?? it be great if you could match the

KTM 450 EXC customized by Walt Siegl

Walt Siegl is the embodiment of a life well lived. A former motorcycle racer, he now builds high-end Ducati customs in a picturesque New Hampshire mill town. His impossibly beautiful Leggero sportbikes are sought after and shipped all over the world. Walt occasionally likes to mix things up though, and this is one of his

Two-wheel drive beast: The REV’IT! #95

I’ve often thought that the true customizers in the motorcycle world are the dirt riders. They’re always tweaking and tuning, bolting on upgrades in search of a performance edge. Ironically, the biggest improvement you can make to a dirt bike is one you’ll hardly ever see: a 2-wheel drive conversion kit. And that’s the secret

Steampunk adventure: MaceTech Industries' custom KTM

Florida-based Mace Livingston wrenches on airplanes, and bikes are his passion. Not the sleek, aerodynamic types, though. Mace likes the steampunk, Mad Max vibe. MaceTech Industries’ latest build started out as a 2000 model KTM 640 Adventure, with a water-cooled 625cc single cylinder hidden under acres of plastic. “With that giant coffee-can piston swinging around,

Good Times: Customizing The Triumph Scrambler

I’ve always thought that the stock Triumph Scrambler has lots of potential for an edgier vibe. And Jim Good of Ohio was obviously thinking along the same lines when he set to work on his 2008 model bike. He’s given the 865cc engine a power boost with a Wiseco 904 kit and K&N filters, and

Suzuki GSX-R750 streetfighter

Ducati’s Hypermotard and Streetfighter have reignited interest in the streetfighter category. So we’re now seeing some interesting conversions based on supersport bikes, such as the Suzuki GSX-R. The mean-lookin’ Gixxer above is a 1993 model transformed by Xavi Garcia from Barcelona, with help from his friends at Streetfighter Spain. The detailing is professional, with countless

Mac Motorcycles Roarer

It’s been a huge weekend here, so today I’ll just leave you with a beautiful picture. The Roarer is one of four proposed new models from Mac Motorcycles, a new British venture attracting attention on the interwebs. Mac has a good pedigree, being connected to industrial design studio Xenophya. It seems strange to use the