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Maria's colorful Triumph Bonneville custom

Despite the bevy of modern classics hitting the market lately, the Triumph Bonneville can still hold its own. Maybe a few technical improvements wouldn’t go amiss, but that’s where folks like Maria Motorcycles come in. Luis Correia and his crew have turned wrenches on several Bonnevilles already, and like this one, most have vibrant color

Back To The Future: custom Honda Nighthawk

Some custom shops like to breathe new life into old motorcycles. Others put a vintage spin on modern machinery. Tito and Jose of Spain’s Macco Motors have gone for the vintage approach with this CB750, and it works a treat. You’d never guess at first glance, but it’s actually a 2002 Honda—the model better known

The Hunter: A Scrambler With Extra Firepower

The Triumph Scrambler’s biggest selling point is its looks. It might not be the strongest contender in the performance department, but it has a nostalgic appeal that few others can match. And it’s easy to upgrade. This stunning Triumph Scrambler was built by Erne’s Euromotos—a dealership and custom shop in Zürich, Switzerland. It’s the perfect

Tridays Triumph Scrambler

The Triumph Scrambler must be one of the hardest bikes to customize. Along with Moto Guzzi’s current V7 and the Kawasaki W800, it’s one of the few production machines that have a retro-slash-custom feel right from the start. This hasn’t deterred the Triumph Tridays team though. The Rumbler accentuates the Scrambler’s classic good looks, and

Kawasaki W800 by LSL

This Kawasaki W800 custom is the most “British” looking build I’ve seen for a while. So it’s ironic that it was built by a German company. It’s called the “Lindy Bob” and it comes from LSL Motorradtechnik of Krefeld. In stock form, the W800 is a tribute to 1960s British iron but LSL has repositioned

Triumph Scrambler by JvB-moto

If you were taken with the Triumph Tridays “Rumbler”—and it was one of the most popular bikes we’ve shown so far this year—then this is the bike for you. Cologne-based JvB-moto has remodeled the Rumbler for small-scale production, priced it at 15,000 euros (around $18,500) and called it “Dirty Deeds”. And they’ve done good. “Rumbler

Suzuki GSX750 Inazuma

We don’t see many Suzukis here. Of the Japanese big four, Suzuki is probably the least represented in the custom motorcycle world. But this classy machine shows what can be done with a bread-and-butter model—in this case, the GSX750 ‘Inazuma’ of the late 90s. At the time, it was regarded as a competent roadster somewhat

BMW R100 cafe racer

Urban Motor is a CR&S dealer in Berlin, Germany, but it doesn’t just sell new motorcycles. The company has put together a lovely classic BMW cafe racer, using a 1983 R80 G/S as the base. ‘Earl Grey’ has been upgraded with a R100RS front fork, motor and driveline, putting a healthy 70hp at the rider’s

Ace 675CR Street Triple Special

London’s Ace Cafe will forever be associated with greasy rockers, old Brit iron and the post-War “Ton-Up Boys”. But this venerable institution has now put its name to a very contemporary café racer—based on the Triumph Street Triple R. A short run of ten 675CR Street Triple Specials will be built by Jack Lilley, the

TPR Urban Scrambler

This delightful Triumph-based custom is the first model from TPR, a new Italian shop based in Milan. The aim of TPR’s founder Pietro Figini is to produce motorcycles with “character and charm”, using Triumph’s 865 cc engine and the Bonneville’s tubular steel cradle frame as a starting point. The specs look good: the parallel twin

Triumph Bonneville Tridays Edition

Every year in June, the small Austrian market town of Neukirchen changes its name for three days to Newchurch and celebrates all things British. Thousands of Triumph enthusiasts converge on the town for the annual Tridays rally, which has become one of the largest motorcycle gatherings in Europe. This year, there’s even a limited edition

LSL Clubman Kawasaki W800

Just two hours after Kawasaki took the wraps off its new W 800 at INTERMOT, German tuner LSL-Motorradtechnik revealed the bike that Kawasaki should have built in the first place. LSL boss Jochen Schmitz-Linkweiler used to be a Kawasaki dealer, so he managed to get his hands on a pre-production W 800 before it was

BMW R60/5 custom

I’ve always had a soft spot for 1970s BMWs, but I haven’t seen anything quite like this slash-five before. It’s owned by Frenchman Gaëtan Pillaud, and he calls it a ‘Clubber’—a mix between a clubman and a bobber. The bike started life as a 1973 R60/5, which means it has an aircooled 599cc boxer twin

LSL Clubman T 860R

The German tuner LSL-Motorradtechnik is developing a signature look for its products, making them immediately identifiable regardless of the base bike. The latest cafe racer to roll out of the Krefeld factory is the T 860R, based on the Triumph Thruxton. Like last year’s W 740R, the T 860R is finished in anthracite gray—right down