Uli Cloesen’s book takes a look at some of the fantastic British motorcycle-based custom bikes around the globe. From the old to the new, it shows that when it comes to customising British bikes, things go much further than the simple chopped Triumph parallel twin. A celebration of all things ‘custom Brit,’ it is the only book devoted entirely to the British custom motorcycle, revealing the innovative, fresh approach to British-based custom bike building. Whether you’re a Brit-bike devotee, or a fan of the custom motorcycle scene in general, this book is for you. Priced at £25, US$39.95 CAN$43.95. Order the book through Veloce.
Peter from Stockholm, Sweden, just sent us these images of his awesome bikes, which he built with some help from his friends. He rides the 1250 Sportster Chopper, while his wife and stepdaughter ride an FXR-Trike and a Sportster Bobber respectively. Good work there! Continue reading →
You might’ve see this one before (it’s called Bolt in US)- the new 2013/2014 Yamaha XV950 and XV950R. A direct competitor to the entry level custom factory cruiser motorcycles (Harley-Davidson Sportster class) this time coming from the reputable Japanese manufacturer. No thrills or frills, V twin 60°, 942 cm3, frame, two wheels and that’s it. For the first time in years – the Sportster has some serious competition – the bike looks amazing (maybe even better that the H-D), it’s simple and raw and it hits all the right buttons. Continue reading →
An interesting spin on the subject of custom BMW’s – a Harley-Davidson looking BMW R80 neatly dubbed the Romeo 80. What started it’s life as a 1982 R80 found on ebay for £1350,it was transformed into the one and only bike of it’s kind – hard tail bobber with the “opposing cylinder heart”. A new frame was made by Dave Batchelar at P&D and he cut down the tank and fabricated the new sides and fenders. Continue reading →
The new Street Bob Special Edition is a rare beast: a pure bobber, pushed further. Inspired by Harley-Davidson’s Factory Customization programme, this strictly limited edition motorcycle is only available in select markets, including those in the European, Middle East and African regions.
Restyled for 2013, the Street Bob is a stripped-down and rowdy bobber based on the Dyna platform that appeals to riders who appreciate the pure essence of motorcycling; a powerful V-Twin engine at the heart of a bike with simple eye-catching styling that carries only the most essential equipment. Continue reading →
The legendary Shinya Kimura’s Zero Engineering and Taiwan-based Rough Crafts recently came up with this sweet project based on an S&S Harley Knucklehead engine. Blending a dark, gothic look with brassy Victorian accents, the custom employs a Type 6 frame from Zero, along with numerous other bits including the seat and springer forks. Continue reading →