This awesome bike is built by RK Concepts, owned by Lebanese-born Rafik Kaissi from Austin, Texas. Driven by a 100hp Buell XB 12R 1.2-litre two-cylinder engine, the custom “RK Chain” bike also borrows the transmission and rear brake from the now-defunct American company. The rest of the wild mods, including that massive rear wheel, are completely done in-house by RK Concepts. Continue reading →
Filtration is an often overlooked part of your bike’s life and performance. K&N takes that job very serious, so much so they had RSD build a bike to show off K&N performance filtration products. This machine has a solid blend of performance and style for a machine that truly reflects the K&N attitude.
Kruz Customs describe themselves as ‘new to the scene’ builders from Belgium who take their inspiration from first-gen dirt track racers from the Seventies. They picked up this 1980 Yamaha XS400 Custom at the French border in a very sorry state and went about fixing it up before the project could get up and running. The custom rear seat was made at Niyona’s workshop and mounts neatly onto the custom rear loop. The coils were tucked away under the CB125-sourced tank. Other bits include SBK-spec Brembos up front, Brembo PR15 RCS clutch, custom headlight and fenders, Renthal custom handlebars with a classy Mini speedo, exhaust wrapped with stainless steel stitching and custom wiring. Continue reading →
This beautiful Honda CB750 Four custom is Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues’ first custom project built for a customer. According to Manuel “This 1976 Honda CB750 Four was commissioned by our very first customer from Paris. When we received the donor bike we found it was in a pretty bad state and had 70,000 km on it.” Continue reading →
This one comes via our friends at The Bike Shed.
Benny from Boneshaker Choppers in the Midlands is a bit of a legend on the UK custom scene, and has been building bikes of all kinds for a while, but Boneshaker are mostly known for their choppers, so we were happily surprised when Benny sent us this scrambler/brat style 125, which looks like a mini Triumph Bonneville. We’re always going on about the fact that the scene needs more small capacity cool rides, and this bike fits the bill perfectly, so we asked Benny for the full lowdown on how it came about. Continue reading →
Meet Max Hazan. Since he was young, he has been fascinated with putting things together, especially motorcycles. But he’s much more than your typical “gear head.” Max Hazan builds custom motorcycles. By hand. In this installment of FI:c’s collaborative film series with Cinema Mercantile, we can see the hand-crafted artistry behind Max’s creative process. This story was filmed at Hazan Motorworks in Green Point, Brooklyn and was shot using the Canon C-100.