by on January 4, 2019
Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg doesn't build anything but four-wheeled, two-doored supercars. This Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept shows what a two-wheeled take might look like. Moscow-based designer Maxim Burov imagines the bike as a sleek affair, with wrap-around bodywork that hides the gas tank, engine, and the majority of the rest of the bike's components. The single seat is as short and stout as the bike itself, which lacks a windshield, and, for now, a working prototype. LEARN MORE FROM ...
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by on January 2, 2019
Elemental Custom Cycles is a small shop based out of Neustadt, Germany, so you could imagine their love of all things BMW. When a new client asked them about a new build, a BMW was a natural choice, and a low-mileage R80 was found locally to serve as the base. This R80 retains its handsome looks, but a bevy of modifications make it perfect for modern roads. A completely de-tabbed frame carries the rebuilt 797cc boxer with a fully custom stainless steel exhaust. The forks have been lowered 50mm w...
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by on January 2, 2019
Even if you've never heard of Richmond, Virigina-based custom bike shop Classified Moto, you've probably seen their work. They designed and build Daryl's post-apocalyptic motorcycle that he rode for the first few seasons of The Walking Dead. Their latest project is a bit smaller but has all the trademarks Classified Moto is known for. This Honda CT70 started life as a wheelie-stunting shop bike before getting a total makeover. The weathered patina and yellow headlight with protective grille are ...
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by on December 30, 2018
BMW's GS series pioneered the on/off-road dual-sport motorcycle. Whitcraft Services' 001 takes the R1150GS and breaks it down into its most basic components while adding a ton of rugged style. Removing all unnecessary bodywork, the 001 evokes the air-cooled BMW classics and the hand-tooled leather seat is a work of art itself. Custom wiring and gauges add to the clean lines and the handmade tank is a modern interpretation of the original BMW "toaster" tank. The 001 goes as good as it looks and i...
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by on December 19, 2018
This custom 1965 Ducati 250 Scrambler by MotoRelic of Hamilton, Virginia carries the name Dastardly Ducati for a reason — it was a gremlin-filled build from the word go. The bike arrived at Sean Skinner's shop in a hacked and neglected state, requiring complete disassembly. Sean fashioned a monoshock rear suspension and rebuilt the motor, which required a handful of parts that are no longer available. With its eye-catching paint scheme and top-notch running gear, this Duke is ready for another f...
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by on December 19, 2018
For over 45 years, Ducati has been synonymous with its desmodromic L-twin engine design. The clack and whine of dry clutches and screaming twin-cylinder motors has defined the Italian brand — but all that is about to change. Ducati unveiled the Panigale V4 at the 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show. 1,103cc's and four cylinders in a vee configuration taken from Ducati's MotoGP program make 214 horsepower while only adding 11 pounds over the outgoing Panigale. The bike retains the balance, handling, and g...
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by on December 17, 2018
Sweden-based Koenigsegg is known for its outlandishly fast sports cars. This 1090 Motorcycle Concept imagines what might happen if they focused on just two wheels. Created by Maksim Burov, the design is purely conceptual, with no hypothetical specifications offered up. We can, however, make out a Borla exhaust, Goodyear tires, a YSS suspension, and sleek design that would undoubtedly please fans of the company's four-wheeled models. LEARN MORE FROM BUROV ART #Koenigsegg #1090 #...
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by on December 13, 2018
Triumph, Norton, and the British Small Arms company — better known as BSA — were the triumvirate of British motorcycle manufacturers. BSA, together with sister company Triumph, was once the largest maker of bikes in the world, but the marquee has been dormant since the late 1970s. The brand remains popular with enthusiasts, and Steve Bright is no exception. Steve took a 1967 BSA B441 Victor Enduro and turned it into a replica of the extremely rare factory racer, meaning it can be ridden without ...
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by on December 4, 2018
Named after the design team's booze intake during its creation, the Icon 1000 Three Martini Lunch Motorcycle is a low-slung take on the Triumph Thruxton. Painted Verdoro Green, a color stolen from the Pontiac GTO, the bike mixes KZ1000 wheels and Harley forks with the Triumph frame, an integration made possible with the help of a Nitron suspension, brakes from EBC, and Avon tyres. The result is a unique, sporting bike that demands attention, from its distinct color to the "X" pattern over the he...
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by on December 2, 2018
For their first build, Pan Speed Shop turns a BMW K1200S into a dystopian dream ride. Stripped to the frame, the Pan Meka Motorcycle replaces its original plastic body with handmade raw steel forms and a custom-designed exhaust. The bike was totally rewired for an upgraded digital dash and push button controls. While all the lights were handcrafted, the front, made from double Xenon day lights that open and close automatically, totally separates the bike from its former self. LEARN MORE FROM ...
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by on November 28, 2018
Built to celebrate the 80th anniversary of BMW's legendary boxer, the BMW R 5 Hommage Motorcycle is a carefully updated take on the classic. Dreamed up by BMW Motorrad head designer Ola Stenegard and brought to life by builders Ronna and Benna Norén and Sebastian Gutsch, it has a custom frame that's very similar to the original, yet adds in modern elements like a comfortable rear suspension and modern front fork. The engine is an original R 5, restored to glory and paired with a supercharger and...
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by on November 28, 2018
Based on a K100 from 1985, the BMW K100 Impuls K101 Motorcycle takes a three-decade-old bike and brings it firmly into modern times. Impuls worked with artist Fabian Gatermann, who scanned the motorcycle in 3D, modified the structure, then created a series of polygons for the gas tank and seat which were then replicated in real life by hand. The result is a merging of digital and manual techniques that's fitting for a bike that has its roots in the past yet is perfectly suited for the future. ...
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