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Trail Reaper CT70

Trail Reaper: CB175-Powered Honda Mini Trail

CB175-powered CT70 built by a team of Wisconsin high-schoolers! The Honda CT70 — aka Trail 70 — hit the US market in 1969, a dual-purpose minibike with a 72cc four-stroke engine and three-speed semiautomatic transmission. […]

Supercharged Goldwing Cafe Racer

Supercharged Honda GL1000 Goldwing

Railman Mark Nevitt builds a supercharged Goldwing! Introduced in 1974, the Honda GL1000 Goldwing was the first Japanese production motorcycle to boast a liquid-cooled four-stroke engine — a 999cc flat-four that gave the 600-lb touring […]

Ducati S4R Cafe Racer

THE Monster: “M Ducati” S4R by Rob Maxwell

“A ludicrous version of THE Monster…” Introduced in 2003, the Ducati S4R was the most powerful Monster ever produced, featuring a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 996cc L-twin derived from the company’s championship-winning World Superbike engine. This 113-hp […]

Sportster Beach Cruiser

Beach Cruiser: Black Petrol’s 1200 Sportster

The Harley-Davidson Sportster has now been in production for more than 60 years, an air-cooled 45° V-twin machine that’s served as the company’s most performance-oriented offering for most of its run. In 1986, the Evolution […]

Honda XL600R Restomod

Big Bore Restomod: Honda XL600R by Motorieep

In 1983, Honda introduced the XL600R (aka 600 XLR), a big-bore dual-purpose machine with nearly 11 inches of ground clearance, 8+ inches of suspension travel, and 45 horsepower on tap. Like other open-class dual-sports of […]

Kawasaki Bighorn 350 Supermoto

Dream, Build, Race: Kawasaki F5 Bighorn Supermoto

Tommy Canellos (@canellos_racing) builds a vintage road-race supermoto… In 1970, Kawasaki introduced the F5 Bighorn 350, a two-stroke enduro with a rotary disk valve, oil injection, early CDI ignition, and a cast aluminum three-ring piston. […]

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Street Tracker

Win This: Husky Vitpilen 401 Street Tracker

Purpose Built Moto is giving away this Husqvarna Vitpilen 401! The Husky Vitpilen 401 sports the same single-cylinder engine as the KTM 390 Duke, wrapped in a lightweight steel-trellis frame and four-piece plastic body kit […]