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Triumph Thruxton 900 Cafe Racer

All Metal Monocoque: Triumph Thruxton “Lithium”

Race-inspired Thruxton from iT ROCKS!BIKES…  Introduced in 2004 to much fanfare, the Triumph Thruxton 900 was a more aggressive, sport-oriented version of the Bonneville with higher compression, hotter cam profiles, and the factory accoutrements of […]

Triumph Scramblers

Kings of Cool: Triumph “Legend” Scramblers

McQueen-inspired Scramblers from FCR Original…  More than four decades after his untimely passing, Steve McQueen remains one of the most iconic, influential figures in the world of two wheels. The uninitiated may assume it’s simply […]

Yamaha RD400 Street Tracker

Rolling Art: Yamaha RD400 Street Tracker

Gaston Motorcycle Werks builds a two-stroke street tracker…  Introduced in 1976, the Yamaha RD400 was the last of Yamaha’s air-cooled two-stroke RD street bikes, a blue-smoking wheelie monster that undercut many of its rivals pricewise […]

Honda Z50 Monkey Custom

Monkey Business: Honda Z50 Custom

Moto Adonis builds a meaner Monkey…  As the story goes, the original Honda Monkey was created for a Honda-owned amusement park in Hino, Japan — a Tokyo suburb: “It was called Tama Tech Park, and […]

BMW R1150GS Marlboro Custom

Rahier Replica: BMW R1150GSA Marlboro Edition

From Ormotors: A Modern Tribute to Gaston Rahier’s Dakar-winning BMW…  In 1985, Belgian rider Gaston Rahier campaigned the Paris Dakar Rally on a massive factory-built BMW R80GS sponsored by Marlboro and Playboy — a bike […]

Supercharged Triumph Thruxton

Supercharged Triumph Thruxton 1200 R

Tamarit Motorcycles builds a 160-bhp Triumph Thruxton R…  In 2016, Triumph introduced the Thruxton 1200 R, the highest performance machine in the Bonneville lineup. Though it has the looks of a ’60s cafĂ© racer, the […]

Yamaha SR400 Race Bike

Muscle Thumper: Yamaha SR400 Race Bike

Prama Motorworks builds a race-winning custom…in just four weeks!  Introduced back in 1978, the Yamaha SR400 would remain in production all the way until 2021, earning a cult following for its simplicity, ruggedness, and quick-revving […]


Alps Carver: Aprilia 900 Dorsoduro “Factory”

Tribute Edition: 100-hp V-twin Supermoto from Eddy Cuccaro…  The Aprilia Dorsoduro is the Italian marque’s line of V-twin supermotos named after the Dorsoduro (“Hard Ridge”) highlands of Northern Italy. These potent “maxi-motos” compete with the […]

BMW R1150RT Custom

Angry RT: Custom BMW R1150RT Roadster

From Full Dress to Naked Muscle…  Introduced in 2001, the BMW R1150RT was a full-dress tourer with Telelever front suspension, Paralever rear suspension, and an 1130cc air-cooled flat-twin which put out 95 hp and 63 […]