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Honda GL650 Silver Wing Cafe Racer

Silver Wing: Honda GL650 Café Racer

Hand-built in Texas by Alpha Moto Co… For one year only, Honda offered the 1983 GL650I Silver Wing Interstate — a midsize touring bike powered by the transverse “twisted” 80-degree pushrod V-twin introduced in the […]

Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Czech Yourself: Honda CB550 “Respect”

A Prague-built 550 Four from Gas & Oil Bespoke Motorcycles…  While the CB750 may have grabbed the world’s attention as the “Original Superbike,” many Honda SOHC enthusiasts will tell you they actually prefer the CB550 […]

Yamaha RD350 Cafe Racer

Two-Stroke Gold: Yamaha RD350 Café Racer

For Sale: “Goldhead” RD350 by Twin Line Motorcycles… The Yamaha RD350 remains one of the sweetest, most well-balanced two-strokes of the 1970s — and one of motorcycling’s great giant-killers, both on the track and the […]

Honda CBX1000 Custom

Uncommon X: Honda CBX1000 Custom

Mike Common’s six-cylinder rocket ship…  For many lifelong motorcycle lovers, true love was sparked on a humble Honda Z50 — a minibike with an outsized impact on the hearts of entire generations of motorcyclists. Such […]

Honda XR650L Cafe Racer

Moto Mogg: Honda XR650L Café Racer

Veteran racer/mechanic builds a 280-lb, 80-hp super single…  Veteran motorcycle racers tend to be some of our favorite custom builders. They have a deep understanding of the relationship between geometry and handling, and their builds […]

Honda CL200 Scrambler

Slipstream Creations: 1974 Honda CL200 Scrambler

As most of you are well aware, the CL series was Honda’s line of CB-based “street scramblers,” which often featured larger diameter front wheels, higher fenders, high-mount exhausts, and dual-purpose tires. While the larger displacement […]

Yamaha RD400 Street Tracker

427 Tracker: Yamaha RD400 Street Tracker

Smyth Innovations builds a 427cc two-stroke street tracker…  In 1976, Yamaha released the next evolution of the two-stroke RD series: the Yamaha RD400. Contrary to popular belief, it was much more than a punched-out RD350: […]