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Race of the Lords

Wheels & Waves 2024: The Race of The Lords

By BikeBound photographer and correspondent, Kati Dalek (@kayadaek_photography)…  Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome The Race of the Lords. This time at Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, in the hills behind Biarritz. On a 300-metre-long bumpy sand track, with a […]

Wheels & Waves 2024: Punk’s Peak!

By BikeBound photographer and correspondent, Kati Dalek (@kayadaek_photography)…  W&W begins with a traditional highlight, the “Punk’s Peak Race,” a mountain race in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees. The wild sprint bikes streak over the […]

Wheels & Waves 2024

Wheels & Waves 2024: Artride and More!

Part 1 from Wheels & Waves 2024…   Last month was the 13th annual edition of the Wheels & Waves Festival, which takes place in the gorgeous French seaside town of Biarritz and the surrounding countryside. […]

BSA Lightning Street Tracker

Chequered Past: BSA Lightning Street Tracker

Aldana-Inspired BSA A65 Street Tracker from Richard Bloomfield…  In 1964, BSA introduced the Lightning as a sporting roadster, a hotter version of the company’s A65 twin. The bike’s twin-carb unit construction engine was lighter and […]

Suzuki GN125 Desert Sled Scrambler

El Jalapeño: Suzuki GN125 Desert Sled

A 125cc Desert Sled from BCKustoms, perfect for the Spanish desert…   The quintessential desert sled is a post-war British twin stripped to the barest essentials with a high exhaust, skid plate, metal fenders, fat […]

Bernardet Scooter Custom

Bernhonda: Bernardet x NX125 Hybrid Scooter!

Patina Perfection: Franco-Japanese Commuter Scooter from Seb’s Atelier x Objet Marcant…   In the late 1920s, three brothers — René, Robert, and Roger Bernardet — began manufacturing sidecars in a small workshop in Bourg-la-Reine south of […]

Yamaha RD400 Street Tracker

Chem Trails: Yamaha RD400 Street Tracker

A Smokin’ Two-Stroke Tracker from DubStyle Designs…   There are workshops who turn out a kaleidoscopic range of custom bikes, always experimenting with a style or era or make they haven’t yet explored, often at […]

BMW R850GS Scrambler

Motörhead: BMW R850GS Scrambler

Born to Lose, Live to Win: Motörhead-Inspired GS from Custommade C.A.  Never heard of a BMW R850GS? You’re not alone. Not to be confused with the parallel-twin F850GS, the R850GS was a boxer-powered adventure bike […]

'57 Tribute Sportster

The Old Timer: 1957 Tribute Sportster

Build Like a Girl: Cheyenne “Shiny” Keogh’s ’57 Tribute Sportster…    In 1957, Harley-Davidson released the original XL Sportster, birthing one of the most successful, beloved, and longest-running models in motoring history. While the bike […]

Triumph Scrambler Custom

Triumph “Bluegrass Scrambler”

From Alan Cross: A Scrambler for a Bluegrass Mandolin Player…  At the 2024 Handbuilt Show, we spied a bold and burly modern Triumph Street Scrambler from a builder named Alan Cross and set out to […]