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Suzuki DR650 Rally

The Nomad: Suzuki DR650 Rally Bike

BCKustoms builds a DR650RS rally bike… In 1990, Suzuki introduced the DR650, a big-single dual-purpose machine destined to become one of the most versatile and bulletproof do-anything bikes in modern history. The DR has the […]

Honda XL600 Desert Sled

Prairie Dog: Honda XL600 Desert Sled

Marmisto’s take on the classic Desert Sled – the Prairie Dog There are custom bikes with build sheets that read like expensive shopping lists, outfitting the machine in a dizzying array of high-spec bling, and […]

Yamaha RD400 Hybrid

White Heat: Yamaha RD400 Hybrid

Retired firefighter Dusty Miller builds one hot RD! In 1975, the Yamaha RD400 appeared as the evolution of the RD350, featuring 51cc more displacement, new cases/barrels/head, a new airbox design, and a rubber-mounted engine. “The […]

Yamaha WR450 Rally Bike

Rally Beast: Yamaha WR450F by Le Motographe

True to Form: Le Motographe builds a race-spec custom rally bike… The founders of France’s Le Motographe, Jérôme Mawois and Yvan Bertona, may have backgrounds as a product designer and metallurgist, respectively, but the pair […]

Yamaha XT600E Scrambler

Thumper Bee: Yamaha XT600 by

“A vintage enduro with all the comforts of new-age bikes…” The island of Crete, the largest and most populous of the Greek Islands, has an incredibly rich and storied history — it’s the mythical birthplace […]

Honda CG125 Scrambler

Honda CG125 by Cramento Motorcycles

Introduced in 1975, the Honda CG125 was designed to survive the harsh conditions of developing countries, where maintenance intervals could be infrequent and dirt roads the norm. Instead of the overhead cam (OHC) top end […]

Suzuki GS850 Cafe Racer

Suzuki GS850 Café Racer by MCafeGarage

Sardinian workshop builds a burly shaft-drive café… The Suzuki GS850 combined a bored-out version of the GS750 inline four, the shaft drive from the GS1100, and naked styling reminiscent of the 70s superbikes. While it […]

Honda XL500 / Yamaha SR500

Vulture Moto’s Vintage 500 Series

A pair of 500 thumpers from Germany’s Vulture Moto! The 500cc “big single” remains one of the best, most versatile all-around engine configurations in motorcycling history, from the British 500 singles of yesteryear to the […]