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Janus Halcyon 250 Custom

Number 1000: Janus Halcyon 250 Special

Red-Hot Milestone: The 1000th Janus Halcyon 250…  Janus Motorcycles is a small-batch motorcycle manufacturer based out of Goshen, Indiana, who build three models of small-displacement bikes: the Gryffin 250, Halcyon 250, and Halcyon 450. Several […]

MZ Streamliner

Rookie of the Year: MZ Streamliner

Custombike Show 2023: Sebastian Brandt’s award-winning MZ Streamliner…  In the 1960s, MZ (Motorradwerk Zschopau) was best known for their two-stroke racers developed by genius engineer Walter Kaaden — machines that managed to be competitive despite […]

Triumph 1050 Speed Triple Cafe Racer

Gulf RS: Triumph 1050 Café Racer

Speed Triple Café Racer from ETTO Motorcycles…  Back in 2005, Triumph introduced the Speed Triple 1050, a factory streetfighter that packed a 128-bhp, three-cylinder gobsmacker of an engine. Here was a hooligan’s dream, just as […]

Suzuki GS400 Turbo Scrambler

Grin Machine: Suzuki GS400 Twin-Turbo Scrambler!

Twin-Turbo Scrambler: “Manic Melina” from Doctor Motorcycle…  Introduced in 1977, the Suzuki GS400 may have looked much like its middleweight twin rivals on the outside, but the engine boasted dual overhead cams, 180º firing order, […]

Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer

Cosmic Café: Yamaha XS650 Café Racer

Space-Gray Café from MacVittie Motorcycles…  Over the years, the Yamaha XS650 has earned a tongue-in-cheek nickname as “The Best British Bike Never Built.” Introduced in 1969, this Japanese parallel-twin owed much to the style and […]