Brooklyn-based custom bike builder Stefano Venier turned his hand to Moto Guzzi’s popular modern classic, the V7. His subtle but stunning re-do cleaned up the clunkier bits of this Italian 750. His tweaks included new aluminum bodywork, an elongated tank and seat, as well as a shaved rear fender with a stealth, integrated LED tail light. Fresh rubber & new forks, plus a bit of blacking-out here & there. via
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of a certified classic, BMW Motorrad has created a beautiful homage concept bike that captures the look of the 1936 R5 by blending old-school engineering with modern technology.
A bobbed and cafe’d full-size Harley is unfortunately a pretty rare sight. Especially one as properly proportioned as this FX Super-Glide built by James Roper-Caldbeck. Stripped down, lowered, fitted with a custom mini-fairing, exhaust and tail section, along with a power-boosting Super Stock ignition system, he finished the 80s-inspired build with a sporty black/silver/red paint scheme. via
Munich’s Diamond Atelier is a custom garage specializing in low, lean, no BS builds. Their limited edition Mark II series is based on a BMW 2-valve Monolever generation bike with either an 800 or 1000cc motor. Then comes frame mods, a custom fabbed tail section, lower forks, and loads of other style & performance options. Only 10 Mark II bikes will be made.
With its sporty 689cc parallel twin, Yamaha’s FZ-07 makes a versatile platform for customization. Taipei’s Rough Crafts workshop took it to the limit with their muscular, matte-grey Onyx Blade. A completely custom-built tank, tail & front end section, new adjustable front shocks & stacks of other custom bits turned a stock, mid-weight street bike into a mean, traffic dodging machine. via
Designed for the serious rider, the water-tight, 25-liter Speedway roll-top pack from Velomacchi keeps your cargo close to your center of gravity and features a 3-point rotating harness & a torso size adjustment cam lock system. A magnetic sternum coupler provides hands-free closure & the shoulder straps tuck away when not in use.
For the newest 1200cc member of the Sportster family, Harley ditched the chrome and tweaked the tech & performance specs. The frame rake is slightly steeper & the front end got a set of 43mm inverted forks & dual disks. For deeper lean angles, they gave the Roadster more clearance and suspension travel. Black cast aluminum wheels and engine cases finish this factory-custom bare knuckle build.
For Deus’ custom bike builder Jeremy Tagand, the hard part of creating his tracker-style Ramblers is finding the rare & highly sought Kawasaki W650 donor bike. From there it’s easy (for him). Add vintage-style motocross bars & hand-rolled fenders, a ceramic-coated exhaust, & lots of black powder coat. The end result: a classic tracker look with urban appeal.
Handmade in Switzerland, the Motorcycle Bivouac is a minimalist camp shelter that uses your parked bike for one of its walls. This compact cordura tarp tent keeps you out of the elements & also keeps your bike seat dry. When it’s time to get back in the saddle, it rolls up neatly and lashes to your handebars for the next leg of the journey. Another funded Kickstarter.
Named for the Massachusetts town where Indian Motorcycles began, the Springfield blends classic Indian looks with modern comfort & performance. This all-new model is designed to quickly convert from cruiser to bagger & back in mere minutes. It features a quick-release windshield, passenger seat, and hard cases as well as adjustable suspension easily adjusted to suit your payload.