We’re in the midst of a custom motorcycle renaissance and that garage-born movement is captured in this new hardcover featuring pioneer builders like Walt Siegl, Wrenchmonkees, Deus ex Machina, Shinya Kimura and more as well as images guaranteed to make you drool. Brought to you by our friend Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF.
Hard to believe but it’s true. This is a Sportster. Yes, a dual-sport Sporty. Master Engineer and bike perv Jim Carducci went to great lengths to build a viable on/offroad bike around the HD powerplant, designing the bike from the ground up using CAD and building the necessary parts by hand. He has now teamed up with San Jose Harley-Davidson to build more of the SC-3 bikes for like-minded riders who will no doubt be frothing for a bike like this. via
Keanu Reeves is the wallet behind upstart Arch Motorcycle Company but it’s L.A. County Choprod’s Gard Hollinger who knows how to build ’em. And from the looks of their Shovelhead-based KRGT-1, the pair’s new venture is off to a great start. Built around a tuned-up HD V-Twin and using a blend of classic American and performance Japanese parts, we’re guessing this bike will do more business than any of the last 7 or 8 movies Keanu was in.
With a nearly 1800 CC V-twin powerplant, this big metric cruiser is low, loud, and produces a ridiculous amount of torque. At the same time, it’s engineered for comfort on those long hauls. Maybe that’s why they call it the B.O.S.S. Actually, the acronym stands for Blacked Out Special Suzuki.
Now we’re talking. Mission Motorcycles’ new R & limited edition RS models may be the breakthrough bikes that finally make you look twice at an electric motorcycle. Not only are they the most advanced electric bikes ever put into production, they’re also made in the USA. At one-tenth the size of a traditional gas motor, the MM InfiniteDrive powertrain will hit 150 MPH. And it does so silently.
Celebrating 40 years of its most iconic bike, the R 90 S, BMW has recreated & updated their classic superbike with the help of California custom king Roland Sands. While the powertrain and performance parts are modern, cutting edge Beemer equipment, the classic fairing, tank, tail & Daytona Orange paint are all Roland Sands’ handiwork.
Adventure. It’s what we love about motorcycles. Just hit the road and be gone. And with the shaft-drive 1215CC Triumph Tiger Explorer XC, you can ride in comfort to the ends of the earth. With ABS braking & cruise control, this bike is built for the long haul, plus it’s factory-equipped to peel off the freeway and climb up a mountainside without skipping a beat. via
You know the old joke about mopeds and how they’re fun to ride? Well, the new Honda Grom sorta settles that dilemma. It’s large enough not to be mistaken for a moped or a mini-bike, but its gas-sipping, 125CC single-cylinder motor makes it nearly as cheap to run as a bicycle. Only faster.
40 years ago, iconic Italian cycle brand Moto Guzzi won the contract to produce fleet bikes for the California Highway Patrol. It was an unprecedented honor for a foreign brand; a deal that helped Guzzi gain prominence in the US market. Their 2014 California 1400 pay homage to the bike’s legendary style & includes the latest in Guzzi technology. It’s available in a Custom or dressed Touring version, neither of which look at all like a cop bike.
We checked with some experts and it’s confirmed: this is a motorcycle. As you can plainly see, the guys at Birmingham, Alabama’s Confederate motorcycles are playing by their own rules when it comes to bike design. They’ll only make 7 of these big-bore V-twin R135 Wraith Combat models, so if you think you’d know what to do with this thing, you better jump in line.