Custom Bikes Of The Week: 30 September, 2018 No ratings yet.

A wild BMW R nineT from Onehandmade, the CROIG Instagrammers get their mitts on a Street Cup, and the Bultaco Pursang from Easy Riders goes up for auction. Triumph Street Cup by Croig If you are one of the millions of two-wheeled enthusiasts addicted to the ’Gram, you’re probably following @caferacersofinstagram. Run by David Chang…

Stayin’ Safe: Proper Motorcycle Mirror Positioning No ratings yet.

Most riders position their mirrors to provide the same rearward view, resulting in a duplicated image and a much narrower overall view. By angling mirrors outward, the rider can expand and optimize the rearward view while still seeing everything behind. Illustration by Kimberly Chapman. You wouldn’t ride with a blindfold on. Nor would you ride…

2017 KTM 690 Enduro R | Long-Term Ride Review No ratings yet.

Nelson-Rigg’s light-but-durable Sierra Dry Saddlebags are attached to KTM’s tubular Case Carrier System. Even holding just a spare tube, the Front Fender Bag makes the fender flex a lot over rough terrain. Photos by Kevin Wing. We’ve got a soft spot for the hard-edged KTM 690 Enduro R dual-sport. As we reported in our December…

Wide-Eyed at the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Festival No ratings yet.

Just one of the many side roads filled with a variety of vintage bikes, parts and interesting people. The Antique Motorcycle Club of America holds a vintage motorcycle festival each summer in the rural community of Rhinebeck, New York. A two-hour ride north of Manhattan takes you to this quiet and beautiful area, with Catskill Reserve,…

Street Thrasher: The XT 600 gets the supermoto treatment No ratings yet.

No list of retro enduros is complete without the noble Yamaha XT 600. Manufactured for almost two decades until 2003, it ticks all the important boxes: basic, versatile and reliable. But what if you’re not looking for a trail weapon per se? The XT 600 makes a pretty rad supermoto too, if executed just right….

AXEL’S ROSE. Kaffeemaschine’s ’82 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Racer No ratings yet.

Written by Martin Hodgson For decades scribes in motorcycling publications around the globe have been consistently using one word to describes the machines of Moto Guzzi, and that’s ‘beautiful.’ But for a brief period in the early ’80s the company produced some real horrors, none worse than the fully faired wind brick that was the…

Aerostich Cherry Hill, New Jersey Pop-Up Event No ratings yet.

Aerostich will be returning to New Jersey for a special pop-up event, October 10-13, in Cherry Hill. You can join Aerostich factory fitting experts and try on all the latest Aerostich riding gear. More than 60 graded sizes will be available and stocked for immediate sale. Items will include the famous Roadcrafter suits, jacket, pants,…

Body Doubles: Anvil’s twin Suzuki and Honda flat trackers No ratings yet.

Two of the custom scene’s most enigmatic personalities are Alessandro Fontanesi and Marco Filios. Known as ‘Phonz’ and ‘San Marco,’ they’re the creative force behind the Italian custom outfit Anvil Motociclette and the annual Wildays festival. You’d be forgiven for thinking these two longhaired, heavily tattooed custom builders are brothers. Considering they’re the same age,…

WELL RED. A Brilliant BMW R100 Bobber from Heiwa Motorcycles No ratings yet.

Written by Marlon Slack From their base in Hiroshima, Heiwa Motorcycles produce all manner of drop-dead gorgeous bobbers. And we never see them coming. They have an uncanny ability to pitch motorcycles in our inbox out of thin air, with little pomp or ceremony. And every single one leaves us flabbergasted. None more so than…

981: A dark and luxurious Yamaha TR1 from Budapest No ratings yet.

Despite having a population of almost ten million people—more that Denmark or Switzerland—Hungary has a pretty low profile on the European custom scene. Maybe it’s because the country is tucked away in Central Europe. Or maybe Hungarians hide their lights under a bushel. Judging by this very sharp custom Yamaha TR1, however, there’s at least…