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There's nothing subtle about this custom R nineT from Duke Motorcycles, right down to its automotive-inspired paint job. Based on an existing kit from the French shop, modified to the client's taste, this aggressive boxer blends streetfighter, café racer and scrambler styling.
The new Fantic Caballero 700 combines all the style of an Italian scrambler with the pep of the Yamaha MT-07's engine. Could this be the best-looking neo-retro scrambler currently on the market?
To prove that electric and petrol bikes can coexist, Crooked Motorcycles has built an electric scrambler that looks just like one of their ICE offerings. Called the E-type, it's now available as a made-to-order custom.
What defines a good brief for a custom bike builder? How about when your client hands you a CAD file of the bike he wants built? That's the story behind this Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 from Earth Motorcycles.
"It’s not funny when you’ve spent a lot of hours building a bike, only to find that it has one forward gear and four reverse gears." Read all about Paul Clark's remarkable VW Beetle-powered chopper at BikeEXIF.com. [Image by Del Hickey]
Norman Reedus' new whip is hotter than a Carolina Reaper. Built by Powerplant Motorcycles in LA, it's a spicy take on the new Indian Sport Chief. [Image by Drew Ruiz]
Hand-built around a Puch frame, Metorbike is a pint-sized electric café racer with big style. Highlights include a carbon fiber fuel tank that holds the swappable battery, a wooden tail section and an electric motor that doesn't look like an electric motor. Start it up, and it'll make noise too—thanks to a sound system disguised as an exhaust.
Remember the monstrous KTM Super Enduro R? Here's a glimpse of what a modern version of it could look like, courtesty of Australia's Gasoline Motor Co. It's based on a KTM 1290 Super Adventure R, but there's nothing left of the original bodywork. [Image by Adrian Veale]
Is there anything more alluring than a vintage speedway bike? This stunning Godden GR500 restomod comes from the crew at Unikat Motorworks. Best of all, it was commissioned as a birthday present for their client's wife.
Smoked Garage has just taken the brand new TVS Ronin from humble modern classic to fat-tired sand muncher. With sharp lines inspired by a samurai's katana, it's been nicknamed 'Mushashi.'
Retrorides is well known in custom BMW K-series circles... but now they're switching it up, with a made-to-order electric motorcycle. The RTR 799e features a custom built chassis, and a handmade aluminum glove box that poses as a fuel tank.
Interesting lines, raw finishes and a massive dollop of classic endurance racing style — it can only be AN-BU. Koichi Fujita's latest project turns the Royal Enfield Continental GT650 into a delightful monochromatic throwback.
Hot off the press: a wild take on the Indian Chief, complete with a mono-shock rear end, racing-inspired bodywork and a eye-popping livery by Ornamental Conifer.
Kudos to Sweden's RGNT Motorcycles, who have just set a handful of new electric motorcycle land speed records on ice. Bonus points for building a race bike that captures the quintessential café racer vibe.
Fresh from Zero Motorcycles and Huge Design: the Zero SR-X concept. Wrapped in retro-futuristic bodywork, it's a radical example of what electric motorcycles can look like, with enough imagination.
Chiller is a retro BMX with Raleigh Chopper styling, that comes in both petrol- and electric-powered options. Now its creators have added a third, pedal-assisted model—so that you can ride it without a license.
The level of custom work at the annual Mooneyes show is sky high—so you need to pull out all the stops if you have a hope of taking home the coveted 'Best of Show' trophy. Kudos to Custom Works Zon for their win at the 30th running of the show.
The only original Cagiva Elefant parts on this build are the fuel tank, side panels and wheel hubs. The frame actually comes from a newer Cagiva Gran Canyon, and the engine's out of a Ducati 1098. With 160 hp on tap, it's probably the fastest Elefant out there.
No one customizes Buells quite like Bottpower. The secret lies in their proprietary backbone frame design, and their completely custom triple fuel cell system.
Over the last 13 years, Japan's Wedge Motorcycle workshop have been building motorcycles with such cleanliness and attention to detail, they look like they could have rolled out of the factory. Such is the case with this latest build—a classic 'standard' based on a 2020-model Royal Enfield Continental GT650.
Enrico de Haas and the crew at Wannabe-Choppers created this rigid EV for the exclusive European Biker Build-Off. For a decade he’d wanted to build an electric bike, so he picked up a hub motor from a wrecked bike and slotted it into a custom Knucklehead-style frame.
Here are the ten best custom bikes and café racers released in 2022, chosen by the readers of the world's biggest custom moto website. Step this way for the ultimate in moto eye candy!
When they're not busy releasing new models, Royal Enfield are commissioning amazing custom builds. The latest is brought to us by Crooked Motorcycles in Germany — a Scram 411 turned supermoto, with impressive details.
If you're not fond of the styling of the KTM 640 Duke, Iñaki Bellver has come up with a solution. The 30-year-old engineer from Valencia, Spain runs Ønix Design, and he's given this Duke a classic vibe — helped by the tank from an old Rieju TT505 enduro bike.
Have you ever wanted to own a rocket-propelled motorcycle? If you have, then here's your chance. This is the Twin Pulsejet Super Jet motorcycle, built by Oregon man Bob Maddox. The looks are inspired by a 1929 Harley Davidson board track racer, but power comes from a pair of pulsejet rocket engines producing 250 pounds of thrust. It's going under the hammer at Mecum in January 2023.