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Dunstall Drainpipe: A rare Norton resurfaces in the USA

It's got a pedigree stretching back to the Isle of Man TT, but this half-century old Norton is no trailer queen.

Exklusiv! The first custom based on the production BMW R18

BMW tapped Roland Sands for the first custom build based on a factory R18 cruiser, and he headed straight for the drag strip.

Lightning & Thunder: An FTR flat tracker from Sweden

The missing link between the road and race FTRs? This flat tracker from Blixt & Dunder in Malmö mixes Tron-style graphics with hardcore race parts.

Herb Becker’s supercharged Norton drag bike

Two Commando engines and a Pontiac supercharger running 15 pounds of boost: Canadian Norton guru Herb Becker shows no signs of slowing down.

This 1980 Yamaha TZ500 is being sold at auction in Japan with a kit of spare parts and tires. And it's never been started up in its life.

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 14 June, 2020

This 1980 Yamaha TZ500 is being sold at auction in Japan with a kit of spare parts and tires. And it's never been started up in its life.

Czech Mate: A Minarelli 50 GP with a curious past

A 45-year-old race bike slowly reveals its secrets: how Boston native Cole Mahlowitz restored a 1975 Minarelli two-stroke, and learnt to weld along the way.

Taste of Tsukuba: A classic Suzuki GS1200SS race bike

Inspired by 80s endurance racers, this ultra rapid GS1200SS was built by AFG Motosports and is crammed with top-shelf components.

A Fantic Caballero destined for Japanese flat tracks

The new Caballero Flat Track 500 gets the dirt treatment from reclusive Japanese builder Cheetah. Even better: his race team is called 'Have Fun.'

Jillian Deschenes' Royal Enfield Interceptor flat tracker

An up-and-coming rider builds a stunning Interceptor race bike—one of the first fruits of Royal Enfield's 'Build. Train. Race.' program.

A KTM 450 flat tracker built for a Dakar Rally racer

When top French rally driver Pierre Lachaume wanted a race bike, he called Freeride Motos. This vintage-styled KTM SX-F is the delicious result.

After a stint in the Sultans of Sprint race series, the ‘Appaloosa’ nitrous-fueled Indian Scout has been reconfigured for the ‘Baikal Mile’ ice sprints in Siberia.

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 1 March, 2020

After a stint in the Sultans of Sprint race series, the ‘Appaloosa’ nitrous-fueled Indian Scout has been reconfigured for the ‘Baikal Mile’ ice sprints in Siberia.

A NOS-fuelled Piaggio NRG drag racer from Cologne

Definitely not suitable for the average European teenage delinquent: this nitrous-injected racer has quintupled its power output and runs on tiny slicks.

Zeus: A vintage BSA/JAP drag bike restored by Kevin Busch.

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 22 December, 2019

Zeus: A vintage BSA/JAP drag bike restored by Kevin Busch.

‘Twins FT’: A Royal Enfield x Harris flat tracker

Are Royal Enfield about to get into the flat track game? This prototype, built around the 650 twin engine and with a Harris frame, is a pretty strong hint.

A Zero FX flat tracker built by a clay sculptor

Cutting edge tech, old fashioned skills: Munich-based automotive modeller Nick Graveley transfers his skills to the Zero FX electric motorcycle.

How to turn a Husqvarna FE 501 into a rally motorcycle

Custom builder Mark Johnston decides to go racing—in the African desert. Here's how he built up a Husky FE 501 for the Kalahari Rally.