We knew it had to happen. The generation-long “Easy Riders” orthodoxy of custom-bike design has finally sputtered out, setting people free to build whatever they like. Remember that word, freedom? It means no one laughs and points if you fail to include a bellowing Harley-Davidson engine in the middle, with a Schwinn wheel way out [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Photographer : Cody Nutter
OCC Press Release: Orange County Choppers is back at it again. They are about to begin production on a new T.V. Series for a new Network. Before they begin, the team needs some fresh blood – Someone who will work alongside Paul Senior, running the shop and helping build some of the best custom motorcycles [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Roaring Toyz Press Release: Roaring Toyz introduces their Pin Stripe Series Billet Floorboards. These new billet floorboards were designed to be longer and wider than stock Harley floorboards for a reason…they give your feet room to move around on long rides which helps eliminate fatigue. They also feature “dropout slots” for you to rest the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
One Show Press Release: As part of the festivities surrounding the Red Bull Grand Prix Of The America, lovers of motorcycles, art, music & design will descend upon East Austin when the One Motorcycle Show, a free showcase of authentic custom motorcycles and the “21 Helmets” exhibit, a one-off works of motorcycle helmet art, will [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Michael Alan Ross
Billy Joel is telling Tom Cotter a story about his buddy, fellow hall-of-fame rock-’n’-roller Bruce Springsteen. “Bruce is always looking for a character bike. He has one of the new Triumph Bonnevilles, which is a great bike. I told him about our shop, so he came down in the middle of winter. It’s freezing—minus five [...]Read Full Post | Comments(12)
Photographer : Barry Hathaway
While we can all agree that Indian’s new Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin is perhaps the most significant cruiser news since, well, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod, what about the cool retro-looking machine it powered at today’s historic Daytona unveiling? The stunning creation is called the “Spirit of Munro,” and in addition to being a rolling technology demonstrator [...]Read Full Post | Comments(7)
Deus Ex Machina Press Release: All hail the single cylinder. It’s the hardest working engine in motorcycling and it deserves serious respect. Join us at The Emporium of Postmodern Activities on Saturday March 2nd as we pay tribute to the almighty thumper and throw a little Show & Shine à la Deus Ex Machina. We invite [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
DSR GP250R Café Racer Darrell Schneider’s first two-wheel custom is this Honda CRF250R-based café racer.
Photographer : James Wirth
Admit it: Riding dirtbikes on the street is fun. Problem is, it looks a bit awkward, like a dune buggy on asphalt. And there’s that whole no-license-plate thing. One solution? Convert your moto-cross bike into a chic café-style road-racer, which is precisely what Darrell Schneider, a well-known classic car restorer from Concord, California, has done [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Wunderlich “MadUSA” Custom BMW S1000RR – Riding Impression The German accessory-maker builds the naked bike we all want.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Hello, BMW? Is this thing on? Um, you’ve completely changed your ways in recent years. Your turnsignal switch is normal, you built a class-dominating inline-Four that actually runs across the frame like on other sportbikes, and you killed it with the K1600 tourers. And yet, here we sit, staring at this naked S1000RR and wondering [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
What is “MadUSA” and how about this Wunderlich thing? Deciphering Algemeine Betriebs Erlaubnis and the strange name of this mad machine.
Okay, we’ll dive right into this naked BMW’s MadUSA name. You may remember “Mad Max,” the knobby-tired S1000RR special built by Wunderlich in Germany (pictured above). Our testbike kept the “Mad” of that bike and added “USA,” since this streetable machine was built to ride stateside. “We think the bike is a beauty like in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)