Distinguished Gent’s Ride 2013

Jul 31, 2013 | 28 Comments
Distinguished Gent’s Ride 2013

The Distinguished Gentleman’s ride has returned and we are very chuffed to say that the BSMC are the official hosts of the London event for the second time. Dapper chaps (and ladies) riding tasteful timeless motorcycles, in […]

Ian Solley’s R80

Jul 31, 2013 | 10 Comments
Ian Solley’s R80

Most of the BMWs on the Bike Shed, and elsewhere, are cafe racers, scramblers or brat-style so it’s nice to see a completely unique R80 which not only takes boxer twins in a fresh direction, but pretty […]

Emporio Elaborazioni’s Carnera

Jul 30, 2013 | One Comment
Emporio Elaborazioni’s Carnera

BMW Boxer twins are rarely described as ‘elegant’ but when you look close-up at the detailing and refinement on this airhead, the bike really does tick that box, and Dopz and the Emporio Elaborazioni crew who built […]

Dave Taylor’s XS750 Cafe Racer

Jul 29, 2013 | 13 Comments
Dave Taylor’s XS750 Cafe Racer

David Taylor and his family have built so many bikes on the Bike Shed we might need to give him his own category. This latest brat/cafe/tracker custom was built as another family collaboration by David and his […]

Jasin MC’s CB400 Cafe/Brat

Jul 26, 2013 | 3 Comments
Jasin MC’s CB400 Cafe/Brat

We are seeing a lot more of the later, mid eighties CBs being customised these days. The wheels may be pressed rather than wire spoked, and the tanks may have a less classic shape, but the engines […]

Vintage Addiction Moped Madness

Jul 25, 2013 | One Comment
Vintage Addiction Moped Madness

You may have noticed we don’t often do scooters, but when we do it’s because they are properly special, and this wee beastie is one such suped-up scoot, made from so many donor parts we’re not quite […]

Besi Kz200 Sweet Cafe Racer

Jul 24, 2013 | One Comment
Besi Kz200 Sweet Cafe Racer

The KZ200 isn’t a motorcycle we see often here on The Bike Shed, but in Indonesia the 0.2 litre Kawasaki holds a special place for bikers, as it was the first official ‘big’ cc bike to be […]

Tom’s XS650

Jul 23, 2013 | No Comments
Tom’s XS650

Tom Elliot sent us a couple of mobile phone snaps of his shed built xs650 via Facebook, and we liked it so much we asked for more. It may be a humble build in his view, but […]

Tim’s Brat-Style CB750

Jul 22, 2013 | 9 Comments
Tim’s Brat-Style CB750

Tim is a typical cafe/brat convert: Early forties, married with two kids & two dogs, and he’s bike obsessed. But having previously owned all the usual Japanese Superbike suspects including a Fireblade, ZZR, SV1000 etc, Tim stumbled […]

Cafe Racer Dreams Kz750 Twin

Jul 19, 2013 | 3 Comments
Cafe Racer Dreams Kz750 Twin

Hands up, we admit it. We love Cafe Racer Dreams‘ bikes – and we make no apologies for it, and the reason is simple; builds like this Kz750 Twin brat. In most respects the brat style take […]

Down & Out’s T100 Cafe Racer

Jul 19, 2013 | 3 Comments
Down & Out’s T100 Cafe Racer

This lovely Hinckley Triumph cafe racer was originally destined to be a brat-style build, but Shaun from Down & Out Cafe Racers up in Yorkshire had a change of plan after the rear had been chopped. Shaun’s […]

Crazy Cust CB400

Jul 15, 2013 | 6 Comments
Crazy Cust CB400

It’s good to see more good stuff coming out of Central Europe, so we’re very happy to share this Honda CB400 build straight outta Sofia in Bulgaria by Crazy Customs. “Greetings to everyone on the Bike Shed. […]