OEM’s Vulcan

Vulcan THUMB

Having established themselves as purveyors of quality Enfield-based bobbers, Old Empire Motorcycles were keen to show that they had a few… »

John’s Ryca


One of the best things about having a mid life crisis is that everyone knows it means you can go out… »

Tom’s XJ550

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Inspired by the likes of the Wrench Monkees and Cafe Racer Dreams (clearly a man of good taste) Tom Nadin decided… »

Maria Motorcycles Panzer


When a custom Motorcycle builder decides to build a German brat-style BMW flat twin airhead and call it “Panzer”, you don’t… »

Chris’ GS650E Cafe Racer

Chris GS650E THUMB

We get more than a few red-framed, silver tanked, mid-sized, shed-built cafe racers here on The Bike Shed, but they never… »

Roy’s Cook’s Rogue


WTF? was our first reaction. Not only is this bike based around the unlikely Honda VTR Firestorm it’s also been built… »

Pure Motorcycles Black Beauty

Black Beauty THUMB

Pure Motorcycles have mastered the art of refining the CB500 and have put several stunning examples together. Some are cafes, some… »

Ron’s Rocket Retro Zephyr

Ron's Zephyr THUMB

Kawasaki’s were arguably the first to recognise the power of retro back in the xxx when they created the Zephyr, a… »

Pete’s Magneto

Magneto THUMB

This is Pete Thompson’s third build so he’s clearly got the hang of it by now, as this lovely CB650 shows…. »