Jasin MC’s CB400 Street Tracker

Aug 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
Jasin MC’s CB400 Street Tracker

Our inbox pinged, and once again Warsaw came calling with a new CB400 build from Adam & Tom Jasinski, AKA Jasin Motorcycles, but this time their donor of choice is configured as a Street Tracker, and is […]

OEM’s Vulcan

Aug 29, 2013 | 7 Comments
OEM’s Vulcan

Having established themselves as purveyors of quality Enfield-based bobbers, Old Empire Motorcycles were keen to show that they had a few more strings to their bow by putting their stamp onto a 1975 Honda CB250 G5, and […]

John’s Ryca

Aug 28, 2013 | No Comments
John’s Ryca

One of the best things about having a mid life crisis is that everyone knows it means you can go out and get yourself an inappropriate motorcycles and do something unwise with it, and that’s exactly what […]

Tom’s XJ550

Aug 27, 2013 | 7 Comments
Tom’s XJ550

Inspired by the likes of the Wrench Monkees and Cafe Racer Dreams (clearly a man of good taste) Tom Nadin decided to take his skills as a Design Engineer and turn this ebay-sourced Yamaha XJ550 into a […]

Maria Motorcycles Panzer

Aug 27, 2013 | 2 Comments
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 necessarily expect the bike to come out looking so, well, …refined. But there’s more to this […]

Chris’ GS650E Cafe Racer

Aug 21, 2013 | 5 Comments
Chris’ GS650E Cafe Racer

We get more than a few red-framed, silver tanked, mid-sized, shed-built cafe racers here on The Bike Shed, but they never fail to pull a crowd online, or in the flesh. It’s a formula that just looks […]

Roy’s Cook’s Rogue

Aug 20, 2013 | 12 Comments
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 by a 45 year old shed-builder who is described as being “new to bikes, full stop” […]

Pure Motorcycles Black Beauty

Aug 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
Pure Motorcycles Black Beauty

Pure Motorcycles have mastered the art of refining the CB500 and have put several stunning examples together. Some are cafes, some are set up more as brat/trackers, but they are all crowd pullers, as we saw at […]

Ron’s Rocket Retro Zephyr

Aug 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
Ron’s Rocket Retro Zephyr

Kawasaki’s were arguably the first to recognise the power of retro back in the xxx when they created the Zephyr, a bike perhaps best described as a homage to the original 1970s Z650 and Z900. But looking […]

Jones Customs’ Green Genie

Aug 16, 2013 | 5 Comments
Jones Customs’ Green Genie

We love a good ebay find, but this one was a lot more interesting than most, and led it us to hooking up with Antony Jones of Jones Custom Cycles in the South of England. The bike […]

Stew’s Honda 400Four Cafe Racer

Aug 14, 2013 | 10 Comments
Stew’s Honda 400Four Cafe Racer

The Honda CB400Four is a sweet looking bike even before you start messing with it, but there’s still plenty of scope for the usual strip down and cafe-fication, and one has been very tastefully put together by […]

Pete’s Magneto

Aug 13, 2013 | 14 Comments
Pete’s Magneto

This is Pete Thompson’s third build so he’s clearly got the hang of it by now, as this lovely CB650 shows. The black and gold pinstripe paint is a classic look but it’s been done beautifully. The […]