Kevils R80 Gunfighter

Sep 30, 2013 | No Comments
Kevils R80 Gunfighter

When it comes to BMW R-Series customs, right now Kevils Speedshop is nailing it. Every single time. While Kev Hill and his crew initially got some criticism for specialising almost exclusively in flat-twin Beemer customs it’s now […]

Cerberus SR500

Sep 28, 2013 | 3 Comments
Cerberus SR500

Like a lot of hijacked bike-builds this SR500 project started out as a simple engine fix, as the bike was running poorly and smoking a bit, but the owner, James, quickly changed his mind after seeing another […]

Cafe2Ride CX500

Sep 26, 2013 | 3 Comments
Cafe2Ride CX500

The Honda CX500 was built in big numbers and used widely as a trusty work horse all around the world, and not least by London’s couriers, back in the day before emails and online bank transfers. The […]

Vince’s Speed Triple Cafe

Sep 25, 2013 | 3 Comments
Vince’s Speed Triple Cafe

It usually takes the likes of Spirit of the Seventies or Roland Sands to get our attention when it comes to customising a modern machine like the Triumph Speed Triple. While they’re lovely bikes, their very modern […]

Luke’s XS750 Free Willy

Sep 24, 2013 | One Comment
Luke’s XS750 Free Willy

The Robinsons Speedshop story continues, with the bike that changed Luke’s fortunes. It was his second build, but it was the bike that tipped the balance and inspired him to pack in 16 years of working as […]

Luke’s CB550

Sep 20, 2013 | One Comment
Luke’s CB550

This simple little Honda CB550 Cafe/Brat is another perfectly proportioned build from Luke Robinson of Robinson’s Speedshop in Southend in the UK. The bike was a commissioned build and the brief was clear: Paint it black, no […]

Maccomotors #4 “Big Zed Racer”

Sep 18, 2013 | 2 Comments
Maccomotors #4 “Big Zed Racer”

Jose & Tito have had a busy summer, but as well as the recent Dusty Pearl Triumph build they also found time to ‘knock-up’ this “BIG-Z RACER”. Based on Kawasaki’s trusty shaft-drive Z1100ST it’s a beast of […]

Jay’s GN250

Sep 18, 2013 | 10 Comments
Jay’s GN250

It all went wrong for Jay Aldred when he rode his bog-standard GN250 over to his mate Alec’s place, as Alec happens to be one half of Old Empire Motorcycles, where bikes enter “The House of Assembly” […]

Cafe2Ride CB750

Sep 17, 2013 | 5 Comments
Cafe2Ride CB750

Whenever we hook up with a new builder we always try to get the human angle. Sure, the donor, the spec, the journey of the build is all good stuff, but what about the Who? and the […]

Left Hand Cycles “The Transformer”

Sep 16, 2013 | No Comments
Left Hand Cycles “The Transformer”

So, you like cafe racer looks, with drop bars for that head-on aggressive look when you ride, but when it comes to day to day riding, you want something with a bit more of a Brat-style or […]

Luke Robinson’s XS750 Cafe/Brat

Sep 13, 2013 | 7 Comments
Luke Robinson’s XS750 Cafe/Brat

After seeking out Robinsons Speedshop in Essex to chase down a story on his tastefully crafted GS750 cafe racer, we were greeted by an inbox full of quality photos of Luke’s other builds, all put together since […]

it roCkS!bikes Sunburn

Sep 12, 2013 | One Comment
it roCkS!bikes Sunburn

Engineers Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos from Oporto in Portugal are it roCkS! bikes, and this build is the follow-up to their much acclaimed Gravedigger, which we featured on The Bike Shed a few months ago, and […]