Auto Fabrica Type 3

Nov 30, 2013 | 5 Comments
Auto Fabrica Type 3

Da Vinci said, ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’, or was it Auto Fabrica?  What started life as a standard SR250, Yamaha’s desperately sad wanna be chopper from the ’80’s, has ended up as a breathtakingly simple tracker […]

Spirit of the 70s’ Fox

Nov 29, 2013 | One Comment
Spirit of the 70s’ Fox

Like many of us, Alastair Fox saw Spirit’s trend setting S6 and immediately started to fantasise about owning something similar.  But rather than just drooling over the photos and day dreaming, he purchased a suitable donor, handed […]

Spirit’s RD400

Nov 28, 2013 | 8 Comments
Spirit’s RD400

Chris Bullick originally bought his RD400C in 1977 when he was a sixth former, and the same year that EMI signed the Sex Pistols, Star Wars was released, and Elvis left the building. The RD400 was a […]

Lucky Cat Garage SprintBeemer

Nov 27, 2013 | 6 Comments
Lucky Cat Garage SprintBeemer

You will undoubtedly have seen this bike already, as it’s hardly a me-too build, despite being (mostly) a BMW flat-twin. Previous pics of the bike have done the rounds, but you may also have seen her in […]

RBC’s CB250

Nov 27, 2013 | One Comment
RBC’s CB250

Over the last few weeks we’ve been sending Bike Shed T shirts all over the world – South Africa, Australia, Germany, even India.  It’s a good feeling to know how global this ‘scene’ has become.  So when […]

HCG #20 CX500

Nov 26, 2013 | 10 Comments
HCG #20 CX500

Yes, it’s yet another really nice looking CX500, but this one looks a little more different than all the other ‘different’ looking Honda transverse twin workhorses – and it’s mostly down to the tank. Perhaps Federico and […]

Clutch Customs BMW R75/7

Nov 26, 2013 | No Comments
Clutch Customs BMW R75/7

A French poet once wrote, ‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away’. This mantra could be emblazoned bold on the Paris based Clutch Custom […]

Pacific Motorcycles’ Red Rocker

Nov 25, 2013 | One Comment
Pacific Motorcycles’ Red Rocker

The last time we heard from Alan, he was a humble shed-builder who had put together a really nice looking Suzuki GS550, AKA Stray Dog, which impressed us a lot and was a very popular bike, and […]

Kruz Co’s xs400

Nov 25, 2013 | No Comments
Kruz Co’s xs400

Often the builders we get in The Shed are nothing short of visionaries.  Take Kruz Customs for example.  They looked at a 1980 Yamaha XS400 Custom and saw a classy, race inspired Tracker.  That takes some serious […]

Shed X’s Ducati Sport Classic

Nov 23, 2013 | No Comments
Shed X’s Ducati Sport Classic

Jim & Neil from Shed X have been impressing us with their Antipodean take on timeless Ducati cafe racers for a while, so we tried to impress Neil with the fact that we have several Ducati Sport […]

Kevils Azure

Nov 22, 2013 | No Comments
Kevils Azure

Seems like everyone out there is building supercool BMW R series customs these days, and that’s probably because they are. It’s a relatively affordable donor, and much lighter and more punchy than you’d expect, and by messing […]

Bucks’ Monster Ducafe

Nov 22, 2013 | 6 Comments
Bucks’ Monster Ducafe

Steve Hillary, proprietor of the UK’s infamous Redmax Speedshop, has been around the custom scene for a good while, and he knows his Café/Custom onions, but we also happen to know that he’s a bit of a […]