Frank’s Kraut Escape

Frank’s Kraut Escape

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Shed Builds | 3 Comments

Taking the prize for funniest bike name of the month has to be Frank Schulte’s shed-built BMW R60/5, “The Kraut Escape”, but it takes more than a mirthful moniker to get your bike featured on The Bike […]

Dutch’s Silver Surfer

Dutch’s Silver Surfer

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cafe Racer Customs, Dutch | 21 Comments

Owning The Best Bike In The World is clearly a subjective experience, but I think it’s achievable, and there’s a simple formula: Buy a motorcycle you love and have always wanted. Own it for ages, ride it […]

Carl’s Street Tracker

Carl’s Street Tracker

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Down & Out CR, Pro Builds | No Comments

When it comes to R-Series Boxer Twins the guys at Down & Out Cafe Racers are still on a roll. It’s not all that Shaun & Carl can build by any means, turning out some stunning bikes […]

Steel Bent Customs 125TT “RS”

Steel Bent Customs 125TT “RS”

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Pro Builds, Steel Bent Customs | 2 Comments

Up until recently Steel Bent Customs in Tampa, Florida, have been turning out super-clean, super-slim super-middleweight customs brats, with the odd cafe and scrambler thrown in, but with a growing appetite for small capacity customs it’s good […]

Tim’s Matchless KTM

Tim’s Matchless KTM

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Shed Builds | 13 Comments

When we asked for some Shed-Built bikes to show at the Bike Shed’s BSMC III Event last May, we knew from previous experience that we’d see some cool, crazy and desireable bikes, but this build was def […]

Robinsons Speedshop CU29

Robinsons Speedshop CU29

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Pro Builds, Robinsons Speedshop | 6 Comments

We’re used to seeing desirable CX500s now, so I won’t start this story with the usual Plastic Maggot pre-amble, but this build does take the whole pre-worn look to extremes with a corroded copper-coated tank that is […]

Kevils Scout

Kevils Scout

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Kevils, Pro Builds | 3 Comments

The latest Boxer from Kevils Speedshop in Devon is a 1980 R100 Street Scrambler called Scout, and it was commissioned by a leasing company executive in Kansas in the US. “Having had so much interest from a […]

Foundry MC Tiger 45

Foundry MC Tiger 45

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Foundry Motorcycle, Pro Builds | 3 Comments

Hook, Line & Sinker… I’m enrapt. Now, I’m not a Harley man, I’m not even a bobber fan, but this one is simply a fantastic bike and I genuinely want it. I need to own one. Don’t […]

Auto Fabrica Type 4

Auto Fabrica Type 4

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in Auto Fabrica, Pro Builds | 7 Comments

If you follow the Bike Shed at all you’ll know that we’re big fans of Auto Fabrica. Bujar & Gaz are young guns with an engineering background, blending style with substance on builds that make CGI renders […]

Foundry’s Matchless Bobber

Foundry’s Matchless Bobber

Posted on Jul 9, 2014 in Foundry Motorcycle, Pro Builds | 3 Comments

Coming into the scene from modern bikes and sports-nakeds, old school brands like Matchless have never really been on my personalĀ  radar. I appreciate the heritage and the die-hard classic following, but I wasn’t expecting to fall […]

Nick’s Redmax Speedshop Tracker

Nick’s Redmax Speedshop Tracker

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Pro Builds, Redmax Speedshop | No Comments

Honda’s NX650 and XL600 have recently becme popular donors for modern retro street trackers, but there are other reliable punchy middleweight Honda singles out there to choose from like the SLR, and the newer FMX. Meanwhile the […]

Down & Out Cafe Racers W650

Down & Out Cafe Racers W650

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in Down & Out CR, Pro Builds | 4 Comments

Kawasaki’s W650/800 doesn’t get as much custom-love as you’d expect. Sure, the bike was adopted by Deus as one of their main build platforms but considering how well suited the bike is as custom donor you’d think […]