86 Motorcycles CJ360 BratRat

Nov 22, 2014 | No Comments
86 Motorcycles CJ360 BratRat

Cristobal Quintana from Santiago, Chile seems to have found his feet with the 86 Motorcycles formula. Bare tanked ratty-brats. Each time we feature one of their bikes I’m reminded of why I’m up early on a weekend writing this, […]

Hammer KraftRad R100R

Nov 19, 2014 | No Comments
Hammer KraftRad R100R

Nominative determinism is a wonderful theory that a person’s name somehow influences or determines a key aspect of their career, character or interests. Did the former MD of Danone, Bruno Fromage, grow up with his yoghurty fate already sealed? […]

Kevils Sapphire

Nov 18, 2014 | No Comments
Kevils Sapphire

Demand is a tricky thing. I learn’t in economics class that one can plot such a thing on a rather boring looking graph, and that a man called Jean-Baptiste Say invented a law which stated; if Kevils Speed […]

Revival Cycles Moto Morini 500GTS

Nov 17, 2014 | 7 Comments
Revival Cycles Moto Morini 500GTS

In a game of word association it’s unlikely that ‘the 1980’s’ will elicit a response of ‘good taste’. So when a client approached Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles with an old Morini and thoughts of ’80s Italian Supercars […]

Pure Motorcycles CB650

Nov 13, 2014 | One Comment
Pure Motorcycles CB650

To the uninitiated the mention of custom motorcycles will forever conjure images of stretched Harley’s decked out in handlebar tassels and flaming paint jobs ridden by fat men in leather chaps. Whilst it is entirely certain that […]

Kevils Rat Tracker

Nov 12, 2014 | No Comments
Kevils Rat Tracker

It didn’t take that long for motorcycle manufacturers to sit up and realise that the adventure and sports bike markets were floundering, customers preferring to spend a couple of hours adding personal touches to their bike, rather than […]

deBolex Mk1b

Nov 11, 2014 | No Comments
deBolex Mk1b

If being a thoroughly nice chap paid the bills then Calum, the front man of deBolex, would be able to kick back with a Piña Colada and watch the world go by. Unfortunately hard work and an […]

Shanghai Customs GN250

Nov 10, 2014 | No Comments
Shanghai Customs GN250

I presume the Chinese equivalent of the Highway Code is a simple document. From my time there I recall seeing just one ‘rule of the road’ as such. That appeared to be: Try not to crash into anyone […]

Gareth’s Norton 850 Fastback

Nov 4, 2014 | No Comments
Gareth’s Norton 850 Fastback

For everyone there’s one bike that captured the childhood imagination, one machine that fuelled the two wheeled dreams that propelled them along the long twisty road of frustrated joy that a lifetime of biking brings. For me […]

Cafe Racer Dreams XR600

Nov 3, 2014 | 4 Comments
Cafe Racer Dreams XR600

This season’s new black seems to be the Street Tracker or Scrambler, or perhaps some Frankenstein love child of the two. No longer though is it acceptable to slap a set of knobblies on a street bike […]

Carl Fogarty’s Dominator

Oct 31, 2014 | No Comments
Carl Fogarty’s Dominator

You don’t become 4-time WSBK Champion, IOM TT lap record holder, GP racer, NW200 winner, Macau GP winner etc etc. without knowing a thing or two about what makes a good motorcycle. Perhaps more importantly than that […]

HCG R100RT

Oct 30, 2014 | No Comments
HCG R100RT

It’s a sad state of affairs when the only time Argentina gets in the UK news is when the Top Gear buffoons chase cod-scripted sensationalism to get Daily Mail reader’s kecks all of a flutter. Thankfully in […]