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2021 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival First Look: 9 Fast Facts

With the Harley-Davidson lineup shrinking considerably for 2021, it frees up resources for The Motor Company to build special edition motorcycles. Part of Harley-Davidson’s...

Custom Ducati Hypermotard: Jorge Rodrigues’ Hypertracker

Never underestimate the power of a Monkey. “When I was about 8 years old,” Jorge Rodrigues relates, “my mother had a friend that had a...

BAAK USA Workshop Opens: New Custom Motorcycle Shop in Burbank

In October 2020, we showed you the fantastic BAAK Triumph Bonneville 1200 Moon. It is an impressive custom from Lyon, France. While we were...

MV Agusta Acquires Hailwood CSS 175 Racebike For Restoration

Any MV Agusta racer from the 1950s is going to be a special motorcycle to own. However, when the original owner is Stanley Hailwood,...
The 1981 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca has an unusual, sculpted look and a raft of features most other 750s of its day just didn’t offer.

1981 Yamaha Seca XJ750RH: Even After 40 Years It Hasn’t Mellowed

Looking back on it, I am amazed that I have owned this 1981 Yamaha XJ750RH Seca for 28 of its 40 years. What’s more, I...

86 Gear Motorcycles Yamaha XT630 Supermoto: Restomod Special

Sometimes the route to a custom build is a short one. An idea pops into a builder's head, and the process begins. Other times,...

Laurin & Klement Slavia B – The Birth of Škoda Motorsports 120 Years Ago

Czechs Václav Laurin and Václav Klement founded their bicycle manufacturing company in Mladá Boleslav, Bohemia, in 1895. The company, Laurin & Klement, started a...
Harley-Davidson Magazine

85 Years Ago Harley Davidson’s New Models Would Knock Your Eyes Out!

85 years ago, amid worldwide doom and gloom, The Motor Company forged ahead. Harley-Davidson’s house magazine, Harley-Davidson Enthusiast, was first published in 1916. It would...

Ironwood Custom Husqvarna 701: The Chain Smoker (Builder Interview)

Spare from the start, the Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen is a likely candidate for customization. While there may be a temptation to expand on the...

Sinless Cycles Collection at Mecum’s Las Vegas 2021 Auction: Top 7

Sinless Cycles out of Woodworth, La., is a renowned custom shop. It looks like the garage got a bit full, so they’re putting up...

Titan One: A Custom Honda CB360 Like No Other (Exclusive Interview)

Some custom motorcycles suck you in with beauty and artistry. Others are an unapologetic kick to the groin. With a wood seat, short unmuffled...

2021 House of Kolor Calendar: Motorcycles, Trucks, and Hot Rods

If you’re looking for a way to brighten up your new year, the 2021 House of Kolor Calendar has no shortage of retina-burning colors....
1973 Honda CB350F

How to Have a Cool Old Motorcycle (Without Getting Burned!)

Old bikes have that intangible something… Not everybody is into old motorcycles, or, for that matter, even what has become known as “modern retro” bikes. That...

Box39 Guido Custom Electric Motorcycle: The Inside Story

“I like art,” says Vlad Belyakov, founder of Box39, a custom motorcycle workshop in Moscow about 15 minutes north of the Kremlin. It is no...

1975 Bultaco Astro 360 Retrospective: Through A Racer’s Eyes

Two of the most unusual motorcycles of the early 1970s came from Spain to America with an unexpected mission—to win short-track racing everywhere from...