Classic and Custom Motorcycles

Classic Motorcycles, Custom Bikes, Customized Motorbikes

Roaring Toyz Enters Cruiser Market, Hires V-Twin Marketing

Roaring Toyz Custom Motorcycles Roaring Toyz, a known name in the world of custom sportbikes out of Sarasota, Fla., has recently hired V-Twin Marketing as its...

Vilner Aprilia Stingray | Realizing The Dream (Photo Gallery)

  Vilner Design House Situated on the eastern edge of Europe, just across the Black Sea from Asia, Bulgaria is an important location in the development...

Vintage Motocross: 1974 Yamaha YZ360

Vintage MX Motorcycles

In 1974 I was in high school, deeply embedded in my obsession with the budding sport of motocross. I was the happy owner of a 1973 Honda Elsinore but, as with all riders, was constantly aware of - and in some cases desirous - of other machines.

Steve McQueen 1942 Indian Scout

Steve McQueen’s Indian Scout: We Ride It

Steve McQueen's Indian Scout: We sent Mike Schulte out on Steve McQueen's Indian Scout. Here's what it's like to ride an iconic motorcycle.

1991 Honda CR500R | Custom Off-Road Motorcycle

Honda CR500R Custom

After building my first custom bike at age 14, a 1972 Yamaha GT80 with 1979 Kawasaki KX80 front forks and shocks which turned out remarkably well, I had the itch to build motorcycles.                                               

1971 Harley-Davidson Super Glide Retrospect | H-D History

In 1971, motorcycle icon Willie G. Davidson combined the post-Easy Rider custom motorcycle scene with Harley-Davidson's Electra Glide chassis and 1200cc powerplant. That enlightened fusion yielded the original “factory custom” motorcycle, the legendary 1971 Harley-Davidson Super Glide.
Ultimate Motorcycling Ducati 1098 Special - left profile

Ultimate Motorcycling Ducati 1098 Special Custom Motorcycle

Ultimate MotorCycling Special

Maybe you're too young. Or perhaps you are not intimately acquainted with automotive racing history. Whatever the reason, if dark and light blue stripes with red fail to make your heart go pitter-patter, you might miss the inspiration for the Ultimate MotorCycling Ducati 1098 Special.

1976 Kawasaki KZ900 Review - in action

1976 Kawasaki KZ900 | Motorcycle Review

The Z900 Family

The year 1967 was awash in monumental events. Summer of Love bromides aside, the image of Hendrix immolating his Strat at Monterey is a visual time stamp of a convulsive year. Change and upheaval, among other things, were in the air.

Honda VTX1300 Custom Motorcycle - Feature

AFT Customs VTX 13PS Credere | Honda VTX1300 Custom Motorcycle

AFT Custom Bike

“Accomplishment is about believing in a concept and your ability to follow it through,” says Jim Giuffra, founding partner of world champion metric bike builders AFT Customs. “Credere”—its name purposely chosen from the Italian verb “to believe”—affirms that philosophy. AFT's rendition of Honda's respected VTX1300 cruiser embodies Giuffra's sculptural vision and celebration of the female form.

Rooke Customs’ Darla | KTM-Based Masterpiece

The creation of a hand-built motorcycle is a series of philosophical milestones on a path of many forks. Some lead to the circus of today's custom bike world, others to obscurity, with fortitude and integrity the only companions on a route to transcendent reward. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values,” wrote Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead. The works of builder Jesse Rooke would have enriched her lexicon of individualism, for this is a happy man.