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For those that build and ride custom motorcycles, that fall predominantly into the categories of, cafe racers, street scramblers, street trackers, desert sleds, bobbers and probably some others!
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Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Honda CB450 Cafe Racer | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
Purchased for $400 in non running condition with 1500 miles on the odometer is this little beauty a Honda CB450 Cafe Racer called 'Lucky 13'
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While I was on the Moto Rivista I found this one too! Very nice indeed!

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Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks | Bike EXIF

Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks | Bike EXIF | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
Francesc Galindo has a job most of us would kill for: he’s a MotoGP mechanic who flies around the world wrenching on bikes for the Pramac Racing Ducati team. In his spare time, he likes to work on customs. He runs Fgmotoworks, a small workshop… Read more »
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More Scrambler inspiration!  Nice job!

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EVE by Bandit 9 Motorcycles - Silodrome

EVE by Bandit 9 Motorcycles - Silodrome | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
EVE is the latest design from Bandit 9 Motorcycles and will form the beginning of their new operation in Saigon. Anyone who’s ever been to Vietnam, or pretty much anywhere else in South East Asia, will immediately understand the importance of the motorcycle to the local residents. In equatorial east Asia motorbikes aren’t weekend rocketships...
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Interesting looking motorcycle design, not sure about the rake on those forks though!

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Welcome

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Your Bike Got You Here. Reward it.
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I've had this on my biking kit wish list for a while now, great tent and a passionate company behind it.


Well worth a look if you're off on your bike this year.

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RVA Overland - Atom Bomb Custom Motorcycles

RVA Overland - Atom Bomb Custom Motorcycles | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
Custom Triumph and BSA motorcycles built by Clay Rathburn
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The attention to detail and engineering on this is truly gorgeous!

An inspirational build. Love it!

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The Speedmaster

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Like the look of this one, although I think the seat could be a little less curved. Good to see a different take on the Speedmaster.

Just watched the video and now realise why the seat is so curved, the bike's got nitrous! Fair play!

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Motorcorner-Speed Triple Hellfire - Motorradtests - MOTORRAD online

Motorcorner-Speed Triple Hellfire - Motorradtests - MOTORRAD online | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
Mit einer aktuellen Triumph Speed Triple ist wahrlich niemand untermotorisiert. Trotzdem kann man sich von allem ein bisschen mehr wünschen: mehr Feuer, mehr Fahrwerk, mehr Feinarbeit. Vorhang auf für die Triumph Hellfire von Motorcorner.
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That's the way to do it!

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Attention les yeux ! Voilà la Yamaha SR 500 street-tracker de Thomas...

Attention les yeux ! Voilà la Yamaha SR 500 street-tracker de Thomas... | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
Méchamment "upgraded" ! Chaque semaine c'est une poignée de nouvelles bécanes qui atterrissent dans la boite mail d'UPDLT, mais quand celle-là est arrivée elle est franchement sortie du lot, chapea...
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Good looking Street Tracker SR500, you'll have to Google translate on the page to find out more. Couple of videos to watch too.

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Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Gary | Custom Motorcycles & Classic Motorcycles - BikeGlam

Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Gary | Custom Motorcycles & Classic Motorcycles - BikeGlam | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
The Conversions of Honda CX500 cafe racer are becoming increasingly popular among custom bike builders around the globe. Initially these quirky looking
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Bit of a different take on customising the good old CX500!


I'm not sure about some of the angles, particularly the seat but sticking the tank on the other way round is novel and kind of works on this.

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The Dirt Bike by British Customs

The Dirt Bike by British Customs | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
“British Customs is a leading international supplier of Triumph-specific parts, accessories and gear – the market for Triumph parts has been growing exponentially in recent years and the Scrambler, Bonneville and Thruxton models have become...”
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More Scrambler goodness!
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MV Agusta Dragster *Official Video* - YouTube

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Looking forward to seeing more of this bike, looks interesting. Seems the video has been taken down on some sites. This one is currently working on YouTube, not very long, bit of a teaser, little bit of Metallica playing if you fancy it ;-) 


It may disappear as there seems to be some copyright issues?

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macco motors: BIKES FOR SALE

macco motors: BIKES FOR SALE | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
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Nice work by Maccomotors out of Spain. The angles on the seat, rear of the frame and mudguard are a real nice touch.

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Bikes for gravel roads!! / Wrenchmonkees

Bikes for gravel roads!! / Wrenchmonkees | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
We are doing a lot of bikes in 2014 and the range is very exciting.. here is a couple of gravel road bikes, but there will also be streetbikes, choppers and crusiers..
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I reckon this year will be the year of the Scrambler, Desert Sled and Street Tracker, seems like a few of the Pro builders are putting together some great examples already.

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Honda Custom CB900 bol d'or by FCR France

Honda Custom CB900 bol d'or by FCR France | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
Envisaging and witnessing the transformation from stock to this Honda Custom CB900 is the biggest reward for the builder and owner.
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Like this one, shown on Moto Rivista back in October 2013 but I just got to it via twitter.

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roaring bikes: Foto

roaring bikes: Foto | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
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Don't know much about this at all but I like it!

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How To Build A Cafe Racer

How To Build A Cafe Racer | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work.

Via Thierry
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Interesting article on designing a Cafe Racer.

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THE GREASY HANDS PREACHERS DOCUMENTARY

This film explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found their way to a happy life.
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Well worth backing this Kickstarter project,  looks like it'll be a good one if it hopefully gets funded!

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CB450 by Holiday Customs

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Jared Johnson's CB450 built for The One Motorcycle Show 2014



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Timbersled Mountain Horse: Dirt Bike Snow Kit

Timbersled Mountain Horse: Dirt Bike Snow Kit | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
So you thought that dirt bike of yours would have to be stowed away in the garage all winter long? Think again. The team at Timbersled have introduced an innovative kit that lets you transform your dirt bike into a...
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I know we have a load of rain currently but you never know when this could come in handy!

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Burly Brand Scrambler

Burly Brand Scrambler | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
Think of a scrambler motorcycle, and most folks will picture a modern Triumph or a vintage BSA. But David Zemla, who runs Burly Brand, decided to take a different tack. Could a Harley-Davidson Sportster be reconfigured for bombing down fire roads? After a lot of trial and error, not to mention a f
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If I had a Sportster this is what I'd do to it! Looks well!


Probably wouldn't be much fun down an English green lane and there's not much in the way of desert roads in the UK but it would be a hoot to ride!

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Honda CB250 by Exesor Motorcycles - Silodrome

Honda CB250 by Exesor Motorcycles - Silodrome | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
This custom Honda CB250 by Exesor Motorcycles is one of the most well engineered parts-bin specials we’ve ever seen here on Silodrome.
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Another fine machine, clean and simple lines and well thought out.

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Triumph Bonneville, CRD#10 "Night Track" - Cafe Racer Dreams

Triumph Bonneville, CRD#10 "Night Track" - Cafe Racer Dreams | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it

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Stripped back and clean lines on this one from CRD, like the work on the seat, that would look good on mine!
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ExesoR Cafe Racer - ExesoR-motorcycles Custom Motorcycles & Cafe Racers by Christian Schwarzenlander

ExesoR Cafe Racer - ExesoR-motorcycles Custom Motorcycles & Cafe Racers by Christian Schwarzenlander | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
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Probably the best thing you can do to a CB250, and very well done it is!

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GIBBONSLAP / Wrenchmonkees

GIBBONSLAP / Wrenchmonkees | Custom Motorcycles | Scoop.it
We have just returned from EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan, where we had the pleasure to introduce the
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Another fine machine from Wrenchmonkees out of Copenhagen.


They're making this available as a kit of parts so you can make one of your own, which I think will be something we'll start seeing a lot of this year.


The only sticking point is you'll need to buy a new SR400 as they were'nt originally imported into the UK or Europe as far as I remember, or you could be really clever and buy a load of used ones from Japan an ship them back ready for the demand!


Interestingly Yamaha are now marketing the new SR400 as a base model for you to customise yourself so it looks like the Wrenchmonkees have been pretty clever getting this kit out there!


Yamaha had a customised SR400 on their stand at Motorcycle Live, it was one of the nicest looking bikes at the show, annoyingly I forgot who built it, if you know please let me know!


We're going to be doing something similar for the Triumph Scrambler, currently designing and will be testing the first parts soon.

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