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  • JEWEL, BRITANNIA. Old Empire’s ‘Gypsy’ Honda CB360 Cafe Racer

    When you’re as good Old Empire Motorcycles you don’t need to go hunting for work. Hell, their incredible histo...

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  • DOPE DIRIGIBLE. Kacerwagen’s ‘Zeppelina V72’ Board Tracker

    what do you do when finding an Indian in a barn is as likely as finding gold at the end of a rainbow? You make...

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  • PIPEBURN INTERVIEW: Calum From DeBolex Finds Oil In The Blood

    What’s better than a movie about motorcycles? If you answered, ‘A movie about custom motorcycles,” then you wi...

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  • NEW MODEL ARMY. Gannet & Fuhrer’s Honda ‘CB1000R-adical’ Neo Racer

    We have a rather unhealthy obsession with the limitless future of motorcycle design. Bring on the electric eng...

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  • MOTO PHOTOS: 2019 MBE Show, Verona, Italy

    Like Japan with their bullet trains and the Swiss being so good at watches, motorcycles seem to be at the very...

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  • FIFTY SHADES OF GREAT. Auto Fabrica’s Monochrome ‘Type 10B’ BMW R65

    When it comes to customising a motorcycle the ‘what’ hasn’t changed for more than 100 years; speed, sight and ...

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  • BOXER BULLION. Untitled’s ‘Silver City’ BMW R80 Street Scrambler

    We can pick a killer R-series BMW build from a mile away. And here’s one of the best, a glorious BMW R80 by Un...

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  • KESSEL COFFEE RUN. Ironwood’s ‘Latte Stormtrooper’ BMW R80 Bobber

    Dutch shop Ironwood Motorcycles have dominated the classic BMW custom market in Europe. So much so, that their...

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  • PIPEBURN EXCLUSIVE: A Behind The Scenes Look At Royal Enfield’s New 650 Twins

    I’m in the boardroom of the new Royal Enfield Technical Centre at Bruntingthorpe in the UK. Next to me is Sidd...

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  • MOTO PHOTOS: 2019 One Moto Show, Portland, Oregon

    It’s crazy to think that nine years ago we featured a few bikes from a little show in Portland called the ‘One...

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  • FORREST THUMP. Red Clouds’ Twin Yamaha XT500 Enduros

    Luckily for us Seth and Casey Neefus, head honchos at Red Clouds, don't just make waxed cotton gear. They also...

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  • TRÈS BM. Sur Les Chapeaux de Roue’s Sweet BMW R850R Roadster

    The French seem to have an artisan approach to almost everything they do. It’s this exact philosophy that Sur ...

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  • GLAMOUR HAMMER. Wrench Kings’ ‘Anvil’ Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

    The 90s CBs offer a golden opportunity for customisers. 70s look with 90s reliability and all for a cheap as p...

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  • POWER COUPLE. Zanutto Engineering’s ’71 Yamaha R5 Restomod Racer

    Imagine a partner that was as keen to mix two-stroke as you were. Well, for San Diego’s Eric Zanutto and his w...

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  • PIPEBURN REVIEW: Triumph’s 2019 Scrambler 1200 XE

    From corner to corner, the 2019 Triumph Scrambler XE consistently proves that it was not only made to conquer ...

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  • MIRTH, WIND AND FIRE. Mellow Motorcycles’ ‘C4’ Kawasaki Zephyr Neo-Cafe

    In the 1990s, some Japanese manufacturers were already selling retro remakes and industry experts thought the ...

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  • ZEE WHIZ. BGM Cafe Racer’s ’78 Kawasaki Z400 Street Scrambler

    BGM Cafe Racers’ Tonie Wishart is trying to redeem himself. Years ago he disassembled his Dad's bike and never...

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  • COOL RUNNINGS. Banb Motorcycle’s ‘Zumax’ Suzuki GSX750 Inazuma Racer

    Ostentatious oil coolers have been a stock-in-trade item for Japanese car customisers for decades. But what ab...

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  • COOL CHANGE. Benjie’s Classic Harley Softail Bobber

    As many shops now ponder their 142nd cafe racer build, the trends that prevailed in the 70s, 80s and 90s are n...

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  • RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Pop Bang Classics’ ‘Borg’ Honda CB450

    What’s the point of a polished custom if it’s just going to get eaten by salt spray? Well, that’s how Brisbane...

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  • ON THE GAS. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Blue Velvet’ BMW R80RT Cafe Brat

    Unless you’re a pimp, then you’re probably best leaving the velvet threads in the draw. But North Carolina’s T...

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  • WAR HORSE. David Meyer’s Magestic ‘Balios’ Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

    Here's Georgia’s David Meyer with his immaculate ‘74 Honda CB550 cafe named after Achilles’ immortal war-horse...

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  • HERD MENTALITY. Two Yamaha XV Cafe Fighters from Moose Motodesign

    It seems pretty clear to us that there’s something weird going on with the Polish water. Forget fluoride or va...

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  • QUICK AND THE DEAD. Exesor Motorcycles’ ‘Santoku’ ’76 SUZUKI GT250 Racer

    Face it. The days of new road legal two-stroke motorcycles are fast being resigned to the scrap heap of histor...

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  • SUPER DOOPER HAWK. Moto Conspiracy’s Stunning ’64 Honda Street Tracker

    In a place where bigger is always better, it’s surprising to see a shop like the Moto Conspiracy and their sve...

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