As if we didn’t see this one coming.  America’s beloved motorcycle manufacturer has just gone and dropped a commissioned custom LiveWire One – and the electric motorcycle will be built as a limited edition signature bike for the masses.  According to both AutoEvolution and Bike Exif, the custom job on Harley Davidson‘s first electric motorcycle …

When we covered what Bandit9 Motorcycles was up to back in August, founder Daryl Villanueva had just given us a hint of what his company was planning in the following interview quote:  “Imagine a motorcycle designed and built with the same precision you’d find in a spaceship…I’m sure our customers are going to feel the …

What happens when you put Lambo paint on an Indian drag bike? All sorts of magic. According to a report from MCN, Indian Motorcycle Metz has gone to town customizing two Indian Scout bikes. The French dealer created these beauties in commemoration of 100 bikes sold at their dealership.  Each bike has a special theme – …

Harley-Davidson has been busy – and with 2021 coming to an end, the American motorcycle manufacturer shows no signs of slowing down. Harley has just released a special edition of their Street Glide hot-rod bagger model, complete with a new paint job – and I’m not lying when I say that the juicy hues are …

Customize It Yourself, or Leave It to the Professionals Indian’s newly unveiled 2022 Chief is truly a sight to behold. After the first Chief rolled off of the production line in 1922, Indian has been hard at work over the century updating the motorcycle to give us the bike we have today. Not only has …

The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900: Accessible Cruiser For Everyone Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 comes in three sets of clothing: The bare, raw 900 Classic, a city cruiser through and through; the 900 Custom, an expression of American custom style from Japanese manufacturer; and the 900 Classic …

A couple of months ago we covered the BRP giveaway that was put on by the Road Warrior Foundation and primarily sponsored by Can-Am On-Road. We recently received a follow-up from the BRP team and we couldn’t be more proud to share this positive and heart-warming outcome. The giveaway received more than 500 nominations from deserving …

Pay Homage To the Greats Many individuals like myself prefer the styling of things old and historic; Arturo Magni was in the same boat. Once an integral part of the MV Agusta racing brand, the Magni Brand has blasted thelselves back to the 50s and 70s with the creation of this amazing one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle. …

Word is Bond If you were one of the few customers that placed cash deposits for the upcoming Norton Commando under the previous administration; good news, the motorcycles are on the way. And for those of you that missed the opportunity to secure one of these bikes, there might even be a few leftovers for …

That Was Quick Many people on the internet took note when Harley-Davidson returned the 1250 prototype to the “coming soon” section of their website; myself included, you can find that article here. We now know for certain that the heritage-styled motorcycle will feature the same water-cooled 1250cc V-Twin Revolution powertrain found in the upcoming Pan …

A Replacement For the Sportster? The ‘Future Vehicles’ section of the Harley-Davidson website contains a new addition to the list; the ‘High-Performance Custom Model’ quoted as being planned for 2021. This list also has their highly anticipated ADV model, the Pan America, so you know this dream will probably become reality with big details coming …

They’re Shipping These Bikes Quickly It’s only been a couple of weeks since Honda of India introduced the H’Ness CB350 but already the company is shipping bikes to customers. According to Hindustan Times, Honda announced it was shipping new bikes to customers across India.  Honda held a special event to celebrate the bikes leaving the …

The Smart Helmets Are Coming At WBW, we have talked about the upcoming Forcite MK1 smart helmet for quite some time now and I’m pleased to inform our readers that the helmet is finally being shipped for early-access buyers. Only 1000 units were planned on being manufactured for the first run, so for the lucky …

It’s Clear Why Ducati hosted a Custom Rumble competition, and recently over 70 motorcycles were entered from dealerships around the world, according to Motorcycle News. Ducati allowed a public vote to narrow the entries down to five bikes and the winner was selected by a panel of judges that included many influential members of the …

June 1, 2020, to be Exact Earlier this year, I reported the SW-MOTECH founded its first branch in the U.S., and that it would be expanding its operations here. Well, now more information has recently come out. The company will now start serving customers and dealers on June 1, 2020. SW-MOTECH also announced Sarah Schilke …

Keeping Riders Busy Roland Sands Design (RSD) is known for its killer gear, but the company also makes fantastic custom parts for riders. The company now is holding The Corona Virus Bike Build Off to help keep you from getting too bored while you’re in quarantine. RSD has discounted its parts at 19 percent across …

Make Your Harley Stand Out If there’s one thing that Harley guys like to do it’s to customize their bikes to make them more enjoyable and stand out from the crowd. Harley-Davidson knows this and because of that, it has decided to put out a slew of new parts in 2020 for customizing all sorts …

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Links The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom differs quite a bit from its other Vulcan 900 series brethren. While the engine, a 903 cc SOHC liquid cooled V-twin with 50 crank HP and 57 lbs-ft of crank torque, is the same, the rest of …

It a Won Craziest Bike Award The Niken is a seriously odd machine. It’s unique. It’s innovative, and this particular one that was customized by Game Over Cycles in partnership with Yamaha is the craziest of them all. The bike was showcased at the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW 2019, in the German town of Bad Salzuflen. At the …

It’s Cool, Indeed When we think cool custom bikes, we don’t usually think of the Honda Gold Wing. The touring machine doesn’t necessarily lend itself to customization. However, Honda didn’t let that stop it from bringing a super-cool custom Gold Wing to Daytona Bike Week. It calls the bike the “Cool Wing.” The team at …

Get Your Fix of Beautiful Customs Custom motorcycles are intoxicatingly beautiful works of art that also happen to provide some of the most fun you can have on two wheels. Now there’s a feature film called Oil In The Blood. The film premiered at the One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. You can check out …

A Naked Italian Stallion While Ducati hasn’t made any announcements about a production version of a naked Panigale V4, there’s a good chance it will build one and soon. When it does, let’s hope it looks this good. Officine GP Design built a unique naked version of the bike called the V4 Penta. It’s available for …

Don’t Bet Against It We reported on the fact that the first Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) will be a Thruxton R TFC and will come out in January of 2019. In that article, we also mentioned the possibility of the next TFC build being a Rocket III. But could that really be the case? You …

This Bike Will Satisfy Your Need for Speed There are few things I love more than 1980s Kawasaki sportbikes, especially ones that have been fiddled with. The GPz750 Turbo shown in the pictures allegedly makes 180 hp, according to its eBay seller. The seller states that before he had to downgrade his bike to its …

I remember as a kid, my friends and I would always be “tinkering” with our BMZ bikes. Taking things off, putting things on, getting it just right… Then came motocross, the same thing would happen… Change this, change that, all in the interest of getting what you wanted. I remember installing a CR80 front end …

GiMoto Custom Motorcycle Leathers It was just about this time of year, long ago and far away, when Mom would drag me to the nearest department store to poke through the new crop of fall clothes for the upcoming school year. But we ran into the same problem every fall. I wasn’t short, fat or …

Reading the webBikeWorld technical article about fitting a tachometer to a Moto Guzzi ‘Jackal’ got the old brain cells whirring. Since buying my Jackal I had really missed the benefits of a tacho and as it was my first Guzzi, I could only go by the sound and feel of the engine to tell me whether or …

Moto Guzzi released information on the new 940 Custom motorcycle line at the November 2006 EICMA show in Milan.  Following is some of the detail and technical information translated and edited from the (rather prosaic) Moto Guzzi press release. 940 Custom The Italian street roadster.  The 940 Custom symbolizes freedom, technology and Italian elegance just …

Custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport The story: I received these photos one day from Jeff W. in a mysterious email: “Please let Guzzi people see these.”  I opened the .jpg’s to find what’s got to be the hottest V11 Sport around. So here are the photos of Jeff’s custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport and some info …

1980 CB650C’80 650 Custom It came in Black or Candy Muse Red The gas tank and side covers were solid color The exhaust system was a 4-into-4 The front forks had a straight axle (no air assist) The single front disc brake was hydraulic The engine was a 627cc 4-cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission …

1982 Honda Custom CM250C’82 Engine Engine Type Type: OHC parallel twin cylinder Displacement 234cc DRIVETRAIN N/A CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Candy Muse Red with Candy Antares Red Cosmo Black Metallic with Gray Metallic The tank and side covers are two-toned The “CM250 CUSTOM” side cover decal was gold The …

1980 CB750C’80 750 Custom It came in one of two colors: Candy Muse Red or Cosmo Black Metallic There was a single front hydraulic disc brake The engine color was silver The front forks were center-axle design The engine was a 749cc DOHC 4-valve air-cooled inline 4 cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission and a …

1979 CX500C’79 Custom Colors: Candy Plum Red Candy Universal Blue The pinstripes were gold The “CX500 CUSTOM” side cover decal was gold The front forks were the straight axle type The mirrors had a flat bas with thin, angled stalks The speedometer had a 120 mph (195 kph) limit The engine was a 496cc OHV …

1979 Honda GL400 Custom Engine Engine Type Liquid cooled, four stroke, longitudinal 800 V-twin cylinder, SOHC 4 valves per cylinder operated by pushrods Displacement 396cc Bore and Stroke 73 mm x 47.4 mm Compression Ratio 10.0:1 Valves 2 valves/cylinder Max Power 40 hp @ 9500 rpm Max Torque 3.22 kg-m @ 7500 rpm Drivetrain Transmission …

1980 CB900C’80 900 Custom It was available in one of two color: Candy Muse Red or Candy Poseidon Blue The pinstripes were gold and red The exhaust was a 4-into-4 The transmission was a 5-speed with a dual range sub-transmission thus giving it 10 actual speeds The engine was a 902cc DOHC 4-valve inline 4 …

1982 CM450C-82 Custom It came in one of two color schemes: Candy Muse Red with Candy Antares Red and Candy Empire Blue with Candy Dark Blue The gas tank and side covers were 2-toned The “CM450 CUSTOM” side cover decal was gold The comstar wheels were highlighted black The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 …

1983 CB1000C’83 1000 Custom Engine Engine Type Four cylinder DOHC 16 valve Displacement 973cc Bore and Stroke 67mm x 69mm Compression Ratio 9:1 Fuel Delivery Four 32mm CV-type Carburetors Exhaust system Four-into-four Ignition system Transistorized pointless StarterStarting system Electric Fuel type Regular gasoline DRIVETRAIN Transmission Five speed witdh Hi/Lo Secondary Transmission Clutch Wet multi-plate Wheels …

A Bell Star Custom…Squared! Remember the custom-fitted Bell Star helmet review from last year? That’s the special program at Bell Helmets where they use a laser coordinate measuring machine to create a 3D model of your head. Then they build a carbon fiber Bell Star to fit! The result is a helmet that fits my head like …

A Helmet for the Rest of Us Round-heads, narrow-heads and anyone else with a head shape way out on the ± 2σ and beyond tails, rejoice! The impossible is possible and you too can have custom-fitted motorcycle helmet of your very own. All you need is money — lots of it — and an appointment …

Café Racers On Display at the 2013 AIMExpo October 17, 2013 – Quick video of some great-looking café racers at the 2013 AIMExpo show. Not sure where these came from; I assume a local club? The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club was also at the show with a fantastic display (photos below). wBW Video: Custom Café Racers at the …