When the good people at Tony Prust’s Analog Motorcycles decided to take on this monochromatic build, we were excited. As much as a healthy dose of orange will always suit the bikes of our favorite Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, there’s something so beautifully suave yet calming about slate-themed scoots about the countryside proper.  The minimalist lean …

I know what you’re thinking.  “How in bloody sausages does a bike like that rake in $45,000 at an auction?” While the aesthetic of the bike might come across as leaving something to be desired (I know it did for me at first glance), the looks of the thing is not the selling feature.  Vyrus …

2003 Never Looked So Good Every time we smack into a top-shelf custom build, we’re impressed at how frequently minimalism plays a role in the final project.  Take this badass 2003 Ducati Monster SR4, for instance.  Labeled by HiConsumption as ‘proof that [Ducati] can get more badass,’ the build itself – completed by none other …

If TRON’s Hooners Had Sidecars It’s not often that you see a bike build that includes a sidecar, let alone a project that puts a futuristic lean on the whole caboodle, but that’s exactly what the blokes at AOE Mobility did – and if you ask me, it kind of suits the bike better than …

What happens when you stuff a 618 cc L-twin engine into a hardtail built entirely of custom, one-off parts? An ‘impractical’ beauty of a project with the devil in the details – and apparently it’s a common sight to the Aussies at Machine1867.  “Machine1867 is a one man operation,” cites their website.  “Everything is created …

It’s the end of Q4 2021. You’re at the store, picking out charcuterie boards and beers for the evening festivities, having a ball of a time. You know what would make it even better? A pretty bike – and we’re pretty sure this custom creation from Blacktrack Motors would be a big hit with celebrity …

If Naughty Had a Name… AutoEvolution has just covered a bike project from the shop of Tommy and Sons – and if there were ever a perfect blend of ‘mean’ and ‘sophisticated’, this bike would fit the bill perfectly. The report states that the 2016 VRSCF required a nasty 280mm rear tire and conversion kit, …

What do you get when you combine a titanium motorcycle frame with a prototype BMW boxer engine? A minimalist’s wet dream come true – and that’s just what the blokes over at Revival Cycles were going for when they dissected a BMW R 18 and spent a bit of time finding the line of normalcy and …

Remember Ducati’s 2021 World Premiere where they released a Ducati Diavel 1260, Lamborghini-edition? Well, somebody over at Newport Beach decided they wanted a bit more Lambo action in their own Ducati super bike – and given that they were in possession of the 500th (and very last) Superleggera V4 model, we’re thinking the exclusivity was just …

Revenge of the ‘Carbon’ators German bike shop Rod Squad has taken a Harley muscle machine and decked the thing out in carbon…plus a couple other nifty features.  The report from AutoEvolution states that many of this bike’s parts came from other shops such as “Roland Sands (riser, milled to fit a motogadget speedometer), Avon (tires), …

Look At That Bodywork.  Just LOOK AT IT. Taipei-based bike shop Cowboy’s Chopper brought a pretty beastie for us to gawk at – and we’re loving the custom-tailored subframe moment.  The donor bike for this tricked-out project is a 2006 Kawasaki ER-6F (the same that recently deceased Shunji Tanaka designed with Kawasaki back in his …

Yanko Design has been covering some custom beauties lately – and this time, they’ve gone and found a ‘shape-shifting’ motorcycle.  Let’s get into it.  The brains behind the process included Italian automotive designers Gianluca Bartolini and Francesco Iannuzzi, who purportedly “parted ways with the renowned design house Pininfarina to spin-off their own venture dubbed Dotto …

Brothers Aaron and Shaun Guardado started up SMCO (Suicide Machine Co.) in 2010, spending their days selling merch and building custom competition motorcycles in Long Beach “to back up the brand and feed their appetite for racing and performance.”  It’s been eleven years, with most of the duo’s efforts realized in the form of Harley-Davidson …

Somebody Got Their Hands On A LiveWire One™ And Did Beautiful Things To It Harley’s first custom LiveWire swept the newsstands a mere month and a half ago when Jens vom Brauck, a man in connection with JVB-Moto customs jobs, tricked out the EV as a limited edition signature bike, wrapping it in a blend …

MB (Martin Becker) Cycles has done it again – and this time, they’ve given us a gorgeously skeletal hardtail fit for a true bobber-lover.  The report from AutoEvolution states that the donor for this particular project was “a former Glemseck 101 race bike, sporting a hardtail framework and a 1996 Buell M2 Cyclone’s air-cooled 1,203cc …

Gō Takamine is an Okinawan bike shop owner with an impressive portfolio in the motorcycle community. From a young age, he’s had an eye for style – and now, he’s tricked out a 2022 Super Chief Limited for X-Men/Mad Max movie star Nicholas Caradoc Hoult with his signature ‘Brat Style,’ known around the world – …

“It seems I have built a chicken with underarms and headlamps.” Crazy words from a brilliant man. When Bernhard Naumann first began work on an R nineT for BMW, he didn’t start from initial sketches – nor did he sit down and outline the scope, topography, or profile of what he wanted this custom build …

When Francisco Alí Manén of Lord Drake Kustoms (LDK) sent us this beauty in a press release just before the weekend, I admit I wasn’t sure what to expect (beyond the generic aesthetics of a ruggedly handsome Harley-Davidson Softail Standard, of course).  So when I got to opening the media package, the first thing out …

When it comes to art, it doesn’t matter what niche the talent comes from – creativity is a flexible thing, so it’s not surprising to see inventions that work well on crossover collabs.  Here at wBW, we’ve seen lots of those projects funnel through the pipeline. We’ve covered tattoo artists’ collabs with custom shops to …

A European custom shop has just done what they do best on a Harley-Davidson Street Bobber – and the combo of 12-inch ape handlebars, and the blacked-out vibe is making me grin like a schoolgirl.  D-Star Customs is part of the D-Star group of companies best known for their racewear line,  formed in 2010 by …

When a bloke at Onehandmade decided to take on an iconic 1979 Ducati MH900e, there was so much to balance. First off, the MH900e is a hefty piece of Team Red history.  With the bike being revealed as Pierre Terblanche’s revolutionary homage to Mike Hailwood’s successes at the Isle of Man TT in 1978, few …

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 – …

I’m not typically one to yoink two thumbs up for minimalist motorcycles – but even I have to admit that the ABC 500 is a pretty machine.  The bike’s stark design, ‘everything is carbon fiber vibe and homage to the rich heritage of American racing history, has created a heady cocktail keeping viewers coming back …

When we think museum, we typically think of our past, generously sprinkled with a bit of the present; relics of our history, preserved for the education and wonderment of generations to come.  While this format has its place, there are some that also shift their focus forward the future – and there’s none that show …

“Only The Best Will Do” Triumph has just updated their Tiger 1200 range for the new year. Perks include a whopping weight drop and a deliciously long-range potential, among other updates – so let’s get into it.  The inline triple of the Triumph 1200 has been updated for increased efficiency, and despite dropping in power …

High-Performance Automotive Tuning….But For Bikes. This German aftermarket tuning and restoration brand has apparently been eying the two-wheeled market – and with the bang-on portfolio they brag in automotive tuning, Brabus could very well be a brilliant addition to the motorcycle industry.  Our source comes from a ‘leaked’ document via VisorDown – a set of …

Here at wBW, it is our pleasure and obsession to find the newest of the new; not only to write on the doings of major motorcycle manufacturers like Harley-Davidson, KTM, Honda, and Yamaha but also to bring to light the coolest cats from the farthest reaches of the interweb – and we have a particular …

Harley Davidson’s H-D1™ Marketplace is blasting through record-high sales in the pre-owned H-D bikes category – and the dealer-based listings keep coming in.  Originally a tick on the list connected to Harley Davidson’s 5-year Hardwire Strategy, the H-D1™ Marketplace was designed to “[improve] the desirability of [Harley-Davidson] and protect the value of [H-D] iconic products,” specifically …

I’m always ready to be first in line to try new things, especially if it involves motorcycles. An invitation to attend the FIRST Adventure Motorcycle Rally (that I’m aware of) in Sturgis, South Dakota came from our friend Anthony Silvotti at Revzilla about a month and a half ago. It teased a raft of alluring …

The Clubmans Show 2011 DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!! The Clubmans Show 2011 promises, as do all Clubmans Shows, to be a Must-See event for anyone with a love of Classic British Motorcycles. This is the 24th year of this amazing event. Sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of the BSA Owners Club, or BSAOC, the …

The Clubmans All-British Weekend 2005 had more than just gorgeous motorcycles. We had a celebrity. That’s racing legend Eddie Mulder on the left & BSAOC president Don Danmeier on the right, with the proud recipient of Best in Modified Class. THE BEST CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW AROUND I go to classic bike shows, auctions, rallies & …

BSAOCNC – THE BSA OWNERS CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The Northern California BSA Owners Club was formed to promote the preservation and enjoyment of the motorcycles produced by the Birmingham Small Arms Company. Founded in 1985, the Club now has over 500 members, and has since its inception produced a monthly newsletter, the Bulletin. Technical …

1971 Triumph Trident T150 THE 1971 TRIUMPH TRIDENT EVOLVES After 2 model years since it’s introduction in 1969, the novel Trident triple continued to evolve slowly, both mechanically and stylistically. On the styling front, the restyled 1971 Triumph Trident benefited from all the new cycle gear introduced on the also new and it’s stablemate, the …

Keeping Busy During COVID-19 With a large portion of the world’s population working from home and generally staying at home, we’re all trying to find ways to stay sane. For us motorcyclists, it’s even tougher. All we want to do is go out and ride as the weather warms up. Richard Hammond is no exception. …

I’ve never ridden a big touring motorcycle from the Honda or Indian lineup of bikes. I have ridden and reviewed other bikes from Ducati, KTM, and Harley Davidson. Lately, the thought of branching out and seeing what I’ve been missing has germinated and even grown some strong roots. I feel like I might be missing …

Custom Bikes, Surf Boards, and Bros Deus Ex Machina is a postmodernist, hipster’s wet dream. It’s an awesome custom bike shop, a surf shop, a cafe, a gear and apparel seller, and now it’s put out a film. Based in Los Angles, California, the company made a movie that’s perfectly “on brand,” so to speak. …

Post Navigation Day One / Day Two / Day Three / Day Four / The Fallout / Homeward Bound   This is the last half of the story to finish the one I wrote about riding my 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE from my home in Alberta, Canada to Dawson City, Yukon. That part can …

Back to the Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ghezzi-Brian Race Team What a motorcycle!  Here’s Larry Hubbard’s beautiful theme on the Moto Guzzi: a Ghezzi-Brian Supertwin 1100 motorcycle in all its glory!  Larry writes: “I personally own the first Supertwin the importer brought in and these are my thoughts on it.  The first thing you notice is quality of components, high end …

Shark RSR 2 Motorcycle I recently became the proud owner of an Arai RX-7 Corsair Nicky Hayden Laguna helmet and Shark RSR 2 Kasuaki Fujiwara racer replica. Being an avid race fan, it has been my goal to one day own a racer replica helmet. But I was waiting for a good deal first because …