Chef Michel Bonet

Chef cooks up custom motorcycles

Brisbane-based French chef Michel Bonet has spent a lifetime cooking as well as cooking up some interesting custom motorcycles including an early supermoto. The 76-year-old was born in Burgundy and came to Australia in 1968 and spends six months here and six months in his country of birth — that is, until the pandemic! In …

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4 Simple Tips For Building Your Custom Dirt Bike

(Contributed post) As a motorcycle enthusiast, you may like a variety of bike types. Some people fancy cruiser bikes. Some people totally love cafe racers. Some go for the naked designs while some people choose to buy or build a rugged hot dirt bike. And if you fall in the last category, this blog post is …

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Custom Niken wins craziest bike award

Custom Niken wins craziest bike award

Yamaha’s leaning three-wheeler Niken is one crazy bike and now a custom version has won the Craziest Bike award at a German custom show. Polish manufacturer of custom motorcycles Game Over Cycles (GOC) is usually known for its modifications of American motorcycles. However, their GOC Niken pays special tribute to its nationality with Japanese characters taken …

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Best Tips to Customize Your Motorcycle

(CONTRIBUTED POST FOR NORTH AMERICAN READERS) If you like to customize motorcycles, you should know how to do it properly. Modifications come in many different forms, but you may have to understand a few important basics before you can even start planning a major refinement. Whether it’s adding small details or doing a major makeover, …

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Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works wins Battle of the Kings

ANZ Harley dealers in global custom battle

Aussie and Kiwi Harley-Davidson dealers will compete in the annual global Battle of the Kings custom bike competition for the second year in a row. Last year, Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works represented the countries with a 2018 Roadster they turned into a track racer, complete with mini fairing. Some 26 Australian and New Zealand dealers will again take on dealers …

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DAB Motors customisable motorcycle

DAB offers ‘legal’ custom motorcycle

DAB Motors lets you completely customise your new bike from enduro to motard to scrambler even before taking delivery, with the promise it’s street legal. Meet the LM-S developed by engineer Simon Dabadie who established his company in the Basque region in 2017. Henry Ford once said of his Model T Ford: “Any customer can have a car painted any …

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Win double pass to biggest Throttle Roll

Organisers of the seventh annual Throttle Roll in Sydney next Saturday (18 May 2019) say it will be their biggest yet. To celebrate they are giving away a double pass to a lucky Motorbike Writer reader. Just leave your name and a photo of your bike in the comments section below or on the social …

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Racer X electric motorcycle

Racer X is wildest electric motorcycle yet

We’ve seen some weird and wonderful designs in electric motorcycles, but nothing comes close to the Racer X with its big “X” design. The uncomfortable-looking bike is the work of Mark Atkinson of Speed of the Cheese Racing custom motorcycle company in Utah, the same state that hosts the Bonneville Salt Flats speed records. Fellow …

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BMW big boxer engine reappears

The possibility of BMW releasing a big Boxer engine with a capacity up to 1800cc has increased with the engine appearing in another amazing custom motorcycle. The mystery engine first appeared last year when Japanese custom builders from Custom Works Zon rolled out what they called a the Departed R18. R18 could have been a reference to …

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