Bucherer Blue Edition Harley-Davidson

Gold and diamonds in Blue Edition Harley-Davidson

Gold-plated screws, 360 diamonds and two safes in the fuel tank could make this Harley-Davidson Softail Blue Edition custom one of the most expensive motorcycles in the world at $A2.4 million ($US1.8m, €1.5m, £1.3m). The custom is the work of Swiss custom Harley-Davidson workshop Bündnerbike. They made the bike for countryman watchmaker Bucherer to promote …

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Ducati Scrambler 1100 Cafe Racer next?

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Cafe Racer next?

These four Ducati Scrambler customs could be an indication that the Italian company is considering a cafe racer version of its new Scrambler 1100.  Since its release in 2015, Ducati’s Scrambler family has become the top seller with more than a dozen models released. While BMW Motorrad has announced that their R nineT line-up is …

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Ellaspede Backroads or Bust

Ellaspede Backroads blast a winner!

Brisbane motorcycle custom shop Ellaspede is running a new event called Backroads or Bust where you could be a winner simply for showing up on time! The ride is on Saturday (March 3, 2018) from Brisbane to Byron Bay along the backroads over the border, but with a twist! It’s not the fastest to get to …

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Smoked Garage SG-848X Ducati

Smoked Garage strutting its Ducati stuff

Smoked Garage is now strutting its latest big-build, a 2015 Ducati 848 Streetfighter with a show-stopping strut-supported tank so you can lift it to access the electronics. Marketing manager Benny Selboskar says the SG-848X (SG stands for Smoked Garage) took 12 workers nine months to complete at their Bali facility. “We do all our big …

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Harley-Davidson adds Brass Collection

Harley-Davidson adds Brass Collection

Brass and copper used to be common materials in motorcycles and now Harley-Davidson is going brassy with its latest collection of accessories. They will be available soon and are included in the annual bible-sized catalogue Harley-Davidson Australia spokesman David Turney lovingly refers to as the “Big Book”. “The collection is made from real, solid brass …

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Roland Sands design

Electric motorcycle challenge for Roland Sands

Custom motorcycle designer Roland Sands is enthusiastic about the future of motorcycles powered by electric motors and batteries. Despite bringing back several retro themes and styles in his award-winning custom bikes, the enthusiastic boss of Roland Sands Design in LA says there is a bright future ahead with electric motorcycles. “I loved the (Harley-Davidson) Livewire,” …

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2017 Gannet Design Vanguard Moto Guzzi V7

Moto Guzzi V7 gets more retro design

Swiss custom motorcycle company Gannet Design has produced an even more retro one-off version of the Moto Guzzi V7 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. So why is this so interesting? Because Gannet Design seems to have a crystal ball, designing a more dirt-oriented Ducati Scrambler custom before the Desert Sled was introduced and a BMW R …

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1974 BMW R75/6 airhead

MotoDoctor’s stunning BMW airhead resto

Some claim BMW boxers have a look only a mother could love, but for Owen Hobbs the classic airhead epitomises motorcycle purity, individualism and adventure.   So in 2015 he approached Richard Scoular from Classic Bikes Direct to look for a suitable bike on one of his international searches. It had to be original, silver and …

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Indian Scout Wall of Death limited edition custom - - scout bobber

Indian builds Wall of Death custom Scouts

Indian Motorcycle Australia continues to demonstrate the personalisation potential of its popular Scout with the latest Wall of Death custom. Country manager Peter Harvey says they commissioned four Wall of Death bikes for display purposes only in their stores in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. He says the bikes were built for them by Antique Motorcycles in Melbourne …

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If you are customising or restoring a motorcycle and can’t find a part or need special custom parts machined, this online marketplace may be just what you need. custom parts

How to get custom parts made cheaply

If you are customising or restoring a motorcycle and can’t find a part or need special custom parts machined, this online marketplace may be just what you need. The service – Machining4u – is a marketplace where riders and other restorers can post their requirements for one-off custom parts and get them made cheaper than before. Although …

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