Harley-Davidson world custom bike D comp

Aussie Harley dealers take on world

Seventeen Australian and New Zealand Harley-Davidson dealers will take on the world in the Battle of the Kings custom motorcycle build-off for the first time since its launch in 2015. MotorbikeWriter.com has been invited to be one of the judges in the Australian leg of the competition to find a finalist to compete against winners …

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TMC Dumont with hubless wheels

Hubless custom motorcycle hits the streets

We don’t expect hubless wheeled motorcycles to become a thing, but this one certainly has turned some heads. The TMC Dumont is powered by a 224kW Rolls-Royce aircraft engine and is the work of Brazilian ex-Formula One driver turned motorcycle custom builder Tarso Marques. It’s been around for a while, won “Best in Show” at …

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Customised BMW R nineT

BMW R nineT is most customised model

Introduced in 2014, the BMW R nineT has become the second-best seller behind the R 1200 GS models and certainly their most customised including this latest creation by German designer Bernhard Naumann. The R nineT range started out as a custom exercise by BMW to honour the 40th anniversary of the R 90 S. They …

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BMW R nineT Desert Racer custom at Wheels and Waves

BMW R nineT Desert Racer coming?

BMW Motorrad has debuted a Desert Racer version of its R nineT at the annual Wheels and Waves custom motorcycle festival in Biarritz, France. The bike is based on the R nineT Scrambler, but with twin high pipes either side of the seat, wide vintage motocross bars, upgraded forks, smaller tank and headlight, a solo …

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Gold Diamond-Atelier Ducati Monster 1200 R bling-1

Gold bling for Ducati Monster 1200 R

A layer of 24K gold bling has been added to the frame of this one-off Ducati Monster 1200 by Munich-based custom cycle shop Diamond Atelier. There is no word on how much the bike would cost. If bling is your thing, this is no match for the bling of the recent  $A2.4 million ($US1.8m, €1.5m, £1.3m) Harley-Davidson …

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Smoked Garage goes upmarket

Smoked Garage Custom Motorcycles goes upmarket

Brisbane custom motorcycle shopSmoked Garage Custom Motorcycles has moved upmarket to the top end of Fortitude Valley into an near-century-old three-storey building. It’s now at 126 Wickham St which is the third location for Smoked since starting in 2013 as a furniture shop with a few custom bikes sprinkled around the floor. But marketing manager Benny …

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Bucherer Blue Edition Harley-Davidson bling

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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