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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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Iconic bike builder Arlen Ness dies aged 79

Iconic American motorcycle customiser Arlen Ness has died, aged 79, surrounded by his family in California. Arlen was known for his wild paintwork as well as his outlandish custom choppers, baggers and cruisers. As well as producing his own customs, he worked with several motorcycle brands, most notably the axed Victory Motorcycles, producing limited-edition production …

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Oil in the Blood custom motorcycle movie

Oil in the Blood custom bike film

A two-hour feature film on the worldwide custom motorcycle phenomenon titled Oil in the Blood is coming to your computer and/or TV screens soon. Australian custom builders and Sydney’s Throttle Roll custom motorcycle festival are featured in the film. It was directed by life-long biker Gareth Maxwell Roberts who tells us he is “currently speaking …

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Handcrafted film about custom motorcycles

Handcrafted film about custom motorcycles

If you’ve got 50 minutes to spare, watch this beautifully produced feature film, titled Handcrafted, about Australia’s custom motorcycle community. It has been made by Gold Coast film production company Electric Bubble and available free on YouTube. The Handcrafted video was posted a couple of weeks ago and has had more than 30,000 views. In the …

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BMW R18 custom concept

Does BMW R18 hint at a 1.8-litre Boxer?

This wild Japanese custom BMW R18 seems to hint that the normally conservative Bavarian company may be considering a 1.8-litre boxer engine. BMW has a history of handing over custom builds to outside design houses that eventually turn into production models. A prominent example is the R nineT which started as the Concept Ninety by …

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