BMW R nine T customs

BMW R nineT turning Japanese

It appears BMW is reaching out to the custom bike industry with its R nineT roadster. First, the styling project was handed over to LA’s Roland Sands and now the Germans have asked four Japanese custom builders to have a go with the finished product. Unfortunately, Roland’s beautiful Concept 90 bike was vastly changed for …

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Motorcycle art at the Sturgis rally

More reasons to visit Sturgis

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, starting this weekend, is the biggest in the world. And here are just another couple of extra reasons why we’re heading there. Apart from all the music, the bike launches, races, parties and more, I love a good drink and coveting custom bikes. I should be right at …

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Paul Teutul Jr on his "cafe racer"

Paul Teutul Jr makes strange café racer

A couple of years since the spilt with his father and the eventual axing of American Chopper, Paul Teutul Jr still doesn’t get that customising has moved on from bling choppers. He recently unveiled what he refers to as a café racer at the Las Vegas World of Concrete construction industry convention – yes, a …

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BMW R nineT motorcycle

The sexy new BMW R nineT has an innovative convertible seat, so if you think your bum looks big in this, you can just lob the entire back seat off. It will be on show at the Brisbane Moto Expo from March 21-23 before it hits the showroom floors in April at $20,950. The BMW …

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Motorcycle awards controversies

The awards season is just starting and American magazine Motor Cyclist has already made some controversial decisions. Their top award goes to the partially water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS adventure bike. They say the “quintessential” sets a benchmark in technology. “BMW took an enormous risk in revamping the GS from the ground up, a risk …

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Bell Custom 500 bike helmets

If you want a peak or visor for your Bell Custom 500 helmet … well, you can’t have one. According to Monza Imports, dealers don’t want to stock them and that’s a real shame. The American-made helmets start at $129.95 for the solid colours, $139.95 for the flake and $159.95 for graphics, which is not …

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Yamaha adds bobber kit

American Chopper may be axed, but Australian Bobber has taken over. Yamaha Motors Australia has developed a bobber kit for its top-selling cruiser, the XVS650. The kit was developed in relation with Cisco Race Tuning in Melbourne and features custom wing mirrors, a lower rear shock, bobbed tail, LED taillights, small and clear indicators, a …

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BMW Concept Ninety goes retro

Could this be the start of something retro for BMW?
 The big Bavarian has been striving to reach a younger market in the past few years, but this “Concept Ninety” bike will have more appeal for doe-eyed old fellas like me who remember lusting after the R 90 S back when we were still wearing …

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