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    IF 9 WAS 6. Kingston Custom’s ‘SIXDAYS’ R nineT Enduro

    We at Pipeburn love bombastic builds as much as the next bunch of motorcycle nuts. We love the rolling pieces of art, bikes built to look gorgeous but not really designed to be ridden everyday. Or sometimes, at all. We still get it. But the other option is truly appealing – a build that can […] More

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    Review | The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401

    Husqvarna set the interwebs ablaze when they announced their Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 concepts over three years ago. Then the good news came: these bikes would actually go into production. But would the factory machines be as cool as the concepts? The answer came last year at EICMA, when Husqvarna revealed the production ready 401s […] More

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    Custom Bikes Of The Week | 22 April, 2018

    A spectacular Ducati designed to celebrate Alpinestars’ 55th anniversary, a Kawasaki GPX 600 R built by a lecturer in economics, an electric dragster from Alta, and a cafe racer … rocking horse from Germany. Kawasaki GPX 600 R by Jordi Soldevila The Golden Ratio is a mathematically driven design technique that, when applied properly, should […] More

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    VTEC FOR VICTORY. A Honda CB400F Street Tracker from Mandrill Garage

    Written by Andrew Jones When someone mentions the words ‘Honda’ and ‘VTEC’ in the same sentence, you’d be excused if your mind was filled with images of stanced Honda Civics with neon lighting, tearing around your local strip on a Friday night. But as any real Honda aficionados will tell you, their famous VTEC is […] More

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    Trail Weapon | A drone-carrying Yamaha XSR700 scrambler

    Velomacchi make some of my favorite motorcycle gear. And the reason their gear is so good is that they spend enough time in the saddle to know what works. They also have an ideal testing ground: the Pacific Northwest. The company is based in Hood River, Oregon—surrounded by hills and forests connected by rugged fire […] More

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    Triple Whammy | three new Yamahas from Auto Fabrica

    Put together a top ten list of the world’s best custom bike builders, and Auto Fabrica would have to be in there. The London-based shop has a distinctive signature style, with coachbuilt bodywork draped over minimal mechanicals. Until now, Auto Fabrica have only worked on classic machines. But they’ve attracted the attention of the manufacturers, […] More

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    A Modern-Day Majestic | ‘The Six’ by Revival Cycles

    The Handbuilt Show is happening this coming weekend in Austin, Texas. One of the USA’s premium custom bike events, it’s packed each year with lustworthy handcrafted machines, curated by hosts Revival Cycles. But even though this six-cylinder, hub-steered oddity is Revival’s handiwork—and will fit right in—it won’t be at the show this year. That’s because […] More


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    Red Bull KTM eye 2018 MotoGP success

    Almost twelve months ago at the desert-set racetrack KTM began their MotoGP adventure with Pol Espargaro finishing 16th and Bradley Smith taking 17th place. At the second round in Argentina both riders were in the points with their brand new RC16s. By the end of the term a total of seven top-ten classifications had been toasted with test rider […] More

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    New 2018 Yamaha YZ65 | Powering Young Riders into the victorYZone

    Yamaha’s Commitment to Motocross Racing Yamaha’s range of winning YZ race bikes has been one of the most dominant forces in motocross competition for five decades. Since the brand won its first MX World Championship back in 1973, Yamaha YZs have claimed victory in every major international category. By racing and winning at the highest […] More