Fred Walmsley has been building and developing manx norton racers since he was 19. But all along he was planning to make this.
Built in memory of Moto Guzzi’s founder - a pilot - the latest creation from Death Machines of London is a lesson in aircraft-quality aluminium
Daniel Thomas at Lions Den Motorcycles wanted to make a statement with his company’s first major build. Mission accomplished: his Dirt Racer is a phenomenal piece of work.
These two BMW K100s were built by IMPUL S in Germany. It’s the partnership of Philipp Wulk, a photographer and lawyer, and Matthias Pittne, a master metal worker and graffiti artist. Philipp explains going down the alternative BMW path.
“Two years ago I saw the Caselli KTM built by Roland Sands Design. I’d not seen anything like it before,” says Dan Ridge about RSD’s tribute to off road racing star Kurt Caselli, who died while competing in the Baja 1000 in 2013. “I thought, ‘I can do that,’ so I decided it was time to do a project bike.”
The world’s largest coffee exporter has finally produced a worthy cafe racer. We quiz one of Brazil’s growing band of customisers about his latest build.
These guys don't do compromise. If they think a customer's idea is rubbish, the design won't get built. Simple.
Under sunny skies I get on the road to Koropi near Athens to meet Jorge of Homo Ratus (translation: Rat Man).
One of the most powerful custom bikes we’ve ever seen, this 186bhp creation is aptly named. Say hello to the Brain Eraser.
Just outside Athens is one of Europe's most innovative custom parts manufacturers. But getting it off the ground was no easy job.
One of Spain's most well-known custom bike builders, XTR Pepo produces the goods, every single time...
What finer improvement to a Ducati 900SS could there be than a wacking great big turbo? Zen Motorcycles’ Laurent Dutreul explains
As soon as it gets cold in the UK, why not head to Goa to build bikes for six months in the sunshine?
Elsewhere on Builtmag.co.uk you can read about Krazy Horse’s 20th Anniversary builds, the shop’s history or see some of the staff bikes. Here we take a look at some of the bikes that form the personal collection of KH owner Paul Beamish.
Yamaha became one of the prime movers in the custom bike movement with its Yard Built programme. The company asked leading artisans to ‘provide inspirational ideas on how to transform modern Yamaha models’ and as an incentive, it offered each builder an opportunity to produce unique aftermarket kits and sell them to Yamaha customers.
Enfield’s new concept store hasn’t attracted quite the clientele the company expected. Instead of old blokes wanting a reliable classic, there’s a huge mixture of customers. “We get lots of first time bikers in,” says manager Linton Khor.
With a new workshop and an ex-MotoGP chief mechanic, the King's Road-based clothing company is expanding into custom bike builds.
Nigel Broughton and Mark Phillips show us their Boxer hot rods customised from a 1980 BMW R80 and 1981 BMW R100RS respectively.
Bolt Motorcycles started by selling customised classics before expanding with a new coffee bar, regular events, courses and ride-outs.