Custom Bikes

New Wave custom bike builders have had an undeniable impact on motorcycle culture, particularly in the last decade.

They’ve inspired a new generation of riders, back-garden/shed custom bike builders. And, importantly they’ve helped shape factory motorcycle design, through bold custom creations.

Here we cover custom bike builds including cafe racers,  bobbers, brat style, scrambler and tracker builds. And occasionally, we’ll cover the individuals who create the bikes – whether professional workshops or backyard bike builders.

INDIAN SCOUT BOBBER CUSTOMS

THREE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SCOUT BOBBER CUSTOMS

Scout Bobber Custom times three: Back in September as the title sponsor of the annual Brooklyn Invitational, Indian Motorcycle commissioned three custom Scout Bobber builds, by three different bike builders. You may be unsurprised to hear that this yielded three different custom interpretations....
MotorCircus Manx Mission Classic TT | CustomBIKE.cc

MISSION MANX, BERLIN TO THE CLASSIC TT

Four BMW Boxers: From Berlin to the Isle of Man TT: 'Mission Manx' is an oldie but a goodie and perfect for a rainy weekend afternoon as we (in the northern hem...
Triumph Bonneville Forty Handlebar | Rustom | CustomBIKE

Triumph Bonneville 900 ‘Forty’ | Rustom Italy

This Triumph Bonneville custom 'FORTY', was built by Rustom, in Italy.  The build is based on a 2002  Bonneville 900, with the 790cc air-cooled, twin-engine, as opposed to the 865cc that came later. Most of the parts were...
Triumph Thruxton R Sketch | CustomBIKE.cc

TRIUMPH THRUXTON R: CUSTOM CONUNDRUM

Triumph Thruxton R: How do you customise the best looking factory café racer? The Triumph Thruxton R has garnered the praise and adoration of not only bikers o...