For its first custom project, Triumph, South Africa (Johannesburg) turned a customer's Bonneville T120 Black, into a super-nimble and assertive roadster - a perfectly adapted machine for a lively, urban commute.
Roland Sands Design once again turns its attention to BMW Motorrad - this time to produce the 'RSD Dakar GS' - a tricked-out, Dakar-inspired vision, replete with eighties' tobacco advertising iconography.
Triumph Motorcycles is back with its custom build-off competition - this time it's the Bonneville range that's getting the custom wrench treatment. Nine dealers from Triumph's network have submitted their entries and fans will decide who takes the top prize.
Ducati has announced that the awards ceremony for this year's custom Rumble will be hosted online. A panel of notable individuals from media, film, motorcycle racing and the custom community will present and judge the five finalists of the competition.
Full-blown café racer customs are rarer these days. Scramblers and trackers are by far the most ubiquitous style. However, that may be just one of a number of reasons, that with dropped-jaw, you gaze on this Honda CB750 café racer - built by Fastec Racing.
Indian Motorcycle and Workhorse Speedshop have been developing the 2019 Sultans of Sprint, Scout Bobber, 'Appaloosa'. The team will be taking Appaloosa v2.0 - an updated version of its drag racer to icy Siberia, for the 2020 Baikal Ice Speed Festival.
JvB Moto turns its attention to the Yamaha XSR900 - creating a speedy custom machine 'CP3', which is simultaneously retro and futuristic.
JvB-Moto founder, Jens vom Brauck has form with Yamaha's Yard Built initiative. He was the individual behind the impressive custom, ‘Infrared’ - a cafe racer, dragster cross.
The man, Big Brother or the nanny state, call it what you will, they all seem hell-bent on turning motorcycles into noiseless jelly moulds. You only have to look at current legislative hoops concerning noise, fuel evaporation and emissions [the big three], that manufacturers have to jump through.
What's more appealing than conceiving your own motorcycle rally, that takes the scenic route through Morocco and then riding it? The answer is not many things apart from maybe, taking an arguably underpowered bike, which you've modified yourself.