Author: The Barhopper

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing custom 0

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing custom

I’m fascinated by custom Gold Wings: it’s strangely appealing to see these heavyweight tourers stripped of all excess, and they invariably have good bones. This machine is a 1983 GL1100 belonging to Kevin Rowland of WagonGear, who describes the transformation… Read more »


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Interview: Tim Stevens of Engadget 0

Interview: Tim Stevens of Engadget

If you like gadgets and tech, you’ll know the website Engadget. Famous for its obsessive coverage of everything new, it attracts a staggering six million readers every month. At the helm of this juggernaut is Editor-In-Chief Tim Stevens, who retains… Read more »


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Ducati Gulf Oil cafe racer 0

Ducati Gulf Oil cafe racer

Johann Keyser runs CAV America, one of the leading builders of Ford GT40 replicas. He’s also the only GT40 builder with the rights to replicate the official Gulf Oil livery. Keyser is a motorcyclist too, and describes his custom Ducati… Read more »


Bike EXIF is the world’s #1 source for custom motorcycles, classic motorcycles and cafe racers. Have you ordered your 2012 motorcycle calendar yet?

1978 Honda CX500 0

1978 Honda CX500

Five years ago, I’d never have picked the Honda CX500 as a target for custom bike builders. But it’s now rapidly finding favor, being a cheap and reliable platform that can be transformed into a slinky, contemporary custom—as the Wrenchmonkees… Read more »


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Ace 675CR Street Triple Special 0

Ace 675CR Street Triple Special

London’s Ace Cafe will forever be associated with greasy rockers, old Brit iron and the post-War “Ton-Up Boys”. But this venerable institution has now put its name to a very contemporary café racer—based on the Triumph Street Triple R. A… Read more »


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