BMW R100GS Paris Dakar Restomod – BikeBound

A 118,000-mile adventure rig from Eli Carver x Stasis Motorcycles… The BMW R100GS PD (Paris Dakar) was a beast of an adventure bike, combining the 980cc flat-twin boxer engine and paralever suspension of the highly capable GS with a mammoth 8-gallon plastic tank, burly rear rack, high-mount fender, and other Trans-Saharan accoutrements. “THIS IS A … Read more

860cc BMW R65LS Custom – BikeBound

Flashbike: An exquisitely modified “860LS” hits the BaT auction block… In the late 1970s, a new term was coined for the bold breed of motorcycle leaping onto the scene, with radical style and high performance, filling the glossy pages of the era’s magazines and the odd Milanese or New York street corner: the “flashbike. ” … Read more

Honda CB750 Restomod – BikeBound

Finland’s Steel Bakery delivers one gorgeous CB… The original Honda CB750 completely revolutionized production motorcycles. Dubbed the “Original Superbike,” it was the first mass-produced motorcycle to feature a four-cylinder engine, disc brakes, and electric starter. It had been built at the request of American Honda, and the 68-hp, 736cc engine kickstarted the superbike era: “Some … Read more

Honda XL600LM Resto – BikeBound

ZZ Moto restores a limited-edition Honda thumper… By the mid-1980s, the Paris Dakar Rally had become an immensely popular event on the world stage, and the big factories were competing hard to develop the next two-wheeled Trans-Saharan victory machine. At the same time, their marketing departments had gotten savvy to Dakar fever. After Yamaha launched … Read more

Yamaha XS650 Street Trackers – BikeBound

A former pro speedway racer crafts small batches of XS650 street trackers… The Yamaha XS650 debuted in 1969, taking styling cues from the British twins of a previous generation, but with advanced technology such as unit construction, a horizontally-split crankcase, and SOHC valve operation. “There is no question that Yamaha has achieved the classic Big … Read more

1965 Triumph Tiger Cub – BikeBound

Red Clouds Collective builds a Pre ’65-style trials machine… In 1952, Triumph introduced the Tiger Cub, a 200cc four-stroke OHV single designed by the legendary Edward Turner. Sometimes known as the “Baby Bonnie,” the lightweight single was meant to mimic the larger machines in the Triumph lineup, such as the Speed ​​Twin and Thunderbird: “Above … Read more

BMW R75/5 “HaLong 2.0” – BikeBound

Destined for Handbuilt Show ’22: DT Motoworks’ Slash 5… The 1970 BMW R75/5 (“Slash 5”) was a landmark machine for the company, whose motorcycle designs had become dated in the years since WWII, still in rooted in the technology of the 1940s. “Although the R series motorcycles had enjoyed technical advances along the way, they … Read more

Aviation-Inspired Moto Guzzi T5 850 – BikeBound

Motocicli Audaci builds one daring ex-Police Guzzi… The Moto Guzzi T5 850 was a favorite of the Italian Polizia, featuring a long-stroke 90-degree V-twin with 68.5 horsepower on tap. More importantly, the broad range of torque was perfect for dicing the cobbled streets of small villages or chasing automotive banditi on the high-speed autostradas: “The … Read more

Yamaha RD350 Restomod – BikeBound

“Don’t let anyone work on your bike who wasn’t born before it was made.” That’s the motto of Charlie Medeiros of ForPlay Racing — a garage-based repair and restoration shop in Los Gatos, California, specializing in Yamaha RD machinery: “We’ve been building and restoring vintage Yamaha two-stroke street bikes under the radar for the last … Read more