How custom trends influence motorcycle design

Motorcycle historian Paul d’Orléans takes a deep dive into the uneasy but essentially productive relationship between the modern-day custom scene and design teams at the major manufacturers. In the ancient Days of the 1990s, custom motorcycles were incredibly popular, but their baroque excess made them irrelevant to the motorcycle industry. The death of the fat … 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