The CB750 from that era was odd—in that it was a bitchin’ engine wrapped in tame geometry and mushy, uninspiring components.” Colin wanted his creation to ride like a modern sportbike, so he started with new suspension and brakes from the Triumph Daytona 675.
Ducati said the bike’s 73 bhp power output was the highest output per cc of any Ducati air-cooled V-twin ever produced to that date. Besides the engine, the Monster 695 remained relatively unchanged, which was a good thing, as the smallest Monster had earned a reputation as an incredible all-rounder, capable of urban commuting, backroad blasting, and even the odd track day.
The mighty CB750 also became the poster child of the ‘new wave’ custom scene during the late nineties thanks to its classic good looks and relatively affordable secondhand price. A lot has changed since then though. K series CB750’s have become hot property and decent early models are fetching some pretty hefty sums.
Are you ready to revolutionise your ride with the latest in motorcycle protective gear? Merla Moto is the first in the market to adopt Rheon™ technology as their primary source of motorcycle armour.
Even if you don’t know Chiel Nipius’ name, you’ve probably seen his work. He was part of the team at Ironwood Custom Motorcycles for a while, but he’s now branched out on his own as Nius Moto. And judging by these two Honda CB550 customs, he has the skills to pay the bills.
While the world is technically going to hell in a hand basket—it’s heating up, gasoline prices are at an all-time high, there’s political…unrest, as well as a never-ending pandemic—it’s not all doom and gloom. The motorcycling industry is gearing up for the future Syd Mead promised decades ago: futuristic EV motorcycles and those made using sustainable practices and fuels.
Gerard Gutiérrez is a man on the rise and building his empire under the Bandarra Motor Classic name, and there is even a big new workshop on the way. His latest build is this stunning BMW R65, that takes him back to his roots of turning classic Bavarian steel into beautiful cafe racers.
Sylwester Mateusiak of Eastern Spirit Garage — located 100 kilometers east of Warsaw — has been building custom bikes for nearly a decade, making quite a name for himself in Europe and across the world. A stable’s worth of his builds have been featured on Bike EXIF, and we’ve showcased his Yamaha XJ650/900 sleeper and “Rumble 400” Ducati, which was his first build of a non-Japanese, brand-new bike.