Breathing life into vintage machines is not an easy task – nor should it. It takes appreciation for the road, industrial design know-how, and two-wheel artistry to become a respected moto-architect. We've rounded up six of our favorites at the moment. And whether it's a cool lifestyle shot, new gear feature, or latest café racer build we seem to always drop a like.
Montreal-based, these gents shape aesthetically pleasing vintage motorcycles into simple minimalist machines that are made to be ridden.
2.) Cognito Moto
Designing and fabricating their own parts since 2012, the dudes from Richmond, Virginia turned a side interest into a very rad business venture helping bike enthusiasts along the way.
3.) PopBang Classics
This bespoke shop from Queensland, Australia continues to impress us steering clear of fads and trends, and focusing solely on creating timeless pieces out of anything with two wheels.
4.) Kott Motorcycles
Designing out of Los Angeles, California, this for-love company is arguably the best in the game right now when it comes to building 1970's Honda CB series one-of-a-kind bikes – but not limited to, just ask Ryan Reynolds about his Triumph Thruxton.
Piece by piece, this Amsterdam-based custom garage conceptualize and realize motorbikes to unique vintage two-wheelers, forging up some 100 Dutch café racers.
These bespoke motorcycles from Barcelona are made from steel and desire – and seriously challenging us to not add a new Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Tracker to the HQ parking lot.