It's been a good year for custom motorcycles. Actually, the past few years have been phenomenal. We've moved beyond choppers, the cafe tide is beginning to ebb, and our friend Chris from Bike EXIF has been documenting it all. But 2014, in particular, has been a breakout year.

As Chris points out in his 2014 wrap-up, nearly every major motorcycle manufacturer is partnering with independent builders and the results have been, by and large, terrific. That momentum is also putting smaller shops in the spotlight, many of which are finally putting as much focus into functionality as aesthetics.

This year's top builds from Bike EXIF run the gamut. From Brits to Harleys, Beemers and Italians, and even a Buell. And only two of the 10 are sporting exhaust wrap – the top trend that needs to die in 2015.

Enjoy the high res images courtesy of Chris and the builders, and get more details by clicking the names.


Krugger NURBS

Café Racer Dreams BMW R1200S


Marcus Walz Senna Tribute

Magpul Ronin


ER Motorcycles Voltron

Tramontana Triumph Scrambler


Rough Crafts Urban Cavalry

Mule Triumph Café Roadster


Ton-Up Garage Recall

Roland Sands Indian Track Chief