Jonathan Hull & Son
Clean, elegant design with simplicity at its core.
Jonathan Hull builds high quality, modern classic, custom motorcycles. His builds are based on the key philosophies of the original Café Racer community of the mid 20th century. "If it doesn't make the bike go fast, stop fast or legal, it's gone!" Jonathan's bikes are minimalist in design with distinct classic features while underneath, they utilise the very latest technologies.
Hand Built Motorcycles, crafted in Great Britain.
Established in 2019, Jonathan had discovered a passion for the reimagining of motorcycles. Inspired by the Ton-up Boys and their Café Racer motorcycles of the mid 20th century. Jonathan began researching and learning the key philosophies and skills needed to be able to create his own unique style of motorcycles.
Jonathan builds his motorcycles with one particular philosophy in mind: "If it doesn't make the bike go fast, stop fast or road legal, it's gone!"
Captivated by the simplicity of the early Café Racer machines, Jonathan was keen to keep his bikes as clean and clutter free as possible. However, Jonathan also understands the importance of technological advancements in both the build processes and components. Underneath the classic styling of these machines are ultra modern bikes with full digital, LED, lithium-ion powered electronics.
Jonathan is highly active on Instagram and is passionate about the custom motorcycle community. He documents much of what he does for others to reference if they wish to. Jonathan has followers from all corners of the world and tries, whenever possible, to help others with their own custom projects. Feel free to follow his account and reach out. You will find him at the link below.
Start Your Build
Apply for your place on the waiting list.
Jonathan only builds a finite number of motorcycles per year for selected clients. Each is build is a truly unique, hand crafted piece. For information on how to become an owner, email Jonathan directly using the contact form.
Guide prices can be found by clicking on the gallery images below.
The Scottish Motorcycle Show
The CB750 Travels North
In March 2023, Jonathan was asked by NWT Europe to display his 1981 Honda CB750 Café Racer build at the Scottish Motorcycle Show.
The Last Ever Issue!
The Northman and Jonathan are featured in the latest issue (#40) of Built Magazine. We would like to thank Jordan and Stewart over at Built HQ for the wonderful article and Simon Ward for the equally wonderful photography. The photoshoot took place at Sherburn Aero Club in Yorkshire.
The Northman in The North
On return from the Bike Shed London Show, Jonathan wanted to exhibit The Northman in Yorkshire. He chose the perfect venue for high end motors of all kinds. The Motorist is located in Sherburn only a few miles from Pontefract where Jonathan is based.
The Bike Shed Show
The Northman Travels South
Jonathan was honoured to have his 1978 Honda CB550 Four-K Café Racer build 'The Northman' accepted into the Professional Invitational category of this years' Bike Shed London Show. This is the biggest and most important show of the year for high end, custom motorcycles and the Professional Invitational category attracts the very best builders from all over the world.
The Art of Machine 2021
Jonathan was proud to have two motorcycles included in the The Art of Machine Exhibit at this year's The Malle Mile festival. The Malle Mile, dubbed The British inappropriate motorcycle race & festival in motion, was held in the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle this summer.
Custom Built Motorcycles
Jonathan offers bespoke, high end custom builds in a range of models and engine capacities. If you wish to discuss a bespoke, commissioned build, please get in touch with Jonathan via the contacts page.
Concourse, SOTA Projects.
Builds such as The Northman have a 6th month lead time. To ensure the absolute highest quality, Jonathan only takes on two of these commissions per year. Please use the contacts page to discuss your project.
Hull & Son 125cc Motorcycles
Below are the two 125cc Motorcycles that Jonathan builds to order. Based on the same donor vehicles, these bikes are available in traditional Café Racer and Scrambler models. You have a choice of flat tank colour (no metallics), black or brown seat and branded leather details. Tanks are finished in liquid gloss.
For the full spec, lead times and pricing please email: email@example.com or click the request information link below. You will receive an immediate, automatic response that contains all of the above information and a link to pay your deposit if you wish to become the proud owner of a Hull & Son 125cc Motorcycle.
Note: If the information does not hit your inbox immediately, please check your junk mail folder before getting in touch via the contact page.
Hull & Son 125cc Café Racer
This is the 125cc, learner legal, Classic Café Racer build. Based on the incredibly successful Honda CG125ES, that were originally manufactured in the famous Honda factories in Brazil, these bikes are fully redesigned and rebuilt. Jonathan uses a mixture of carefully selected aftermarket parts and custom fabrications to create these beautiful bikes.
Notice the low stance, low slung handlebars, race ready riding position and parallel exhaust.
Hull & Son 125cc Scrambler
This is the 125cc, learner legal, Scrambler build. Based on the incredibly successful Honda CG125ES, that were originally manufactured in the famous Honda factories in Brazil, these bikes are fully redesigned and rebuilt. Jonathan uses a mixture of carefully selected aftermarket parts and custom fabrications to create these beautiful bikes.
Notice the high stance, upright riding position, trial bike tyres and stubby exhaust.