Tag Archives: Custom Motorcycle

1930 Henderson-inspired Custom Honda Shadow Is Absolutely Fabulous

Some custom motorcycles are like superheroes. They are all guts and glory, but at the same time, they are as mysterious and elusive as the fictional cape/mask mankind saviours. The 1930 Henderson KJ Streamline-inspired Custom Honda Shadow 600 you see here is one of those awesome, heart-grabbing custom two wheelers. Inspired by the not-so-practical but highly revered 1930 Henderson motorcycle, this replica is apparently the masterpiece of a workshop in Vietnam. Now, that’s the thing. When it comes spectacular customs, Vietnam is probably the last place you expect to find one, but here we are, witnessing this majestic work of art and salivating over it. Continue reading 1930 Henderson-inspired Custom Honda Shadow Is Absolutely Fabulous

Leafy Savage Electric Motorcycle Is Juiced By Nissan Leaf’s Batteries

We have seen a fair number of creative electric motorcycles, but the Leafy Savage Custom Electric Motorcycle you see here tops all that we have see thus far. For starter, the bike was created mostly by one man, Matt Candler under his outfit called Night Shift Bikes, and perhaps more amazingly, it is a creation of a person who has no real background or whatsoever in bike building until 2006. Matt’s second ground up (and third) custom build is a serious head turner – thanks in part for the skeletal look and also the unmissable bulk at the center of the frame (not exactly idea, but looks cool anyways). What makes this Night Shift Bikes custom electric two-wheeler so unique is, it is essentially a mash up of an electric car and a fuel-guzzling motorcycle. Continue reading Leafy Savage Electric Motorcycle Is Juiced By Nissan Leaf’s Batteries

Steampunk-ish Jawa Sprint Motorcycle May Be The Thinnest Bike In The World

This is not a motorcycle blog and therefore, we can’t feature every damn motorcycles out there. Instead, we take on the ethos of ‘appreciating beauty’, only posting two-wheelers that’s new, fun or raises eyebrow. The Jawa Sprint Motorcycle by Germany bike customiser, Urban Motor, belongs to the latter and it is easy to see why. What draws us to it is obvious; it is has a very steampunk-ish fair to it and it is minimalist to the core. Seriously, you can’t get any minimal than this, unless it is a bicycle. The bike was created with Glemseck 101 in mind, where it will go head-to-head with a bunch of manufacturers and custom builders in the event’s inaugural Essenza sprint. Continue reading Steampunk-ish Jawa Sprint Motorcycle May Be The Thinnest Bike In The World

Swedish Engineer Created A Mind Crushing Ultimate Street Tracker

Humans tend to be inspired by others and when this ‘law of nature’ applies to the custom motorcycle scene, you have to admit that most custom bikes turn out looking pretty ordinary. Yes. I know it is weird. They are customs and should look like no other, but that’s how the way it is today. Perhaps, customising two-wheeler is much like fashion: whatever’s fashionable will be borrowed. That, plus regulatory laws kind of limits what customisers hope and want to achieve. However, one part time builder from Sweden Marcus Carlsson is determined not to be bounded by rules and sets out to create custom two-wheelers on his own terms. Yes. Probably the police will not be too amused, but who cares when this Honda Tracker look this awesome? Continue reading Swedish Engineer Created A Mind Crushing Ultimate Street Tracker

Custom Ducati Monster 1200 S ‘Siluro’ Superbike Is A Jaw-dropping Beauty

If you think a Ducati like the naked Monster 1200 S a little too plain for your liking? Well, then you really have check out this one-off custom Monster 1200 S rolled out by Madrid-based bike customizer, XTR Pepo. Named after the much revered 50s Siluro, this modern day iteration of the Siluro is pretty much jaw-dropping looker in our books. While it may not set speed and endurance records like the namesake it has taken on, it is an undeniably cool bike. For this project, XTR Pepo took a 2015 Ducati Monster 1200 S and made it even more naked then it already have – pulling over the covers off the engine and radiator and leaving their internals complete exposed. This rather odd but unique touch may not go down well with every bike lovers and it certainly makes no practical sense (like exposing parts to debris), but it does look kind of cool. Continue reading Custom Ducati Monster 1200 S ‘Siluro’ Superbike Is A Jaw-dropping Beauty

Part Time Bike Builder Makes Electric Motorcycle Looks Great Again

When electric motorcycles first come onto the market, they are pretty vibrant but through the years, it kind of become less inspiring. And if you look at Zero SR, you are looking at one of the not-so-inspiring examples. Don’t get me wrong. The spec is desirable and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the bike’s aesthetic. But, it is just another bike and does not ooze with the kind of look that would turn heads. An Indonesia bike builder, who obviously thought the same, took matters into his own hands and stripped a Zero SR to its battery, drivetrain and chassis, and completely reworked everything else to arrive to what you see here: a Zero SR that’s heavy on retro superbike aesthetic that had us drooling all over. Thank goodness that we aren’t with the actual bike, if not we will have a hard time explain the fluids that covers the entire bike. Continue reading Part Time Bike Builder Makes Electric Motorcycle Looks Great Again

BW650 Custom Motorcycle Takes A Stab At “Armchair Builders”

We don’t know what to say about the BW650 Custom Motorcycle by Classified Moto when we first lay eyes on it. At that point, we call upon our usual mantra, which states that if it is a beauty, it is a beauty and more often than not, beauty means style and style is what many motorcycle of today lacks. Sure, there are some delightful mass produced two wheelers, but being mass produced means many will be riding one and that’s not to mention the ride quality is also pretty much the same across the board. In other words, there’s nothing unique, nothing personal. Continue reading BW650 Custom Motorcycle Takes A Stab At “Armchair Builders”

Lazareth LM 847 Is A 4-Wheel Monster Bike Powered By 470 HP Maserati Engine

If you are still feeling sore about missing out on the four-wheel super bike, Dodge Tomahawk, well, we have good news for you. Now, for about half the price the Dodge Viper-powered Tomahawk, you can acquire the Lazareth LM 847, a bike with similar caliber as the Tomahawk, which means it is a motorcycle with not two, not three, but four wheels. And no, it is still not a car. You see, the pair of front and rear wheels are tightly packed, which means it is more like a bike with insanely wide wheels and also, it is powered by a car’s motor. Continue reading Lazareth LM 847 Is A 4-Wheel Monster Bike Powered By 470 HP Maserati Engine

The Future Is Here: Bandit9 L.Concept And Ava Custom Motorcycles

There are motorcycles and then there’s Bandit9. If you have the love for the unconventional and dig two-wheelers, then Bandit9 L.Concept and Ava could be good fit for you. Inheriting the design cues from the Bishop and EVE, the duo bears a striking retro-futuristic look that could only have come from sci-fi movies, or maybe from another dimension. As before, the cafe racer’s lineage is obvious, but with futuristic touches in the mix and that’s what made them stand out from the crowd of custom motorcycles we see today. Continue reading The Future Is Here: Bandit9 L.Concept And Ava Custom Motorcycles

2008 Yamaha Scorpio Proves That Boxy Motorcycle Can Look Fabulous Too

I felt uneasy for a whole week because I knew I saw something ‘newsworthy’ last week but just couldn’t recall what was it until today. It was this super awesome 2008 Yamaha Scorpio by Jakarta custom bike builder Thrive Motorcycles. I think we don’t need to say a lot; one look, you know this ain’t your typical yard build, which is result in the uneasiness that plagued me for the whole week. Anyways, boxy objects are hardly beauties by default. The fact that you don’t see squarish bikes running around is a good enough proof. But as it turns out, boxy design actually looks pretty rad as proven by this 2008 Yamaha Scorpio. Continue reading 2008 Yamaha Scorpio Proves That Boxy Motorcycle Can Look Fabulous Too