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Mostly Correct – 1947 Indian Chief

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

One of the best looking cruisers in history is the ’47 Chief, which is part of the reason why they aren’t cheap. This matching-numbers example was given a full mechanical restoration. You can tell what the seller was going for when he says “the paint came out better than I wanted it to but I think with some road sand, …

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Ride for Kids Raffle – Honda CB1100 Custom

In America, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve referred to Jason Paul Michaels a couple of times in the past – once for a custom Shadow VT800 build and another time for Standard Motorcycle Co, his co-op community garage. I’m bringing him up today because he’s built a custom CB1100 inspired by Dick Mann’s Dayonta 200-winning CR750. It’s being raffled off and all proceeds benefit the Pediatric …

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NHRA Pro V-Twin Drag Racer

In America, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Drag racers are particularly interesting motorcycles engineered to perform an extremely specific task, nonetheless these ridiculously powerful two-wheelers do have a place in the professional racing scene. While riding a bike in a straight line may seem like a fairly simple proposition, there are a myriad of elements that making this activity far more difficult than most realize. Few people …

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Harley-Davidson VR1000 Tribute – 1996 Buell S1

In America, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Even though it wasn’t particularly successful, the VR1000 was one of the most interesting motorcycles Harley-Davidson has ever built. This replica isn’t going to fool anyone, but if you’re going to make a tribute with your fast Buell, a VR1000 isn’t a bad goal to shoot for. Combine a bored out motor, turbocharger, water injection, and some actual VR1000 extras …

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1947 Saginaw Powerbike

In America, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Built by the Saginaw Products Corporation, the Powerbike was a conversion kit that you could slap onto any pedal-driven bicycle. All you had to do was remove the bicycle’s rear wheel, bolt on the Powerbike, and then hook up a fuel tank, fuel lines, and the throttle cable. They were successful enough that Sears started to offer pre-converted Powerbikes. The …

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Custom Streetfighter – 2003 Buell XB9S

In America, Custom, Less than 5k, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Most custom street fighters you find online are born out of a lazy effort to clean-up a set of thrashed fairings more often than they’re built out of an ambition to purposefully actualize a vision of something cool. This custom Buell however unmistakably falls into that seldom-seen latter-category. This heavily-modded 2003 XB9S has had all kinds of work done to …

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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 Flat Tracker

In America, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

In 1969, an AMA rule-change would force Harley-Davidson’s then racing manager Dick O’Brian and his team to build the XR750 racer. It used a smaller version of its predecessor’s (the KR) 900cc engine. The first years of the XR had a lack of power as well as overheating issues so in 1972 parts of the engine were changed (aluminum head …

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Roland Sands Design Custom – 2005 Harley-Davidson Night Train FXSTBI

In America, Cruiser, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

Roland Sands Designs has been designing award-winning riding-gear and performance parts as well as building countless award-winning custom bikes of just about every type. To model the myriad of aftermarket and performance parts for the Harley-Davidson Softail, an engineer at RSD has built this beautiful custom 2005 Night Train Softail made up of almost two dozen RSD components. While anyone …

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Ending Soon – GT Moto Lady Brutale

In America, Custom, Italy by Tim Huber0 Comments

Moto-personality Alicia “The MotoLady” Elfving has teamed up with Sofi Tsingos of GT Moto to create this gorgeous, heavily-customized 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 that can be yours for as little as $25. Instead of just building another bad-ass build in today’s world that’s oversaturated with Instagram-worthy modern customs, Alicia and Sofi did something really cool (and admirable), they set …