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Feeling Suicidal? 1995 Kawasaki KX500 Trike

In 3 Wheels, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

When Kawasaki introduced the KX500 motocrosser in 1983, Dirt Bike magazine called it “unrideable” and “violent.” The owner of this bike apparently never read that article, because he’s decided to take it to another level of lunacy by adding a wheel. Well, that’s not fair, he does say “It isn’t for inexperienced rider, also it is very dangerous. So if …

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“Frank” – 1977 Honda CB550 Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

2-12-17 Update – Reader Bob K notes that this bike is back up for sale. You can find it for sale here on Craigslist outside of Dallas, Texas for $13,500. Post Listing Update: Frank got a healthy 74 bids on eBay, but the final result of $7,000 was not enough to meet reserve. Called “Frank” because it’s a ‘Frankenstein’ build, …

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The Time Machine – 1972 Honda CB750 Chopper

In Cruiser, Custom, Japan by Abhi1 Comment

2-8-17 Update: 14 months later, this Tracy-bodied CB is back up for sale with a lower asking price. Find it (still in Houston) with a BIN of $2,350 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This CB750 got no interest at the asking price of $3,750. Based out of Tracy, California, Tracy Fiberglass Fabricator Works used to create custom bodywork for …

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The Bullitt Build – 2005 Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, England by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 26 bids on eBay, this cafe’d Bonnie sold for $8,100. The Bullitt is a “motorcycle blog dedicated to both modern and vintage cafe racers, scramblers, trackers, bobbers and the people who ride them.” They also occasionally create some custom builds, and one of them is now back on the market.

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Custom Thunderbolt – 1996 Buell ST2

In America, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

Motorcycle.com called the Buell ST2 Thunderbolt a touring sport bike (rather than the usual sport-touring nomenclature) because they felt Buell gave you a sport bike that had some touring features. This custom build keeps the ST2 name and motor…but not much else. What do you think about it?

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In Denmark – Wrenchmonkees Monkee AW16

In America, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

The Wrenchmonkees are one of Europe’s best-known motorcycle customizers, and they have quite a prolific portfolio of builds. This is the 69th motorcycle they have built, and after taking it around Europe on exhibits through 2016 they’re now looking to pass it off to a private owner.

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One Off – Steam Powered Hensel Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This oddball trike sold for $8,361.96 after 51 bids on eBay. I wonder what will happen to it… Decades ago, a Californian aviation mechanic named Fred Hensel built this three wheeled steam powered vehicle. It was registered in California as a motorcycle, so I’m going to share it!