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 …
Jesse Rooke released his first custom bike in 2002, and since then he’s built a series of wild hardtail designs. This is apparently one of 11 examples of his Kali Kruiser II design.
First registered in the UK in 1958, this gorgeous hybrid features a customized Norton featherbed frame with a Vincent Rapide V-Twin engine. What a beauty.
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, …
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 …
Based out of Paris, Clutch Motorcycles has a consistent style in their builds that should appeal to those of you that prefer simplicity. Here’s their take on a 2001 W650 – Kawasaki’s competitor to the Bonneville.
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.
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?
Post Listing Update: This custom Interceptor did not get any action at the asking price of $30,000. This Interceptor was built by Charlie Giordano of Tailgunner Exhausts (so it obviously features their trademark rotating gatling gun mufflers). Ignoring that, this bike is quite polarizing – what do you think of it?
In 2014, this custom BSA won first place in the Vintage Radical class at the Boardwalk Classic Bike Show in Daytona. Now this hybrid of a Lightning motor and a Firebird Scrambler frame can be yours.
Starting with KTM’s RC8 superbike, Australia tuner MC RoadRunner (MCRR) has created a hell of a naked speedster after over 200 hours of work. Is it easier to wheelie? Absolutely. Would you rather have this than a stock RC8R? You tell me.
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.
The seller of this bike is the same person who restored it. He calls himself a longtime Honda enthusiast and fabricator, and he took a Texas barn find bike and brought it back to life with some cosmetic twists. What do you think?
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!