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Droog Moto’s “Moto3” – 2015 Yamaha FZ-09 Custom

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Last June, Abhi featured a Droog Moto bike built around a 2000 Suzuki Savage, and now that a year has gone by the Southwestern shop has another build for sale. The whole Mad Max/post apocalyptic-look isn’t for everyone, but if it is your thing then you’re probably going to love Droog’s latest project, dubbed “Moto3”. Built around a Yamaha 2015 …

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Purple Rain Replica – 1979 Honda CM400A Custom

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From Steve McQueen’s Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird in 1963’s The Great Escape, to Peter Fonda’s custom Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide “Captain America” bike in 1969’s Easy Rider or Tom Cruise’s Kawasaki GPZ900R from 1986’s Top Gun, pop culture has given rise to a number of iconic two-wheelers over the years. One of the best-known scoots to be featured in popular culture …

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Spirit of the Seventies Build – 1997 Ducati 600SS Custom

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UK-based customs outfit Spirit of the Seventies has produced some of my all-time favorite retro-themed builds. As the shop’s name suggests, SotS specializes in transforming modern machines into retro-styled customs and while this particular Ducati project is one of the shop’s low-end builds, it’s nonetheless a pretty fascinating one; making just a couple major modifications and leaving the majority of …

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The Bomb Bike – 1983 Honda Gold Wing Custom

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Post Listing Update: This interesting custom did not get any interest at the opening ask of $12,000 on eBay. This Gold Wing features custom bodywork from the fuel tank off of a F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter. The nickname of “Bomb Bike” is a little misleading – while the fuel tank was able to be ditched mid-flight to save weight …

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Barry Weiss Build – 1973 Cheney Triumph Custom

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In the past, the development of motorcycle engines progressed at a rate that markedly exceeded that of frames and suspension systems, resulting in a demand for trick, high-performance, aftermarket chassis and suspenders. Whether it was an inability to compensate for a powertrain’s oomph, an unnecessarily hefty weight, the stock frame offerings of the ‘60s gave backyard hobbyists, factory race departments, …

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“Royal Tracker” – 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT Custom by MotoRelic

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If you’re on Royal Enfield’s email list, this bike should look familiar. Back in late 2016/early 2017, R-E partnered with Sean Skinner of MotoRelic and Sasha Valentine of Cafe Racer XXX to crowdsource a Continental GT build. Over a four-month period they had the public vote on features like the style and color – the final request was a ‘white …

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“V5 Sport” – 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 III Custom

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Post Listing Update: This “V5” did not meet reserve despite 12 bids up to $2,520. When Moto Guzzi first released the V50 in the late 70s, they were met with a tepid response from an American market that preferred bigger bikes and expected smaller bikes to be cheaper. Not many were sold, but this example is truly a 1-of-1 as …