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1 of 58 – Ducati Thailand Scrambler Hailwood Edition

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Back in mid-2011, Ducati announced it would be opening a “final assembly” plant in Thailand. Fast forward to 2014 and the Italian brand revealed the new South East Asian facility would be piecing together the company’s (then) newly unveiled Scrambler range for certain markets (in order to help with certain tariffs). Instead of merely churning out the retro-inspired models, Ducati …

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Ending Soon – “GARMR .003” 2009 Harley-Davidson Reverse-Leaning Trike Custom

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I’ve never been a big fan of custom trikes, but this one-off Harley isn’t your average three-wheeler. Built by Barghest Motive, this tricked out trike is built around an unspecified 1,200cc V-Twin from a 2009 Harley-Davidson. Dubbed the “GARMR .003”, the trike reportedly gets its name from a “devil dog” who guards the gates of hell in Norse mythology.

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Fastec Racing Build – 2001 Ducati M600 Dark Custom

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Fastec Racing first came into existence in 2010 when several employees at Fastec Engineering — a UK-based precision engineering firm that specializes in CNC machining – splintered off to do their own thing, focusing on motorcycles. Taking the knowhow and expertise they’d picked up at the engineering outfit, the team now runs Fastec Racing as a one-stop-shop that offers service …

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Maria Riding Company’s “Kalahari” – 1992 Honda Africa Twin Custom

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Bespoke ADV builds are a rare breed, so whenever a fully transformed custom adventure mount from a big-name shop pops up for sale I feel obligated to share it. We’ve previously featured a one-off build from Portugal’s The Maria Riding Company, however this highly-modified ADV rig is a far cry from the track-spec (Ducati) GT1000 from back in October.

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Naked Panigale V4 Custom – Officine GP Design’s “Penta V4”

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When Ducati first unveiled the Panigale, many thought it wouldn’t be long before the Bologna-based brand pulls the cover off a naked version of the full-faired flagship L-Twin. To the dismay of many a Ducatista, the Italian marque never opted to release a production Panigale Streetfighter…though rumors have been swirling that we may be treated to a naked version of …

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Manx-ish – 1959 Norton ES2

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Post Sale Update: This ES2 sold for $11,000 after 2 bids on eBay. Introduced in 1927, the Norton ES2 started as a sporting single but over its nearly 40 years of life technology (and other models) passed it by. Still, it apparently makes a nice platform for a Manx knockoff that you can enjoy for much cheaper than the original. …

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“Mental Illness” – 1980 Suzuki GS1100 Trike

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Post Listing Update: “Mental Illness” did not meet reserve despite 29 bids up to $9,100 on eBay. Alright, this really has nothing to do with a Suzuki GS1100, but that is how the crazy trike is titled in the state of Texas. It’s an entirely custom three-wheeler that utilizes a 5.3 liter LS1 motor with a C5 Corvette transmission…and a …

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Ginger McCabe Build – 1977 Yamaha XS400 Custom

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Ginger McCabe of New Church Moto is a popular name to call when someone needs a new seat made for a motorcycle. Her work has become parts of hundreds of custom builds all over the country, so it stands to reason that she’d have plenty of inspiration for her own two-wheeled creation. Here’s what she created with a Yamaha XS400. …