One of the most striking custom motorcycles at this year’s Handbuilt Show, Quail Motorcycle Gathering, and OG Moto Show was Kott Motorcycles‘ Exodus – a 1980 BMW boxer twin that’s dripping with aluminum.
Guzzi fans know that 1000Ss isn’t an official model, hence the quotes. But this is still an interesting custom built out of a variety of Guzzi parts – Tonti G5 frame, California 1,000cc engine, Le Mans bodywork, and a Sprint dustbin fairing.
Today on the auction site we’ve got a rare Honda Hawk with engine upgrades and RC30 bodywork from the folks at Two Brothers!
This is claimed to be one of ten tribute bikes to Evel Knievel that were painted by his original painter, George Sedlak. But “due to the high cost of XR750 engine parts, this engine has no internals” so it’s being sold for display only.
Built by Coleman Keffer of the newly-created CKCustomBikes, this ’88 Sportster has been converted into a “Dual Sportster”.
Built by Michel Valle of Alchemy Motorcycles, this tribute to the legendary Honda CR93 combines a CL160 frame with a highly modified CL175 motor.
A couple of years ago, I met Thomas Heinemann at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, and he was kind enough to share his BMW Krauser MKM 1000 with the readers of Bike-urious. Last week, he called me a saying he had something a little bit different that he wanted to sell. He wasn’t kidding!
One of my only complaints with the CRF250L is a lack of power (especially when you’re exploring in elevation), which makes this specific CRF-L particularly interesting – it has the 30 horsepower/20 lb-ft motor out of a Honda CBR300R!
Built by Magnum Opus out of Wilmington, North Carolina, this BMW R65 looks a lot faster than it used to thanks to the Martini Racing livery.
Today on the auction site we’ve got a lovely custom Yamaha R5 with an upgraded RD350 motor and Kenny Roberts paint scheme.
R6 Bodywork – 1984 Yamaha RZ500 CustomView Post
After sitting outside and uncovered in the hills of Carmel Valley for 25 years, this BMW 75/5 SWB was discovered by the fine folks at Moto Talbott. They spent over a year bringing this BMW back to life, and now they’re letting it go.
“Ride it or display as art.” That’s how the seller of this CB350 custom sums up his bike, which he calls a tribute to the RC162 racer ridden by Mike Hailwood.
Built around a Kawasaki KZ550, this oddball is the “Mowercycle”.
I’m going to need a Benelli expert on this one. In 1971, the only 175 Benelli was making was the Enduro, correct? Either way, this bike has been highly customized into a “cafe racer” and I think the end result looks pretty good.