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TR7T-Inspired – 1978 Triumph T140E Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Triumph did not get any interest at the opening bid of $5,000. In 1981, Triumph created a dual-sporter based on the TR7V Tiger in response to BMW’s R80GS. It was called the TR7T Tiger Trail, and it was never officially exported to the US because of emissions regulations. It was an interesting (and very yellow) …

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BikeShed Shown – 2004 Aprilia RSV1000 Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Released in 1998, the RSV1000 was a game-changing model for Aprilia. Beforehand, the largest machine in the Italian marque’s lineup was a 250. In its roughly half-decade of production an array of different RSV variants were produced, including a few higher-spec R and SP models. While most people would’t look at the full-faired Italian V-Twin as an ideal donor, Gareth …

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1 of 5 – Venier Customs “Diabola” Moto Guzzi V65C

In America, Custom, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Since first opening in 2012, Venier Customs has quickly built a name for itself, churning out high-end customs for clients all over the world. The shop’s work is routinely featured on elite customs sites like BikeExif and Pipeburn, and has graced the cover of several moto-magazines. Though Venier’s founder, namesake, and head honcho, Stefano Venier, has worked with a variety …

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Street Fighter – 1988 Yamaha TZR250

In Custom, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This TZR sold for $3,500 after 24 bids on eBay. In the seller’s words, this represents a “cross between the 80’s/90’s 2 stroke street sportbike and the more modern FZ 07/09…raw, loud, upright and brilliantly bright in classic Yamaha colors.” It’s being offered with no reserve – what do you think about it?

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Carey Hart Custom – 2017 Indian Chieftain

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Post Listing Update: This custom Chieftain did not get any interest at the opening ask of $31,999. Among many things in the world of motorcycling, Carey Hart is probably best known for being the first person to land a backflip in competition on a 250cc bike. Carey’s been tightly involved with Indian over the last few years, and this was …

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IRL TRON Bike – 2018 Parker Brothers Concepts Neutron

In America, Custom by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This crazy custom got no interest at the asking price of $65,000. There’s no shortage of atrocious Hollywood remakes being churned out year after year, however from time to time revamped movies get it right. 2010’s TRON LEGACY was able to utilize modern computer generated animation and special effects to better create the world initially laid out …

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Nick O’Kane Custom – 1992 Suzuki TL1000R Cafe Build

In Custom, Japan, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Nick O’Kane eats, sleeps, and breathes motorcycles. By day, the California-based, UK-native serves as Powersports Sales Manager at K&N Filters, but the lion’s share of O’Kane’s nights and weekends are spent building (and riding) some pretty stellar customs. O’Kane’s typical MO consists of using vintage donor machines that are then laced up with modern suspension and electrical components. If you …

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2001 Chevy V4-Powered Custom

In America, Cruiser, Custom, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Are you an automotive engine expert? Maybe you’ll know what’s going on here, because I sure don’t. What we’ve apparently got is a “custom built 156 cubic inch Vee-Four Chevy” motor in a “Harley type” chassis. I’ve featured a couple example of the SuperVee (front two cylinders from a SBC Chevy 350) before, but this is even odder.

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JDM Bōsōzoku Bike – 1992 Kawasaki ZR400 Zephyr

In Cruiser, Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

As motorcycle clubs like the Hells Angels rose to prominence in midcentury America, a similar phenomenon took place in Japan. In the land of the rising sun, the members of these flamboyant moto tribes are known as bōsōzoku, and in the height of their popularity in the early 1980s, there were supposedly more than 40,000 active bōsōzoku on the island …

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Moto2 Tailed – Liberty Motorcycles 1986 BMW R80 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

BMW’s R80 platform isn’t a particularly exceptional machine in any one department, however it’s nonetheless praised for being a generally well-balanced and versatile model. The bike was powered by an air-cooled, 797cc, four-stroke, OHV, Boxer twin that reportedly made around 50 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 42.78 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 rpm. Introduced as the successor to the R75/7, …