With the latest chopper craze safely behind us (for now) nice examples of the genre are now available for pennies on the dollar. The Tuetuls and Jessie James’ of the motorcycle world felt the need to get ever more creative in an attempt to stand above the rest and at times the results got a little, uh, outlandish.
Post Sale Update: After 37 bids on eBay, this Servicar custom sold for $20,400. Based on a HD Servicar, this custom was built ‘in the style of Ed Roth’s trike body’.
What was once a K100RS has now become an angular custom that looks like it was sponsored by Halloween. I do think there are some interesting parts of this build – what do you think?
Here’s proof that we will hotrod anything, even the little cult bike-ette with the too-cute name—the Honda Grom. Like the purse dog who thinks it’s a Doberman, this 125cc motorcycle somehow presents itself as much larger than the sum of its parts. There’s always the guy who will go way over top, and here’s his project.
Here’s a couple of Indian bobbers that have had some interesting work done, though traditionalists aren’t going to happy.
Post-Listing Update: This bike was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. This pretty Harley was just featured in the December issue of Easyriders Magazine (NSFW!) I’m digging the shade of blue used on the bodywork, as well as the “4D5” on the tank, referring to the 45 cubic inch flathead engine. What do you think?
Post-Sale Update: After 63 bids on eBay, this Virago sold for $5,100. Painted in a ‘striking’ shade of Dodge Stryker Green, this Virago has been cleaned up nicely, in my estimation. What say you?
I think I’m just featuring this because I’m stunned someone tried to customize a R1200C! How do you think it ended up?
Based on the Ural sT, the Solo X was a custom that you could order from James Loughead, the man behind Hammarhead Industries. Suggested price was $12,500. This example is claimed to have been built for Ewan McGregor, and it has just 200 miles.
Created by City of Hate Vintage Cycles, this bike was built to be raffled off at last year’s Rockers vs. Mods in Dallas. It was apparently popular enough that they sold out of raffle tickets, and the bike entered the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show before it was delivered to its new owner.
No, it’s not really a motorcycle, but it sure is a curiosity! Built by Air Cushion Vehicles, this hovercraft is interesting as the fan is placed in the front, rather than the rear.
This is quite a disappointing listing, but the concept sure is cool!
Post Listing Update: This CL350 was relisted but still did not meet reserve with 36 bids up to $4,025. Time for another round of ‘what do you think about this custom bike?’ This CL has been given a frame-up restoration and the knowledgeable seller (Angus from Northeast Sportscar) calls it “the ultimate Honda 350 street build.” It sure looks like …
Post Listing Update: This bike was relisted multiple times on eBay with the BIN eventually dropping to $4,500, but that wasn’t enough to attract a buyer. A pulsejet engine is named for the fact that the combustion happens in pulses. They’re not a particularly popular powerplant (how’s that for alliteration), but Robert Maddox has established himself as a leader in …
Now based out of Vietnam, Bandit9 has made a name for themselves by building some distinctive customs, typically based on small Hondas. As hinted at by the name, each production run of Bandit9 bikes is for just 9 bikes.