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“The Executive” – 2012 BMW K75 Custom

In Custom, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This K75 Custom did not meet reserve with bidding up to $8,701. Larry and Carol Romestant of Romestant Engineering have been building flying brick customs for a few years now – Jay Leno featured some of his builds in a previous JLG segment, and one of them is now up for sale. Based on a BMW K75C, this …

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Cafe’d Interceptor — 1984 Honda VF500 Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by JoeLeave a Comment

Customs built on early Honda CB’s and CX’s are pretty common these days, and justifiably so. With their classic proportions and interesting engines, they fall easily to the artist’s eye. But can one work with a “modern” perimeter chassis and complex V-4 power plant? Apparently yes, as Illinois-based Craig Rodsmith of Rodsmith Customs shows us with this VF500 Interceptor cafe …

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1 of 5 – Radical Guzzi Ristretto

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

My German is non-existent, so I’m depending a lot on Google Translate here. But let’s start with what I do know something about – Radical Guzzi, a shop that’s has made quite a name for themselves with custom MG builds. Looks like they’re building a line of 5 bikes called Ristretto – they’ve already sold 3 of 5 and now …

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Blue Steel – 1974 Honda CB360T

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Post-Sale Update: After 9 bids on eBay, this CB360T custom sold for $6,700. I’ve featured a couple of Powder Monkees bikes in the past – my favorite was their CB750 called Wabi Sabi. Here’s the smallest of their builds to date, a CB360T named Blue Steel (I assume that’s a reference to the movie Zoolander).

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Homemade Wall of Death!

In America, Custom by Abhi3 Comments

Normally I feature bikes for sale, but today I get to feature something you can ride your bike in – if you have the guts. Also known as a silodrome, the ‘wall of death’ was a famous carnival sideshow where riders would circle the interior of a cylinder, pressed against the edge thanks to friction and gravity. The seller says …

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In England – 1982 Honda CB750 Custom

In Custom, Japan by Abhi1 Comment

Billy Mackenzie is a professional MX racer in England that has completed his first custom build, starting with a Honda CB750. He says he was inspired by the CB custom built by Hookie Co, and he calls this build X-Axis because of the horizontal and parallel lines of the design. What’s your verdict?