Here’s a slick chopper with a CB500 twin motor and a whole bunch of new parts, including the rectifier, coils, starter solenoid, exhaust, bars, tires, chain, battery, cables, carbs, and the headlights. It’s got a clean title on non-op. Seems like a cheap way to get into choppers…
I don’t really understand why, but it looks like the story of Emile Leray is making the rounds online again because I’ve been emailed about it a bunch of times in the past two days. It’s been 20 years since he escaped the desert with his hacked up motorcycle and four years since the last time this story got attention …
Post-Listing Update: This Marusho got no interest at the asking price of $7,850. A barely known Japanese manufacturer, Marusho (who built bikes under the name of Lilac) peaked in the mid 50s, though they went bankrupt in 1962 after a deal with Mitsubishi went bad. Within a year they came to life with a plan to specifically target the American …
Post-Listing Update: This jet bike did not get any interest at the asking price of $114,000. When this bike was released, it took the Guinness World Records for most powerful production motorcycle and most expensive production motorcycle. It featured 320 horsepower, 425 pound feet of torque, 227 mile per hour top speed, and one of the greatest startup sounds ever.
Post-Sale Update: This Ariel chopper sold for a best offer of $6,599. Ariel’s Square Four engine is a thing of beauty, but it’s rarely used in custom builds. Here’s one of those rarities that needs some work before it gets back on the road.
This custom Honda was built to “create a sixties Manx style café racer on a reliable donor” – in this case a ’81 Honda CB750 DOHC. Do you think the builder succeeded?
Post-Sale Update: This custom BSA sold for the BIN of $12,000. Built by LC Fabrications, this bike placed 14th in the Freestyle Class of the 2009 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. It’s definitely different – but is it something you’d ever ride, or even own?
Filed under ‘things I would not want to ride for more than 2 minutes’, this Honda CB750 has been converted into an ATV, and apparently all the modifications are bolt-on.
The 15th build from Bad Winners in Paris, France, this custom Honda CB550 SuperSport is…uh, a custom Honda. What say you?
1 of 2 – 1992 Brough Superior SS120 PrototypeView Post
I’ve featured a few MOTO PGH builds in the last few months – my impression is that they build rideable mild customs with a heavy cafe racer influence. This Honda based build is called the Black and Tan – what do you think?
Nowadays, “Ducati Scrambler” has a specific connotation, but this is something different. Every time I look at it I’m split between thinking it’s cool or stupid – what do you say?
1970 Dunstall Norton CommandoView Post
Built by BERHAM Customs out of Berlin, Germany, this Speed Twin has been bobbed on the original frame and I think it looks pretty damn good. What do you think?
Post-Sale Update: This 850T Custom sold for $8,610 after 36 bids on eBay. One of my favorite custom Guzzis of all time was this previously featured beauty built by George Dockray. I was so enthralled by it that I profiled George in an interview as well. I’m thus not surprised that this cool Guzzi was also built by Dockray.