Over the long life of the Mustang (which started as a homemade bike built by an employee of Gladden to commute on during World War II), there were several different models. By the time they hit Model 4, they had evolved a Standard line and a Special line, the latter of which was differentiated with performance upgrades. The Special eventually …
Over several years, Jeff Gundlach made a name for himself designing magazine covers for motorcycle mags like Cycle News and Cycle Magazine. In 2009, he started building “something unique, powerful, light, functional, and a classic look.” A couple of years later, the Raven was born. At the time, Jeff created a 750cc prototype and was planning on offering displacement options …
The seller of this bike calls it a Scamp – though that name has been used by Honda before, it was what the N360 car was named in Australia. Seems appropriate then, as the N360 and this CL360 were motivated by similarly-sized engines.
While most of us find beauty in machines, some find art. And some, like Matthew Ortiz of Swerve Customs in Albuquerque, NM, manage to find the magic combination of practicality in design. Here, the lowly Kawasaki KZ750 LTD is transformed into such an animal.
Post Sale Update: After being relisted several times, the Survivor sold for $2,450 after 17 bids on eBay. Built by Bob Cecchini on an Arlen Ness frame, “The Survivor” was the cover bike for the July 1974 issue of Custom Chopper thanks to cool features like forced induction, one piece body/gas tank, and “progressive one-pedal brakes.” It has since been …
When this Eagle left the Cushman factory in 1957, it had a 318cc engine that produced 8 horsepower. This one’s a little bit different, thanks to a 1,000cc Harley engine. Insert joke here about how few horsepower a Harley engine makes anyway.
What started as a running 850T is now almost a replica of a V7 Sport. Of course, the problem is in the word ‘almost’. It’s time for a new owner, so hopefully you can finish the job.
The GasBox is a vintage moto shop in Ohio run by Jesse Bassett, who won a previous Ultimate Builder AMD Championship Series satellite competition in the freestyle class with the BSA custom.
You don’t normally think of an Ariel Square Four as the platform for a British custom, but this bike was given a 2.5 year long frame off restoration and turned into a ‘cafe racer’ in the process. I’m not entirely thrilled with the results – but what do you think?
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?