A custom motorcycle is a motorcycle that is highly stylized or which treats aspects such as frame geometry, engine design, or paintwork in an unusual way compared to standard manufacturing. Custom motorcycles are unique or individually produced in a very limited quantity, as opposed to "stock" bikes. This blog is a representation of my view on the wonderful world of custom bike design and the design of motorcycle in general.
This chopper is basically an early 80's superbike. The 120 cu/inch (with an optional 163 cu/inch big bore for the really brave of heart) motor was built with Chevy big block components by Larry Sexton (of dragrace fame). He considered low piston weight important to reduce vibration, and used flat big chevy pistons (on the photo right) way before the Evo (flat piston) was introduced. Casted his own carters, cilinders, heads and used Chevy valvetrains. He positioned two male HD connecting rods...
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My all time favorite motorcycle magazine is made in Japan by Makoto Watanabe. 5 times a year an issue appears with at least 100 top quality custombikes. Perfectly captured on photo by Makoto and Junichiro Ito. For more info check : www.chopper.jp
Steph the sorcerer's apprentice at VTM (France) blew me away in 2016 with this awesome Super Motard style street racer.
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Hideki Hoshikawa created a masterpiece by combining different styles like (cafe)racer, flattrack and chopper.
Koslow built by Shinsuke Takizawa and Toshiyuki Osawa for the Born Free 6 2014 Show.

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