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Japanese Custom Bike Show

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Check out that fish exhaust on the Royal Enfield! Awesome!

One Motorcycle Show – Portland, Oregon

The One Motorcycle Show is perhaps the only custom show in the world that embraces the imperfect. It’s about the essence–motorcycles that are custom but not precious. Stripped down and built back up, but probably not the way the factory intended. Hosted by See See Motorcycles and sponsored by Bell, the One Show is an annual celebration of utility, culture and creativity held in Portland, Ore.

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Mule Motorcycles, an interview with Richard Pollock

Mule Motorcycles from Champions Moto on Vimeo.

“I like to build things”. Richard Pollock has been building bikes since 1969, and does it full-time now. Forget airbrushed skulls, daggers, grim reaper, instead think along the lines of clean, lean, and light. “I like to make the bikes more seamless, cleaner, and smoother”, said Pollock, via a local interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune. Pollock builds custom, one-off motorcycles, handmade, on his own timeline, typically a year or so. One of his bikes took 6 years to build, named the XR-1660, a beautiful street-tracker.

Mule Motorcycles website

Interview with, quite detailed and good interview.

From the interview, Where did you come up with the name: Mule Motorcycles?
“I was into bicycle racing for a number of years. I liked to be at the front pulling instead of sitting in the draft. Everybody had nicknames and eventually I got the nickname “Mule”. Then a bicycle racing friend who I was building a bike for called me one day and said, “Is this Mule Motorcycles?” We had a good laugh about it, but later the name made sense. A Mule is a hybrid. A combination of genetic traits that exceeds the performance and intelligence of both its parents. That’s how I viewed the bikes I was building and a business name was born.”

Triumph Streetmaster by Richard Pollock

Evolution Custom Ind – Sydney, Australia

Paul McKinnon from Evolution Custom Ind in Sydney, Australia

Evolution Motorsport on FB

Custom Honda CX500 – Slingshot Cycles

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ebay pic cx500

Built by Slingshot Cycles in Virginia, this CX500 was a pretty radical bike given what they started with. If you don’t know, these Hondas are pretty odd. Water cooled, shafty, slow, ugly. But as you can see, it turned out great!

They swapped the Custom tank for a Standard model tank. Modified the exhaust, changed the jets, put on some clip ons and made a bump seat from a CB360 fuel tank. Then they shot it with some bright ass red and clear.

Slingshot Cycles FB page

Speed Racer by Impoz

BikeExif has a great article on a custom Triumph Speed Triple.

Re-Built, Paris motorcycle shop chops on a Harley

La Petite Meca is a custom motorcycle shop in Paris, and here they customize an old Harley Davidson. Nice, intimate view as he works on the bike.

Re-Built from Louis David Najar on Vimeo.

Photos of the build in progress on Flickr

BMW HP2 Sport “Speedcruiser”

Wunderlich, BMW tuners, and Procar BMW motorcycles with designer Nicolas Petit, have taken a whack at BMW’s HP2 Sport. Thanks to Pipeburn

Designer, Nicolas Petit’s, blog.