mardi 12 janvier 2016
CUSTOM BIKES OF THE WEEK
A street tracker with a woodgrain finish, a pair of very different Honda CB450s, and a new build from Deus’ Californian wizard Michael ‘Woolie’ Woolaway. Here are the custom bikes that got our motors running over the Christmas break.
Suzuki GSX400F by Shaka Garage Exchange monocles with someone who has ridden in the back of a Rolls-Royce, and the topic of wood grain will inevitably arise. But wood is not something we motorcyclists are normally impressed with—until now.
Honda CB450 by Vagabund Moto You can often identify a builder’s work by a commonality of theme. Down & Out prefers a wide-wheeled look, El Solitario explodes molds, and Auto Fabrica delivers clinically clean aesthetics. Now Vagabund Moto is becoming known for its obsession with detail.
Honda CB450 by Steel Bent Customs Maybe a cafe racer isn’t quite your cup of Honda CB450 tea? Then maybe this scrambler ready for the single tracks is more appealing. It’s a 1976 model from Florida’s Steel Bent Customs, dubbed Dirty Jersey, and the recipient of Michael Mundy’s expert handiwork.
Yamaha XT600 by Lab Motorcycle For five years Portugal’s Lab Motorcycle have been quietly assembling an impressive collection of custom builds. The latest creation from the Setubal-based shop is a trail-ready Yamaha XT600 that simply oozes the company philosophy—“Just For Fun.”
Kawasaki W650 by Deus Customs Given the classic dirt racer look of this latest Deus build, it’s no surprise to find that it hails from the Venice, California workshop. SoCal has embraced the dirt like few other locales in North America, and this Kawasaki—named W-`ühini—is the perfect weapon.