mardi 19 janvier 2016
CUSTOM BIKES OF THE WEEK
A Triumph Bonneville that sold for over $100,000, a slick Honda CB750 tracker from Argentina, and a return to form from former Radical Ducati boss Pepo Rosell. Meet the custom bikes that have got our pulses racing over the past few days.
The $100,00 Triumph Bonneville desert sled Utter the names Bud Ekins and Steve McQueen and you’ll immediately have a captive audience. The stuntman-and-star duo created the most iconic motorcycle stunt in Hollywood history and regularly competed for glory on two wheels.
Honda CB750 by Herencia Custom Garage The street tracker movement is on fire right now. Spurred by pioneers like Richard Pollock, builders are attempting to raise the bars of ingenuity with each new creation. This CB750 from Argentina’s Herencia Custom Garage is one of the finest examples to date.
Triumph Speed Triple by XTR Pepo Since Pepo Rosell returned to the garage after closing Radical Ducati, he’s been cranking out hit after hit. This latest build went under Pepo’s torch as a 2005 Speed Triple and emerged as the appropriately named ‘Extreme Speed.’
Honda XLR250 by Ask Motorcycles Very little about this machine appeals to the rider in me. It’s not that I wouldn’t swing a leg over and give it a try—I just don’t know that I could without hurting myself. Or worse, without damaging a work of art.
Stanley Tang’s Honda XR650L Five years ago, when Stanley Tang was entrenched in the finance business, he decided to turn his hand to bike building. Five completed bikes later, the quality of his work speaks for itself. This XR650L is Stanley’s latest creation and recently grabbed the attention of master builder Roland Sands.