samedi 23 avril 2016
MASTERS AT WORK: HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET BUILD OFF, JAPAN
Despite the often-impenetrable language problem, we’re always keeping an eye on the Japanese custom scene. Even though the Western ‘alt moto’ scene is exploding, the top-flight Japanese builders are still setting the pace.
Five of Japan’s top custom workshops were given free reign to tear into the Street 750, and the results are frankly incredible.
BIKE XG750 Flat Tracker BUILDER Hideki Hoshikawa, Asterisk.
BIKE Street Fighter XG750 Turbo BUILDER Kaichiroh Kurosu, Cherry’s Company
The girder fork is custom made, and so are the bars and even the wheels. But the most radical mod is to the engine: it’s turbocharged, complete with intercooler and all the attendant piping. A true tour-de-force of custom building.