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Discussion in 'Photos' started by JagLite, Jul 16, 2019.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
I like the lower Back warmer/tire de-icer
Today's guest comes from Amsterdam.
Okay, I like minimalist bikes, I really love a very clean and simple bike with wheels, a nice motor, a small and nicely shaped tank, and a good seat.
I like fenders for a bike that is ridden regularly but for a sunny day, once in a while short ride bike, fenders are optional to me.
A custom bike that has all the required hipster parts is not creative to me, it is more like a parody of a custom build.
60 year old tire design? Check!
Huge dual discs that can lock up the lousy traction front tire with easy pressure from your little finger? Check!
Lobster back segmented pipes in a pointless layout? Check!
Goofy seat? Check! (But a huge improvement over the common ironing board seat)
Builder has the required ink, tough guy attitude, and shades to qualify as a badazz builder too.
And his company logo features the badazz required skull/death theme:
The customer got what he wanted so builder and customer are happy so all's good in their world.
I believe the builder did a very good job executing the build, just like art experts rave about Picasso's talent, it is the finished product that I find stupid and ugly.
If you like it, and I'm sure some of you will, see HERE for more info, and send your deposit to the builder for him to create your dream bike.
Oh, I forgot to mention that Beemer build by Ironwood is named "Vulcan" because it was inspired by the Aston Martin Vulcan...
I don't see the inspiration, do you?
The wheels are black...
Both are probably only used on nice days.
With no fenders, yup, nice days only and no dirt roads. With the exhausts the way they are, ear plugs will be a must!
More HERE if you like the style...
It's almost OK, no stupid tyres and the seats not brown.
3, 2, 1...Boom
I'm currently converting my Suzuki VS1400 into a cafe racer, I expect a right bollocking when/if it gets finished. Yeah, I've been told it can't be done, but I'm stupid, it helps.
Have at it!
I'm sure it can be done well with enough imagination, and welding ability...
If you are planning to modify the frame and rear wheel size, correct the chopper fork angle, and a bunch of other details it can turn out great.
The Intruder V-Twin engine is a great start to build a MOTORcycle around.
I'm not so sure I'd call this stupid as I kind of like it,...
I liked that Beemer until I saw him ride it...
I like the idea and most of the work he has done.
The back end looks unfinished, the rear wheel should be painted to match the front at least.
Needs a tail to finish it, maybe a nice boat tail?
The rider position is ridiculous!
It should have floor boards where the muffler is, and the muffler should be under them.
The handlebars should be higher and back much farther.
The seat is also totally out of style with the rest of the bike.
As it is now, it looks confused (to me) of what it is, vintage or modern, old or new, racer or cruiser?
All easy fixes and he certainly has the ability to make it really special so I hope he gets the artistic view to see it through.
What does a shop with the catchy name of "Death Machines of London" build?
Things like this Honda Goldwing of course:
More for those with a strong stomach HERE
I had to check their website and it appears they make their money selling $50 Tee Shirts.
Another one of their 3 builds:
Wooden seat, I'm sure that's a real fun bike to ride, but with that headlight, who would want to be seen on it?
Their other build:
Uh, looks pretty much like a stock Guzzi V7? with a fancy tube tail and lousy seat.
Their final custom build...
Is a computer rendering...
But, hey, some people like weird customs that are designed to be looked at not ridden.
They have to have some connection to death of course, usually some skulls, because you know, motorcycle riders want to die...?
I like their stuff, the belly pan on the Guzzi with the exhaust molded into it is very slick.
Despite the polarizing thoughts on this type of design work its good to see a flow of ideas like this.
I like to see design ideas too.
Especially when they have purpose.
I wonder if they were trying to improve on the design idea of this beauty?
Looks like a basking shark from the front
Looking for comfort and an exhilarating ride? I'm just glad they don't design women!