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1978 Suzuki Rat Bobber

Posted on July 14, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Rat. 9 comments

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This Suzuki Rat Bobber was built by Seattle based Greg Simanson who has a love of all custom motorcycles. When Greg decided to build a bike he wanted to create something a little different. “I turned the 1978 Suzuki GS750 into a hardtail” said Greg. “Shortened the front end, added new handlebars, controls, headlight, new exhaust and powder coated the wheels black”. If you are wondering what the Japanese writing on the side of the tank means, it’s actually an old Japanese license plate that Greg modified and added for decoration. You can view more shots of this rough and ready rat bobber on Gregs blog Shadowlight Customs.

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Harley Sportster Bobber

Posted on July 8, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 5 comments

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Alp from SunGurtekin Design & Fabrication in California is an industrial designer specializing in transportation design. He built this low and mean hardtail Harley Sportster which he has appropriately named ‘The Whip’. “I designed the Whip with the unusual jockey shifter and clutch set up” Alp says. “My goal was to achieve a clean look where all the components on the bike look smooth and balanced. I ran all the wires and brake lines inside the frame to achieve that clean look. For me the most important aspect is the stance: if there’s one thing most of my cars or bikes have had in common past and present, it’s that they’ve got to be slammed.

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Indian Bobber

Posted on May 8, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 2 comments

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This old school Indian Bobber was built by Shane Cooper from Speed Demon Cycles who are based in Queensland, Australia. Shane started customizing his own motorcycles in 1976 and hasn’t stopped since. Over the years he has owned nearly 30 motorcycles, and every one of them has been customized in some way. “You’re looking at the culmination of about 10 months work” explains Shane. “The plan was to build a modern hot rod Bobber. I chose a Harley Softail style frame and springer forks for their timeless looks and ride ability. Not because they suited any type of Indian heritage, purely because I like the look.”

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G-Spot Customs Triumph

Posted on April 27, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Brat. 2 comments


When I first spotted this green, lean and mean Triumph I thought it must have been built by one of the many custom shops in Japan. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was built by G-Spot Customs. G-Spot are based in Denver, Colorado and describe themselves as “not your typical run of the mill motorcycle shop. We’re RACERS at heart and will always be racers. As our logo says “not old school, not new school, just pissed off handcrafted motorcycles”. Whatever they are, they know how to build a bike.


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Fong Bros XS650

Posted on April 8, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. No Comments

This beautiful piece of chopper craftmanship was sent to us by Ted from XS650 Chopper. It was built by Denis (AKA Billy Joe Fong) from Fong Bros who has built many sweet rides in the past. Here’s how Denis described the project: “As for the white bike, It’s a 1982 xs650 special. It was a mail delivery bike for the Post Office in either Delaware or Pennsylvania but was only used for about 10,000 miles. The tail is a TC Bros tail that I made some very minor mods to. I was using Kansas Kustoms but I was able to get a good deal with TC Bros. From front to back, here’s what was done. The forks were done by hand. I used an angle grinder and a hand file to get rid of all the tabs and smooth them out, then polished them. They are also lowered 2.75 inches.


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Filipino Bobber

Posted on April 7, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Rat. 2 comments

Noli Coronado is not only a silversmith for Lucky Monkey in Manilla but is also a passionate bike builder. He likes to build sculptures that have wheels and engines. Like this one-of-a-kind board tracker cross bobber he built for Ron Poe of P&P tattoo. Ron is the son of legendary Filipino actor Fernando Poe Jr. Fernando Poe’s most famous role was of Panday (blacksmith in Filipino) in the movie Ang Panday.


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Exile Custom

Posted on April 3, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 1 Comment

Not everyone has an Exile Cycles custom sitting in their living room (I usually keep mine in the bedroom). This bike was sent to us by Matthew from Britian, it was originally built for the tv show ‘Build or Bust’ back in 2004 and Matt had it shipped to his home in the U.K. Because it was built for the show it obviously looked amazing but was a little impractical. So he had the bike reworked to get it through the UK regulations.


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Alfabeast

Posted on February 26, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Other. 1 Comment

Crossbreed Cycles are based in the U.K and created this amazing bike a few years ago using a 2.5 Litre Alfa Romeo V6 engine. This is what these guys specialize in – they use parts, frames and engines you think would be impossible to combine and then make it happen. This one of a kind motorcycle has a Kraftek frame, a four speed Harley Davidson transmission, all powered by the Italian Alfa Romeo V6. There are six individual exhaust pipes, a pair of Weber downdrafts, with fork, discs and calipers from a Kawasaki ZXR750. That may sound like an unusual combination but they are working on an even bigger project – this time creating a Maserati bike which we can’t wait to see. Until then check out some more pics of this ambitious Alfa project.


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1942 Harley Davidson WLA

Posted on January 19, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 2 comments

This Harley WLA is owned by Mr Nishida of the Posh Factory in Tokyo, Japan. The Posh Factory make high performance parts for a range of motorcycles but specialize in Harley Davidsons. This WLA was built to race in the AVCC (American Vintage motorcycle Competition Clubman road-race) in Japan and has had some great wins over the years. Nisheda says he loves circuit racing more than anything else, and enjoys meeting people and learning more about vehicle parts through racing which helps them make better motorcycle products.
The HD 42WLA was originally built around World War II to US army specs, and apparently were very popular amongst young soldiers who would come home hoping to get a Harley-Davidson like he saw or rode in the war. Not many original WLA’s exist today, most of them being turned into choppers and extensively modified … Read More »


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Deus Sacred Cow

Posted on January 13, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 4 comments

This is the latest creation out of the Deus ‘temple of enthusiasm’ – the name they call their Sydney headquarters. Deus love their W650’s and we really love what they do to them. This 720cc bobber has been named the ‘Sacred Cow’, we are not exactly sure why but it could be because it’s beefy, tasty and stands out from the herd. It has left Australian shores and is headed to Brooklyn to meet it’s new owner Billy Joel. Billy has always been fond of the W650 and wanted this one to be a little different – with a parallel twin engine, T120 brake, twin pea shooter pipes, rigid rear kit and even a truck horn. We particularly love the rear end and brake light but not sure about the unfinished looking paint job on the tank. There are loads more … Read More »


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