Motorcycle News - Custom Bikes Of The Week: 9 September, 2018
‘Bikes Are Made to Ride’ is the mantra of Kris Reniers and his DCC crew. So when a Bavarian brick found its way onto their bench, they decided to make it really fly. The original bodywork was axed and a new, hooped subframe was tacked into place.
In the rear, a new humped tail was created to perfectly match the lines on the subframe and although it sits a touch low for aesthetic perfection, it was crafted this way to enhance ergonomics for an easier tuck. Which the DCC boys decided to evaluate at this year’s Glemseck races, decreeing that Fifty Shades of Grey was an absolute blast. [More]
Working in collaboration with Taipei-based Cowboy’s Chopper, Lin Dong and his crew hand-formed sheets of aluminum to create the T100’s compact tank. The new side panels, which sit inboard the revamped subframe, and the tail have also been hand beaten and rolled from the same slices of alloy. The forks have been shortened to deliver a squat stance and the headlight that sits between them was specifically chosen for its resemblance to the Kanji character for ‘eyes.’
All these changes can be swapped back to stock in no time at all. The Taiwanese government is a bit of a stickler for stock motorcycles, and to ensure Kane gets the nod during mandatory inspections, everything has to be bolt-on. So, when can we put in our order for one of these kits? [More]
Sotheby’s had this bike in their ‘Weird and Wonderful Collection’ in London that ran on September 5th. Selling for a bargain £10,800, this period-correct racer wasn’t restored or re-touched in any way.
It may surprise you, but this build is basically a bitsa—pieced together from boxes of parts and a rolling chassis. That frame is from a 1964 CB160 and it now runs an extended swingarm and a pair of Hagon shocks to keep the Heidenau race rubber dialed in at the back.
Of course, since we’re not seeing it in motion at the track, it’s the tank and bodywork that are stealing the show. Matt wanted to combine styling elements from a multitude of former European racers so he combined fiberglass, aluminum and leather to nail his vision. The seat and fairing were inspired by a Benelli 250 GT Racer, both of which were scaled down to meet the Honda’s smaller proportions. [More]
Michael Vienne is the man behind Super8cycles, a California based shop specializing in this discipline—and this Michael’s own GSX-R750 racer. Built for classic track days, the 2009-era mechanicals are hidden by what seems to be the iconic, slab-sided bodywork of a 1990 Gixxer.
To help Vienne outpace other riders on those classic track days, the suspension of his Gixxer has been upgraded at both ends. A rebuilt Öhlins shock handles things out back while Vienne poached an entire front end from his R6 racer. (After some mild machining at the steering stem and a fresh set of bearings, everything slid into place nicely.)
If you find yourself near Willow Springs, chances are good you’ll find Vienne running hot laps, dialing in changes to his setup. Let’s hope he keeps those classic looks. [More]
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September 9, 2018 at 12:10PM