Built by Brooklyn-based resto-mod master Stefano Venier, this bike was transformed from a chunky 80s-era cruiser into a sleek and stripped down classic silhouette. It’s a Kawasaki KZ1000 but the lowered stance, modified tank & race-inspired front fairing, plus the bobbed & cleaned up rear-end change the look entirely. Updated suspension, electrics, & brakes add modern performance. via
No chrome. That’s the defining feature of Harley’s 2017 Road King Special. Powered by the new Milwaukee twin cam 108 C.I. powerplant, this iconic hard-bag cruiser is 10% more powerful than the outgoing model and along with its stripped-down & blacked-out styling it features a street-sweeping lowered stance.
Blending classic looks with modern technology, Austrian custom garage NCT Motorcycles turned Ducati’s racy 140-horsepower 848 EVO into a retro-inspired café bike. They stripped all the original bodywork & fabbed a custom sub-frame and aluminum tail unit that features a custom leather & fabric seat and embedded LED taillights. Stock shocks were replaced with Öhlins front & rear, a custom exhaust was designed & built, and lots of other small details transformed this Italian rooster from standard to stunning. source
The Desert Sled is the newest variant of Ducati’s 803-cc retro Scrambler. It’s a well-equipped street legal enduro set-up that features a higher seat position, reinforced frame and fully adjustable suspension, an engine protector and spoked wheels that wear Pirelli’s new Scorpion Rally STR tires.
At the heart of this American-made custom & handcrafted cruiser is a 117-inch (1917cc) S&S X-Wedge V-Twin powerplant. The sharp, industrial lines and minimalist styling is the handiwork of master builders Edward Jacobs & Francois-Xavier Terny. It’s fitted with Öhlins forks up front and a hidden monoshock in the rear. Brembo 4-piston calipers put the brakes on the cruiser’s beefy 110-feet lb. of torque. Not available until 2018 but that gives you time to save up.
Created by Death Machines of London, the UYC (Up Yours Copper) is a maniacally customized machine that began as a ’07 Triumph Thruxton and underwent a complete surgical transformation: stripped and de-lugged frame, handmade tins & tank, re-designed injection system, carbs, handmade ceramic exhaust—virtually everything—and much of it fabbed in copper and brass. The handformed saddle is made of American Walnut. One of a kind? You bet.
Created by Milan’s infamous South Garage, the Nerboruta began its life as a humble ’79 BMW R75/5. Stripping it to the bare essence, the South crew completely transformed the bike by adding a vintage springer front end, bobbing the rear-end, & modified fuel tank, not to mention the generous use of wood for the saddle, fenders, & tank knee pads.
First released back in 1975, the ubiquitous Honda Rebel has been the user-friendly point of entry for generations of motorcycling enthusiasts. For 2017, the small-displacement factory custom cruiser got a complete overhaul. Available in a 300 or 500-CC model, the new Rebels feature water-cooled powerplants: the 300, a single & the 500, a parallel twin. Styling features include blacked-out & bobbed rear fenders, solo saddles, blacked-out wheels & a trellis-style frame. Shipping to Honda dealers April 2017.
First unveiled at this year’s EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan, BMW’s HP4 RACE was still just a prototype. Billed as the most exclusive bike they’ve ever created, BMW has now confirmed that the bike—featuring an all carbon fiber frame and carbon fiber wheels—will actually be produced and delivered in very limited numbers in the second half of 2017.
With its solo saddle and a clean rear triangle frame design, the 2017 Bonneville Bobber has a classic look with modern comforts. It may look it, but this is no hard tail. Hidden under the seat is a shock & spring that supports the whole rear end. This new model is powered by Triumph’s 1200cc in-line motor & features stripped down body work, wire spoked wheels and the option of drag bars or apes.