motorcycle enthusiasts, their motorcycles are an expression of themselves.
They give their motorcycles the identity that they identify themselves
with. Serious bikers always love customization of their motorcycles.
custom made motorcycle is not just so much fun, it also involves lots of
skills to be applied to and thinking that will make it a pleasure to own
are different types of customization like Bobber, Café racer, Rat bike and
Bobber is a motorcycle which usually has its front fender removed and has
a smaller rear fender. Most superfluous parts are removed to make it
lighter with only bare necessities.
Café racer is a motorcycle built for speed and not comfort. Usually a Café
racer has an elongated fuel tank and low handle bars, giving it a distinct
bike is a bike that is maintained with the intention of keeping the
motorcycle on the road for as long as possible without spending much and
without caring for its appearance.
Chopper is a motorcycle that stands out because of its longer frame and is
usually handcrafted unlike many other. Another feature of a Chopper is
that there is no rear suspension and this makes handling the Chopper a
challenging task especially on bad roads which can cause a bumpy ride.
are motorcycle manufacturers including Harley Davidson that sell custom
made motorcycles. These custom made motorcycles gives the customer the
option to select a wide range of paint styles, accessories and engine
sizes while also providing warranty and finance options associated with
mass produced motorcycles.
the factory custom segment offers the customer both uniqueness and appeal
of the custom made and the benefits of a factory motorcycle.
from picking the chassis, deciding on which type of wheels the motorcycle
will have, the type, design and capacity of the tank, design of the fender
set with safety and aesthetics in mind, an effective and efficient exhaust
system, handle bars that aids easy maneuverability, cool graphics, type
and color of paint there are loads of things that goes into the creation
of a custom motorcycle.
chassis, or frame, forms the basic structure of a motorcycle. When seen
separately it is like the skeleton of the motorcycle. More importantly,
the chassis determines the overall look and the angle of elevation of the
motorcycle from its rear wheel to the handlebars. It is important to
select a chassis that would give the motorcycle great looks as well as
wheels are not only for function but also for aesthetics of the
motorcycle. As any true motorcycle enthusiast would agree, the wheels can
add a good deal to the overall looks of the motorcycle. It is important to
realize that wheels and tires are two different things and you don't have
to worry about the compatibility of tires when you are deciding on the
wheels since most wheels are designed to be able to hold tires of most
much as looks are important for a custom made motorcycle, safety and
comfort are also equally important. Understanding how the weight is
distributed across the motorcycle will impact the ease of navigation while
on the road.
on the subject of navigation, the handle bars can make a great impact
here. There are loads of handlebars available in the market, that it can
be a daunting task to choose one. The handlebars are attention grabbers,
however, a sense of proportion, seating position, height of the driver,
riding style are various factors that needs to be given due consideration
before deciding the type of handlebars.
seat which will have the rider seated also carries significance since it
adds to the comfort considerably.
Headlights are considered for function and safety, however, there are many
things that can be done with headlights. Headlights come in different
shapes and also comes with options of different lights that you can plug
in. A caveat would be to ensure adherence to the rules of the road in the
region you drive.
are custom bike building competitions held throughout the world. One
popular competition is the World Championship of Custom Bike Building held
annually by American Motorcycle Dealer (AMD) magazine. The competition has
been held since 2004 and has been a resounding success, drawing the
motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world.
number of affiliate events are held in various countries such as Russia,
Japan, Australia and Mexico. The winners of each of the affiliate events
gets a chance to compete at the world championship, all expenses paid.
Usually it’s the other competitors who along with the invited judges
decide the winner.
in all, a custom motorcycle is not just a motorcycle but a fashion trend
and a symbol of competitiveness and individualism for a number of
individuals all over the world.