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Cruiser Custom Builders

You see them on TV but some of the most talented custom builders are right in your own back yard. Get a closer look at the best custom motorcycle builders in the business. We talk to cruiser custom builders from Paul Sr. and Jr. from Orange County Choppers, Jesse James from West Coast Choppers, Arlen Ness, Steven Tyler of Dirico, Matt Hotch and there are more on the way.

Custom Builders
Rick Fairless of Strokers Mas Roadhouse
Thursday, November 18, 2010
We speak with a man who wears many hats - owner of the popular biker joint known as Strokers Dallas, custom bike builder extraordinaire and current star of the hit truTV show Ma's Roadhouse, Rick Fairless.

Todays Top Custom Bike Builders Review
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Motorcycle USA reviews S&S Cycle presents Today's Top Custom Bike Builders, a book that showcases the 50 custom motorcycles built in honor of S&S Cycle's 50th anniversary and features the photography of Michael Lichter.

Big Bear Choppers Bear Bones First Look
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Big Bear Choppers recently introduced the latest motorcycle in its 2010 lineup, a low-riding black chopper for under $20K called the Bear Bones.

Sturgis Interview Custom Builder Paul Cox
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Motorcycle USA ran into custom motorcycle builder and leather guru Paul Cox at the Metzeler Custom Bike Show in Sturgis where he obliged us with answers to a few quick questions.

Aerosmiths Steven Tyler Talks Motorcycles
Friday, July 10, 2009
Motorcycles and rock & roll have always gone hand-in-hand. We traveled to Boston for the opportunity to talk about motorcycling with Aerosmith front man and Dirico Motorcycles partner, Steven Tyler.

Jesse James Stayin True
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Famous Hollywood wife, successful custom chopper business and an outlaw name to match his motorcycle bad boy image - so why is Jesse James a dead man? Find out in this Motorcycle USA exclusive interview.

Laughlin River Run Interview Scott Long
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Custom motorcycle builder Scott Long is about as cool as they come. Check out Motorcycle USA's interview with the man behind Central Coast Cycles and the creator of the Hulk Bike.

Laughlin River Run Interview Dave Perewitz
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Custom motorcycle building icon Dave Perewitz was kind enough to spend a few minutes with Motorcycle USA at the Laughlin River Run where he was promoting safety for motorcyclists along with Allstate Insurance.

V Force Customs Bike Week Interview
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Motorcycle USA got a chance to ask Vinnie DiMartino and Cody Connelly, former members of the OCC crew who formed their own company, V Force Customs, a few questions at Bike Week.

Love Hate Choppers Marlowe B Interview
Thursday, March 06, 2008
We caught up with Love Hate Choppers Marlowe B at Daytona where we talked about his newest enterprise with Ami James of Miami Ink fame.

Matt Hotch Bike Week Interview
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Motorcycle USA ran into Matt Hotch at the Dog House on Main St. in Daytona and was able to ask him five quick questions.

Interview Twisted Choppers
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Cruiser correspondent Billy Bartels chats with the boys at Twisted Choppers about music, TV, and their custom-built two-wheeled creations.

Cory Ness Interview
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Read the Cory Ness Interview. Son of a legend writes his own.

2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX-F Quick Ride
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Motorcycle USA rides the mountain on Big Bear Choppers’ bagger offering the GTX-F, a faired cruiser featuring built-in luggage and sourcing the S&S X-Wedge Twin for power.

2009 Dirico Motorcycles First Ride
Monday, June 22, 2009
Motorcycle USA packs its gearbags and heads to Boston to talk to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler about his partnership in a motorcycle company, Dirico Motorcycles, and to ride the Flyer.

2008 Travertson V-Rex First Ride
Monday, March 17, 2008
Concept motorcycles often remain in ink and paper, but the wild Travertson V-Rex cruiser leapt off the page and into production and now MotorcycleUSA takes a ride on the 2008 Travertson V-Rex.

2005 Boss Hoss Quick Ride
Friday, November 11, 2005
A Chevy V-8 in a bike is a ridiculous idea. The funny thing is that it actually works like a real motorcycle.

2006 American IronHorse First Ride
Monday, September 12, 2005
American IronHorse, one of the custom market's major OEMs invites us to sample its offerings for 2006.

2005 Confederate Hellcat First Ride
Saturday, March 26, 2005
The folks from Confederate are riders, philosophers, artists, engineers and dreamers, and know what an American-built motorcycle should be.

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Custom Motorcycle Features
Nash Motorcycles AWOL custom build.
From choppers to bobbers to simply bad-ass custom motorcycles, we take at these machines in our Custom Motorcycle feature articles. If you have a custom bike of your own, would like to suggest we do a story on your favorite builder or would like to learn more then check out or Custom Motorcycles page.

VDB Moto Harley Sportster Scrambler H-1
VDB Moto takes the path less traveled by converting a 1999 Sportster 1200 into a Harley Sportster Scrambler H-1 which debuted at Austin's Handbuilt Show.
Magics Custom Cycle 2013 Sportster 48
Magic's Custom Cycle won our 'Editor's Choice' award at the Seattle Ultimate Builder for their 2013 Sportster 48 that became Brad Hall's 'Psycho Addiction.'
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