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Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles:"El Matador"

Monday, January 13, 2014
Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles always wanted a vintage Triumph bobber, so a few years after opening his shop he decided to build one. The result is "El Matador."

Icon 1000 Iron Lung Sportster Project

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Icon reimagined a '70s-era endurance racer in its Iron Lung project, which resurrected a long neglected 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883.

German Rumbler - Thunderbike's Nickel Rocker

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thunderbike Customs of Germany took a stock Harley Rocker and gave it the Thunderbike treatment, its nickel-plated parts and flat grey paint lending to its Nickel Rocker name.

Burly Brand 883 Sportster Cafe Racer Project

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Burly Brand takes a worn-out in-house development bike, a 2003 Sportster 883 sitting in the corner of the garage, and converts it into this cherry cafe racer.

Indian Larry Motorcycles - White Devil

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Forged in Brooklyn with a wishbone frame, dished tank, 'Question Cross' rotors and other signature parts, the White Devil is the latest ripper coming from the crew at Indian Larry Motorcycles.

Going Guzzi - Hammarhead's V7 Wayward

Friday, February 22, 2013
Hammarhead Industries takes a stock Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic and puts their spin on it, its badging replaced by patinas, its ergos made more rider-friendly, the package lighter and faster as a whole.

Roland Sands Technics Sporty

Monday, February 4, 2013
Roland Sands and his good friend Andy Bell collaborated to build a bike to echo the Panasonic brand, Technics, and the result is another RSD special order.

Custom Builder: LC Fabrications

Monday, August 27, 2012
Jeremy Cupp’s designs are gaining attention on the bike show scene, with LC Fabrications the vanguard of a new breed of custom bike builder.

Custom V Star 950 - A Low and Mean Machine

Friday, June 8, 2012
Low and Mean lives up to its name by slammin' and stretchin' a V Star 950, dropping it via Platinum Air Ride Suspension and stretching it with 8-degree VTX-treme triple trees.

Klock Werks Customizes 2012 Victory Hard-Ball

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Brian Klock and the Klock Werks crew customize a 2012 Victory Hard-Ball, with Performance Machine's Icon Wheels and Klock Werks Klip-Hangers Handlebars.

Lorenzo Lamas Cycles Rumble for the Heartland

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We talk with actor Lorenzo Lamas and TV producer Chad Greulach about their company, Lorenzo Cycles, and discuss their support of the U.S. military via their Rumble for the Heartland rides.

Custom Builder AFT Customs Kemosabe Bobber

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Kemosabe's story is a unique one as it is transformed from a stock Honda VT750B into an award-winning custom bobber that ends up on the Salt for the BUB Speed Trials.

Custom Builder Eddie Meeks Quantum Leap

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Eddie Meeks defies conventional bike building methods with this unique front wheel drive, rear wheel steering custom motorcycle called Quantum Leap.

Knockout Motorcycles' Jim Beam Blaster

Friday, November 12, 2010
Merging retro style with sportbike speed and performance, the Jim Beam Blaster designed by Knockout Motorcycle Co. may very well change the design of future bikes.

Donnie Baker’s Star Raider Revision

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Star Raider owner Donnie Baker turned to custom builder Kent Weeks to turn his stock Raider into a sleek looking bagger.

The Thing - 1954 Twin Knucklehead Drag Bike

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Read about a drag bike with twin Harley Knucklehead engines that ran 8-second quarter-miles and beat up on hot rod cars on California drag strips way back in the '50s.

Custom Builder Russ Dueker's Custom Trike

Thursday, June 3, 2010
With a super-stretched fork, a sideways-mounted engine, and twin rear wheels spaced so close they ride like one, Russ Dueker's custom trike attracts attention wherever it goes.

Custom Builder Thunder Struck's Mark Daley

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Motorcycle USA talks to some homegrown talent in local custom bike builder Mark Daley who happens to be the winner of Vegas' 2009 Artistry in Iron competition for his industrial-strength chopper, Sniper.

Custom Builder Ron Finch and Captivator

Friday, October 16, 2009
We met a true icon in the custom bike building world, Ron Finch, in a chance encounter at Sturgis this year. Here's a look at Finch's latest custom creation, Captivator.

Custom Builder Big Bear Choppers' Kevin Alsop

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Big Bear Choppers has spent the last decade making a name for itself in the custom-production motorcycle world thanks in large part to its passionate leader, Kevin Alsop.