Manufacturing by hand, to order very beautiful motorcycles – is a very popular world trend, especially well developed in the US. Dozens of workshops make motorcycles stunning appearance and power, and own this – much steeper than even the most expensive production car.
Confederate. The workshop was founded in San Francisco in 1992 by Matthew Chambers and for 24 years has changed many cities and premises. Today it is essentially a small factory that produces motorcycles of its own design with a “circulation” of 20-40 copies. There are three models in the lineup, in the picture – Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter worth $ 125,000.
Saxon. Founded in 2004 and already twice-rescheduled to the new owner of the workshop. The “chip” of Saxon is that their motorcycles are an absolute classic in terms of form, no revolutionary, and this gradually goes out of fashion. In the photo – Saxon Villain, one of the main models of the workshop.
Janus. The company makes motorcycles in the style of the 1920s – for fans of elegant retro. And relatively inexpensive – one of the two models of the workshop, Janus Halcyon 250 (pictured) starts at only $ 6000.
Falcon. This is no longer a “serial” workshop, every Falcon motorcycle exists in a single copy and is manufactured exclusively for a special order. In the photo Falcon Black 2011; engine – the original Vincent Black Lightning in 1952, carefully restored and modernized.
OEM (Old Empire Motorcycles). For a change, a British, and not an American custom workshop with the motto of the British Made British Pride (“British manufacture, British pride”). In the picture – OEM Gladiator, one of the most effective models of the company.
Cro Customs. This American company does not make motorcycles from “full zero”, but takes some rusty classics and restores it very much in its own way, almost completely leaving the original. In the photo – Cro Customs Siksika, based on Harley-Davidson FL Panhead in 1956.
Indian Larry. A classic custom workshop from Brooklyn, makes custom-made motorcycles in a single copy (mostly – choppers). In the photo – Indian Larry Daddy O (2003).
Torch. Like many other workshops, founded in 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona, Torch basically earns the manufacture and sale of custom body kit and parts, but sometimes also builds full-bodied motorcycles. The picture shows the Torch Pops model.
Kott. A workshop in Los Angeles, making custom-made motorcycles in retro style. In the photo – Kott U.K. 550, based on the design of English motorcycles of the 1950s.
DP Customs. The workshop, founded by the brothers Justin and Jerrold Del Prado in 2008. Builds motorcycles under the order in a single copy. In the picture – minimal DP Defensor.
Today we will pass through the custom workshops of the USA – we will look at very beautiful and interesting motorcycles and get acquainted with their creators, who have long since left the stage of “folk craftsmen” and have become professionals.
P. S. The most beautiful motorcycles – it’s still Arlen Ness, we even did about them a separate material. Look, you will not regret.