Category Archives: Featured Bikes

SLNYC – Fabricating Leslie’s magic carpet by Stephen Berner

Creating shop bikes and personal customs is the way motorcycle fabricators show their capabilities. Fabricators are rare people, always moving forward, challenging themselves as no customer could. You will not find a true fabricator churning out “customs” all sharing the … Continue reading

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Rockstar by Steve Kelly Photography

Russell Mitchell and his Exile crew first met the Rockstar Energy Drink guys during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, back in 2005.  They immediately hit it off, and enjoyed a combined weeklong reign of terror in the notoriously raucous, Full Throttle … Continue reading

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Leo Speed Shop: FLOR DE LA MUERTE (FLOWER OF DEATH) by Stephen Berner

I’ve stated before that finding great bikes is no mean feat and without help from our fans, colleagues in the business and the talented builders we feature, the job would be much harder. Case in point, if  bike finding activities … Continue reading

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Daddy-O’s Boomerang 1952 Harley-Davidson Model K by Stephen Berner

Seems that notable machines and interesting oldsters generally have back story’s – and this machine and it’s owner are no exception as both are historically notable and somewhat long in the tooth. The current owner of this 1952 Model K, … Continue reading

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Monster by Steve Kelly Photography

V8 powered motorcycles are nowhere near as uncommon as they used to be, there have been many mild to wild rides built by speed demon bikers over recent years.  British bike builder, Nick Argyle’s Rapom V8 is unquestionably the most … Continue reading

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Caveman Cycles Dyna by Stephen Berner

When Chris Rose of Caveman Custom Cycles bought this 1998 Dyna Low Rider back in 2006, his original intention was to clean up the bike, make some mild modifications, repaint it and put it up for sale at his shop … Continue reading

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Indian Summer by Steve Kelly Photography

 The Indian Chief was produced from the 1920’s up until the Springfield factory ceased production in 1953.  It is undoubtedly a motorcycle that well represents the type of design that was popular in America at the time, and you could … Continue reading

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Excelsis Deo from Chaos Cycles

We received an email inquiring about a bike build from an European woman who has a apartment in New York City. She wanted something reliable, comfortable and able to handle the rigors of New York traffic.

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Exile v Choppers Inc. Biker Build-Off, Exile’s ‘Hooligan’ Streetfighter By Steve Kelly Photography

A No Win Situation! With just ten days to build a ground up, jaw dropping, custom bike, I was more than a little surprised that there was not much activity the morning of the first day; instead of Russell Mitchell … Continue reading

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HARLEY BLACKLINE BY ROBERTO ROSSI

Roberto Rossi of Mantova is a friend of 45dgree and a talented bike stylist who lives in rural Italy….. Take a look at his his latest project….

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Roquechop Design’s: Minotaure, from the Great White North

This gallery contains 31 photos.

Roquechop Design (RCD) is a small workshop located in the city of Brownsburg-Chatham (Quebec, Canada) which is focused singularly on building quality handcrafted bikes and parts. It’s a shop that keeps an open mind, but clearly won’t compromise.

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Black Frame Cycle Projects – ’53 Pan (Slinky)

Through my friend Roger Chouinard, owner of Sinners & Saints Tattoo in Wareham, Massachusetts – I came to meet Jamie Dykman, proprietor  of Black Frame Cycle Projects, on the “Cape”. Roger owns two of Jamie’s machines and arranged us to … Continue reading

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Arlin’s Dream Bonneville Salt Flats Racer pt2 by Steve Kelly Photography

 The Bonneville Salt Flats of the western Great Salt Lake Desert were formed through the evaporation of the Pleistocene-era Lake Bonneville.  The salt flats are actually the bed of that once massive lake which rivalled in size to the present … Continue reading

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Shadetree Fabrications “Bad Penny”

How and where do you draw the line on a custom build?  Does one go all out and ‘reinvent the wheel’ so to speak?  Do you take a perfectly good running bike, strip it to the core and rearrange it? 

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Jeff’s Wright’s super kooky big red chopper

I saw this in Brooklyn – its big, red and super kooky! I like that Jeff, much like the honey badger – just doesn’t give a shit and builds what makes him happy. – steveb/45dgree

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Rollin Bones: Binghamton NY USA

Yes indeed, I am going to break the traditional bike feature mold whilst telling this story. In this missive, I will briefly introduce you to not only three great machines, but also the man who built them and his shop … Continue reading

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