29 September 2016
Our favorite bikes from Bike EXIF
Bike EXIF is a great place to go to get inspired—they post in-depth write-ups on several world-class custom bikes each week. Wondering what classic bike to buy and how to customize it? Type the model into Bike EXIF’s search bar and be prepared to get blown away. Here are some of our favorite bikes that they’ve featured.
Above, the Chiago Powder Monkees SR500. Now Powder Monkees is a part of Federal Moto, but when they were separate, they created that lovely machine. A shorty cone muffler, tidied electronics, a custom seat and subframe are all sleek upgrades. A TT500 tank and TL250 headlight round out the package. We love it.
The Yamaha TR1 is a model that is not very well known, but Roland Snel turned the 80’s bike into a modern café racer. Besides the aesthetic improvements, the bike uses a fork from a Ducati 916 and a shock from a Speed Triple. The folks at Bike EXIF love this bike. Head on over to check out all the details.
Finally, one of our favorite custom BMW’s, a custom R nineT made in Japan for the BMW R nineT Custom Project. Here’s the text from Bike EXIF. What a cool bike.
Kaichiro Kurosu is not so well known in the West, but in the Japanese motorcycle industry he’s a household name. His high impact bikes have won the top trophy two years in a row at the Yokohama custom show, and his R nineT is just as amazing. For inspiration, Kurosu looked to BMW’s long history, and decided to create a machine that feels, in his words, ‘near future.’
The wheels are modified Custom Chrome RevTech Billet items, going up a size to 18” at the front and down a size to 16” at the back. They’re shod with Metzeler ME880 Marathon tires. The forks are standard R nineT—originally specc’d for the S1000RR—but dropped two inches with custom internals and coated black for an extra stealthy look.