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Custom Hinckley Showcase

October 28th, 2011 Comments off

I don’t have enough information on each of these bikes (or time) to do individual features, so I’ve been collecting pictures for a big dump of photos just like this…

A quick shout out, many (okay, most) of these came from the Bonnefication. I follow several blogs through my feed reader and have been “starring” posts for a long time. This post is my attempt at a little house cleaning in my feed reader.

Acme Choppers Hinckley Build

September 29th, 2011 Comments off

[Update: the new owner has started a thread about more modifications over on Chop Cult. --FJ]

We haven’t had a custom Hinckly feature in a while, and this one is a doozy. And it (was) for sale.

“We built this custom Hinckley Chopper frame based on our proven Acme Loop tail chopper construction and geometry. The finished product has a badass stance, great ground clearance, a nice tight steer tube angle and perfect proportions.”

Features:

  • Acme custom frame
  • Acme wide glide trees with turned down fork sliders
  • Acme risers with custom handlebars
  • All custom fab work done in-house
  • Road King Wheels with Firestone meats
  • Modern Triumph Bonneville  engine
  • Acme billet grips
  • Trick oil cooler deflector guard

It has gone to a new home and if and when it receives paint I’ll update the photos.

Comment thread and gallery on Facebook

Custom Speedmaster, Owner Unknown

May 31st, 2011 Comments off

I’ve been eyeballing this bike on the NewBonneville Customer Gallery on Facebook (Facebook account req., no public link) and just marveling at the cool factor.

It’s totally murdered out save for the whitewalls, side mount license plate bracket and exhaust system, complete with extra long fishtail pipes. Even the carbs and intake manifolds have been blacked out. It’s got t-bar handlebars with custom mirrors, it’s got a custom seat, and it appears to be slammed within an inch of it’s life. I’m guessing that super sweet ducktail rear fender is aftermarket, not an altered stock fender. Check it out.

Anyone know who it belongs to? Brent doesn’t remember. I’m pretty sure it’s a Speedmaster but the owner has ditched the alloys in favor of spoked wheels with black hoops. Because of the blacked out engine it could be a later America with spokes, but it does have the Speedmaster battery strap and front fender. So much has been changed it’s really hard to be 100% sure.

Pair of Streemaster Twins

May 19th, 2011 Comments off

Originally found at BikeExif.com and Wired’s Autopia Blog is the Brighton Cafe Racer built by the guys at Streetmaster, who specialize in building custom modern Bonneville based motorcycles.

The Brighton Cafe Racer

The Brighton Cafe Racer features a tuned 790cc twin that bumps output to 74 horsepower, 34 percent more than stock. The engine is bolted to one of Streetmaster’s proprietary frames that rides on a stock fork and Race Tech shocks. Period-correct features include clubman bars, rounded triple-clamps and a very cool aluminum tank. The bike weighs 355 pounds. Read more…

Mr Martini “T-Type”

April 21st, 2011 Comments off

Italian custom Triumph specialist, Nicola Martini’s lastest creation, “T-Type” is a great looking Thruxton with a Wiseco big bore/stroker kit (taking it to 988cc) and custom body work.

Mr Martini Triumph Thruxton

Mr Martini Triumph Thruxton

More pictures and details at BikeEXIF.

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