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2014 Icon Iron Lung

2014 Icon Iron Lung

“She was an accident waiting to happen. 600 pounds of American coke fired iron, riding on weather-checked English rubber. Cracking femurs or rupturing internal organs were her specialties, and she had done so on more than one occasion. The Iron Lung, a 1991 Harley Sportster roadracer, was a vision of what never was, in response to a question that was never asked.” – This is how Icon presents its new creation, the epic Iron Lung.

This new mechanical beast was born from Icon’s desire to create a truly special motorcycle that has the look of the legendary Harley-Davidson endurance and circuit racers from the 1970s, but is mixed with modern technologies and contemporary lines.

Like you’ve probably guessed, the Iron lung is based on a standard 1991 Harley Davidson Sportster. Luckily, Icon doesn’t play when it comes to modifying motorcycles, so they’ve started their work by boosting the engine’s power. Therefore, the Sportster’s 883cc unit was upgraded using a big bore kit up to no less than 1200cc. The increased capacity was combined with a Supertrapp exhaust system so the end result should be fairly impressive.

For enhanced performances, the Iron Lung’s front end had to receive some attention to. So, apart from the custom front fairing built in house, the guys from Icon have also decided to make the entire front lower and wider. They’ve also added a new sub frame, progressive 970 shocks, fresh forks (borrowed from a Harley Davidson Wide Glide) and custom triple clamps.

If you like those tasty wheels you should know that they come from a V-Rrod, while the custom seat was created by New Church Moto and the paint job is signed by the Garage 31 team.

All in one, the bike’s design and specs are fairly catchy and if you want to see it in action hit the jump for the official video released by Icon.

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2004 BMS Choppers Mcclimond's Warrior

2004 BMS Choppers Mcclimond’s Warrior

The guys from BMS Choppers have always managed to pleasantly surprise us with their attractive motorcycles and the MCclimond’s Warrior is one of their best models.

The 2004 version of the BMS Choppers Mcclimond’s Warrior is built on a lightweight aluminum frame with a 41mm inverted fork and an aluminum swingarm. The stopping power is assured by monoblock brake calipers and the motorcycle’s alloy custom wheels are shod in sticky performance tires.

At the heart of the BMS Choppers Mcclimond’s Warrior lies a pushrod, air-cooled, fuel injected, 102 cubic inch (1670 cc) V twin engine which is paired with a 5-speed, close-ratio transmission with multi-plate wet clutch.

Compared to the previous versions the 2004 Warrior received revised rider and passenger foot peg location, new handlebar design and an all-new two piece seat which offers a more comfortable ride.

Hit the jump for more information on the BMS Choppers Mcclimond’s Warrior.

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2004 BMS Choppers Blue Crush Warrior

2004 BMS Choppers Blue Crush Warrior

With its distinctive style, and low slung stature the BMS Choppers Blue Crush Warrior is a mean-looking cruiser designed for those who want to ride with style.

The motorcycle is powered by a pushrod, air-cooled, fuel injected, 102 cubic inch (1670cc) V-twin engine that has enough grunt to fill your brain with a tasty mix of dopamine and adrenaline. The engine’s power is kept in leash by a capable 5-speed, close-ratio transmission with multi-plate wet clutch.

The engine is mounted on a lightweight aluminum frame which is combined with a 41mm inverted fork and an aluminum swingarm.

The motorcycle rides on three spoke alloy wheels shod in sticky performance tires (120/70-ZR18 Radial front and 200/50-ZR17 Radial) and the stopping power is assured by monoblock brake calipers.

The BMS Choppers Blue Crush Warrior is available at a starting price of $42,900.00.

Hit the jump for more information on the BMS Choppers Blue Crush Warrior.

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2005 BMS Choppers 250SS Road Star

2005 BMS Choppers 250SS Road Star

The BMS Choppers 250SS Road Star is a pretty unique chopper which features a tasty design language inspired by the classic motorcycles.

The 250SS Road Star features a pretty big, 5.3-gallon peanut-shaped fuel tank which is combined with a comfortable saddle and an ergonomically designed handlebar. There is also a lot of chrome and a catchy double exhaust pipe.

Power comes from a 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine that rewards you with generous torque and plenty of power.

Other features include the single sided 250 swingarm, air suspension, bms pimp bars and a spike air filter. You also get LED bulbs, a tank-mounted speedometer, clear turn signal lens, full-size floating-type rider floorboards with rubber inserts and dual underseat helmet holders.

The BMS Choppers 250SS Road Star is offered with a starting price of $34,999.00.

Hit the jump for more information on the BMS Choppers 250SS Road Star.

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2012 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands

2012 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands

Californian Roland has multiple track records and the 1998 AMA 250GP Championship under his belt. After 32 broken bones he traded in his helmet and leathers for a computer and a welding torch, designing and building award-winning machines that mark him out as a fresh new talent on the custom scene.

Unconventional, outlandish and ‘way-out’, his designs have landed him a Biker Build-Off Rookie of the Year title and 2Wheel Tuner Brappy Award for Best Appearance Enhancement Product for his innovative Contrast Cut finishes.

One of the most dramatic models developed by Sands is the Yamaha V-MAX, a motorcycle that was launched for the first time in 1985 and has rebirth in 2008, becoming a biking icon.

At the heart of the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands lies a V-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine with a displacement of 1,679cc. The engine cranks out 200PS @ 9,000 rpm and has a peak torque of 166.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands.

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2012 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

2012 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

Marcus bought his first bike, a Yamaha RD350LC, at the age of 18. He knows what makes Yamaha unique. After bowing out of Moto Cross in 1992, following a serious accident, Marcus invested the proceeds from the sale of his machine into a set of tools and a bike-lift. He set up a workshop in a converted barn and established Walz Hardcore Cycles.

The German invented and developed the world-famous Drag Style frame, a new kind of custom bike. Europe’s most successful bike builder, his creations have appeared on 60 magazine covers and in more than 600 magazine articles and Marcus was the 2006 winner of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Bike Build-Off.

One of its latest creations is the hyper modified VMAX model which is and extreme bike “designed for visual stimulation, balancing aggression and aesthetics”

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz.

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2012 Yamaha T-Max Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

2012 Yamaha T-Max Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

Marcus Walz decided to modify the Yamaha T-Max scooter and we’ll have to admit that the result is quite impressive. Marcus Walz is known for its hardcore cruisers and custom bikes, being one of the best known names in the business.

Taking about its new creation, Marcus Walz said: “With the Hyper Modified TMAX I have tried to keep the bike very clear and recognizable as a TMAX, I didn’t want to create a spaceship out of it. I concentrated on keeping the stock lines and optimising every detail while reducing the bike’s weight. I have also modified the handlebar area of the bike to give it a radical naked bike image and mounted the mirrors on the end of the bars to give it the impression of a café racer when in town.”

The scooter continues to be powered by the same forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 530 cc engine that cranks out 34.2 kW @ 6,750 rpm and 52.3 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha T-Max Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz.

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2011 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth

2011 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth

Yamaha had the great idea of choosing the best motorcycle builders and ask them to play with their new V Max. One of these famous builders was Frenchman Ludovic, which spent a lot of time and creativity to develop its unique version of the Yamaha V Max.

Frenchman Ludovic has a factory in Annecy-le-Vieux, near the Swiss border, where he turns out two, three and four-wheel creations – including unique car/bike hybrids such as R1-engined bespoke quads and a supercharged 84bhp Yamaha TMax.

Ludovic combines his background as a design graduate and passion for muscle machines. It’s a mix of brain and brawn that results in mad modifications that could come straight out of movie – Mad VMAX. He’s famous for his silhouette style and for his first iconic VMAX customization: taking a wrecked 1991 model, fitting special parts and an LCD screen with a rear-view video link to create a unique hyper-modified VMAX.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth.

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1976 Honda CB750F SS The Natural by The Tarantulas

1976 Honda CB750F SS The Natural by The Tarantulas

Few may have heard of the Tarantulas, a motorcycle custom garage based in the Portland, Oregon that specializes in bike restorations and custom builds. But with their skill and talent in building some pretty slick machines, due props have to be given out.

One of their creations that sparked some interest is called the Natural, a restored and modified 1976 Honda CB750F SS that drives home the classic touches mixed in with modern modifications.

According to the Tarantulas, the bike took a couple of years to make and started off as an abandoned bike that was eventually turned into a classic piece of steel and muscle. To give the bike the look of a neo-retro cruiser, the Tarantulas decided to give it a brushed metal treatment complemented by leather-looking vinyl, gum rubber, and Tarozzi rear seats that will be stripped down and powder-coated.

Other design details about the Natural include custom clip-ons, a new rear cowel with an oil tank and battery box, new headlight ears, levers and hard lines, all of which were built by James Crowe and his boys over at Crowe Customs.

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