Tag Archives: Progressive Suspension

The Player: DP Customs' Racy 1200 Sportster

Harley-Davidson customs have changed for good. The raked-out, built-for-TV monstrosities are a dying breed, and the baton has passed to a new wave of crisp, sporty builds that we’d happily ride all day. Workshops like DP Custom Cycles are leading the charge. Brothers Jarrod and Justin Del Prado build honest, functional rides—and often finish them

Katee Sackhoff's motorcycle: The Classified Moto KT600

John Ryland’s Classified Moto is going from strength to strength. The order book is healthy and the machines coming out of his Richmond, VA workshop are increasingly adventurous. “KT600” is the latest, and named after its donor bike and owner. The starting point was a 1987 Honda XL600R enduro, and it was commissioned by Battlestar

Biltwell EZXL Harley Sportster 1200

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across some murky shots of this Harley Sportster 1200 in a workshop. It was one of the cleanest, classiest Sportsters I’ve ever seen, with beautiful paint and a perfect stance. I found out that it was owned by Bill Bryant, the driving force behind Biltwell Inc. And luckily for

Harley Sportster bobber by L.A. Motorcycles

A blog that’s caught my eye recently is GasCap, run by Spaniard Alex Ramon. Alex has now sent in details of his Sportster bobber, built by Lluís Ibañez Casabon of L.A. Motorcycles in Barcelona. I’d never have guessed, but this machine is based on a 2006-model Sportster 883 Low. The retro bobber flavor is helped

Icon Roach Harley Sportster

Icon Motosports has always been a brand apart—mixing street style with high performance, and customizing bikes to match. The Roach is the latest in the company’s long history of offbeat customs, with post-apocalyptic styling that harks back to the motorcycle gangs in Mad Max. But it’s a classic case of appearances being deceptive. The motor

Yamaha RD350 by Analog

I know a couple of people who’ve owned Yamaha RD350s, and both remember the 1970s air-cooled twin with great fondness. I bet they haven’t seen an RD350 like this one, though. Called “S2RD”, it was built by Tony Prust of Illinois-based Analog Motorcycles. (If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Prust also built the lovely

Dime City Honda Shadow

Jason Michaels is one half of Dime City Cycles, a leading light of the contemporary US cafe racer scene. Being a good son, he planned to do some light custom work on his father’s Honda Shadow VT800—creating a comfortable cruiser his Dad could pilot around town in a relaxed posture. But after a thirty-day build,

Walt Siegl's Harley FLH Shovelhead

Most custom motorcycles fit within a particular genre. And that genre will have its own conventions, as well as its fans and detractors. But occasionally you see a bike that is utterly timeless, almost beyond ‘classic’. And this is one of them, from the New Hampshire workshop of Walt Siegl. “I was hoping to create