We hear quite a few odd stories from the custom scene, most of them unprintable. But this one takes the biscuit: A custom R nineT finished to match the chocolate brown color of a Snickers wrapper.
It comes from Onehandmade Customs, an up-and-coming workshop from Tapei. The man behind Onehandmade is enigmatic, mostly thanks to the language barrier. Some people call him ‘Chun,’—but he tells us that the closest English pronunciation of his name is ‘Queen.’
What we do know that he’s the go-to guy for all of Rough Crafts‘ bodywork. He has only partial use of his right hand after an accident. And he likes chocolate bars containing nougat, caramel and peanuts.
He also builds damn fine motorcycles.
The story of ‘Snickers’ started when the owner dropped it off at Chun’s workshop, with nary a brief in sight.
“He had no idea how to start this project,” Chun tells us. “He said he just ‘wanted a Onehandmade bike.’”
Chun started at an unusual place—the color—and let his imagination run wild from there. “I like Snickers chocolate,” he explains, “so I wanted to use the candy brown color of this kind of chocolate.”
Soon, more ideas formed and sketches developed. “I was hoping to build the bike with a huge gas tank, and a skinny rear by contrast. And the tail light would be hidden under the seat.”
Chun’s not afraid to hammer away at a piece until he gets it perfect—the aluminum fuel tank took two attempts to get just right.
It’s built to house a Motogadget dash, and is sporting a gorgeous Rough Crafts gas cap.
He nailed the tail section first time, but it’s no less impressive. The taillight’s an LED affair—an upside-down ‘U’ embedded in the back that’s invisible when off.
Up front there’s a hand-made number board, powered by two H3 fog lights.
Attached to a set of high-rise bars are Motogadget grips and bar-end turn signals, and Brembo controls. Chun’s also fitted MX-style foot pegs from MS Pro, along with chunky Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires.
In stock form, the R nineT packs a fair wallop. Chun’s is undoubtedly a touch lighter though, and is helped along by K&N filters and a GPR exhaust system.
It’d be an impressive bike in the bare metal, but the paint scheme is what really knocks it out the park. Executed by Incross Custom Art, the deep glossy brown is punctuated by gold-leaf pinstripes.
It looks good enough to eat. But we’d prefer to ride it.