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Custom Yamaha R1 by Pit Works Design

Blue Ghost: A Yamaha R1 inspired by Pac-Man

We’re always curious about where custom motorcycle builders find their inspiration. But the creator of this aggressive Yamaha R1 cites an unlikely source: the beloved 80s arcade game, Pac-Man. More specifically, Inky—the blue ghost that chases the game’s eponymous hero. This is the personal ride of Ted Lee, who runs Pit Works Design in Taipei,…

Suzuki GSX-R1100 cafe racer by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles

Bushido: A Suzuki GSX-R1100 with Katana style

If the next wave of custom motorcycling is focused on retro sportbikes, we’d be okay with that. The 90s are stacked with potent four-cylinder donors, hidden under massive fairings with loud graphics. So there’s potential there—if you know how to liberate it. Named ‘Bushido’ after the ancient Samurai code of honor, this stripped-down Suzuki GSX-R1100…

Suzuki GSX-R750 streetfighter

Ducati’s Hypermotard and Streetfighter have reignited interest in the streetfighter category. So we’re now seeing some interesting conversions based on supersport bikes,…