With so many great custom motorcycle shows happening around the country, spawning a builder-culture that is fast chopping and bobbing these old bikes out of existence, the spirit of the original designs sometimes get lost.
This Crayola Orange sexpot is one of the most impressive original examples of an unrestored Italian race bike this side of 1972. This very bike was recently used by a national glossy magazine as the poster child for a feature on the art of collectible objects. So…what’s all the fuss about?
This XJR1300 is first Yamaha to ever cross the threshold and go on display at our new store, and it’s definitely a worthy candidate. It’s likely the only XJR 1300 in the country (this model was never imported) and that’s just the start of what makes it a unique specimen.
LET’S START with the dash, because it says a lot.
TEN years ago this SF2 was in sad shape. Its brake calipers were seized to rusty rotors. Its frame had been hammered open to fit a tractor battery. And a hole it one piston had relegated it to a basement for who knows how long before it was dragged out to a swap meet in Ohio.
Behold the beautiful work of George Dockray, an aviation mechanic and sea plane pilot from British Columbia who spent several years seeing to every last detail of this incredible custom Moto Guzzi.