Modern Motorcycles: 15 Super-Sleek Custom Rides

Ronin Magpul

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The Ronin Magpul is a rare example of an all-American motorcycle, designed and built in Denver, Colorado based on the American-built Buell 1125R. The limited edition production bike has characteristically oversized front rotors and a frame that doubles as a fuel tank, both Buell trademarks, but gets a satin black frame, stacked headlamps and other updates. 47 models were produced, one for each of the 47 Ronin Warriors.

Alfa Romeo Spirito
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This monster of a motorcycle barely looks like what most people would recognize as a bike, hiding the front wheel and powerful engine inside a glossy body in Alfa Romeo’s signature shade of red. Designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem gives the bike exposed shocks, a brown leather seat and a transparent section to show off the mechanics.

Lotus C-01

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This superbike by Lotus boasts a V-twin engine and a body made of carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace-quality steel. A focus on finding a winning combination of safety, ergonomics and aesthetics led to “very distinctive features such as a clean main body, an extremely low side profile, a bold stance, a unique air intake, logical partline solutions and clean graphics.”

Urban Cavalry by Rough Crafts

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This custom 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob by Rough Crafts is a beautiful contrast of textures and finishes, with a custom-built braking system, BDL open drive and tweaked 1689cc motor for enhanced power output.

Diabola V65C

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Stefano Venier’s custom Diabola V65C uses the 1984 moto guzzi V65C as a base, with everything but the tank and headlight brackets customized from scratchh including the reworked chroming, deluxe tires, club silencer mufflers and tomalley condor handlebar.