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Roland Sands Technics SportyWe do like Roland Sands here at SOTB and something I like, being an ex-DJ and all, are the classic, iconic, Technics SL-1200MK2 turntables.

Well now, thankfully, the two have come together as Panasonic, owners of the Technics brand, and Roland Sands joined forces to produce a heavily modified Harley-Davidson 883 Iron based on the turntables. READ ON

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Sportsters are some of the bikes customizers favor the most: they boast the classic Harley-Davidson styling while at the same time offer innumerable options for modifications, and can be transformed dramatically when needed.

However, when it comes to big bikes in Taiwan, if they're older than 5 years, they have to pass an annual exam... and will fail it in case the modifications take the bike too far. And here's when Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts brings in his magic: building a Harley-Davidson retaining as much as possible resemblance with the original bike, yet being a true custom machine. READ ON 

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Biker Pros, the producer of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, announced today that Indian Larry Motorcycles are participating in the New York round of the series and will be providing three Kustom Kulture bikes for the showcase on January 18-20. The showcase is a non-competitive class, which highlights dealers, manufacturers or builders that have unique or historic motorcycles. 

Bobby & Elisa Seeger are bearing the flame of Indian Larry in Brooklyn, NY and his brand of inspired choppers and bobbers from the '50s-'60s motorcycle clubs, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and the legendary Von Dutch. They will be debuting one new rolling metal-sculptor masterpiece along with two original Kustom Choppas.  READ ON 

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The winning bikeLOS ANGELES –  A year ago “American Chopper” star Paul Teutul, Jr. earned the title of ultimate bike builder by winning the first ever “American Chopper Live” competition in Las Vegas. 

This year, he repeated his feat by taking the top prize Tuesday night.

PICS: Click to see the finalists' bikes.

Facing off against his father, Jesse James, and Team Fast 'n Loud, Teutel, Jr. came in first place with a New York inspired cycle. Sandra Bullock's ex came in second, Fast 'n Loud third, and Teutel Sr. a surprising fourth. READ ON 

 

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Custom Triumph Thruxton Mightyblue by Maria MotorcyclesMaria Motorcycles is the name of a new workshop in a country with no major representation in the scene of bike customization, namely Portugal. And since it's more than once when we saw truly nifty bikes coming from exactly this kind of people, here's yet another proof that nifty things can come from pretty much any workshop around the planet. READ ON