Custom Bike Building
Besides our frame kits we currently offer, we have built quite a number of "one-off specials". This has ranged from fairly straightforward engine transplants to custom-framed bikes, from road-going bikes to racing bikes to drag bikes. You can find lots of pictures of some of these project in our one-off specials gallery.
Among the more popular such projects are:
- Transplanting a Suzuki RG-500 engine into an Aprilia RS-250 or Suzuki RGV-250 chassis
- Transplanting a Yamaha RD-350 engine (usually enlarged to various capacities using US sourced Banshee kits) into Aprilia RS-250, Suzuki RGV-250, Yamaha 350LC, or even custom built chassis
- Updating front and rear suspension with more modern components on various older bikes such as the Suzuki RG-500 and the Yamaha RD-500
Not all our projects leave our workshop as a completely finished bike. More often than not, our customer want us to undertake a certain aspect of their own project, e.g. installing the engine in a frame. They will then take the bike back to their garage for further work, and we may see it again once other specialist work is required. So, we usually see these project bikes more than once during the span of the project, which can be several years depending on the available budget and ambition of the customer.
We also regularly have customers come to us with project bikes started by a previous owner and wanting to correct certain aspects of the bike. This can range from improving suspension geometry, or sometimes just shoddy workmanship. We've seen some atrocious projects over the years!
It is difficult to give a good estimate of this kind of work as everyone of them is different. However, we are confident you'll find our rates very reasonable and our workmanship first rate. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Our advise is always free!