Greatest Hits: K-Speed’s best custom motorcycles

Run by the enigmatic Mr. Eak, Thailand’s K-Speed is one of the most prolific custom shops that we’ve ever had the pleasure of featuring. They build bikes at a blistering pace, often focussing on the smaller models that are more popular in Southeast Asian markets.

K-Speed is also a massive parts distributor and manufacturer, with their own ‘Diablo’ range of bolt-on bits. Few custom shops have this luxury, and K-Speed puts it to good use, often using their builds as test beds for new parts. Given the size of their portfolio, picking just five bikes was never going to be easy—but we’ve given it our best shot.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 First up is the biggest motorcycle on this list; a wonderfully pared-back Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 bobber. K-Speed slammed and stretched the Interceptor 650 (known as the INT650 in the US) by modifying the frame and adding a handmade springer front end. A 21” front wheel radiates chopper vibes and sets the tone for the rest of the build.

Like many classic chops, there’s no front brake, with just a single disc for the 16” rear wheel. This allowed K-Speed to free up space on the custom handlebars, which wear nothing more than an internal throttle. (The clutch lever is attached to the bike’s custom-made suicide shifter.)

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Greatest Hits: K-Speed’s best custom motorcycles
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Published Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2023 17:01:04 +0000


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