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Greatest Hits: The best of 2LOUD Custom
From the moment that 2LOUD Custom burst onto the scene, we knew they’d be a custom shop to watch. Based in Taipei, the dream team of Ma ‘Max’ Yicheng and Lu Yongyu has the ability to customize motorcycles of all shapes and sizes, while still imbuing each one with their signature style. It’s little wonder that 2LOUD Custom has established itself as one of the shining stars of Taiwan’s blossoming custom scene.

Our selection of 2LOUD’s best builds covers a full spectrum of engine sizes and build styles. From a chopped Cub to a burly Honda CB1100, it shows the shop’s versatility and dedication to building tasteful custom motorcycles.

2LOUD Custom's low-ridin' Kawasaki W800
Kawasaki W800 The Kawasaki W800 has a lot going for it if you’re building a custom bobber, but even more so when left to the talented hands of 2LOUD. Accentuating all the Kawasaki’s best qualities, while slimming things down dramatically, this W800 bobber is a functional work of art with just enough panache.

The build started with a 2016 model W800, which Max tore down to the bare bones to de-tab the frame and fabricate a shorter rear subframe. New Öhlins shocks add attitude in the rear, and Max fabricated a brilliant twin exhaust with handmade mounts and turned end caps.

2LOUD Custom's low-ridin' Kawasaki W800

Contributing most significantly to the Kawasaki’s visual transformation is the handmade fuel tank—executed in the style of ’70s enduros. It’s much slimmer than the W800’s factory equipment, and Max installed an external fuel pump and a Rapid Bike EVO management system to keep the fuel injection system happy.

There are loads of details you might miss at an initial glance that add depth to this W800’s persona. The chrome was stripped from the parallel twin’s side covers, the black paint was stripped from the front forks and rear brake drum, and a new Brembo caliper was fitted up front. Controls, instruments and lighting were all swapped or modified.

2LOUD Custom's low-ridin' Kawasaki W800

One thing that’s sure to be noticed is the paintwork—a stellar combination of pink and warm gray with a silver foil stripe. Paired with a quirky suede and leather saddle and Adlert Classic tires, this W800 is a feast for the eyes with everyday functionality. [More]

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By: Dean Larson
Title: Greatest Hits: The very best of Taiwan’s 2LOUD Custom
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/2loud-top-5-custom-motorcycles
Published Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 17:01:09 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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