We choose five of the best custom motorcycles you can find in the market this year.
The latest ContiTour and ContiLegend tires are the best options for custom and cruiser motorcycles.
We must confess: We love custom bikes! These motorcycles may not be the fastest, the most agile or the lightest. We don’t care! On the other hand, they are strong, convincing, loud, brutal and beautiful. We don’t need anything else to enjoy a fascinating ride while the engine rumbles and the wind blows in your face. That’s a feeling of true freedom!
Some people may think they are old-fashioned, but motorcycle manufacturers have done a fantastic job of incorporating new technologies into classic designs. Awhile ago we talked about top rides for your custom motorcycle and now we are going to take a look at some of the best custom motorcycles available today. We’re pretty sure they can fit your tastes and needs.
Before that, it’s important to remind you that Continental offers a brand new range of custom bike tires, such as the ContiTour, a modern custom tire for cruisers and heavy touring bikes, and the ContiLegend, the classic custom whitewall tire option. More info:
Harley-Davidson Sport Glide
A brand like Harley-Davidson couldn’t miss this ranking. We consider the new Harley-Davidson Sport Glide as one of their most important models this year as it is completely new. It is equipped with the famous Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, new suspension, the new Softail frame, detachable locking saddlebags and mini-fairing and an aggressive general style. Furthermore, you will enjoy technologies like a LED front light, a USB port and a keyless ignition system.
Indian Springfield Dark Horse
The new Indian Springfield Dark Horse makes an impact with its matte-black finish and gloss-black details. The Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin is also cloaked in shadow. It has a windshield that provides outstanding wind protection, but it can be released very quickly. The front 19-inch blacked-out wheel is awesome. Modern features like ABS, a keyless ignition system and cruise control make this classic design anything but old-fashioned.
Honda Gold Wing
The new Honda Gold Wing family comes in a new chapter of one of the most luxury models ever since its start, in 1978. In this case, the most interesting version is the standard GL1800, boasting a sporty charachter with saddlebags but no top case. It has a electric windscreen, but shorter than the Tourer version. It’s more ‘custom’. We have to highlight the horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, the key element of this model, more efficient than ever. What’s more, we have now the option of adding the advanced seven-speed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) instead the six-speed manual transmission. The suspension, brakes and chasis parts have been revamped with better performance. The ride-by-wire enables enjoying of riding modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Hill Start Assist and cruise control and it also has Apple CarPlay, a great color TFT… Definitely, one of the best equipped motorcycles on the market today.
Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
We think it’s one of the most beautiful custom bikes of the year. The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster enters this season with a revamped design that makes this model the new British classic custom icon. The Speedmaster features a 1200 cc parallel twin engine pumping out 106 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM- up 42% over previous Speedmaster models. The new Speedmaster mixes the classic Bonneville DNA, the Bobber attitude and different distinctive custom details with elegant style, premium finishes and twin or single seat set-ups. Despite the heritage look, it has high specification brakes and suspension, and it includes state-of-the-art technology such as full-LED headlight, ride-by-wire system, ABS, traction control, two riding modes, cruise control and the best ergonomic and comfort features like the torque-assist clutch.
Moto Guzzi Audace
Italian style is represented by the Moto Guzzi Audace, a model that shows a charismatic personality in all its details. The bike has a extended and comfortable riding position, a drag-bar handlebar and muscular lines. The powerful V-Twin is capable of taking you where you want very softly with a ride-by-wire system and all the modern electronics such as three engine modes, traction control and cruise control. With no doubt, the Audace is one of the most authentic and unique options in the current custom range.
Which one would you ride?