2003 Kawasaki Vulcan, 2006 Victory Hammer, And More - Readers' Rides - Hot Bikes

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Railer Cantrell
Suffolk, England
'03 Kawasaki Vulcan
Mean Streak 1500
On duty in the usAF, railer brought his Kawi all the way from the u.s. to england. Unfortunately the bike was damaged in transit, so railer decided to redo it up right. Among the additions were leD turn signals, a corbin solo seat and a custom side-mount holder for the larger British license plate. the oil cooler was moved under the frame. unsubtle touches include cobra 2-into-1 headers with a Gatling Gun-like tailgunner exhaust, and the "real" flames paint job by ty lawer.

Mark "Booya" Lacuata Salinas, Ca
'06 Victory Hammer
This is a bike for nighttime cruising. Booya kept the stock black paint to set off the chrome bits, like the dramatically arched Arlen Ness slash Ness exhaust and covers, Victory chrome swingarm and custom Victory chrome airbox cover. Add a stage one intake kit, some Ness billet rims, Hi-lo rider rear air suspension, Khrome werks Drag t-Bars and you're almost ready to roll. the final touch? swint led accent lighting for the complete boulevard profile.

Kevin Moloney Centereach, Ny
'05 Honda Vtx1300c
This VtX is one motorcycle worth judging by its cover. sure, the "ripped metal" paint by DB's cycles is deep, gorgeous and flawless. then there's all the chrome work from Gateway X-treme co. and the liberal sprinkling of aftermarket parts like a Dakota Digital speedo, forward controls, thunder mfg. intake and V&H; exhaust. However, it's the "underneath" that makes this bike come alive-Progressive suspension for a better ride, coupled with a sumo-X rear tire kit laying down a fat 240mm footprint.

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