Hazan Motorworks Musket Enfield

Max Hazan doubles down on this crazy custom Royal Enfield

Max Hazan blended hand craftsmanship, aluminum, bronze, and walnut into rolling art.Michael Lichter Photography

"I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned." —Clint Eastwood as William Munny in Unforgiven (1992)

Max Hazan isn’t a cold-blooded gunfighter but he is a helluva fabricator. Like William Munny, he’s really good at what he does, which in his case is creating all kinds of vehicles, from cars and bikes to boats and planes. Custom motorcycle creation started as a hobby in his dad’s woodshop but eventually, Max opened Hazan Motorworks and went full-time. Now he and his wife, Sarah, run it out of their base of operations here in Southern California. He makes each unique scoot in his shop with his own hands, which is why the Musket engine in this sweet bike was such a good fit for his approach.

What makes Musket V-twins unique is that they’re built out of two single-cylinder Royal Enfield 500cc engines set in one bottom end. They’re not the sort of crate mill you order out of a huge parts catalog, which also made one the perfect choice for Max’s custom build shown here. The rest of this machine was planned out around the Musket, with almost all of it being made in Max’s shop. If his work is this good on a bike, just try to picture one of his boats or planes.

Aside from the wheels and tires, the rest of the Musket is his work.Michael Lichter Photography
The 1,000cc Musket V-twin looks familiar and unique at the same time.Michael Lichter Photography
That cover leaves no doubt as to where the powerplant came from.Michael Lichter Photography
Max kept the foot controls clean and simple.Michael Lichter Photography
You’ll find bronze in both the fork and the shock absorber that’s tucked all snug under the seat.Michael Lichter Photography
Just because you can’t see the cables and wiring doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Hazan went to great lengths hiding all that stuff to give you an uncluttered view.Michael Lichter Photography
This long, thin streamliner of a gas tank makes for a smooth profile but it also doesn’t distract your eye from the star attraction, which is the Musket.Michael Lichter Photography
And then there’s that beautiful walnut seat that Max made and painstakingly polished to gloss perfection. My best pickup line isn’t as smooth as this thing.Michael Lichter Photography