Readers' Rides - Hot Bikes

Hot Bikes

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Tony Daugherty Warrensburg, Missouri
'00 Honda VLX600

How about a small bike with a big attitude? Tony Daugherty has owned this bike from new and has been working on it on and off ever since. He calls it his Middleweight Putter. Daugherty has customized his VLX with parts from Kuryakyn, Jardine, Scootworks, and Highway Hawk. He also designed and had the flame-patterned rear fender strut custom made. Future plans are forward controls and a brake rod and kickstand in another flame design.

John Kerr Sydney, Australia
'07 Suzuki M109R LE

From the other side of the world comes John Kerr's M109R. The bike has a long list of extras including Holley Air intakes, Kewlmetal risers, mirror extensions, custom grips, K-lock saddle bags, custom tank badges, custom seat, sissy bar and rack. The photo was taken on the annual Snowy Ride, a cancer charity ride to the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. The ride attracts nearly 3000 bikes-a very big deal in Australia.

Mike Nesbit St. Thomas Ontario Canada
'06 Honda Shadow Spirit 750

Checking in from the great white north is Mike Nesbit from St. Thomas, Ontario in Canada. He has had his 2006 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 for two years. When he got it, it was a straight stock bike. However, he couldn't resist making it his own. Since then he has added a Billski tailight kit, Hard Krome pipes, K&N; filter, Dynajet jet kit, Kuryakyn rear signals, grips, pegs, mirrors, and deep dish bezels on the front signals and Chenzoh riser extensions just to name a few. She's Nesbit's pride and joy and he enjoys riding her all over southwestern Ontario.