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Gallery: The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show Comes to Los Angeles

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Gallery: Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Los AngelesMark Vaughn

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show has been an annual fixture in Austin, Texas, for 10 years. It’s like two-wheeled, motorized art. Last weekend it expanded to Los Angeles and may even go beyond that. Stay tuned, but for now check out these cool bikes.

Shinya Kimura had several brands of motorcycles at the show. This is his take on a Harley. Kimura-san came from Japan to the U.S. when he was just six, but retains the manners of a proper businessman.

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Another angle on the Kimura Harley.

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And here's his take on the Triumph Bonneville.

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Here's the man himself, Shinya Kimura.

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A Kimura Moto Guzzi. He spends about six to eight months on each creation. You can buy one for under 100k, he said.

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Check out that fairing!

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The Black Falcon from Falcon Motorcycles in Los Angeles. Yes, that's a Vincent Black Shadow.

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Soma Metalworks

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Another beauteous bike

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Scott Thibeault's RS24 "Toaster"

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Bryan Thompson's Thompson Cycles is in Arroyo Grande, Calif.

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Dustin Kott's Rocket Man

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Shinya Kimura's take on the BMW R18

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Dr. Jules Medina's "Gypsy." The Dr. is from L.A. You can see more about this bike in Instagram @FORMULA_750

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Lucas Worhting's Ducati Sport Classic 1198 SP

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Erin Rivera's "Heaven Sent" 1963 Chevy Nova SS

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Don't drink and drive, folks, unless it's non-alcoholic Liquid Death! See what it's done for this driver?

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PCC Autobody by Larry

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'71 GMC Jimmy

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Nice custom

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Cars were part of Handbuilt, too.

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Bhumemoto Long Long from Granada Hills. Long Long translates to "Rumble" in Chinese, the sticker says. This bespoke creation "embodies a lost concept prototype from the '60s, blending retro aesthetics with futuristic elements.

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Victor Angon of The Fab School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. had his business card on the stand of this bike.

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Michael Beazley's Moto Guzzi 1000 SP Custom "Enzo"

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Duncan Bonar's 1201_K1200 started out as a non-op project bike. "Every system on the bike was redone, retrofitted, or rethought to create a thoughtful oem plus esq cafe racer thing of sorts," he says. Like it? You can buy it for $21,000. email me@duncanbonar.com

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A closeup of the tank. Not the brushed aluminum.

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Hold mah beer! The announcer on the ground was not hurt in the making of this photograph. That's Red Bull athlete Aaron Colton doing the stoppie.

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Class is in session, students...

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Colton disappears in a fog of his own making, become a two-wheeled lighthouse

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Rod Emory brought several of his custom creations.

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The DS and the less-expensive ID was marketed by Citroen from 1955 to 1975, and came in fastback/sedan, wagon/estate, and convertible body configurations. It used hydro-pneumatic suspension to raise and lower its ride height as necessary.

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The Lancia Delta Integrale came in a few different forms but this is the one you want.

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We first saw DingoMoto at last year's Electrify Expo. Looks like they have progressed into making artistically sublime little scooters. This is an E60002 with sidecar.

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Custom cars were a part of the show.

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Tom Conroy's "Contrived."

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Another Dustin Kott creation, this is "Blood Moon."

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Beautiful Beemer, wake unto me... This is Scott WIlliams' The Gentleman Racer.

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Jonathan Ward brought several of his creations. That's not him at left.

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Three Ward Broncos.

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The Petersen Automotive Museum brought this 1912 Indian single-cylinder once owned by Steve McQueen.

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Nice bike

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Choppers!

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Cindy Sosa's Harley Sportster

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This tabletop model by Shirley Petchprapa is called "Doorstop."

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This car has the look of a Bill Hines custom, but we don't know what it is.

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