Now that you've purchased a motorcycle, you want it to stand out from the rest of the pack. Purchasing aftermarket parts is an easy way to offset the look of a factory bike, but for a true enthusiast, custom-made parts are the only way to go. Customizing a motorcycle for some is more than a hobby. It is a passion that can cost thousands of dollars. Custom motorcycle parts guarantee the bike is one of a kind.
A simple but not always cost-effective solution is to get a custom motorcycle paint job. This allows the owner to have their bike matched to their persona and personal style. Paint style can run from mild to completely wild with anything in between. Skulls, fire and tribal patterns are the most popular motifs, but your imagination is the only limit. To carry the theme further, some choose to have their helmets and other motorcycle apparel painted to match.
With the recent explosion of television shows about motorcycle building, the custom bike scene has taken off. Builders have been trying to expand the style and outrageousness of motorcycles to the point that the motorcycles are more art than drivable machines.
Custom motorcycles are far more expensive compared to mass-produced machines. These bikes are often tailored to the buyer and bear the hallmarks of the individual rider. Custom motorcycle wheels have gained in popularity, especially with new manufacturing techniques. In-house CNC machines have allowed custom motorcycle manufacturers to design and build custom wheels limited only by their imagination.
There is a wide world of aftermarket and custom motorcycle parts. One of the easiest of upgrades is custom motorcycle seats. Available in a variety of materials and shapes, seats can dramatically change the appearance of the bike. Many riders change their seat not only for appearance but for comfort. The existing seat can be modified to suit the owner's riding style. Changes to the seat can include changing the seat position so that it fits the particular rider better and adding denser foam or a gel pad for a more comfortable ride. Many riders opt to swap their two-up seat to a solo seat as they don't have a passenger very often; this gives the bike a more custom vintage look that is always in style.