Top 10 Bikes of Social Media… #inmyopinion

We see so many custom motorcycle builds, track monsters and all round trick modified bikes these days through social media. So I’ve decided to create a top 10 which I’m already struggling to do in my mind as there are so many nice motorcycles! Let me just begin with – this is not going to be to everyone’s tastes but hopefully there is something in my top ten to tickle everyone’s fancy!

Also these are not ranked in any particular order, as that would be more difficult than me getting to take Rossi’s M1 for a track day around Misano followed by a weekend at the Rossi Ranch!

Anyway let’s get on with this!


Triumph Bobber

You can’t deny that this is a beauty. Down and Out did a great job striping out the handlebars including speedo (Tricky electrics) to replace with clip on cafe racer bars with Biltwell grips and grill headlight cover.

They then went on to re-trim the seat and drop it 5 inches and added a slick purple metal-flake paint job, oh they also shoved some Nitrous Oxide in the mix for good measure or should that say pleasure!

All in all it can’t not be in my top 10.


Ducati 899 Panigale

Next up Miss Phan’s Chrome red Ducati 899 Panigale is an absolute beaut to look at and a real head turner to say the least. It’s not heavily modded at all but it just conducts the awe and attention that it deserves!

Not a massive ‘Phan’ of her shoe’s though…


Zebra/ Carbon R1M Jizz Machine

Got to give it to Baron he knows how to make a motorbike ooze Jizz (‘badum tsh’)! His R1M track bike has had Zebra race fairings and more recently has Carbon motorcycle fairings which makes you want crumble to your knees and propose to it!

Additionally to the aesthetics, he has fitted Carbon Dymag CA5’s wheels giving it a significant weight reduction for when he is spanking it around Jerez! Other bits added are GB racing covers, tank covers and full Akrapovic exhaust system which pops better than a bottle on beer on a hot Friday!


Aprilla RSV4

Lets be honest the Aprilla RSV4 is a natural beauty as standard so Mark’s subtle mods to his RSV4 just makes the factory RSV4 look a million dollars! He has removed the passenger pegs and added a tail tidy to give it cleaner lines, and then added a Danmoto exhaust to give it that MotoGP look!

He’s also added red rim tape to make the wheels pop more and also tank pads to get some grip on the Beast in the corners! He must be thinking Carbon rear and front huggers and mirror blanking plates next.


Triumph T100

I have a soft spot for this T100, it’s such an iconic bike the Triumph T100, and it has been modified in so many different ways over the years, but for me the Down & Outs vision on this bike is spot on.

So what’s this chunky tired Triumph had changed? Handlebars replaced and completely striped down the way D&O like it. They then replaced the forks with Honda CBR1000RR forks and added over sized wavy brake discs. They then re-trimmed the seat in leather from I can only think is from a cow angel! They clearly decided noise was the most important thing about this build and they fitted twin Competition Werkes silencers.

Among that there are a few more subtle but sexy mods!


Yamaha R1M

I love the new face-lift Yamaha R1’s, they are one of the slickest looking superbikes out of the new range. So when @a_i_R1M added some trick subtle modifications to his Yamaha R1M it just looks Insane!

He has gone for gold wheels which surprisingly go well with stripes on his fairings and the brushed metal tank. He has then fitted a Austin Racing exhaust over the akrapovic and tail tidy at the rear.

All in all nice subtle R1M. Needs to get mirror blanking plates though!


Ducati ST2 custom

This is a ‘one of a kind’ Ducati ST2. If you know what one of those is supposed to look like it not anywhere near as sexy as this bike!

This hand fabricated Panigale looking dream machine was created by @dustmonkeycreates in his garage/ workshop. It has a modified frame which was finished in chocolate satin bronze covered by sculptured light blue Panigale fairings which reveal the ST2 engine and the frame in all its glory. Refurbished Ducati 999 wheels with over sized discs to give it a mean looking front end. The custom twin side exhausts look fitting for the Ducati and apparently mega LOUD!!

All in all a one of a kind build! If it has not been sold by the time you read this you can buy it on eBay right now for £5k!


MV  Blackout dragster

The MV Dragster RR is naturally one of the most beautiful bikes ever created and you would expect nothing less from MV Agusta. The ‘Blackout’ is a collaboration between the Varese factory and Valter Moto Components (, a manufacturer of high-end accessories specialising in racing components and official partner to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse racing team.

As well as the Valter Moto Components’ beautifully crafted components (‘clip-on’ racing handlebars, foot-pegs, levers, oil tanks, fuel filler cap, number plate hanger and the indicators), they’ve also added a circular seven inch full led headlight with a new aluminium trim with an integrated, low mounted dashboard. The exhaust is signed SC-Project: it is the S1, utilised on Leon Camier’s racing F4 in the SBK championship.

Oh my f***ing God this bike is pure sex machine!



@ocior88 BMW S1000RR looks like he has driven through an active volcano with the after effects are smeared all over his motorbike and him from his helmet down to his boots.

In addition to the one of a kind colourway what else has been done to this S1000RR? Akrapovic exhaust system, a lot of carbon including the swing arm, trick rear sets and a lot of anodized bolts and nuts to keep it gleaming throughout.

Another beautiful machine is created!


Supercharged Thruxton R

Last and by no means least, this Angel!

Triumph let their in-house factory team create this white knight which is fitted with a supercharger increasing the BHP on this beast by 60%. They’ve also added a hand built exhaust with twin single pipes and GP silencers, including a modified Daytona 675 race fairing which reveals the engines beauty. They went for blue and white Triumph colorway which makes it stand out and colour matched Ohlins rear shocks. If that’s not enough, they crafted a MotoGP braced rear swing arm and custom clocks with boost gauged included.

Then they gave it to Foggy to spank up the hill at Goodwood!

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