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This 77" Yamaha XS750 Cafe Racer was built by UGLY Motor Bikes in Southern California. The electronics and battery have been relocated and hidden under the custom metal seat/tail. The motor has been rebuilt with custom engraved filtered velocity stacks and one off 3-3 baffled exhaust give this bike an aggressive sound that will put a smile on any enthusiasts face. The matte finish and use of leather gives this bike an overall look of a gentleman's racer with the simplicity of the "girl next door".
UGLY Motor Bikes Bio // At an early age of 12, owner Brady Young found a passion for wrenching and building old cars with his hotrodder dad. As Brady got older, having spent most his life drawing, he persuaded a career in graphic design. Still working on projects and continuing to hone his passion for building and creating one of a kind vehicles. It wasn't until he bought his first motorcycle did his passion really blossom. After drawing local attention for creating eye catching bikes, Brady decided to open up shop and offer his creations to the public. UGLY Motor Bikes was created.
UGLY Motor Bikes, UMB, was created to offer quality built motorcycles with a fresh take on vintage styling. Without the influence of other builders, UMB has developed a style unseen before in the motorcycle community. Focusing on preserving key timeless proven aspects while adding their "Ugly" style. This is where UMB really stands out, with their matte and satin finishes that tie each feature of a bike together, only upon closer look does the observer notice each handcrafted detail. Whether it's the used of wrapped leather, hand engraved metal work, or simplicity of design, UMB have achieved a look that has gained popularity worldwide. With this formula UGLY Motor Bikes is not limited, and can adapt to any category of motorcycle.
Seaweed & Gravel is proud to be collaborating and building bikes with Brady and Ugly Motorbikes. Look for new amazing builds coming out of the Seaweed & Gravel Garage and Ugly Motorbikes.
Photos: Chris Kiker chriskiker.com
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All Photos by Kevin Roche