By Carl Séguin
This project started three years ago on the
day my wife and I attended the Montreal
International Motorcycle Show. My goal at
that time was to buy a Ducati sport bike that
is until I met up with the Speed Trix team.
I spoke with them at length and they made
me discover a totally different type of
motorcycle. What they presented was
anything but ordinary. From that moment the
desire to own a unique and personalized
bike was put in place.
It began with the frame. This first step really
took a lot of time. Knowing it was the foundation
for the project, I wanted to make sure
the bike would be both comfortable to ride
and of course aesthetic to the eye! Once I
chose my wheels I felt that the project was...
Well they did it again! They got a hold
of some quality ingredients, blended
them into a fine mixture, rolled those
elements up into a perfect display of
excellence then proceeded to fire up
the concluding result! The effect: a
true sense of satisfaction followed
by nervous laughter that eventually
turned into an all-embracing rush of
euphoria. The reason: knowing that
their relentless efforts had taken
them to a new high! Yes people After
Dark Motorcycles smoke the competition
one more time!
ADM built this bike after first selling its owner’s,
Derek Ward, very customized Softail. They then
set a plan in motion to build a bike the way Derek
wanted it built. Intense, exact and very dangerous!
With an S&S ninety-three-cubic-inch Shovelhead
motor, six-speed transmission and custom
exhaust this little devil reprimands the rivalry! To
carry on the aura of seriousness Derek insisted
on keeping the springer front end, sixty spoke
wheels and “stick ‘em up” handlebars painted
in the shade of Lucifer’s cape, black of course.
RNR Custom Cycle
bones about it!
Ryan Robinson first got his start turning wrenches in
the early 1980’s as a car mechanic in his hometown
of Guelph. Not only did he work on everything from
Aspens to Iroc-Zs but it was also during this period in
time that he built his very first bike, a very cool 1984
hard-tail Shovel with all the go-fast goodies. As an avid
sport fisherman Ryan spent every weekend he could
traveling the Georgian Bay coastal routes off of the
Great Lake Huron in Ontario’s southwest region. Tired
of the constant road trips to get to his favourite
fishing holes he decided to pack up and move to
Shallow Lake in 1989. Working on cars to pay the bills
came easy to Ryan but it wasn’t long before the lure
of the local Harley dealership took hold of him and he
soon found himself spending much of his free time
hanging around the service bay. Ryan hit it off real
well with the owners of that dealership and before
he knew it he became an official shop hang-around ...