Unlike cars, motorcycles retain a significant potential for personalization. They are smaller, simpler, cheaper machines that are constrained by fewer regulations. And they are ridden by people more interested in a unique ride.
Motorcycles aren't point-A-to-point-B transportation in the U.S. They are playthings, ones riders can use as an opportunity for self-expression. Manufacturers recognize the importance of this and participate in the custom scene themselves.
Nevertheless, motorcycle customizing remains accessible to every backyard mechanic, and these ten new bikes suggest the multitude of possibilities open to exploration. Thankfully, the chopper fad has subsided, letting riders remember that the simplest dirt bike or crustiest budget motorcycle are equally valid starting points.