A Buell And A Ducati Have A Baby, With Help From Triumph

Jeremy Cupp breeds a custom chopper with crazy DNA

This is one of the craziest ground-up customs I’ve ever seen that wasn’t some silly tribute bike or made to look like a stripper morphing into a bike, with her butt conveniently perched at the front of the seat. It’s a serious go at something different that also looks fun to ride, especially if you’re big into choppers.

The bike is Jeremy Cupp’s version of fusion cuisine as motorcycle. I wouldn’t eat it though; all that metal makes it hard to cut with a steak knife no matter how long you marinate it. He sourced the scoot from stock parts involving three different motorcycle manufacturers from three different countries on two different continents. Oh, and he made some of it at his own shop, LC Fabrications, too. Who does all that?

The chopper’s heart is a 2001 Buell Blast engine with a head from a 750cc Ducati, that sends power to the rear wheel by way of a 1959 Triumph gearbox. Set inside the LC Fabrications rigid chassis that was made specifically for that odd configuration, the mill sports LC Fabrications’ own pipes and airbox, which just makes it even more unique.

Taken together as a cohesive unit, the engine and chassis serve as the foundation for a rigid piece of rolling art that’s one of a kind no matter whether it’s at a show or on the street. You could say something similar about a corporate tribute custom but the logos tend to wash that all out.

Buellcati

Did Jeremy Cupp hide his funky engine with a bunch of painted sheet metal to distract you? Hell, no!

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Jeremy Cupp on Buellcati

Chillin’ like the villain it is. And so’s Jeremy.

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green wheel hub

The green in the rims and hubs is subtle but it’s definitely there.

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single barrled bike

With a single-barreled machine like this, the beefy vibe would just look weird in this instance.

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seven motorcycle decal

“Seven” also happens to be the bike’s name.

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industrial cover

The only part of this bike you could actually call a cover, and it looks pretty industrial.

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handlebars and brake cables

When you’re showing off the mechanical aspect of a bike, sometimes routing all the cablery through the handlebars and hiding all the bolts isn’t the best choice, as LC Fabrications proved with Seven.

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Buellcati bike

From a purely aesthetic standpoint, that’s a pretty good-looking motor.

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