Cyclops Motorcycles SR400 Chopper, the Far East Beauty [Photo Gallery]
First of all we'd be tempted to say that it looks like pretty much all builders are extremely fond of small, peanut tanks, as we saw them on countless occasions. While using these tanks for all the build might become fatiguing for both mind and eye, it is a great match for this SR400.
Given the lowered seat and tall front end, the new line of the bike evokes the old-school choppers and everything rolls out white nice. Some might be a bit intrigued by the cast 7-spoked wheels and argue that laced ones might have been a better choice. While we also second that, there's no way of knowing the customization brief, so we have to believe this was the way things should have been.
Rims aside, it's the intriguing horizontal, scrambler-type exhaust which is more striking, if in a very pleasant way. The slightly flared profile is absolutely wonderful and it somehow matches the retro end cap.
We also loved the short tail and the sculpted bucket solo seat and its luxurious chrome trim, a perfect accent in sync with the rest of the bike, by all means. In the end, the final dash of controversy is added by the stacked headlights, one of the things we kind of miss in custom builds from around the globe.
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