When it comes to custom motorcycles, dual sports don’t get nearly enough love. And it’s a shame, because, in spite of their plasticky bodywork and unsightly frames, they can make for some incredibly clean builds. Just take this divine Dominator transformation by Earth Moto, for instance.
Though the finished bike — dubbed ‘Cikula’ — is based on a 1991 Honda NX650, it’s a far sight better-looking than how it entered the shop. At the front, Earth Moto ditched the dated fairing in favor of a svelte fly screen with a double LED light array. Complemented by a set of lower, wider handlebars, a Daytona speedometer, and some Motone pushbutton controls, it’s about as tidy as they come. And that’s not all; around the rest of the build, you’ll find that Earth Moto swapped out the tank, fabbed up a new subframe, and stitched together a custom seat. What’s more, the NX has been treated to a pretty significant performance overhaul, including a complete engine tear-down, some stainless-steel exhaust, and a host of rebuilt braking components. Riding on some updated suspension and a set of chunky off-road tires, this is one bike that’s almost too sleek to scramble. It can be yours for €8,500 (~$10,080).