It’s not often I get to feature custom motorcycle builds from my hometown of Perth, Western Australia. Perth often gets labeled as a sleepy town where not a lot happens, but since I left there 7 years ago a lot has definitely happened. The city is now a hub for internationally acclaimed cultural events and more importantly, it’s developed a thriving café racer community. In today’s feature, we hear from a workshop that is helping to invigorate Perth’s custom motorcycle scene, JM Customs.
“This project kicked off with a stock 1982 R45 that had laid dormant in our client’s garage for almost a decade,” says workshop owner James Moir. “We set out to redesign and reinvigorate this tired old workhorse, tearing the bike down to its bare essentials. Our concept was to transform it into a sleek, classically styled JM Customs one off Café Racer.”