When waiting at the red light on one of my full ground up customs, I am always amused by people in the car next to me saying “Nice Harley”. When I tell them it’s not a Harley (to avoid that they lose time trying to get one like mine at the closest HD dealership), of course they are skeptical. The other day I rode next to a custom V-Star. A car driver passed by and shouted at its rider: “Nice Harley”. Now that metric bikes are getting heavily customized, people think they are also from the Milwaukee factory. I just lived my 15th Daytona Biketoberfest and custom metric bikes were everywhere, even competing in the Boardwalk & the Rat’s Hole shows. And guess what? They beat “us”. In the mid-90’s you didn’t see lots of high quality metric customs but now the bolt-on metric accessories market has taken off. As I observed in Daytona, owners & shops no more hesitate to do heavy gas tanks and fenders fabrication and very fancy paint jobs. There was in Daytona an incredible metric machine illustrating this trend. It was produced by BMS Choppers in Florida. For now their website has only snapshots of the bike, but look at the “mono tube” front end in the picture above. Wow. I hear that a 13 episodes TV show called “Metric Revolution” is about to be released. In it you will see all the details of this outrageous bike from BMS Choppers.