Stiletto. A Hawaiian Custom Pro-Street

During this long and deep recession many motorcycle shops have closed, many more are surviving and very rarely new ones are opened. So, when I was contacted by a less than one year old shop called Kingdom Customs eager to know if I could help, I was intrigued. Even more when I saw their first big project and learned that Kingdom Customs is located in Hawaii, the newest of our 50 States (since August 21,1959) on the island of Oahu (where is located the State Capital of Honolulu.) I have sold quite a few custom parts to individuals and shops located in Hawaii, but acknowledge that I have very rarely seen the customs produced there.

At first glance, just looking at the fabrication work, easy to see that the shop owners are not beginners. Deceptively looking simple, from front to rear, the sheet metal has endured a lot of torturing and massaging to end up flowing flawlessly while incorporating or hiding the bike main functions. Look at the frame, gas tank, rear fender and front chin work. Many automotive stylistic influences merging together. Trust me, not easy to do. The boys at Kingdom Customs must have spent a lot of weekends working around an English Wheel instead of surfing the waves landing on Oahu. Of course, for a brand new shop, the objective is to be noticed to attract attention from discerning local custom motorcycle enthusiasts. To get started, they used a Maximum Motorcycle 2G frame with 42-degree of rake, 5″ backbone stretch and minus 2″ in the down tubes. Front forks are Goldammer G-Force, with rear suspension provided by an adjustable SAS air suspension system from Custom Cycle Controls. Wheels were sourced at Forge Tec (model Creation 7), engine (120″), primary and transmission are signed by Ultima. Paint is deep blue metalflake shot over a green base. Kingdom Customs to become the island custom motorcycles Big Kahuna?

24 Responses to “Stiletto. A Hawaiian Custom Pro-Street”

  1. 1 barefootjerry Nov 22nd, 2010 at 8:47 am

    the front spoiler is a piece of art !

  2. 2 Wikked Steel Nov 22nd, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful bike, awesome chin spoiler and great metal work.
    Long live the pro-street!

  3. 3 Larry R. Nov 22nd, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Great fab work. Yes the chin is a piece of art.

  4. 4 Zdravko Nov 22nd, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I LOVE IT ! The best looking so far …

  5. 5 Brother T. Nov 22nd, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I’ve never really liked a Chopper until now.

  6. 6 rough rider Nov 22nd, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Although the fabricating is great the over all looks of the bike are the same as all of the rest, the pointed rear and front fenders, just the typical look like everyone else has done, no offense just my observation…

  7. 7 maroco Nov 22nd, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Very impactant bike, great work and good luck.

  8. 8 Woody Nov 22nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Nice! Too much To take in at once really like the bodywork’s various sty lines and creases. GREAT looking bike, even if it does just have handlebars and two wheels like all the other choppers 😉
    Nice! Nice! Nice!

  9. 9 Woody Nov 22nd, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    hmm let’s try again, seems to be keys sticking
    Nice! Too much to take in at once really like the bodywork’s various style lines and creases. GREAT looking bike, even if it does just have handlebars and two wheels like all the other choppers 😉
    Nice! Nice! Nice!

  10. 10 David Nov 22nd, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Wow! This is really great ……Color and chrome again!!!!…..No Black on Black.

    SSDD: David

  11. 11 RUB Nov 22nd, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Pro streets are dead …………………………………………………………………..baggers and bar hoppers are king now .

  12. 12 Scot Nov 22nd, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    RUB’s got it figured out… You’ve got to hand it to these guys for going balls out on a Pro-Street bike when all that’s selling right now is baggers. It makes you wonder how many of these you can sell on an island.

  13. 13 baddad Nov 23rd, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Very nice, but I never liked this kind of fenders. Make is simple and clean.:)

  14. 14 martin Twofeather Nov 23rd, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Very well done………

  15. 15 Charlie in Marietta Nov 23rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    It’s really beautiful metal work, but it looks Samo- Samo ala Iron Horse and Big Dog etc. etc. and look where they all are now. Take me back to easy to handle, light weight aka “Bobbers”!

  16. 16 Doc Robinson Nov 23rd, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Sorry RUB, Pro-Streets are not dead, the custom world has become simply more eclectic. If you want proof of that check out the winners in the AMD World Championship ( Cyril was there and I suggest he’d agree with me. As Coco Chanel, the famous French fashion designer who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades, 1883-1971, famously said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” The bike above has style in spades, whether or not it is your own current personal fashion preference ,or whether or not it is ‘in fashion’ in the aftermarket bike-building world.

  17. 17 RUB Nov 23rd, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Doc , the “world championships” do not reflect what people are riding / buying .And thats the bottom line . the days of john Q public buying a 50 K ” fashion statement ” are long gone . And you can’t buy style . just like cool , you either got it or you don’t .

  18. 18 Woody Nov 23rd, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    A cool bike is a cool bike.

  19. 19 MDSPHOTO Nov 24th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful craftsman ship, baggers are fading, trikes are on the rise and soon pro-streets will rule again. Yeah, I said it!

  20. 20 DantheGrey Nov 24th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    What’s in and what’s out is no longer dictated by reality TV. I see it returning to the old “run what you brung” mentality. You can’t get rich and famous that way but if you haven’t already gotten rich and famous you might as well get off the roller coaster cause it came to a stop awhile ago.
    The bike is a nice piece, especially the air dam/chin spoiler application, maybe a little less sheet metal fab on back would have been a little more in the end but his visions aren’t necessarily mine and that’s what makes it a cool custom.

    P.S. Had to run out to the garage for a minute………Pro-Streets ain’t dead, mines still breathing out there……

  21. 21 Manhattan Choppers Nov 25th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    My pro street is still bad ass,so is this one. Mahalo boys.

  22. 22 DaKine Dec 11th, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I couldn’t find this shop at this address in Waipahu. Where is it?

  23. 23 Kingdom Customs Dec 13th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    We are located in the same warehouses as Maui Offroad Center, it’s called Waipio Business Center and we are unit #409. Give us a call and we will gladly help you get to our shop. Thanks

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