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?