Champions Moto founded by Richard Varner and Terry Karges, is a custom motorcycle company and lifestyle fashion label based out of Costa Mesa, Calif. The business is dedicated to handcrafting concept bike parts and designing vintage motorcycles powered by modern superbike engines.
“As a British bike enthusiast, I wanted a motorcycle that looked like a flat track racer or café racer from the ‘60s, but with the reliability of a modern superbike,” says Champions Moto Co-Founder Richard Varner. “We couldn’t find a turn-key motorcycle offering the type of performance and appearance we were looking for in a bike, so we decided to build our own. We set out to create a trio of completely different models that allows customers to order exactly what they want – a truly bespoke hand-built motorcycle.”
Headlining the group is the SO-CAL Miler, a 355-pound bike powered by an 865cc Triumph Bonneville Twin that produces 78 horsepower and 55 ft-lb of torque at the rear wheel. The SO-CAL Miler was created as a partnership between Champions Moto and the legendary SO-CAL Speed Shop and features a Champions Moto gas tank, tail section, side panels and front number plate with twin headlights hand-crafted from aluminum. Only 20 Milers are scheduled to be built and each will wear discreet SO-CAL badging with a choice of metal finishes.
For pure speed, Champions Moto offers the Triumph-powered Street Tracker, a no-frills performance machine with a Hinckley Triumph twin making 75 rear wheel horsepower nestled in an all-new Champions Moto frame. Lightweight components made from titanium and carbon fiber help the featherweight flyer weigh in at a mere 305 pounds, creating a superbike with traditional street fighter styling cues and a power-to-weight ratio in superbike territory.
The Streestmaster Brighton, mamed after the gritty British seaside town that was a favorite “burn-up” destination of the original Rockers, rounds out the Champions Moto lineup annd takes cues from the classic Triumph Cafe-Racer brought up to date with options like front and rear disc brakes. The Brighton fuses retro styling with modern performance and everyday reliability that the original Rockers could only dream about.
Each model is priced at MSRP $37,500. For more information, visit Champions Moto or call (714) 242-4061.