Yuri Shif Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The World Premiere Of The Terminator Movie

terminator1terminator2terminator3terminator4terminator5terminator6That you like or despise theme custom motorcycles, you must respect and admire the fabrication skills and dedication demonstrated by Belarus/Russia custom builder Yuri Shif. Like most his of his compatriots of East Europe, especially from Poland, Lithuania & yes Ukraine, Shif is into over-extreme bikes characterized by complicated steel and aluminum structures. Terminator, his new creation shown for the first time at the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building in Cologne, Germany is of course inspired the 1984 by the Terminator science fiction action movie and its 1991 sequel Terminator 2 – Judgment Day.

terminator7terminator8terminator9terminator10The international commercial success of the 2 movies was so huge that the Terminator was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the American National Film Registry, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. This year being the 30th anniversary of the original release, it was a good reason for Shif to jump at the opportunity to “celebrate” 2 of his preferred movies by producing this wild contraption that film director James Cameron could have used.

terminator11terminator12Pictures are more than enough to demonstrate Yuri Shif talent at torturing metal to conform to his wildest dreams and/or fantasies, and from a very complicated body platform, ability to resolve the most intricate mechanical challenges. For his merit, just let me mention that all fabrication is out of stainless steel and aluminum… No fiberglass or bondo to be found on this Terminator. Yuri Shif Custom (photography @ Onno Wieringa for Cyril Huze)


Business Name: Yuri Shif Custom
Builders Name: Yuri Shif
Contact Name: Yuri Shif
Owner: Andrey Kuznezov
Address: BELARUS
Country: Belarus
E-mail: info@shifcustom.com
Website: www.shifcustom.com

Year / Model: 2014
Bike Length: 2,78
Engine Make / Size: Harley Davidson 95 c.i.
Frame Make / Type: YSC T700
Front End Make / Type: YSC T700
Rake: 44
Stretch: +2
Trail: 140
Swingarm: YSC T700
Transmission/Drives/Clutch: Harley Davidson
Wheels F: Harley Davidson modified 5,5
Wheels R: YSC 8,5
Tires F: Maxxis 120/90-18
Tires R: Metzeler 240/40-18
Brakes F: YSC T700
Brakes R: TSC T700
Painter: do not paint
Chroming / Plating: do not chrome / platin


18 Responses to “Yuri Shif Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The World Premiere Of The Terminator Movie”

  1. 1 P. Hamilton Oct 20th, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Extreme metal work.

  2. 2 Rodent Oct 20th, 2014 at 8:19 am

    The movies both sucked and so I’d their star.

  3. 3 TJ Martin Oct 20th, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Theme Bike Wretched excess at its worst built to promote a wretchedly excessive film . Oh well … at least its apposite 😉

  4. 4 Reyn Mansson Oct 20th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    In a world of extreme baggers that look like cartoon fantasy creations, this piece of metal art is not so outrageous. Neither idealization of motorcycle design, is meant to represent utilitarianism. The quality of the workmanship looks amazing. Some real craftsmanship is coming out of Europe these days.

    The movie criticisms this bike provoked do seem a bit bizarre as most think the low budget first Terminator is a genuine classic of action adventure.

  5. 5 Mr.Smith Oct 20th, 2014 at 9:46 am
  6. 6 Woody's Oct 20th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Crazy cool, need a third eye to take it all in. I like it as an exercise in metalwork and it works for me because it does not pretend to be anything of a trend leader, daily rider or whatever.

  7. 7 BobS Oct 20th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I dig it, looks like the internal mechanics of the terminator, only dirty. If it were all shiny then it would look like a terminator without skin.

  8. 8 takehikes Oct 20th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Another pile, great fab work but why? Hell of an install of a blower…..but the drive would tear you in half.

  9. 9 Jack Oct 20th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Rodent: carefully read your comment.

  10. 10 Lugnut Oct 20th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    2nd vote for looking at the You Tube video. I think this fellow is to be congratulated. This is some amazing metal bending anywhere – but who knew this was going on in Belarus. This place isn’t known at all for being a hotbed of freedom.

  11. 11 Harold Mutter Oct 20th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    The craftsmanship and design engineering of this bike is beyond what 95% of the readers of this blog can understand, therefore the stupid comments above. I would be proud the have it in my shop. Congratulations on a beautiful creation Yuri.

  12. 12 Motorcycle Delivery Oct 21st, 2014 at 5:37 am

    A work of art!! Not a motorcycle that is to be ridden, delivering motorcycles into the 22nd century!!

  13. 13 Alan Kraus Oct 21st, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Amazingly correct Russian suspension engineering!

  14. 14 Fatboy Oct 21st, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Nice work. IDK about the movies however… Craftsmanship in the fab and design is top notch. Nice to see it actually runs. Thunder-up!

  15. 15 18bravo Oct 21st, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I’d ride it. It never ceases to amaze me. The same folks who say “It’s been done before” are the same ones who find fault with anything outside the norm. You just can’t please some folks.

  16. 16 nicker Oct 21st, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Interesting design, clean execution, & seems to “drive” down the road OK……


  17. 17 Blackmax Oct 22nd, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I had reservations too, until I watched the video
    Given the theme it’s right on the money
    Not my kind of bike
    but one man’s dream is another man’s nightmare

  18. 18 BCinSoCal Nov 20th, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Incredible piece of work, Yuri is to be commended for what he has created. I am just amazed each week to read the rude, offensive negative comments from a group, most of whom likely can’t change their own spark plugs, or may not know which part of the bike is the spark plugs, that’s assuming they ride. And I’m not speaking to just this post and bike.

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