DP One. Available In Limited Edition Series.

1dpone2dponeContrary to popular belief it’s very difficult, even for a talented custom builder, to make a good living only building one-off bikes, one at a time. Reason why many of them try to market the custom parts they conceived when building their unique creations. And if they want to expand their business even more, they will try to build a concept model that they think they will be able to duplicate for clients at the fraction of the cost of the original prototype. An approach adopted by well known European builder Fred Duban, known in the industry as DUB.

15dpone12dpone9dpone3dponeBut before proceeding you are better off getting a motorcycle manufacturer license and have your concept model homologated by the legal authority of the region in which you expect to market your motorcycle series. Fred Duban got all the official and very stringent European requirements, and is quite proud to be able to affix the “Dub Performance” manufacturer plate to all his machines. And of course it includes the one featured here, named DP One, that he is now offering with only one major option: the paint job of your choice. And yes, it’s a very high end road legal custom whose price (67,000 euros or about $70,000) is the result of the cost of premium components from the best vendors of the industry and of the labor involved in what must be hand- fabricated with each order.

14dpone13dpone11dpone10dponeWith this new limited edition creation Duban expects international sales. As a matter of fact he already has a commercial presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where, thanks to oil, expensive toys of all kinds are very much sought after by the locals. DP One is a modern rigid frame machine with a low mounted gas tank giving it an aggressive feline shape. Mid-shift foot controls put the rider in the mood and riding position for some street/road racing. The tech sheet below gives you an exhaustive list of the premium custom parts that Fed Duban employed. It includes the names of top quality vendors like S&S Cycle, BAKER Drivetrain, ÖHLINS. Primo Belt Drive, Performance Machine, Avon, Beringer, Rizoma, Motogadget, HD Wheels etc, and of course DUB Performance proprietary parts. And if you are not in the market for such a high end custom bike, but are just looking for great looking after-market parts that your buddies don’t know about, go to DUB Performance. (photography @ The Magic Sound Of Potato for Cyril Huze. Model Thinia)


Tech Sheet

Name. DPOne (Street Legal, European homologation)
Builder. DUB Performance in serie ( maxi 200 motos), built in 2016.
Price. 67000 euros
Engine. S&S Evo 111” 1850cc)
Ignition. IST/S&S
Air Cleaner. Mode; “Window” By DUB Performance
Exhaust. DUB by BSL
Transmission. 5-speed right side drive by Baker Drivetrain
Primary Drive. Dub Performance. Primo Belt Drive
Final Drive. AFAM 530
Clutch. Primo
Frame. 2016 DUB Performance
Type. Rigid
Front Suspension. ÖHLINS inverted
Rear Suspension. None
Front Brake. 4-piston Aero by Beringer
Rear Brake. 4-piston PM
Hand Controls/master cylinder. Beringer
Front Wheel. 21”, 60-spoke by HD Wheels
Front Tire. Avon Cobra 120/70/21
Rear Wheel. 20”, 60-spoke by HD Wheels
Rear Tire. Avon Cobra 280/40/20
Fairing. DUB Peformance
Gas Tank. DUB Performance
Oil Tank. Integrated to rear fender, by DUB Performance
Covers. Primary/Derby/Ignition By DUB Performance
Seat. BY SEB Cycles / Leather with DUB Skull logo.
Paint. Hydro Concept. Skull logo by Norbert Millotte
Lettering. Norbert Millotte
Handlebars. Rizoma
Headlight. V-ROD
Turn Signals. Motogadget
Switches. DUB Performance
Footpegs. Mid-Control by DUB Performance
Special thanks. Anthony Keeling of Chassis Design Company

21 Responses to “DP One. Available In Limited Edition Series.”

  1. 1 rebel Jan 2nd, 2017 at 9:07 am

    that is some super nice work! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  2. 2 Jarrod Jan 2nd, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I dig this one. Great machine I would love to ride.

  3. 3 Greeko Jan 2nd, 2017 at 9:13 am

    It got the best parts in a very appealing design.

  4. 4 P. Hamilton Jan 2nd, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Will be copied and copied again because it’s a superb rideable custom.

  5. 5 Greg Hoel Jan 2nd, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I am in love!

  6. 6 Donnie Jan 2nd, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Both the bike and lady are class.

  7. 7 Shawn Fox Firth Jan 2nd, 2017 at 10:37 am

    nice bike , looks like a fancy Exile bike . . .

  8. 8 Zundap Jan 2nd, 2017 at 11:02 am

    70 G’s! wow. Probably chump change in UAE. Now I’m embarrassed to be seen on my $2500 bike.

  9. 9 Paul McHenley Jan 2nd, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    DUB always do great and expensive work. New proof.

  10. 10 Ed Preston Jan 2nd, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Very animal. Like very much.

  11. 11 James just another crazy kiwi Jan 2nd, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Wonder how much of that 70k is the cost of all the appropriate licences so he can sell in the EU. like allot of Govt revenue collections they often like it to go through an approved lawyer who is then also on the take. I dont know if it is like that in the EU but it is in many other places.
    Very cool Bike though and the chick is lovely too

  12. 12 Iron Horse Jan 2nd, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Two nice looking rides.

  13. 13 JohnnySpeed Jan 2nd, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Zundap – I’d rather have your $2500 bike!

  14. 14 Blackmax Jan 2nd, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    A European modern approach,
    but still top notch !!
    I’d ride it, if i could afford it !!!

  15. 15 Zundap Jan 2nd, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Johnny Speed, I’d be lucky to get $2500 for the old XLH. Bet I have more fun on mine than the owner of this one.

  16. 16 hacksaws garage Jan 2nd, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    i like it. not so much the tank shape but the overall bike is super nice.

    the model is killer! man whata sexy doll!

  17. 17 Tom Jan 3rd, 2017 at 8:56 am


  18. 18 Tony Davidson Jan 3rd, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Put a new Indian engine in it

  19. 19 KafkaOnTheShore Jan 3rd, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Love the bike . Love the lovely lady . But for $70k either the lady is included in the price or you’d do just as well if not better by having some local craftsman build you the one off of your dreams rather than one of a multitude expressing the builder’s dreams . Seriously folks . $70k is a lotta cash better spent at home than abroad .

  20. 20 burnout Jan 3rd, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    This custom bike has class. I would love to ride it! peace

  21. 21 Jim Jan 3rd, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I’m with Kafka on this one. The bike is AWESOME – one I’d personally want to own and ride. But the bucks are big – so this Po’Boy can only dream…

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