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Cycle World - November 2016

Cycle World - November 2016

Atlanta's Fuller Moto “Shogun” Custom Motorcycle Cuts Through Bone

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The Samurai Code

By Paul d'Orleans November 16, 2016

photo: Michael Lichter

photo: Michael Lichter

There’s a lot of loose talk about “motorcycles as art” in this red-hot custom-bike moment, but sometimes the shoe fits. The very best builds have tremendous artistry applied, and a very few transcend the motorcycle genre, rising to the realm of art.


Bryan Fuller of Atlanta’s Fuller Moto thinks he’s finished with his “Shogun,” but after eight years of collaboration between three artisans at the top of their game, perhaps (like DaVinci’s dictum about art) the trio has merely abandoned the Honda CB550 in an exceptionally beautiful state. Fuller won’t add up the hours involved, nor the expense of working with a top-tier commercial graffitist (Totem) and master engraver (Tay Herrera) for so long. He only claims, “This is the most expensive CB Honda ever.” Even the handgrips, each thread woven then plaited by a traditional samurai sword maker, took two years of patience from Japan. We haven’t seen this level of attention to two wheels since Ian Barry’s Falcons.

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