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The Build

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In this paperback version of the bestselling book,The Build, Robert Hoekman Jr compiles insights from today's best builders to help you plot out your own beautiful beast. Loaded with photos, The Build features firsthand advice from the masters of moto design, including John Ryland (Classified Moto), Alan Stulberg (Revival Cycles), Jared Johnson (Holiday Customs), Jarrod DelPrado (DP Customs), and the legendary Max Hazan (Hazan Motorworks).

The Build is as much a 192-page motorcycle art book as it is a blueprint to building the perfect custom bike. The book is the bible of custom motorcycle design, starting with an explanation of all the different bike styles, and then moving into a concise, easy-to-read guide that takes from finding a donor bike to figuring out how to alter the lines to your liking. The book also covers selecting and building parts, painting and finishing, and what kind of performance modifications might be appropriate.

It's time to do it yourself. Get The Build.

"From design principles and online resources to tips for scoring the ideal “donor bike” and other important fundamentals, The Build can actually help get you started on your dream of creating a custom menace of your own. Or just enjoy it as a near-perfect piece of bike porn."
MAXIM magazine, April 29, 2016

"I can imagine that many will use it as a coffee table book, but it contains the potential for much more.”
SILODROME, May 5, 2016

Selected as one of the Top Ten Motorcycle Books

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Format: Paperback
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7.5 × 9.5 × 1 in
2 lb
Carton Quantity:
10 pcs
Carton Weight:
20 lb
Price: $24.95