Bomb Runner Harley Sportster. Custom Built In Taiwan.

The custom motorcycle scene is one world. After Europe, Australia and Japan, the four Asian Tigers –  Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan – are showing strong interest in custom motorcycles. A couple of local custom builders, at least one magazine to showcase their work, the influence of a neighbor country, in this case Japan, provider of ideas and of great motorcycle parts, are enough to make a country get momentum in the race for building the best riding custom bikes.

Taiwan, 110 mles off the southeastern coast of mainland China, has a dynamic, capitalist, export-driven advanced technology economy. Winston Yeh is one of many among this country’s young generation with a passion for industrial design and product development, playing with graphics to redefine existing products. And since Winston is digging cars and bikes, he became a custom builder under the banner of Rough Crafts Taiwan.

The Bomb Runner featured here is a good example of the type of bikes Asian custom builders love to create. Very often an aggressive stance, a leaning forward riding position, high rear shocks tail section, a dropped down tank, fat tire front wheel matching the rear one and almost always a very short front end.  Check his other creations and watch out for this style being more and more omnipresent on the international custom scene during the next couple of years. Rough Crafts.

24 Responses to “Bomb Runner Harley Sportster. Custom Built In Taiwan.”

  1. 1 Brenner Dec 31st, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Sportster perfection!

  2. 2 BC Dec 31st, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Very cool, love everything about it except the “truck” tire on the front. Their market is happening!

  3. 3 Hamilton Dec 31st, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Another very cool one demonstrating that America is no more the epicenter of the custom motorcycle scene.

  4. 4 Justin Hecht Dec 31st, 2012 at 10:19 am

    The best all blacked out bike I have ever seen.

  5. 5 Ryan Dec 31st, 2012 at 10:28 am

    The way Harley should sell them…

  6. 6 Trail Boss Dec 31st, 2012 at 10:52 am

    There is something about those old Firestone tube tires that I did. I like the plentiful sidewall.

  7. 7 eBikerLeather Dec 31st, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Beautiful black Harley

  8. 8 Oldude Dec 31st, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Like the fat tire look.!!!!

  9. 9 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Dec 31st, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    they have some cool shit…great luck!

  10. 10 Branson Dec 31st, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Sportster Forever!

  11. 11 LenNY Sinnet Dec 31st, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Great Look nice Sportster. This would make a great model for the factory…
    Have a wonderful New Year
    LenNY Sinnet

  12. 12 Iron Horse Dec 31st, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Love the styling and the fat tire look. Way to go Winston!

  13. 13 domino Dec 31st, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Way better than biker buildoff… and from Taiwan… hahahahaha

  14. 14 Gary Dec 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Where are the US custom builders? Must be Obama’s fault!

  15. 15 Thomas Dec 31st, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Just hard core nice, looks like a fun ride.

  16. 16 Sharrack Dec 31st, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Freaking mean and fat !!

  17. 17 art Jan 1st, 2013 at 8:17 am

    SE Asia is also very well represented in the custom scene.

    Probably light years ahead of Taiwan – much more latitude from gov’t interference.

    I have many photos from many years of travel to bike shows, ralleys, etc.


  18. 18 SIGFREED Jan 1st, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I like their Softail in a similar scheme/theme even more.

  19. 19 Boss Hawg Jan 1st, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Nice, very nice bike indeed. Nice craftsmanship, too!

    Boss Hawg

  20. 20 Superglidesport Jan 1st, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    “Looks Good” but it’s form over function. Loads of additional, unnecessary unsprung weight but it does provide the cool visual.

  21. 21 madddog Jan 1st, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I like the way it looks,The big tires and the black paint makes this bike look ominous.

  22. 22 CASCA1 Jan 1st, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    perhaps every thing from China, an’t so bad ?
    Whatta niceee Bikee

  23. 23 CafeSportyTC Jan 2nd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    fat tires arn’t my thing , but good looking bike.

  24. 24 burnout Jan 2nd, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I LIKE it! peace

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