Kyle Shorey’s “Speedmetal” Custom
The Shadetree Customs’ rigid is anything but ordinary
My years in the motorcycle industry have taught me that designing and manufacturing parts are key to survival, so most of my builds are based on the premise that the custom parts I design for the build must be able to be mass produced. “Speedmetal” was born from feeling stagnant in the artistic side of my life. I needed to show myself as well as the world that I could truly design and build a piece of rolling art. What better way to show your salt than to build a completely raw metal motorcycle? Good or bad, your craftsmanship is out there for the world to see.
This bike is the complete opposite of my comfort zone—low slung, wide tired, and squared off. Every piece was built with my hands alone. Every imperfection is mine to own. If you truly want to learn what you can do, I challenge you to build a raw metal motorcycle and put it on the road. These are the second set of tires on this bike. It is ridden daily and is completely operational.