Willie Shakes Rides Again – 7 Ages Custom Motorcycles

You got some serious brass nads when you name your bikes after characters from the Bard, and the guys at 7 Ages Customs over in Britannia? They do that…

This one is called, MacBeth.

I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself
And falls on the other.
Macbeth, Scene VII

AboutThis is the first real 7 Ages bike – rigid, Shakespeare theme, clean details – and built to ride (1000 miles to St Tropez in May 2009)
FrameOne off custom Gooseneck Rigid, by Cobra Engineering
EngineS&S 93” 50th Anniversary Panhead
GearboxRevtech 5 speed with Kickstart
PrimaryOpen 3” Primo Brute IV Belt drive
CarburettorS&S Shorty E
Front ForksKiwi Indian Leaf Spring
HandlebarsCustom by R Taylor
Hand ControlsBlack anodised by CPV
Foot ControlsBlack anodised by CPV
HeadlampBlack anodised by CPV
Tail LightZodiac Maltese LED
Gas TankCole Foster 2.35 US gall, modified by R Taylor
Oil TankOne off Oval by Cobra Engineering
FendersCustom by R Taylor
SeatZodiac Tractor seat covered by Dianne Cooper
SpeedometerWMB Mini Speedo
Front Wheel21” Big Spoke Wheel with black rim by TTS
Front TyreMetzeler 120/70 * 21” Tyre
Front BrakeGMA 2 Piston Springer type calliper
Rear Wheel16” Big Spoke Wheel with black rim by TTS
Rear TyreMetzeler 240/50 * 16” Tyre
Rear BrakeGMA Combined Sprocket and Brake drive
PaintKeith Crawley


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