Custom Bikes

A cool designer and a motorbike fanatic have created this super cool Jaguar shaped motorbike. This one off custom made motorbike was created by designer Lee J. Rowland and motorbike fan Barend Hemmes, from South London, with the help of South Yorkshire motorcycle maker Polar Cycles. The number plate ‘CAT 1’ alone cost £240,000!

The super cool sleek motorbike based on the elegant form of the Jaguar logo is already turning heads. The exclusive design is made from parts of a classic 1,200cc Buell 97 S3 Thunderbolt bought off ebay. It is more a cruiser than a racer, reaching speeds of 50mph. Mr Hemmes, 36, said he came up with the idea when doodling in the office. ‘I was combining corporate logos with motorbikes and I suddenly realised how well the two went together,’ he told The Times.

The interior designer had no previous experience building a bike, but together with South Yorkshire motorcycle maker Polar Cycles, his design took fine shape. Mr Hemmes said: ‘I did all the fibreglass bodywork with a sculptor and the guys from Polar Cycles did the stainless-steel frame. The finished product was so much better than I ever expected. It’s a labour of love. He added: ‘It certainly turns heads – people are fascinated by it. They always smile.’