Mama Tried 2015

Mama tried is Milwaukee's premiere custom motorcycle show. We went, we saw and we took photos. Here are our top five bikes of the show, make sure to check out the full gallery below. 

This is Dave Cook's custom Norton Bobber. We love this bike for it's pure imagination and ultra badass-ness. This motorcycle has a post-apocalyptic aesthetic that is one of a kind.  It's clear, if there is ever a nuclear fallout, cockroaches and this bike will be the lone survivors.

This is Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles 1975 Ducati Scrambler. It was built from a 1975 Ducati GT860 donor that was in rough shape. Tony worked in a Triumph Tiger front end, rebuilt carbs, custom exhaust, tank, bobbed fenders and many other fabricated parts. Overall, we love this builds ability to customize nearly every part, yet produce such a clean/classic result. The matte orange with brushed metal paint job is also a welcomed change from the modern day Lambrogini Yellow Ducati Scramblers.  

Our next bike of mention, is Dennis Worthy's yellow snow-bike. Although, there is not much documented on the building of this bike, we are pretty sure the donor-bike was the bat-cycle from the Dark Knight. This bike gets our thumbs up for being so unique and also being purely irresistible to want to ride. 

This mirror-finished beauty is Revival Cycles' custom Ducati J63. Starting as a $500 900SS donor, this bike has received a ton of love to blossom into the motorcycle it is today. With a scratch-built frame that provides ideal geometry and a carnival maze of an exhaust, we think this is a great example of taking cafe racers to the next level.


Our final bike is photographer Daniel Peter's XR650 named "Cabin Fever". This bike is a sexy mix of design and functionality. Daniel went all out to make sure this bike could handle all of the off-road tasks asked of it, while also incorporating elements like a custom "antelope-leather" seat (didn't even know that was a thing). With these looks and power, the XR650 is a true gentleman's bike.