TWO FLORIDA-BASED custom sportbike builders will have motorcycles featured in the Yamaha booth during this weekend’s Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California. Roaring Toyz and Nick Anglada Originals will both unveil their latest Yamaha builds.
Robert Fisher, owner of the Sarasota-based Roaring Toyz, won a 2010 Yamaha FZ6R though the Boz Bros Custom Sportbike Show. Built with a female rider in mind, the FZ6R features a custom paint scheme, lowering links, a lowering kickstand, Performance Machine Contrast-Cut Mayhem wheels with a Roaring Toyz conversion kit, Pirelli tires and an M4 exhaust.
Nick Anglada Originals will unveil a custom Star Raider that was built for Seattle Mariner star Ken Griffey, Jr. and the Ken Griffey Family Foundation. Gator Customs added their signature Gator Glass to the bodywork to show off six autographed baseballs (signed by Griffey, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, no less). The Daytona Beach shop built the bike in just seven days, and it will be auctioned early next year to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
The customized FZ6R and Star Raider represent a departure from the sportbikes typically leaving these Florida shops. Consistently leaders in the custom arena, the new slant from each builder could signal a new trend in the evolution of the customization scene.