The world of custom made bikes has taken on a life of its own. Where big expensive choppers dripping chrome and massive engines was once the rage, it’s now hard to characterize any one movement that epitomizes the custom scene today. There are cafe racers, bobbers, rat bikes, choppers, flat trackers, scramblers and a plethora of bikes with huge (what we like to call Kardashian) backends.

Maybe the best way to sum it up is that everyone seems to be pushing the envelope — there are paint schemes, frames and overall designs that wouldn’t have been considered a few years ago. Here are a few of our favorites from some of the shows we’ve been to in the last few months.

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