First look at the Honda.

Today we gathered bought and made parts and put them together.

Take a look at the idea behind this GL500.

Time to build.

Quietly, in my workshop, I made few steps forward with Honda GL500.

I welded rear subframe, reworked rear damper and adopt Yamaha R1 spring. Frame and stuff got sand blasted and repainted. I worked on seat, engine, wheels and handlebar instruments.

Next step is to match this work into one glorious machine.

I still wait for rear rubber, mufflers, fenders both front and rear and K&N RC-9410.

Take a look at first lines. I’ll update this gallery with some build progress.

Pearls from the past.

Last Sunday I went to an old timer bazar in Wroclaw. Driven by the force of bounty hunter I’ve searched parts for my new builds. There was plenty of parts, bike gear, tires and stuff! But unfortunately not many of those I’ve been looking for…

To fill the void I went to  see the exhibition of old cars. Man that was good.
Feed the eyes like I did!


Ugly man went to BMW Motorrad.

Every pre-thirty year old man – especially the ugly one – need to set some goals in life. January is a perfect moment to do that.

The goal was set. Never ride ordinary stuff, keep dreaming, ride fast.

Since the virus was implemented hard to my veins I need to know the royalty in speed segment.

Is there a better place to do that, than BMW Motorrad?

I went to BMW dealer today and saw last two BMW HP4 in Poland, they are already sold, so there are zero left to buy.

It is a very rare bike – 5 in total in Poland and around 6000 made worldwide.
Every one got its number and every one is God Damn Sexy (like my wife).

Take a look (not at my wife):

 Just two photos because Camera got all wet – I really don’t know where all the fluids came from…

Before iCamera malfunctioned I took 2 photos of this sweet BMW R60 which You might like


Strip baby, strip!

Main lines on this classy GL were drawn.

It’s time to strip, weld, sand and repaint.




Ugly#05 Honda GL500 82′

Sometimes finished bikes needs to be reinvented. Even when they are cool and balanced they need to become something more. Especially with Honda GL/CX500 where virtually everything was made with those bikes.

This Silverwing is really healthy. Engine is smooth and solid. Previous owner made an Aprilia RS 125 cc front upgrade which is cool and improves the ride and brakes.

My idea for the bike is to make ultra vintage looking bike with sporty eye catching lines. This is where wooden seat and vintage seat springs needs to work out! I see it with lots of chrome and black. Final bit of vintage taste will be underlined by classy Firestone Champion DeLux tires. Like always in UglyMotors we like sport bikes so there You have it: Upside-down front fork, YZF R1 rear damper upgrade, K&N air filter and really low line.

This project is meant to be simple and relatively cheap.

Stay tuned for more!

Ugly Motors discovering plastic, lightness and 158bhp / litre

A Modern Classic? A Supersport Beast?

Sometimes we do not cut and smash.
Sometimes the Thing is just too pretty.
Sometimes you work with the machine you’re afraid of.
And hell, I am afraid of this monster…

A Plan:
Regular maintenance (oil, K&N cleaning, fork service, front wheel bearings, battery)
Restore paint, plastics, add some gold

A Philosophy:
Make it stand out. Restore factory. Ride, ride, RIDE! ! !

A First Touch:
Just by removing the seat of that 2002 Honda CBR Fireblade 954RR you notice that this bike is nowhere near the ones we work on every day. An aluminium frame, a sub frame, lots of plastics and electronics. It’s more than 80 kg lighter than the 1980 CB750k and you can really tell the difference.

Enjoy the photos and stay tuned for more.

Ugly#04 Yamaha XV750 82′

This project was my 3rd build and from a start it was supposed to be an impossible task to manage. I set myself a goal that I need to build something that will stand out from the other Viragos at the Cafe Racer market. Seeing the lines of a tank I figured out a way to extend them to the rear subframe. I don’t like the way people join a seat with the original tank of Virago and designed my own solution. Another challenge was the front end.

The list of custom made parts for this beauty is quite impressive according to 3 month building process: Steel rear frame, exhaust system with silencers, Custom fitted ZX7RR complete front fork, wheel, brakes, clip on’s, Custom shaped tailored and stuffed seat with all the fitting needed, Same leather as the seat used to wrap grips, Custom fitted original Virago tank, front light + fuse box mount, number plate mount, Yamaha R1 rear sets adapters, K&N filter mount, rear light bar.