Classified Moto's Death-Defying Customs

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by John Burns

Classified Moto’s slightly customized Speed Triple, Frank, might not be your entirely practical cup of tea, but the Richmond, Virginia-based shop builds plenty of other unique motorcycles that could be. They do lots of interesting things with old Yamaha Viragos.

In fact, I’ve seen Classified’s work before, but didn’t know anything about the people behind the bikes until I read this piece in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead” had bought himself a Classified bike a few years before turning producers on to the shop’s work. Classified wound up building the bike Reedus’s character rides on the show. Fame and fortune follow.

Blessed with an innate ability to tell which way the wind blows, Classified started making videos last year, too. The latest episode stars Frank the Speed Triple, and should be up tonight! Here’s their trailer:

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