A French shop churning out exquisite classic builds
In the midst of all the uncertainty and panic caused by COVID-19 and the hard times millions around the world have fallen upon, we thought we’d share some beauty created by French custom shop, FCR Originals. The shop has a penchant for turning British Twins, among other machines, into creative custom builds with styling cues that harken back to the ‘50s and ‘60s. As is evident from the pictures shared here, the level of detail and commitment to their projects is stunning.
The shop has created custom builds from Triumphs and Nortons to Harley-Davidsons. Rather than starting from the ground up, building custom frames and whatnot, many of FCR’s bikes have stock foundations such as the bike above. That’s not to say the shop doesn’t strip the machines apart entirely when starting a project – note the nickel-plated shortened frame on the “Green Legend” build above.
Projects like the Norton Commando 850 Mk 3 above, named Bucephalus after Alexander the Great’s horse, required a fair bit more work, engine and otherwise, to bring to its current glory. FCR Original is up to the task as they entirely rebuilt the engine with modern componentry and added premium Ceriani suspension to make the machine function better than before.
Whether a build requires entirely new parts to be fabricated, or old parts to be refurbished, FCR can do it, using the latest in CAD technology to create anything they may need. Paint, welding, and manufacturing are all done in house.
Their projects span from classic restorations to original creations and even race-ready builds. Since we’re all mostly supposed to be stuck inside, I’d suggest spending some time over at www.fcr-original.com to check out more of the shop’s creations with detailed images of each machine.
Stay healthy, friends.
Those are cool and tasteful customs. The last one reminded me of a Evel Knievel painted XR1200 custom I saw a while back. I was going to post a pic of it but I couldn't find it. I'm kind of surprised that more XR1200's weren't custom painted that way since they were inspired by the XR750, which is what he jumped.
These guy have 'THE EYE' for styling!