Hi forks, it’s been a while since I wrote about interesting custom cossack motorcycles, so I hope you are hungry for new exclusive projects. Today I want to tell you about a 100% unique custom M-72 motorcycle from Poland.
As you can see, the only things that are left from the M-72 motorcycle are the engine and gearbox. Everything else is custom-made.
All the comments I found about the Bit of Freedom can be divided into two categories: the first one is “oh my gods, this bike is a masterpiece” and the second category is “this is nothing but a piece of crap, it doesn’t ride”. To my mind, both categories have their reasons, but personally I think that the Bit of Freedom is a show-bike, it’s built to impress people and not for riding.
It does can ride, but the ride would be highly inconvenient, the final drive unit will not survive a long ride because of not having a casing, and the back of the rider will be heavily oiled because of the FD unit.
The FD unit is made this way just to bring something 100% exclusive to this bike. Its polish creators even moved the rear brake to the left side of the wheel to provide the best exposure to the FD unit.
Apart from this, the bike seems to be pretty normal 🙂 I like the way the creators styled the gas tank and the frame – it makes the motorcycle look stylish and unusual. Another great thing about the construction of the bike is the seat – I’m sure this bike is comfortable to ride on even despite the hardtailed frame. FYI: engines don’t like heavy shaking just like riders, so, if you live in a country with poor road conditions and plan to build a custom motorcycle, I’d suggest you stay away from hardtails no matter what seat you plan to use to secure your butt.
Have you noticed the front brake and clutch levers? I don’t know how about you, but personally I like such old-school levers, if they fit the design of a bike of course. The chopper I have won’t be suitable for such levers, but as for the Bit of Freedom, I wouldn’t want to see any other levers here.
There is not much to be said about the other parts of the Bit of Freedom: custom-made wheels, front fork, handlebar, rear fender. I believe you will agree with me, if I say that all the mentioned parts fit the general idea of the design.
What I’m interested about is your attitude towards such non-ridable show-bikes. Do you approve building the bikes that are not meant to be ridden but look exclusive and sometimes even extravagant?
Please leave your comments in the section below and don’t forget to take a look at other custom cossack motorcycles.