LORD DRAKE KUSTOMS TO CUSTOMIZE A HARLEY FOR THE OLIVARES FOUNDATION

LORD DRAKE KUSTOMS TO CUSTOMIZE A HARLEY FOR THE OLIVARES FOUNDATION

The Olivares Foundation will have a Harley motorcycle customized by Lord Drake Kustoms to help in their fight against childhood cancer.

This post that we publish today is not to talk about customizing a motorcycle. It is a post aimed at all of you who are parents, uncles, grandparents … or simply think that children are the essence of life.

Today has been a very big day for Francisco Alí Manén and our company Lord Drake Kustoms, because after several months we have managed to make the start of a GREAT PROJECT a reality…. probably one of the most important projects that we will do in our career both personally and professionally… and also in Malaga where we have one of our motorcycle transformation workshops.

Fran Manen and the president of the Olivares Foundation

It is not about transforming a Harley Davidson for a world championship, nor about winning a prize, nor about making a famous motorcycle … it is something much simpler and that cannot be paid with money or with prizes … “The best and most beautiful of this life cannot be seen or touched, it must be felt with the heart”

Spiderman at the Olivares Foundation

Almost a year ago in the midst of a pandemic, a friend and client (thank you David) told us about the difficulties that the OLIVARES FOUNDATION dedicated to supporting children with cancer and sponsored by singer Pablo Alborán and to study the possibility of seeing some way of collaborating with them and meeting Andrés Olivares, their president and founder.

Pablo Alborán is a sponsor of the Olivares Foundation

A few days later we met, talked and after learning about the history of the foundation and, above all, knowing how hard the day-to-day life of these children with cancer and their families can be, we shaped a campaign that begins today.

Today finally, Fran Manen shook hands with Andrés Olivares, president and founder of the Olivares Foundation to kick off a project in which we are going to customize a unique motorcycle, but not unique because of the motorcycle itself, not because it is a Harley or because it has very nice rims … It will be a unique custom motorcycle for what it is going to represent.

Andrés Olivares and Fran Manen

This bike, once finished, will be raffled off and will be the flagship of a great campaign of events that we are going to carry out jointly by the “Olivares Foundation” and our company “Lord Drake Kustoms”.

All the funds raised in the raffle for this customized Harley Davidson and from the rest of the activities will be donated entirely to the foundation, so that they can continue their work to support children with cancer and their families.

A foundation full of Heroes

In our workshopswe have a giant poster of a man almost flying on a motorcycle that says: “4 wheels move the body … 2 wheels move the soul!” … I hope that the two wheels of this motorcycle that we are going to make move the souls of many people and we manage to raise as much money as possible to help these great fighters who take care of our children … Yes, we say ours, it is a problem that you it can touch you, me or anyone….

So fasten your seat belts because we are going to take off in this project transforming and modifying an impressive motorcycle, which we hope will arouse the admiration of everyone and above all that it touches the soul so that we make sure that children suffering from cancer do not lose their childhood.

Fran Manen

PS: Before starting the project, we want to thank Andrés Olivares, Paula and the rest of the Fundación Olivares team for the trust you have placed in us, for the great work and good you do … and above all, MANY THANK YOU for everything you have taught us during the visit to your facilities….

What we have seen today cannot be seen with the eyes… it can only be seen with the heart!

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Transformation and motorcycle customization in Spain

Transformation and motorcycle customization in Spain

The transformation and motorcycle customization in Spain that Lord Drake Kustoms has carried out in his cafe racer workshop in Malaga in recent years, have a remarkable characteristic: they are all of different styles and brands.

Unlike the work we do in our custom motorcycle workshop in Miami (United States), where the vast majority of custom motorcycles are from the Harley Davidson brand, in Spain we carry out motorcycle modification work of all brands.

Suzuki GS750 Cafe Racer
Suzuki GS750 Cafe Racer

In addition, the motorcycle customization is of very varied styles that go from the scrambler or cafe racer, to the bobber or the bagger style.

Springer SDT Vintage
Harley Bobber Springer SDT

Therefore, we can say that the main motorcycle customization and transformation works in Spain are:

  • Modification and transformation of BMW R and K.
  • Modification and transformation of Harley Davidson Sportster and Softail.
  • Modification and transformation of Triumph Bonneville.
  • Modification and transformation of Honda and Yamaha of various models.

Probably in the last two or three years, The BMW cafe racer have led the motorcycle customization sector throughout the country, and may even surpass the custom Harley Davidson, which until now were the queens in the world of motorcycle transformation and customization work in Spain.

BMW K100 Racer
BMW K100 Racer

Recently, the customized BMWs have been joined by the Triumph cafe racer modifications, which do not stop gaining followers, especially the Triumph Bonneville cafe racer or scrambler models.

All this change was something that Fran Manen (owner of Lord Drake Kustoms) already knew was going to come when he opened a new cafe racer showroom and workshop in Spain in 2013; which allowed him to be prepared to make motorcycles customizations of all styles and brands at any time; which has led LDK to be one of the most versatile and varied motorcycle customization workshops in Spain and the rest of the world..

In short, it is very easy: you can find the cafe racer of your dreams at Lord Drake Kustoms regardless of the brand, model or style of custom bike you want.

From Harley Davidson dealer to Lord Drake Kustoms workshop

From Harley Davidson dealer to Lord Drake Kustoms workshop

More and more custom bikes are coming directly from the Harley Davidson dealer to Lord Drake Kustoms’ workshop to receive a brutal modification or transformation for a cafe racer, bobber and even scrambler style.

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK

The market is changing and Harley motorcycle owners are no longer satisfied with owning a Harley Davidson; now they want something more, they want a custom and unique Harley.

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK

Each of these bikes, coming directly from the Harley Davidson dealer, adopt styles that can range from the most classic custom or chopper motorcycle to the most recent trends such as baggers…. And for the most daring, cafe raceror even scrambler modifications.

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK

For all this, many lovers of the legendary American motorcycle brand, as soon as they buy their new motorcycle at an Official Harley Davidson Dealer, decide to bring it to some of our Harley customization workshops in Spain (Malaga)or the United States (Miami).

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK

Especially in Miami, we do not stop collecting motorcycles at the Harley Davidon Peterson’s dealership or atAlligator Alley Harley in Sunrise; all of them from the Harley Davidson touring range (especially Road Glide and Street Glide models) to undergo a Bagger transformation.

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK

However, in Europe, the new motorcycles that come to us from Harley Davidson dealers such as Siebla Málaga (Spain) or Capital Brussels (Belgium) are usually from the Sportster range, customers are looking for more cafe racer or bobber transformations and on rare occasions a scrambler.

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK

This is mainly due to the fact that the culture of transformation and customization of motorcycles in Spain or other European countries is totally different from the American one.

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK

In the end, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Harley Davidson cafe racer, a Sportster Bobber or a Road Glide Bagger… what matters is that they want unique custom bikes and for that they entrust their new bikes to Lord Drake Kustoms.

Del concesionario Harley al taller LDK
Triumph modified and transformed by Lord Drake Kustoms

Triumph modified and transformed by Lord Drake Kustoms

In this post you are going to know some of the Triumph modified and transformed by Lord Drake Kustoms in Spain and Miami. As there are many jobs we have done with these motorcycles, we have chosen only 5 models, all of them customized with Triumph Bonneville T100 bases.

Triumphs modified by Lord Drake Kustoms

The first is a Triumph transformation made for a client who lives very close to Alicante (Spain). The name of this custom motorcycleis “MARDANIS” and it is the third custom bike in this series made with a 2007 Triumph Bonneville base and scrambler style with brat airs.

Triumph "Mardanis"
Triumph "Mardanis"

The second is a modification of the Triumph cafe racer made for Tom Kaulitz (guitarist of the world famous group Tokio Hotel). This motorcycle was transformed in our custom workshop in Miami and currently you could see this custom motorcycle in Hollywood or on other streets of Los Angeles (USA)where its famous owner temporarily resides.

Scarface Triumph Cafe Racer
Scarface Triumph Cafe Racer

The third is a beautiful Triumph Brat transformation made in our customization workshop in Spain, with many elements of a Triumph scrambler modification. Its owner (a girl from Madrid) is a lover of cafe racer motorcycles and it was very clear that a Bonneville was going to be hers.

Triumph Brat
Triumph Brat

The fourth is a custom motorcycle in our cafe racer workshop in Spain for an official Triumph dealer in Belgium. It is a Triumph Bonneville T100 with Scrambler modification and very radical airs and very daring colors.

Triumph Copper Boss
Triumph "Copper Boss" Scrambler

And finally, we are left with the very elegant and classic style Triumph cafe racerwith Brat tints for an English customer. All black and small details in gold have made this modified Triumph one of our favorite works made with Bonneville T100.

Triumph Bonneville Brat
Triumph Bonneville Brat

Whatever your favorite is or if you have your own idea of a custom motorcycle, you already know where to transform and modify the Triumph cafe racer of your dreams: At Lord Drake Kustoms. And remember that no matter where you live, we ship cafe racer bikes all over the world!

Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer, Brat or Scrambler

Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer, Brat or Scrambler

Do you have doubts?… Not sure whether to choose a custom Triumph Bonneville cafe racer, brat or scrambler motorcycle? The truth is that at Lord Drake Kustoms, we have it very clear: the one you like the most!

Triumph Brat
Triumph Brat

The transformation of Triumph cafe racer motorcycles is growing little by little, especially in countries like Spain. And at Lord Drake Kustoms, our favorite is the Triumph Bonneville, because for us it is one of the best bikes to customize.

Triumph Mardanis right-side view
Triumph Mardanis

To a Triumph Bonneville you can make a cafe racer, brat modification or go to the extreme and make a scrambler or flat track motorcycle transformation.

Scarface Triumph Cafe Racer
Triumph Scarface

Fran Manen, owner of LDK, began by transforming Triumph motorcycles in Miami(where he currently has one of his cafe racer workshops) since many of his clients there are great lovers of the English brand’s motorcycles. However, in Spain the modification of Triumph has cost more work and it was not until a couple of years ago that it really began to be in great demand.

The transformation of Triumph into a cafe racer in Spain and the rest of the world is mainly possible, thanks to the Bonneville model, which due to its geometry and its chassis allows for customizations of motorcycles of almost all styles.

Triumph Copper Boss
Triumph Copper Boss

The customization workshops and the customers who love custom bikes themselves have gradually discovered the potential of the Triumph Bonneville when it comes to obtaining an authentic cafe racer motorcycle.

Triumph Bonneville Brat
Bonneville Brat

Thanks to the Bonneville, customizing a Cafe Racerstyle motorcycle in Spain is somewhat easier (compared to the BMW cafe racerfor example), since this motorcycle is easy to find in the second-hand motorcycle marketand they are also in a been very good and at very competitive prices.

Triumph Street Tracker
Triumph Street Tracker

In this post you will see some of the transformations and modifications of Triumph Bonnevillethat Lord Drake Kustoms has carried out in Spain and the United Statesfor customers around the world; and you can see that it is a motorcycle that lends itself to almost everything.

Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles

Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles

The transformation and modification of BMW motorcyclesdoes not stop growing around the world, but sometimes achieving the cafer racer of your dreams with a BMW motorcycle of the R or even K series, begins to be more and more difficult due to the shortage of motorcycles BMW in good condition.

Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles

The amount of work in the modification of BMW cafe racer motorcycles carried out by motorcycle transformation workshops and even individuals has led to the second-hand market for these motorcycles becoming scarcer, expensive and of poorer quality.

Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles
Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles

Now Lord Drake Kustoms customers, don’t have to worry about searching BMW R100 or K75 motorcycles (for example) to be able to get the cafe racer of your dreams; as we take care of finding the base bike for you and also putting it fully ready before doing the customization work in the cafe racer or scrambler style.

Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles
Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles

The incorporation to our team of two mechanics specialized in BMW motorcycles and having our own motorcycle painting and sandblasting service allows us to completely disassemble a BMW to restore it thoroughly, both mechanically and aesthetically; before making the cafe racer modification that the customer wants.

Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles
Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles

This allows us to provide a specialized workshop service for BMW motorcycles, as well as cafe racer or scrambler modifications and transformations. And of course all this with their respective mechanical and cosmetic guarantees.

Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles
Transformation and modification of BMW motorcycles

It doesn’t matter if a BMW R100 cafe racer or a BMW K100 scrambler. Now you just have to worry about ordering us the scrambler or cafe racer of your dreams regardless of the custom BMW motorcycle you want, because Lord Drake Kustoms takes care of everything: purchase of the motorcycle, set-up, transformation and modification, homologation and ITV, transfer and delivery to your home.