If you've grown tired of the average American sportster or chopper, check out Wrench Monkees Custom Motorcycles ($20,500 and up). Custom-built in Copenhagen, Denmark, these unique bikes feature a streamlined yet rugged aesthetic that's unlike anything we've seen before, often made using rebuilt engines and a mix of off-the-shelf and custom parts to give them an excellent ride while maintaining their independent credibility.
Blacked-out from fender to fender, the 2009 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 ($7,900) is an affordable, no-frills chopper that's begging to be customized. The latest Harley Dark Custom motocycle, the Iron 883 offers plenty of old-school, anti-plastic style, including front fork gaiters, a drag-style handlebar, side-mount license plate holder, a chopped rear fender, a straight cut shorty dual exhaust, and 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels (19-inch front, 16-inch rear) with a fat 150 mm rear tire. The bike is powered by the impressive Evolution 883cc V-Twin engine.
Who hasn't wanted a sidecar motorcycle at one time in their life? Cruise the streets like a WWII gunner in the Ural T Sidecar Motorcycle ($10,000). Assembled in Russia with components from Brembo, Ducati Energia, Sachs, Herzog, Denso, Keihin and others, the bike is powered by a 750cc Boxer engine and has a 4-forward/1-reverse transmission. The military-esque beauty would sure make your boring commute a little more exciting this summer. The 11-year-old you would approve. [Thanks, Madina]