Scott Halbleib worked as a graphic designer for 15 years before quitting his job to pursue his first love — custom motorcycles. The custom creations that come out of his Louisville, Kentucky-based H Garage have won acclaim from as far away as the UK and Australia, and his latest piece continues the trend. Starting with a heavyweight 2014 Honda Valkyrie, Scott stripped the bike down to its bare bones. The original fuel cell was kept, with a new tank cover modeled in clay and paper before being finalized in steel. The seat and tail section were replaced with custom parts and vertical LED headlights that sit between the forks give the build an aggressive face. The prominent radiator surrounds were made with an eye to the overall design while incorporating new stainless steel tubing. With this build, Scott has taken the Valkyrie from being a modern cruiser to an impressive, futuristic naked streetfighter.
Photos: Craig Schneider / H Garage