Death Machines of London has just created its second custom-made creation called “Up Yours Copper.” One of the first noticeable details is the quote engraved on the fuel tank, “Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death,” which comes from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author and avid motorcycle enthusiast, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
The Up Yours Copper began as a 2007 Triumph Thruxton 900, and over time, bits and pieces were culled together to form the machine, including electrical components from a World War II Supermarine Spitfire fighter jet. The aesthetic makeover also extends into a full custom exhaust system that is perhaps the most inspiring aspect of the entire bike. Complete with ceramic coated pipes, a carbon fiber muffler, red light cluster and copper-plated nozzle, the exhaust elevates the bike to new, elegant heights.
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