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Founded by Russ Hardy, 12 Voodoo spe­cialise in mak­ing af­ford­able but great-look­ing bob­bers out of Ja­panese V-twin cruis­ers, par­tic­u­larly Honda’s Shadow. Russ said: “When I was liv­ing in Cyprus, I no­ticed a guy cruise past on a bob­ber and thought how cool they looked. So as soon as I got home I started re­search­ing. Af­ter a while I came across the style of bike that was to my taste – Honda Shad­ows – and the search was then on for a donor bike! “The rea­son for the Honda was price – not many peo­ple can af­ford a ground-up build or even a Har­ley, but I knew I could make a cool-look­ing bob­ber from the Honda.

“Af­ter I built it, ev­ery time I rode it some­one was try­ing to buy it or com­ple­ment­ing it, so a light­bulb went off! On my re­turn to Eng­land (four years ago) I de­cided to build one and see how the UK mar­ket re­acted. Af­ter over 10,500 views on ebay in four weeks, Voodoo Cus­tom Cy­cles was set up, and we’ve gone from strength to strength.” A Voodoo con­ver­sion costs £4000 plus donor bike.

A Honda Shadow lurks some­where un­der there

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