VOODOO CUSTOM CYCLES
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.