Over the last few days we’ve been talking about all of the small displacement motorcycles being imported and modified in countries all over the world, except in the USA. Well, there is a small displacement affordable bike available for modification here, the 500cc Buell Blast and Greg Socha’s GS Motor Company has one example of what you might do with it, it’s called the Blastard.
It’s pretty basic and clean with a lot of old style touches. The only brake is up front and it’s a mechanical drum. Like the customs from Japan, it’s not over done and like those bikes, it stands out with its simplicity.
It’s easy to look at the Yamaha SR and similar bikes not available here and get frustrated. The other option is to look at what we do have here and come up with custom solutions based on those bikes instead. Greg did a nice job. It may not be exactly what some of us had in mind when looking at the bikes from Deus or Bratstyle but on the other hand, if more builders look at the Blast as a source for an engine and parts, maybe a few other creations would be even better.
We’ve seen a few Blast customs here before, maybe more builders should give this bike a second look.