Friday, December 18, 2009

first 4 stroke build

We just completed our first 4-stroke build for a customer and it's a beauty. Check it out, four-stroke engine, blue speck custom tank, dropped and lowered springer forks, dark brown leather spring saddle, white wall wheels, coaster rear brake with clamp brake for extra stopping power, blue speck grips, and a chrome bullet headlight.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's the little things...


Something as simple as a CAD drawing for our frames can get me excited. Because I know something little as this can turn into something beautiful at the end.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Imperial Cycles on SF Bike Expo Website

Coolbeans. We were mentioned on SF Bike Expo!!! Now we gotta come sicker than swine flu for sure. See yall there.


1 Rare Peashooter

This 1929 Harley Davidson VR1000 Factory Racer is one of only 50 superbike racers built by the Company to compete in the AMA Superbike Series all in it's original, patina'd glory. Rarer than rare steak. It has been auctioned off sometime ago and sold for 86314698163826489173 dollars.


Saturday, October 31, 2009


Vintage Schwinn frame, bare metal tank, aluminum mags, Brooks Saddle, Quill Stem, Oury grips, shortened bars and a dropped springer to give it a lower, more aggressive stance. A real blast to ride, especially when you're reaching the limit of it's top end speed and things start to feel unsafe. All while carving corners, splitting lanes, and other things that'll make your bullocks turn brass. Dangerous? Maybe. But safe is boring.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Coming to terrorize a street near you

We hook up with one of the world's premiere custom bike builders Shorty Fatz to come up with this design. For more info please visit (coming soon) and

Custom one off bikes of this frame will be sold at our website. Each bike will be different from the previous. This will be the exclusive of exclusives!!! Stay tuned...


Fun while I had her.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Once upon a time....

....during a warm summer day in San Jose California. 4 grown men decided to take advantage of their unemployment and venture off to a metropolitan land of Golden Bridges, inclined hills and drunken hobos. Equipped with their trusty motor bicycles, satchels full of beer and high spirits, they rode through the land zipping through red lights, fast hills and streets flooded with foreign tongued tourists who traveled across the seas. During their adventure, one man crashed in front of a group of beautiful wenches and broke his pride, another terrorized pedestrians with his unmuffled iron horse while the other 2 smoked a magical herb that gave them incredible insight which guided their course. After the day was done, all felt a sense of satisfaction knowing that they just had won a battle against a beast they called the recession.

Can it be that it was all so simple then?

In a world of EFI motorcycles, and 2 wheeled RV baggers complete with surround sound 12" woofers, I have to look back and appreciate yesteryears simplicity.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Congrats to Eric for Best Motorized Bike

Congrats to Eric Soriano of Imperial Cycles for winning best Motorized Bicycle at the Behind Bars Inc. Bike show. Here he is with his boardtracker inspired beauty. Congrats once again, you deserved it!

Behind Bars Inc. Bike Show

Imperial Cycles and their fellow "The Others" showcased their customs at the Behind Bars Bike Show.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Imperial Cycles at SJ Bike party Aug. 2008

This is a image of me at the August 2008 bike party in san jose. We decided to ride our motorbikes that night. Although there was a good response by a lot of people of how nice the bikes look there was also little resentment to the ease that we rode through the bike party. A couple of participants in the party did yell "cheater!!" at us, but we just waved and smiled. To be honest on that 37 mile ride I think it was a great idea to ride the motor-bikes

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Imperial cycles mission statement

A company dedicated to bring compelling and fresh designs to the emerging motorized bicycle industry. Pushing envelopes, opening new doors, and boldly getting there. Inspired by the 1920's board track racers our bike designs incorporate a fresh look using new bike technologies, and innovations. Please join us for the ride.


A - 26" Hand built custom shorty fatz/ Imperial Cycles frame
B - 26" beach cruiser style frame.

A - 2 stroke grubee skyhawk engine. 66cc 3 hp engine can reach speeds from 20-30 mp. These engines require oil and gas mixture. Pedal or pull start options.
B - 4 stroke grubee 4g engine. 49cc engine 2.5 hp with 5 to 1 gear ration belt drive can reach speeds up to 25 to 35 mph. Runs on pure gasoline no oil. Cleaner emmsisions, and epa approved.

Gas tank capacity:
Normally the enngines will get 150 mpg.
A - Peanut gas tank - 3/4 of a gallon
B - Board tracker style gas tank - 1 gallon

A - 36 spoke rims. Outer rim can be painted to customers spec, and spokes can be to customers spec.
B - 6 spoke aluminum mag rims - comes in black, red, blue, or white.

Brake Options:

Disc Brake rear for mag rims
Drum brake rear
Coaster brake rear, and drum brake for front rim

Riding laws:

Im California there is no need for license or registration for motorized bicycle. In california a motorized bicycle is a pedal bicycle with a motor mounted to the bike for pedal assist, and the engine should not exceed 2 brake horse power. You should find out the motorized bicycle laws in your area.