Sunday, December 19, 2010

El Gigante

This bike is going out to Mayhem Customs in Switzerland. Modified Hornet build with custom monark springer fork, bullet headlight, clubman bars, Brooks springer saddle, white tires, custom boardtracker gas tank, grubee 80cc two stroke engine, and custom boardtracker low profile seat post.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stretched cruiser frame motorbike concept

It's 11:50pm tired from work but still got some things in my head I want out so I was just doodling around and came up a new design. The stretched cruiser concept. For people who are much taller and want to have a more low seating stance this bike is perfect. Styled after the Midnight model this bike brings a totally new look.

Monday, July 26, 2010


My latest personal build. Black powdercoated Shorty Fatz/ Imperial frame, custom orange marine vinyl seat, custom boardtracker gas tank orange/ gold color, all black powder coated triple tree forks, front disk brakes, extra wide 3-piece crank, black aluminum mag wheels , 2.25" thick wheel s in rear and 1.5" thick wheel in the front, black oury grips. A true beauty to look and to ride.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2 years ago my first bike build

This was my very first motorized bike build. I randomly found this picture on some guys flikr page. thanks for taking the picture. I had it displayed in the Aristocrats store in Japantown San Jose. Damn it was a beautiful bike. I miss her. Maybe I will build another one just like her.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Peanut Tank to customer in Las Vegas

Here is one of our peanut tanks on a customer bike. Bryan Burgess of Las Vegas built this awesome beach cruiser modded motorized bike and fitted our peanut tank on it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Custom Boardtracker style gas tanks

Custom boardtracker style gas tanks. Italian made new old stock gas tanks comes with gas cap and petcock. As seen on the Bullet and Hornet model bikes. For you DIYers build an imperial bike.

To purchase gas tank go to our parts store here -

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rolling Chassis (For Sale)

For Do it your selfers, or anybody with issues on shipping a bike to they're country we now offer rolling chassis. These are the bikes ready to go minus the engine. The engine you can supply yourself and install yourself. This will save on cost, and it will give you everything you need to start your project with the classic imperial look. We have two rolling chassis options seen above the Bullet, and the Hornet. Both classic looking styles that you can bring automatically to your build.

For pricing on these bikes please contact us at -
Or if you want to design out your own rolling chassis please let us know too.


Thursday, June 17, 2010


With work slowing down it seems finally I have some time to reflect and search the infinite internets for weird, inspiring, boner making images, videos, or blogs. On this blog -, I found the above image. you just gotta love the gonz; who skates with a grey suite and pastel shirt (miami vice).

Which makes me think of a song lyric that goes:

"Make a point of having fun
It'll help you get through life
"Life sucks and love is dumb"
Golly, that's a real lie


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Australia Order Update

The last two bikes of the updated order for Australia. So, 6 total beautiful bikes. Its a shame to see them go and it was an adventure to build them. These builds incorporated a lot of new bike hardware that we haven't used before like front drum brakes, disk brakes, wide cranks, rear dropout style chain tensioners. Which overall gave a more clean bike with better aesthetics and functionality. Test riding these bikes and making sure they are working properly was a real treat especially the 4 stroke bullet bike. The thinner tires, aluminum mag rims, the grubee 4 stroke with a 5 to 1 gear ratio made it seem to glide and cut corners quite properly. A metal beast indeed. Check out the pictures I apologize in advance for the poor quality, I lost the charger for my D-40 camera but as soon as I get it I will put up better pics.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Behind The Bars Build

Imperial Cycles is a Sponsor for the upcoming Behind The Bars Show this June 13th at Trailhead Cyclery in San Jose which means we get to enter 4 bikes. Here's one. Not too much to look at but trust me, it's getting there. It's fun racking my brain on how to make everything work and fit properly. Went from plan A, to B, to C and now I think I'm at plan Q. Started out as WCC bike which I started to chop to give it a digger style rake. Turns out that it shrank the bike dramatically so I went back to the drawing board in my head. Right now, I hopefully have everything figured out and did some test bends. Everything looks good so far. Hope it stays this smooth here on out. If not, I'm gonna be making up some new letters for my plans soon.


Monday, May 10, 2010

New bike for local San Jose Customer

Our first local customer Jack recieves this beauty of a bike I dubbed azul. Custom Shorty Fatz Imperial Cycles frame, 4 stroke engine, Metal flake board tracker gas tank, origin 8 drop stem, shortend handle bars, blue metallic flake grips, Leather springer saddle, white wall tires, rear drum brake and front drum brake. This bike totalled at $2,300. It was a great build and I was actually sad to see her go.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Australia UPDATE!!!

Here are the last 3 bikes for the Australia order. Midnight-A 2 stroke pull start, with rear drum brake, Midnight-B 4 stroke engine with custom shorty fatz frame and rear drum brake, Bullet with mag rims rear disk nrake 2 stroke pull start.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Imperial Cycles Goes to Austrslia

If you haven't heard 2010 has been very good for us especially with our first big order overseas to Australia. The order consists of 4 bikes including: Midnight, Midnight w/ shorty fatz frame and 4-stroke engine, Blue with a 4-stroke and shorty fatz frame, and finally the bullet bike. Shorty fatz did there part and finished the frames and got them powdercoated now its up to us to finish them. Below are picture of the first bike we got done blue with a shorty fatz frame and 4-stroke enjoy: