Serdang, Malaysia - This incredibly low rider is called Valkyrie, but it has nothing to do with the 1832cc Wing-engined flat-six Honda cruiser of the same name.
It’s a one-off showbike by Kenny Yeoh of Malaysian bespoke bikemaker Kenstomoto, created for the Invitational Bike Build-off at the annual Art of Speed show in Serdang - a complete custom build with unique frame and running gear, built around a 650cc Kawasaki ER-6 parallel twin.
And the engine is just about the only thing on this bike that’s standard - well, almost; the entire exhaust system consists of two short, large-diameter header pipes that just ahead of the rider’s left foot.
The long, long tubular-steel frame (2200mm between the axles) provides 70mm of ground clearance, with the rider just 500mm off the ground. It has a unique single-sided hardtail rear end mated to a Ducati 916 hub and a 17 inch eight-stud steel rear wheel, 228mm wide, shod with a 240/45 gumball.But the front end is even more radical, with a single-sided swingarm fabricated from swoopy S-shaped bits of the same tube as the frame, a single shock and a hub centre-steered 21 inch front wheel (machined from a single piece of solid aluminium) wearing 90/90 rock-hopper rubber.