Champions Moto founder and designer Richard Varner says he was a "kid looking through a knothole in a fence" when he saw Southern California hot rod culture grow during the 1950s and 1960s. That rose-tinted perspective informs his limited-production custom bikes, which include the So-Cal Miler shown here. A creative collaboration with So-Cal Speed Shop, this nostalgic runabout strips the retro-bike archetype to its core, but its running gear is race-worthy and its heart – a twin-cylinder, 865cc modern engine from a Triumph Bonneville – is modern. [From $35,000; championsmoto.com]
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