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An extension of your personality

POSTED: 21/06/2022

Motorcycle customisation was prevalent in the swinging sixties

The 60s saw a rise in rebellious rock 'n' roll custom motorcycles and bike meets across the globe. Motorcycles looked less like a standard mode of transport and more like an extension of an individuals personality

Custom work swiftly followed any bike purchase and there was always something else to be done in the workshop to enhance performance or appearance. However even with this rider habit which continues today, it's not unusual to see the same make and model of motorcycle on a ride out with very little done by the rider, but they've still made it their own.

Let's get creative and get some more unique custom bikes on the road!

Scroll down for some inspiration...

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Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - Small but effective

Making your bike more unique can simply come down to a few basic tweaks, straying away from the stock builds that roll out of the factory. If you're thinking about customising your motorcycle, then why not start with handlebars, indicators, levers and soft luggage.

Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - Small but effective - Handlebars


You can easily change the entire look of your motorcycle with handlebars, allowing you to change the shape and angle you mount the mirrors and controls - a good brand to look out for are Renthal.

Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - Small but effective - Levers

Hand levers

Levers are a bit of a challenge, there are lots on the market varying in price and some claim to be universal and one size fits all. Meaning it fits everything okay, but not well! It's always better to find brands like Pazzo or ASV.

Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - Small but effective - soft luggage

Soft luggage

If you'd like to add practicality to your motorcycle without installing a top box or set of panniers then look no further than soft luggage. Such as tank bags, tail bags and saddlebags - all giving you more room to store goodies.

Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - Small but effective - indicators


A simple yet really effective modification is indicators. Available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and brightness, there'll definitely be something you like. Don't forget you can get bar-end indicators and integrated tail lights too.

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You may have decided that you've had enough of seeing the same motorcycle out and about and want to stray away from the pack! These subtle changes can add bundles of character and performance to your motorcycle...

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Bar risers

Handlebar risers enhance your riding experience by raising the handlebars up, often taking the strain away from your neck, wrists and lower back. These, like the handlebars themselves, can change the shape of your motorcycle, adding character and raising the bar (quite literally).

Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - It's an investment - dual sprockets


Upping the game of rear sprockets, dual sprockets utilise a combination of aluminium and steel to create a durable yet lightweight alternative to normal sprockets. Lasting three times longer than aluminium sprockets alone, these offer great bang for your buck.

Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - It's an investment - braided cables

Braided cables

Not only can you get braided cables in a bunch of different colours to match your motorcycle, but they're also more durable. Over time standard rubber brake lines become soft, therefore you lose some force that's applied to the brake pistons. Keep your brakes as sharp as possible with braided cables.

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For those of you who have a passion of making your motorcycle your own, far away from the stock motorcycle life, here lie the bigger customisation options you may need workshop assistance for...

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Accessory packs

These packs which are available at Laguna stores are a great way of upgrading the performance and feel of your motorcycle. There are a good range to pick from, such as performance or touring and these packs will include various different mechanical upgrades.

Laguna Motorcycles - Customisation Work - ride pride - tyres equipped


The market for tyres is huge and you can often find exactly what you are after as there are such a huge range of options. Adding different tread patterns, coloured walls and thickness can really change the appearance of your motorcycle.

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One of the most common customisations straight from the factory is adding your own slip-on muffler or exhaust system. There are tons of brands out there such as Akrapovic, Black Widow, Zard and Lextek to name a few - which can add stacks of audio charisma to your bike.

If you need help or support on any of the parts and modifications listed in this feature - let us know! One of our Parts Specialists will be happy to help.

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