by Scott Friel
Minnesota is a hotbed of custom motorcycle fabrication. The quality and quantity of customs built here is equaled in very few places. With “Local Customs”, M.M.M. will present one of these machines each and every issue. There is no better way to kick off the new column than by presenting the latest creation of local hero and Motorcycle Hall of Famer, Donnie Smith.
Donnie’s bikes have been setting the trend in motorcycle fabrication for over thirty years. He is still developing the styles that will be copied by customizers the world over for years to come. The just completed bike featured here may be his best work yet.
Builder: Donnie Smith
Owner: Some lucky Arizonan
Estimated Price: Excess of $50,000.00
Motor: By Don Tima at Donnie Smith
80 cubic inches
S&S lowers & cases
Dual plugs/single fire ignition
Tranny: Open belt Rev Tech
Front End: H-D Springer
Dual disc brakes
Wheels & Brakes: PM