I’m interested in a Spirit motorcycle
We create and sell pre-built bikes as well as ‘bespoke’ designs. If you like a bike we’ve already built we are happy to make a similar machine, but never an exact copy. As part of the design process we will consult with you thoroughly to ascertain your vision of your dream machine.
I love my bike, can I use it as the basis of a Spirit project?
Of course. Well, within reason! Love them as we do, modern superbikes aren’t really our bag, but we do build a wide variety of machines, from café racers to flat-trackers, classic street-scramblers to B-road scratchers, so there should be some ‘Spirit’ in most bikes out there. Therefore, subject to a health check and a certain level of aesthetic compatibility, no problem.
Crew chief Martin Taylor has several decades of road and race bike experience. Have a look at the blog article chronicling the highs and lows of over 30 years of spannering.
How much will a custom bike cost me?
As we make each unique bike to order there are many factors that will determine the cost of a machine, including the type/cost of the donor bike, the complexity of the build and the parts used. For instance, are we “dripping” the bike in carbon or “cladding” it in fiberglass? Original forks or modern items? Therefore the cost of the bike is not only determined by the design but by the customer’s specification.
How does the payment structure work for a commission build?
Once the type and style of custom bike has been discussed and a build cost has been agreed, we ask for 50% of the total price - this acts as a deposit and guarantees a build slot. After that a design render will be created so we all know how the build is to progress. Approximately halfway through the build we ask for a further 25%, and after the build is completed and the bike is road-legal, the final 25% is due.
The deferment of gratification
You wouldn’t want us to rush your bike, rest assured we won’t. It takes time to produce a beautiful, bespoke machine. Depending on the complexity of the project it’s somewhere between 8-20 weeks.
Is it UK road legal?
All of our bikes come with a full 12 months MOT. It is your responsibility to check if it is road legal in your country. We will obviously help as much as we can but ultimately it’s down to you.
Do you export?
Yes. As well as selling to all EU countries we are happy to export worldwide. Any prices shown on the website are for UK sales and exclude shipping costs, taxes etc. that may be applicable.
How about after-sales service?
We positively encourage you to keep in touch with us. We are happy to service all of the bikes that we sell and we can arrange a pick-up and delivery service in the UK (at a pre-arranged cost). We will also be arranging regular ride-outs and get-togethers from our HQ near Brands Hatch. We’ll keep you posted.