Written by Martin Hodgson.
What started nearly two decades ago as a group of Aussie men growing Moustaches for the month of November has grown to become one of the biggest charity events in the world. Movember is all about starting the month with a freshly shaved upper lip, growing a Mo and raising money for Men’s health. Now a global phenomenon with over a million lads attempting to look like ’70s pornstars for a good cause, it was only a matter of time before the custom bike industry got involved. When Progressive Insurance went hunting for a shop to build a bike to give away as part of their involvement with The Movember Foundation, they found themselves on the phone to industry heavyweight John Ryland. Now one lucky Mo Bro will ride off at the end of the month on this killer custom from Classified Moto known simply as ‘Movember XL’.
The bike started life as a 1984 Honda XL600R but as the project got under way John explains how the process became more than just another build at Classified Moto HQ. “As we were familiarizing ourselves with the project, there was a lot of talk about the toll that stress takes on the average dude, and the fact that motorcycles for all their sketchiness and inherent risk serve as a legit stress reliever. They call it throttle therapy.”
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