‘Colt Wrangler Lyons.’ With a name like that, I’d be disappointed if he didn’t come from Texas. Based out of New Braunfels, in the North Eastern corner of San Antonio, this charismatically named 26-year-old turned his hobby of hacking and slashing at motorcycles into a business in 2015. And he’s been pulling in a steady amount of work since. His latest creation is this, a tight little Scrambler built around a brand-spankin’ new KTM 390 Duke.
Colt’s previous work had brought in an offer to build a bike for a client working overseas. “He really liked a 1970’s Honda scrambler that I’d done in the past,” Colt says, “but he wanted a motorcycle with inverted forks and monoshock rear suspension – and no more than 500cc. We came to the conclusion that a new KTM Duke 390 was the perfect platform for the build”.