AZ Cafe By Cannonball Custom Cycles


This Bike was built for Travis in Scottsdale AZ. He told me he wanted lots of black, with raw metal tank and rear section and for the bike to have a Mad Max look.


I started by powder coating the wheels black and wrapping them in some new tires. Went flat black on the frame, fork legs and most of the motor.


I tried to make it look as bare bones as possible, leaving nothing under the seat. I made the rear section out of 20 gauge steel and hid all the wiring and battery under there, then I cut out the tank sides and dished them out for the cafe look. Then I put a 7 inch headlight and some clip on bars to finish off the front end and had the seat wrapped in some black and ox blood leather.

I think this is one of my favorite XS’s I have built so far. Hope you like it too, I know Travis does.

Ryan Schuppert


  1. fanoboss says:

    COOL AZZ SHOES !!!!!! Checkerboard tank and rear fender painted only black with raw metal would be sooooo cool. LOL Nice Bike

  2. patrix says:

    YOU did a really nice job on your tail piece and seat setup…..which is enhanced nicely by the continuation of “RAW METAL” into the gas tank! A sassy looking build!!

  3. tadd442 says:

    SHARP!…..very sharp!

  4. Sean from boston says:

    I’ve got to say I’m not always a fan of this style but this ones a winner good job!

  5. Rusty Nutz says:

    Those shoes are untold. I have GOT to get a pair.

  6. hooversama says:

    I’m rather confused with the no sleeves/winter hat look.

    The bike looks cool!

  7. fanoboss says:

    u have good taste in style is the general concensus of most who posted… VAN’s checkerboard ? LOL

  8. cannonball says:

    Thanks for all the positive comments, The guy on the bike is Travis who I built the bike for.

  9. 3Deuce27 says:

    Cafe and Board racer in a lean concept. Kudos!

  10. john says:

    Whew, that is one nasty lookin’ little scoot. And if that’s Travis in the pic, he looks right at home, in a post-apocolyptic kinda way. Well done, Ryan.