In the world of big twin motorcycles, it’s gotten harder to truly be an individual. And with nearly 350,000 Harleys coming out of Milwaukee each year, the promise of being a rebellious soul seems empty. But fear not—the dream is alive and well. Custom Chrome, a parts catalog the size of a NYC phone book, lets riders give the ol’ one-finger salute to everything “me too.” (Creative Director | Writer)

Write what you know, right? Our team asked the folks at Custom Chrome Motorcycles to send us a bike in a box so we could build one ourselves. Below, right after the unboxing.

And, boom, a few weeks (and several banged-up knuckles later), the Monocycle rolled off the line.

What’s better than a motorcycle made in America? Welcome to Made in Sturgis, a contest we developed for Custom Chrome Motorcycles where three lucky winners were given the chance to fully customize and build the bikes of their dreams, piece by piece, alongside a seasoned Custom Chrome mechanic.

Build your dream. And ride it home.