Here at ScooterFile, we’re big fans of custom scooters and especially the custom Ruckus scene. We’ve featured a couple of these bikes in the past, and now they’re showing up more and more. This latest example, The LV Project, is from builder James Wong and it’s all over the web today. I saw it first over at BikeEXIF. This is one of the few scooters ever featured there, so that’s quite the accomplishment. Personally, I’m a big fan of BikeEXIF. I think they have great taste.
The real story behind this rather posh custom Ruckus comes to us from Honda Tuning Magazine:
James Wong has held a close friendship with the guys at Rucksters ever since High School. Always involved in the import movement, he mingles in circles that feature legends like Dr. Charles and Pit Crew. With the help of the good Doctor, Wong began modding his scooter back in ’07, and even had a GY6 swap done by Killer Scooter early on; well before the Ruckus phenomenon ever got under way. After a few years of tinkering, he’d grown somewhat bored with his project and decided to call it quits. That is, until he attended Super Sunday and took note of all the high-end builds on display.
With the fire once again stoked, Wong decided to have another go at building a show stopper, and he headed to the Rucksters compound to get started. With the help of Aldo Villagran of BTX, the two team’s brain storming resulted in a complete Louis Vuitton color theme based around the LV seat wrap that had adorned the scooter prior to its tear down. Already armed with the industry standard 150cc GY6 swap, every inch of the LV Project build was customized using rPRO and BTX hard parts from front to back. To accentuate the fashionable seat is a fresh coat of Du Pont Champagne paint with a number of brown anodized supporting components.
To add some attitude to the pretty face, a big foot-sized 10×7 six-spoke golf cart rear wheel wrapped in a 225 tire was fitted to the rear end. Hai adds “this is the first time Rucksters and BTX has collaborated on a complete build, and I think the end result is remarkable.” We couldn’t agree more as the brown anodizing and monster rear wheel and tire combo strike an intriguing mix that sets the LV Project apart from the crowd.
As with most custom projects, the devil is really in the details. Every inch of this bike has been carefully detailed while it’s not all the same choices I’d make in my own Ruckus project, the result is nothing short of remarkable. Keep an eye on the Ruckus scene folks. While hardly new, I have a feeling it’s about to hit critical mass.