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Broadly speaking there are two kinds of true custom motorcycles. Manufactured custom motorcycles by companies such as American Ironhorse and Big Dog who produced limited numbers of highly unique and stylized models, and custom built motorcycles which are generally complete one-offs either by independent manufacturers or talented bikers.
Both of these are to be distinguised from customized motorcycles, particularly cruisers, whereby large numbers of aftermarket parts are added to individualize the bike further.
These are base models with some personal touches and in comparison to both custom manufactured motorcycles and custom-built motorcycles are considered mainstream or "factory customs".
Pure custom bikes trace back to post World War II where the chopper craze originated in the 50s and 60s. In the past decade custom bikes have seen a huge comeback into the mainstream media with hit reality TV shows like American Chopper.