Roy Martin of Roy's Toys Customs is hooked on bike building. That’s why he opened the doors to Roys Toys Customs in 1994— the same year he bought his first Harley-Davidson. How did the first custom come out? Check Steel Tattoos, a bike that looks as fresh today as it did a decade ago.
Martin took a beat up 1979 Ironhead Sportster and rebuilt it from the ground up. To reflect the people this bike would represent, Martin added such details as gas cap made out of an old grenade and a taillight out of a solid brass microphone.
Roys Toys Builds Motorcycle for Warrior Voices
Today, Martin is the Support Services Division Commander for the Glendale Police Department. The Glendale Police Department is split into two spheres. One side consists of patrol. The other side contains everything else required of a police department: evidence, dispatch, records, victim advocacy, and more. Martin commands the latter.
Nikki Martin got the call from Micheal Lichter and (bing, bang, boom), she became a featured builder at the Old Iron/Young Blood exhibit at the Buffalo Chip Campground presented at the 77th edition of the Sturgis Rally. For the exhibit she built a 1999 Kraft Tech Softail Chopper that is 8-up, 34 degree rake and is named Lucky 13.
Does your Sporster need an hand grenade? Well, if you are building a military themed charity bike for Warrior Voices like Roy Martin of Roy’s Toys, then yes you do.
About the Sportster & the Hand Grenade – Life started out as a basket case for this little Sporty but with a lot of love and outstanding design, it has become an awarding winning sled. It took 1st place in the Retro Class at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Dallas in 2017. The video is from a set done by InkSpired Magazine.
H-D 110th celebration and AMD affiliate custom show
As part of the Motor Company’s 110th activities, an AMD World Championship program custom show was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum Campus in Milwaukee during a weekend of celebrations. Organized by Bob Kay’s Biker Pros team, the event included four AMD Invitational classes (Freestyle, Radical Bagger, Retro Mod, and Mod Harley) and saw one lucky winner, Shaun Ruddy, qualify to compete at AMD World Championship in Germany. The award winning Beezlebub motorcycle took a top 3 in tough competition.
The team pulled The Phoenix down to the frame and built it up into a custom sled. Powdercoat was used instead of paint. The powertrain gleams with a coating that resembles ceracoat, a ceramic polymer used in firearms.
Anthony & Roy Martin at Harley Museum with The Phoenix
The entire bike has a restrained color pallet that catches your attention because it is so unique compared to other custom sleds. Continue reading
Roy & Christy Martin’s Rump Roast is a Custom 300 Fat Tire Softail Chopper which features a Thunder Mountain 300 Softail frame with Ridewright Wheels 80 stainless spoke wheels, Avon Venom donuts, Gunslinger Custom Paint and custom sheet metal that was hand formed by Roy Martin.
Custom 300 Fat Tire Softail Chopper
When Roy completed a couple flat black custom sleds he decided to build something with more color. Continue reading
Roy turns heads with customs, but at the end of the day his philosophy is for customers to have something that they can actually experience and enjoy. Roy’s Toys Customs’ Beezlebub is a testament to this philosophy.