“Plumlicious” Customized Bike with Purple Airbrushed Ghost Skulls – Biker Woman Bling

{Photograph} by Christine Dudzik

When Shawna Carter bought her Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R she knew she wanted so as to add some colour to it. A purple lover by nature, Shawna needed to infuse her vibrant persona into her customized motorbike. Purple-ghosted skulls and brilliant pinstripe flames are the hallmark of this tradition bike, making it a “Plumlicious” pace machine.


{Photograph} by Christine Dudzik


Customized motorbike paint job by native artist


For the customized paint Shawna sought out the superb abilities of native artist Quinn Chipman. Quinn is the proprietor of Kraken Kustomz, a Tulsa, Oklahoma paint store specializing in airbrush, hydrographics, kandy paint, and steel flake.

Every day Quinn would ship Shawna pattern paint designs and concepts. It was thrilling for her to see her trip remodel from a primary black sport bike right into a one-of-a type scorching magnificence. A motorcycle that may grow to be a vivid extension of her persona and a customized motorbike Shawna loves.


2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R with inventory black paint earlier than customizations


A base coat of Orion Silver was utilized. Pinstripe flames achieved by El Loco Customs.


Ghosted skulls airbrushed in Home of Kolor Purple Pearl topped with Hok Voodoo Violet Kandy




{Photograph} by Christine Dudzik


Ghosted skulls and flames had been outlined with 1 Shot paint. {Photograph} by Christine Dudzik


{Photograph} by Christine Dudzik


Matching pinstriped rims with an overcoat of Tamco Euro Clear had been additionally achieved by Quinn @krakenkustomz. {Photograph} by Christine Dudzik



A Plumlicious deal with


Just lately Shawna determined to place some thought into naming her majestic royal trip. She turned to her associates to hash out some concepts. When somebody urged she identify her customized motorbike “Pop Tart” she was at first insulted. After she thought of it she had a very good snigger realizing that her bike did resemble the colour of a purple Pop Tart. Shawna settled on a extra applicable identify, one which coincided along with her ardour for purple. “Plumlicious.”



Shawna’s adrenaline-fueled using historical past


Shawna’s using story really started over 20 years in the past as an adrenaline junky teenager. She would hop on the again of her buddy’s motorbike with out giving it a second thought. Her youthful fearlessness by no means wavering. It wasn’t till a few minor accidents that she vowed by no means to trip pillion once more.


“It took two separate minor bike accidents and a bit street burn earlier than I made a decision I didn’t like placing my life within the fingers of others.”

As an alternative of letting these experiences instill concern, she determined to take management and bought her first motorbike, a Honda 250.

“I beloved using that little bike round city. It gave me that exultant feeling that rises out of your abdomen to your face and makes you snigger and smile. Possibly that was the adrenaline. Both method, I don’t keep in mind experiencing that feeling from the rest I did.”


Shawna additionally has a Honda 150cc grime bike for path using and motocross.

Quick ahead to 2012. Shawna had the chance to check out the exhilarating rush of a sport bike, but it could as soon as once more put her within the passenger seat. She admits that she was apprehensive to interrupt her vow of using pillion. However the attract of that glossy two wheeled “rocket” proved stronger than her uneasiness.

Whilst a passenger she instantly fell in love with the texture of a sport bike. It’s capacity to nook, to speed up rapidly, and naturally the ridiculous speeds obtained her hooked. That preliminary introduction had her speeding out and shopping for a sport bike for herself.

Her first sport bike was an entry stage Kawasaki 300. Shawna obtained snug with it earlier than transferring as much as her present Kawasaki ZX-6R.


They’re highly effective little bikes and the most effective remedy to lose your self.



Bridging the hole – sport bikes and cruisers


As a single mom in her mid-forties dwelling in Jenks, Oklahoma, Shawna principally rides alone. Why? As a result of the closest sport bike membership consists of a youthful age, male-dominated demographic.

Sometimes she’s going to trip with an area cruiser group since there may be much less of an age hole. She enjoys the camaraderie and is proving that Harleys and sport bikes can coexist. But they do have a behavior of playfully nudging her to get a cruiser each likelihood they’ll. However finally to this adrenaline pushed, wild at coronary heart lady, she may by no means quit her sport bike.


{Photograph} by Christine Dudzik


{Photograph} by Christine Dudzik

If I knew sufficient ladies riders within the Tulsa space, I’d create a ladies’s biker group. It might be like a ebook membership in that we’d meet for rides, share meals and tales, and community.


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A “girly” Shoie helmet is Shawna’s favourite accent when zipping round on her customized motorbike.

A Few of Shawna’s favourite issues


Her ardour for scuba diving is as sturdy as her ardour for bikes. She jokes,


“Sometime possibly there shall be a dive-bike and that’s after I know my life shall be full.”


Shawna’s favourite rides are these which can be fully vacation spot free. Rides the place she will benefit from the freedom of the open street, particularly alongside Route 66 in Oklahoma.


{Photograph} by Christine Dudzik

On her “bike-it” record she plans to trip southeast of Oklahoma alongside the Talimena Nationwide Scenic Byway. The Talimena is among the greatest motorbike rides within the state.


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