A "whale tail" on a Civic. A ghastly front bumper on a Mustang. Big stereo and carbon fiber hood, but performance still bone stock. "Ricing" in automobiles has been a big no-no for those who love cars. But let's talk motorcycles here. Is there a such thing as "ricing" for a motorcycle, and is the weight of the "rice" deal about the same as it is with cars? I've seen some very nice custom motorcycles in pictures and on Speed Channel's "Super Bikes!" show (which I've been watching a lot of recently). I've seen things like rear tires on motorcycles that look more like automobile tires. There have been some bikes that have longer swing arms. I've been doing a lot of reading and stuff trying to learn more about parts of a motorcycle. The swing arm, as I learned, is the part of the motorcycle that connects to the chassis on one end, and connects to the rear wheel at the other end. I'm pretty positive that Super Streetbike Magazine was made from the creators of Super Street magazine. And in so, I have seen some nice custom street bikes. I mostly follow sport bikes and super bikes than choppers and motards and stuff. Anyhow, some custom bikes have swingarms that are MUCH longer than the actual rear of the bike. What I read in an online piece from superstreetbike.com was that extended swingarms give you better acceleration off the line for hard launches. Do some of these swingarms seem more like "ricing" than a true performance sport bike? Most of us know about "ricing" with automobiles. Is it just as noticeable or notable in custom motorcycle culture? Is "all show and all noise, but no go" relevant in custom bikes as it is with motorcycles?