Friday, April 30, 2010
Simson produced more than 300,000 motorcycles of the type AWO 425. There was 2 models: touring and sport. A 1960 sport model that was shaft driven with 250 cc four stroke engine and twin shock rear suspension is the platform for this custom motorcycle. Bikers from East European countries seem to be still very attached to this brand and I guess it’s the reason why Zsolt Muller from Muce Choppers in Hungary spent so much time and money customizing it.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Build in Austria by a shop called Blech Und Drueber, this very 70’s looking chopper uses a hand made rigid frame with a reasonable 43-degree of rake and is particular light due to extensive use of aluminum for the gas tank, rear fender, seat pan, oil tank, etc all formed by Bernhard Naumann and Martin Lagler. The front fork is also a one-off stainless steel Girder, with a front wheel using a drum brake while the unusual 21″ rear wheel is slowed by a sprocket bake system.
It’s mysteriously called Gustav Skippone, for reasons only known to its owner Vladimir Kristovskiy. As with DUster, the paintwork is unusually pale for a custom, but the retro-inspired cream color strangely works. The bike is built around a powerhouse 107ci S&S V-twin motor. By BikeExif.