By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros
Photography: Jack McIntyre
Note: Keith “Bandit” Ball contracted Biker Pros to write an article for Bikernet.com on the Snake. We interviewed Kyle Heller of Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, the primary builder, and scouted a photography location during the Harley-Davidson 110th celebration.
In a sea of custom bikes, Snake, the 2011 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide from Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, rivets your attention like a 50/50 ice cream bar on a 90-degree summer day.
The Tangelo Orange House of Kolor paint shimmers in the sun and is contrasted with the tribal graphics, which are integrated with painted carbon fiber panels.
When you first look at the bike it looks like a highly detailed standard bagger, the fit and finish is carefully refined. But after a few minutes you begin to notice it isn’t standard at all. It’s integrated so well it almost looks like what should roll off the factory assembly-line. Continue reading “The Snake: A FLHX Street Glide”
I’m sitting here at 30,000 feet coming in exactly one week from the time I started this campaign beginning at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration. Along with my co-hort, Bob Kay, we produced the AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
NOTE: The following article is published at Bikernet.com
During a late night North Carolina thunderstorm I got a call from Edge, the Promoter of the Smoke Out. He got me just as I was finishing the last dregs of my Jack on the rocks. With Edge, you never know what alley a conversation will take, so I shook my myself like a dog coming out of a rainstorm to get the cobwebs out.
To my surprise he was talking about a Smoke Out 14 video.
I thought it was a good idea especially since he had enlisted Zack Coffman of Choppertown and the Sinners fame. We batted around using a crowd funding site like Kickstarter or Indiegogo to secure funds for the project. A long story short, the Indiegogo project was a total failure even though the Continue reading “Meeting the Hell Cat @ Daytona Bike Week”
By Jeff Najar
David “Dave” Mann (September 10, 1940 – September 11, 2004) was a California graphic artist whose paintings celebrated biker culture, and choppers.
Called “the biker world’s artist-in-residence,” his images are ubiquitous in biker clubhouses and garages, on motorcycle gas tanks, tattoos, and on t-shirts and other memorabilia associated with biker culture.
Choppers have been built based on the bikes first imagined in a David Mann painting.