It’s retro, it’s steampunk, it’s a café racer with a twist, it’s a one-of-a-kind motorcycle, named the Beezerker. The Beezerker is the culmination of 11 months of design and fabrication by Chris Flechtner, owner of SpeedShop Design in Seattle.
|The Beezerker, a steampunk café racer custom base of 1965 BSA A65 built by Chris Flechtner. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XMAoC)|
According to him, the past two years have been amazing thanks to the impact the bike has had on the motorcycle and design world. Indeed. it’s a large piece of custom motorcycle history, and even more important in the history of british 650 twins.
At the heart of the Beezerker is a rebuilt 1965 BSA A65 motor which Chris admits he didn't make but aside from that motor and the custom tuck and roll seat the entire bike has been designed, modified or fabricated from scratch by Flechtner.
|Right and Left side view of the Beezerker. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XMAoC)|
The tank and tail are hand formed from aluminium, the forks are made from fabricated sheet metal, the down tube is the oil tank and twist clutch is his own design. Chris' expert machining skills enabled him to create the bike out of aluminium and stainless steel which also meant a lot of the bike could remain unpainted and raw.
|Rear side view of the Beezerker. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XMAoC)|
Chris recently entered his bike, the Beezerker in to the 2010 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building and won a very respectable 5th place in the freestyle class and second place in the Metric World Championship class.
And also captured the People’s Choice award and first place in the Freestyle category at the 2011 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Seattle. Wow..!! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SPEED SHOP DESIGN | DISCOVERY]
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