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Thursday, March 24, 2016

There're no wires on this bike

It's truly heartening to see competition in the world of motorcycle art. If you enjoyed Ian Barry's "White" bike only half as much as we did, then you're in for quite a treat. No, it's not a "Black", but an equally sweet ride: a custom Ironhead from Brooklyn's Max Hazan Motorworks.

The only things which are not made by the builder are the engine (Amal carbs included) and the wheels. The rest of the Ironhead is made in-house, believe it or not, and that's why Hazan's creation blurs the boundaries between bike customization and art.
Harley-Davidson Ironhead by Hazan Motorworks. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Yc0Sb)
Even more interesting than to see this motorcycle can be seen from the engine. There's no visible cables on this Harley Davidson motorcycle. It is pretty amazing. Moreover, based on this bike seat made of wood with minimal spring travel might not be the best and most comfortable one in the world.

Far more than tinkering around the old engine, the builder wanted to avoid compromises, and that's why he went on to manufacture all the parts he needed.
Right side view of Harley-Davidson Ironhead by Hazan Motorworks. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Yc0Sb)
With everything falling into place as he wanted, the builder also decided it was the right time for an original front suspension. Using intricate linkage, the girder-like fork is mated to dual undertank springs and a damper under the headlight. Smooth and elegant!

The wooden seat with minimal spring travel might not be the best and most comfortable one in the world, bit from an aesthetic point of view, it is as glorious as anything else.

With 30" and 31" wheels shod with 1920's car tires, the Ironhead might looks like a heavy bastard, but the builder says the beast weighs about 300 lbs (136 kg), which is another surprise from this sweet metal beauty.

Here are several pictures of this unique motorcycle. (All pictures taken from: http://adf.ly/1Yc0Sb)


Simplicity dominated this raw machine, and all the handmade parts exhibit the same clean and tidy attire. No wires can be seen dangling and no clutter impact this awesome build.

This bike is more than just a display of regular motorcycle. This Harley Davidson is seen to have artistic value. This makes the Harley Davidson Ironhead looks interesting if viewed from the perspective of aesthetics. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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