Eng size: 650
Accessories: Repro-MG13, handgrenade, saddlebags, seats, headlamp, floorboards, modified fuel tank, sidecar and frame, lights, fenders, inverted brake lever, 19 inch wheels, Tank top signal switch, 2 into 1 exhaust with fan-tail, and more.
Length of time to build: 6 months
And the story/inspiration/additional comments: I love history and have focused on WW2 european theatre. Always wanted a bike from that era and had built a WLA out of a Harley Crossbones, hence the need for it's counterpart. After looking at the Urals and Chang Jiang repros of the WW2 BMW's, I knew I could do better. Found a donor bike (wrecked with good engine and frame) and got started. I based it on the import version of a 1937 Vincent Rapide, the only bike of that era with cantilever rear suspension. The forks are a DNA springer adapted to work with the V-Star frame. Sure would have liked a girder but that's a whole bag of worms to deal with. Everything works as it should, plenty of power with the 650.