The Bikes of Heavy Rebel

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Let the comment hate begin. No kick stand, air ride suspension drops the frame to the ground. It’s a mostly hand-built machine and love it or hate it, it was built by a talented guy. This is a prime example of taking the rat rod idea and investing more time and money into than the genre ever intended. Complete with Corona bottles as fuel gauges and a turbo housing as an air cleaner, it was entertainment.  It was also fun to stand and see how many people said, “oh wow, it’s turbo charged.”

 

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Back Yard Bagger, of Winston-Salem, built these two bikes for the new TV show, Biker Live. The white bike actually does have a turbo charger. The front wheel is massive and the white-wall is not the tire, but a part of the wheel. They both also have air-ride suspension that drops the frame to the ground. We liked the fake patina paint job better than the metal flake #25 bike. The gas tank on the green, white bagger featured a unique leather and aluminum insert. The crew was thinking outside the box on some of these pieces.

  • Paolo

    Crazy stuff!

  • Davidabl2

    Re the BMW rig…. It’s not uncommon for the most interesting bikes at a show to be parked OUTSIDE the show.

  • Timothy Gray

    Some insanely talented paint artists out there… I always love the bikes done by small time real artists and skip the big company “customs” that all tend to look the same.

  • http://www.2wheelsandamotor.com William Connor

    Yes I would ride the BMW. Some of the other stuff not so much.

    • eddi

      A lot of that stuff is art that happens to have wheels and an engine. The BMW is something on my “make a million” purchase list. Right at the top.

  • Mr.Paynter

    I continuosly lust after a bike-with-sidecar rig. I have no idea why, I just think they’re cool.
    Ural’s are available here but only the base/tourist models, on top of being pricey.

    I have considered a Royal Enfield Bullet with side-car but it really would eb a Sunday toy so my finances are best focused elsewhere.

    • Justin McClintock

      Indeed, I’m in the same boat right now. That said, I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old. When they get a little older, they’ll be the best reason I can think of for a sidecar.