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The most beautiful motorcycles: Arlen Ness

  • Dec 12 2017 13:24 PM GTM
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It is curious that Ness did not sell a lot of his motorcycles, but kept them - today a small museum works on the basis of his custom workshop, where the most famous vehicles are exhibited. Today, Arlen's son, Corey Ness, leads the business. In addition to manufacturing customs, the Nesses sell motorcycle equipment, spare parts and ready-made Victory and Indian motorcycles.5877625a2fd7b3357d1.jpg1999. Arrow Bike – the bike in Art Deco style; Arlen was inspired by cars of the 1930s

5872145a2fd7c2bca68.jpg1995. Ness-Stalgia. A vintage bike in 50's style. The visual base of the design was the Chevrolet Bel Air car of 1957.

7811875a2fd7e43c9a7.jpg2005. Jet Bike. For many years Ness had a wish to build a jet bike. As a result we got the Jet Bike, powered by a helicopter turbine purchased on sale and restored.

4998475a2fd800dcea9.jpg1999. Half & Half. Nostalgic motorcycle, which Arlen built in memory of the first customs built by him in the 1970s.

3268415a2fd80de6151.jpg1995. Smooth-Ness became an allusion to the classic Bugatti of the Art Deco’s era.

7047825a2fd82b01b81.jpg1990. Ness Cafe. The name of the motorcycle is a figure of speech, but this is not an advertising trick, but an initiative of the creator. The basis of the bike is Harley-Davidson XR 1000.

2779455a2fd84994cce.jpg1999. Avon Bike. And this is an advertising bike, aimed to demonstrate the benefits of a wide rear tire of the new form factor, just in the year presented by Avon.

6849575a2fd860f3551.jpg2004. Top Banana. A huge motorcycle made by Ness almost from the scratch, without using the existing base. Such motorcycles are rarely done by customizers, since it requires serious and hard work.

1359705a2fd87456f06.jpg1990. Ferrari Bike. In the mid-1980s, Ness visited the Ferrari factory and during three years, from 1987 to 1990, he had created a motorcycle that could be produced by a famous Italian brand, if it made two-wheeled vehicles.

2509675a2fd89cc3e0a.jpg1977. Untouchable - the first custom-bike by Arlen Ness. It is based on Harley-Davidson Knucklehead 1963, bought by Arlen for $300.