Exclusive. You Can Own A Silent Gray Ghost Replica.

I was in the confidence, and didn’t say one word until today. The Harley Gray Ghost is back in production! Almost. The bike you are looking at is a hand built, as faithful as possible, new engineered replica of the 1910 Harley-Davidson known as “Silent Gray Ghost”. And it is the brainchild of Mike Hanlon, one of the two brothers heading MeanStreet, the well known company offering high quality front ends equipping the bikes of the best custom builders in the world, including myself. Mike is a mold and a machinist fascinated by the craft of the beginning of the last century. Specifically, I am talking of his admiration for the casting techniques of the past used to produce the authentic beehive shaped single cylinder Harley 440 cc engine. Mike Hannon started to think about this project some 7 years ago. The project required to produce 150 molds and special tooling. It includes molds to produce 1000 pairs of button tread white tires to roll the 1000 replicas that Timeless, the name of his new company, expects to produce in the next 12 months. The first model is being exhibited for the 1st time this weekend at the Dealers V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati. A couple of months ago, Mike & Tim Hanlon asked me my reaction, and I told them that I loved it. And I agree with them: a lot of collectors, dealers, custom builders and true motorcycle lovers will want to have one in their showroom or garage. It is available in the original street or in the board track racing version, fully assembled with paint options, or as kits. Brass & nickel plating (in 1910 chrome was unknown ) are used wherever it was used in the original bike. And guess what? They are rideable (yes, pedal starting) although they are not, for evident reasons, to be ridden on public streets. Retail price seems very reasonable around $12,000. I have the feeling, and I take a bet about this, that we are going to see more and more mass produced replicas. This one is simply superb More info at MeanStreet/Timeless.       


7 Responses to “Exclusive. You Can Own A Silent Gray Ghost Replica.”

  1. 1 Michael Ashbury Feb 1st, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Nice. But the big qestion is if there is a market for antique bike replicas. There is a quite big market for old cars and trucks replicas. So, it’s possible.

  2. 2 John Feb 1st, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Incredible! This would look awesome on my dealership floor. It will attract a lot of attention, I will probably get one. Dealer price should be less.

  3. 3 Ampulex Feb 2nd, 2007 at 9:52 am

    The link is no good… It won’t take you anywhere to anything about that replica.

  4. 4 Cyril Huze Feb 2nd, 2007 at 10:08 am

    The company making this Replica is MeanStreet. They will sell the Replica under the DBA Timeless. Apparently, MeanStreet didn’t have the time to prepare a section for the Replica inside their website. But you can contact them at the listed phone number. The Replica will be shown for the 1st time tomorrow in Cincinnati at the Dealers V-Twin Expo. I will be there and meet with the Hanlon brothers. I will update my readers with the info they will give me.

  5. 5 Dallas Apr 15th, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    FELLOW… the Harleys of the ‘teens were known as the “Silent Gray Fellow”. Not sure where you got “Ghost” from… Rolls Royce maybe?

    Anyway, good post, cool bike – I love the board-track version.



  6. 6 Replica Body Kits Sep 10th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    This bike is awesome and very cool..
    Good post.

  7. 7 eddie langley Jun 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I believe the name was Silent Gray Gentleman

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