Spy Picture Of An S&S 50th Anniversary Custom Bike Project

On June 26-29, 2008 motorcycle industry history will be made as 50 custom bike builders in the world come together in La Crosse Wisconsin, to support the S&S 50th Anniversary celebration. They will compete in a bike show and judging will be done by the builders themselves, key media members, S&S personnel, show attendees and internet voters.  I just got the CAD drawings of one of the bikes currently being built. It will be presented by Bertrand Dubet from Odyssey Motorcycles in association with the Italian company OMP, a well known line of custom accessories, in charge of the 3D machining of all the one-off aluminum parts of this project. Cool. Can’t wait to inspect this one.  

9 Responses to “Spy Picture Of An S&S 50th Anniversary Custom Bike Project”

  1. 1 Fred Kodlin Apr 4th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    cool lookin bike. We will start building our project this weekend.
    see ya all at the 50th

  2. 2 krugger Apr 4th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    That will be a very cool event!

    My bike is ready…:-) And i’m ready to turn the throttle during the ride!!!

  3. 3 hoyt Apr 4th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    This is going to be an excellent event.

    The bike above has hints of the Wraith. I like the use of alternative front suspension!

  4. 4 Shawn1340 Apr 4th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    We need some TV coverage for that event!!!

    I hope at least someone takes their camera and shoot lots of pics!


  5. 5 Marilyn Stemp Apr 4th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Shawn, the IronWorks crew will be on hand to cover the event and shoot some images – we wouldn’t miss it. But being there is only half the story, so we’re running a competition about getting there for people planning to ride to the S&S 50th. Take some pics on your journey and write down a few words about your ride then submit the material to IW. The best road trip stories will run in the magazine. It’s about the ride, right?

  6. 6 Kiwi Mike Tomas Apr 5th, 2008 at 5:48 am

    We’re partially into our build for the X-Wedge class. We’re at the point of sort of having a rolling chassis and last night was the 1st opportunity we had to actually prop things up to get a visual. Exciting times and we’re having fun. It’s a vision I’ve been carrying around in my head for years and S&S has given me that opportunity to make it a reality. With so many varied and talented builders from all around the world I believe it will be a world class show to remember.
    ah, so much work still to go, no time to rest.

  7. 7 saorijohn Apr 5th, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Good to know there are a couple of fellow Brits invited to build for the 50th.

    Will be interesting to see how the X-Wedge builds turnout.

    New engine hopefully will result in not to many ‘traditional’ looking bikes.

  8. 8 Doc Robinson Apr 5th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    This event is going to be HUGE. I’ll be there, judging, taking photos and writing the story up for Australia’s leading V-Twin oriented magazine, Heavy Duty (www.heavyduty.com.au) and hope to catch up with many of my American buddies at the same time. Branko of Branko Built Motorcycles is Australia’s chosen builder. Boy, this event is coming around fast

  9. 9 Kiwi Mike Tomas Apr 5th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    You are right, it is coming around fast and one can’t take ones eye off the deadline. I couldn’t help myself since last night was the 1st night we were able to mock things up so it could look like a bike. I sill wanted to improve on 1 thing so I’m wide awake at 2am and figured I should be productive and started drawing a new part design. It will be an awesome event and it will be interesting to see all the different flavors of bikes coming together in 1 location, sort of like a mini AMD world championship show. I like international builder shows as there is far more creativity and excitment than the usual bike builds. Having S&S horsepower behind it certainly helps.

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