El Gringo Bars

To all of you Gringos & Gringas, a little bit of history. Folklore says that the name Gringo was generated when the US invaded Mexico wearing green uniforms and people were shouting at them “Green Go Home”. With time it lost all derogatory status and was turned into the most common word to refer to any US citizen. So, no reason to be offended by the name chosen by Nash Motorcycle for one of their customs and for the handlebars they made for it. These bars are now for sale (you don’t need to be a Gringo) and feature a 5″ pullback and a 10″ base. They measure 29″ grip to grip and have a 4″ height, with a welded cross bar and unique corners. Raw, chrome or black. Nash Motorcycle Co.


9 Responses to “El Gringo Bars”

  1. 1 Sheridan Jan 1st, 2009 at 10:39 am

    The Nash boys certainly have the Midas touch! Absolutely everything they do has such an understated level of cool which I hope keepa them in this industry for many years to come. Nice work!!

  2. 2 mister Jan 1st, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Hmmm……… The “gringo green-go” thing? Spanish- speaking Mexicans were yelling at US soldiers in english? Let’s see, “verde” is spanish for green and “vaya’ means go, so…………I don’t think so.

  3. 3 Doc Robinson Jan 1st, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    From “Ask Yahoo”: The Word Detective, offers a more compelling explanation of “gringo” and its origin. The detective says, “The most likely source of ‘gringo’ is the Spanish word ‘gringo’ itself, which means ‘foreigner’ or ‘unintelligible gibberish.’ The root of ‘gringo,’ in turn, is thought to have been ‘griego,’ Spanish for ‘Greek,’ often applied as slang to any foreigner.”

    Further research led us to conclude that this last theory is the most likely. The Word Wizard concurs wholeheartedly with the Word Detective, offering “griego” as the immediate root of “gringo.”

    Finally, we located a comprehensive article from Honduras This Week that outlines the long history of the term predating the Mexican-Amercian conflict. As far as we’re concerned, it firmly places the far-fetched theories of overheard singing and anti-American sloganeering into the category of “urban myth,” where they surely belong.

  4. 4 Boss Hawg Jan 1st, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    All to funny…wonder what you guys would come up for “wet-back”…lmao

  5. 5 Dave B. Jan 2nd, 2009 at 1:51 am

    So what’s in a name anyway… good lookin’ bars. Could just as easily been called:
    The Man
    Big Brother
    Nah, I like “Gringo”, it has a nice ring to it!

  6. 6 John Jan 2nd, 2009 at 8:28 am

    To Mister. Your comment is dumb. For example, since the end of World War 2, most non english speaking people around the world know the expression “US Go Home” (because most didn’t want the US to keep a military presence in europe after the end of the war). You don’t need to speak english to use english expressions or a few words in the language of the ennemy..

  7. 7 BadMonkeyMW Jan 3rd, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Who knew a set of handlebars would spark an historically based political discussion? Provocative!

  8. 8 David Jan 6th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    What is this a new style of motorcross bars?

  9. 9 Nicker Jan 14th, 2009 at 2:43 am


    “… What is this a new style of motorcross bars?…”

    No- it’s actually an old style.
    Go look up some old pictures from the 1940’s


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