A gorgeous radical Bagger built by Mike Avila Motorsports finishing 8th in the Free Style class of the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building? Exceptional result. And what a beautiful hand-formed steel body work (made by Greg Westbury, Solis, Mike Avila, Arlen Ness), to admire even more when you discover that the full body has just 2 joints from front to back and that all fasteners are hidden.
Even the fairing is one-off hand-rolled steel and bags activate electricaly. And if you intend to criticize and pretend it’s not made for the road, wait. In 2008 Builder Mike Avila rode this bike in bare metal from California to Sturgis to make sure it was road worthy before painting it. The way to do it! Engine is S&S 124″ fitted with 2 one-off air cleaners and coupled to a Baker 6-speed transmission, and held in a one-off Ness/Avila frame. Most of the main other components come also from the Ness Catalog: Front end, Wheels, Brakes, etc. “Crazy Horse” (the only disappointing thing on this bike is the name not fitting at all the bike) is going to inspire many bagger builders and owners. And since it’s the 1st ranked Bagger in the Championship, I name it 2009 Bagger World Champion. Mike Avila Motorsports . Pictures AMD/Horst Rosler.