What is going to happen if you belong to the custom motorcycle industry, take your young son on the road during years, let him wander in rallies to meet with vendors and custom builders who are going to become his new friends? As a teenager, and whatever your status or prestige in the biz, he is already going to tell you that he can do much better than you. At 18, without authorization, he is going to tinker with your own bikes trying to impose his point of view. And as soon he gets some student job money or find a friend who wants a bike so badly, he is going to build one himself in a style which is never yours…
It’s all good and one of the ways new pro custom builders are born. The story of Jeff Nicklus of Nicklus Customs with his son Conrad (whose other passion is to throw flames in my Blog) is not new, and as long it is repeated, the industry will keep moving forward. This intro to announce that Conrad Nicklus, at the age of 23 (met him when he was 8!) has formed a new manufacturing company called Impressive Motorsports LLC.
“With the encouragement and assistance of my father, Jeff Nicklus, I have taken the leap into the world of Production Custom Motorcycle Manufacturing. I now have my manufacturers license, I have leased some building space and I am now set up and ready to start producing a small quantity of bikes.” Nicklus Junior stated. “While it is true that I am in my Senior year of college, and that it will not be interrupted, it is also true that for the last 4-5 years I have been building bikes on the side for several friends and a few customers. So this leap into the world of Production Custom Motorcycles was to be expected by many. Further, I have been associated with every phase of the motorcycle industry most of my life, 15 years of my 23 years on this earth to be exact, so this transition is not totally foreign to me.” Nicklus continued.
Right now, Conrad Nicklus is building a single old school style model called “The Madrad” selling for $18,500.00 and equipped with a 80” HD Evo and six-speed tray. The one featured here was built for a friend who graduated from West Point last May and is now getting ready for deployment in Afghanistan in November. The bottom of the seat has the MIA-POW logo worked into the leather. Within the next six months Conrad hope to add two more models to his line up. Impressive Motorsports (website to be fully operational within the next 30 days).