Beatles Tribute Custom Motorcycle

Flash back to 1967. The Beatles release of “Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”, their 9th official album, the 1st ever with no gap between the songs and the 1st using the run-out groove therefore leaving the stylus on the record, chattering away endlessly. A music “Revlution”. It was qualified as a “concept” album that influenced an international now baby-boomer generation. It is still in the top 10 most sold albums worldwide (without the help of iTunes where you can’t still buy it). So, it had to happen: somebody built a theme bike to honor this record from the Fab Four.

And it’s not coming like you would think  from an English custom builder, but from Tobias Guckel from German shop TGS Motorcycles. Well, that you like or not the Beatles and theme bikes, you must admit that this custom built could belong to the very famous “Sgt. Peppers” album cover (although, as far as I know, none of the Beatles has ever been into motorcycles.). The bike is built on a TGS propriatery “Carrera” rigid frame, uses a 100″ RevTech engine and RevTech 5-speed transmission, rolls on 18″ wheels, brakes in the rear via a K Tech sprocket brake and a front Performance Machine 4-piston caliper. Gas tank is a modified Mustang, and all other main parts (gold plated and gold anodized) come from the TGS catalog: Air Cleaner, trumpet pies, seat, oil take, risers, forward controls, read fender, etc.) “Beatles Paint” produced by top Europeean artist Marcus Pfeil. Will this bike end up being displayed at the Abbey Road Studio? TGS Motorcycles (photography courtesy H. Roesler)

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24 Responses to “Beatles Tribute Custom Motorcycle”


  1. 1 bernie Jun 3rd, 2010 at 9:12 am

    good god did some one throw a bucket of green salad at this

  2. 2 golfish Jun 3rd, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I’m a huge Beatles fan so I can’t say anything bad about this bike…I would like to see diff wheels on it tho..

  3. 3 RUB Jun 3rd, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    well , it’s not the ugliest bike I ever saw .

  4. 4 jatinder pal Jun 4th, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Color is bit odd, other than that, it is good Beatles tribute.

  5. 5 Pepper Massey Jun 4th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I am SO diggin this bike!

  6. 6 m.bofill Jun 4th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    it should be like the beatles!….gone! hehe!

  7. 7 Brian Jun 4th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Paul McCartney should be thrown out of the US for his comments about former President Bush last week.

    I’m not a beatles fan but I always thought Paul was a classy guy……as rock stars go.

    But to make that comment IN THE WHITE HOUSE is totally unacceptable to me.
    I believe in freedom of speach…….even againt the president……..current or past.
    But if you are invited to the White House……….put politics aside and mind your manners.

    Put his ass on a plane back to Liverpool and never let him back in to the USA.

    God Bless America!!!!!!

  8. 8 whiplash Jun 4th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    beatles suck and the bike sucks almost as much. what’s the artists asking price….100k+? makes me almost wish for occ to return…..almost

  9. 9 Larry R. Jun 4th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Brian wrote:
    “I believe in freedom of speech…….even againt the president……..current or past”

    Then Brian concludes:
    “Paul McCartney should be thrown out of the US for his comments about former President Bush last week”

    So, you are for freedom of speech if it’s not against your political convictions?

    Support Paul McCartney. Support Obama. All united against idiots who are for their own freedom of speech but will not let others express their opinion.

    (also learn how to spell speech)

  10. 10 Gary Bang Jun 4th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Brian I do not know you, but I sure like you. “Well said.”

    My Best Gary Bang

  11. 11 whiplash Jun 4th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    +2 for Brian!
    As for the issue of free speech- paul mccartney is a british SUBJECT, not a U.S. citizen!!
    this may come as a surprise to a few of you out there but many Americans do not subscribe to the new-fangled “progressive” interpretations of our beloved Constitution. The Bill of Rights should be applied equally and justly to all American citizens. Period.
    just because that little pansy mccartney makes his money here does not mean he can buy the rights our MEN have fought and died for.
    he can GTFO and take the skinny kenyan with him.

  12. 12 Brian Jun 4th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Hey Larry,

    I do believe in freedom of SPEECH……….sorry to offend you with a typo.

    This is about respect ……….SIR Paul has enough money to get his political views to everyone in the world if he wanted to.

    But he was invited to the White House (the house that belongs to AMERICANS).
    There’s a time and place for everything and that wasn’t the time or the place for taking a jab at a past president.
    And I think he should have kept his opinion to himself and kept his STUPID MOUTH SHUT.

    I do NOT support McCartney and I do NOT support OBAMA or his agenda.

    I SUPPORT AMERICA 100% and I am thankful that GWB was president on 9-11-01.
    Could you imagine if Al Gore, John Kerry or Obama were president on that day.
    They would have apologized to the world and said we had asked for it.

    I don’t agree with GWB on everything but I have no doubt that he loves the USA.

    Sorry to Cyril for dragging politics into his excellent blog but I have been stewing over this all week and when I saw this bike I just had to vent.
    I will not include politics in future posts…….at least not to this specific subject 🙂

  13. 13 Larry R. Jun 4th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Brian & Whiplash. I have news for you. Any person, including foreigners, has freedom of speech on American soil & in the White House. That you come from a country with the same freedpm of speech or not. Do you think that foreigners visiting the WhiteHouse and the President have to agree with him? So, Sir Paul McCartney can say what he wants. As a matter of fact, he didn’t say anyrhing new. In substance, that Bush Jr. was the dumbest US President. Remember that the majority of people in the US and abroad think the same way. Yesterday, still today and forever.

  14. 14 Larry R. Jun 4th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    And I forgot to add. Since you are a “birther” the only thing bothering you with Obama is the color of his skin. All “birthers” are just racists who don’t dare to say that they are.

  15. 15 cc Jun 4th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    A bloody good paint job. Obviously it has taken a lot of skill to produce this bike.
    Why bring politics into the discussion?
    I really don’t know why you useless wanking yanks can’t keep politics out of this.
    FYI america is NOT the center of the world – wake up & expand your horizons – it will make the world a better place for everyone

  16. 16 Brian Jun 4th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Birthers are people that think Obama was not born in the US an is not eligible to be president.

    I believe Obama was born in the US but is UNQUALIFIED to be president.

    I am not a racist.
    My previous posts speak nothing of racism.

    I am a conservative and I don’t agree with or support liberals, progressives or socialists.

    I agree and applaud the fact that Paul (and all foreigners) had the legal right to say what he said.
    I just think it was a stupid and disrespectful thing to say INSIDE the White House.

    If the majority of people in the US thought GWB was so dumb, why was he elected? TWICE!

    You have your views and I’ve got mine and there’s no point in continuing this argument here because I’m not going to change my views and you probably won’t change yours.

    If I am ever invited to the White House, I would go, and I would be respectful.

    I think most people would agree that Paul’s comments were totally inappropriate for that time and place.

    My name is Brian Martin and I live in NJ, USA and I’m not afraid to say who I am.

    Sorry Cyril, I promise this is my last post on this topic.

    God Bless America!

  17. 17 RUB Jun 4th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    CC you need to thank a yank , because your not typing in german .

  18. 18 Henry Jun 4th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    RUB. Somebody speaking 3 languages is called trilingual. Speaking 2 languages is called bilingual. Speaking only one language is called an American. Thank you for noticing this (I am born American)

  19. 19 maroco Jun 5th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Realy good bike,good details and perfect finish.
    Sorry but i have to say this, i realy respect american people like all other countrys or nation but in my opinion to much patriotism isn´t good for anithing.
    we all born in same planet isn´t it.

  20. 20 David Jun 5th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I’ll vote to throw Larry R. out with Paul . Send them both to England and let them Parachute out without a chute. The only reason any of the british rock stars are here in the USA is for our dollars and a less painful income tax.( oh and by the way did I mention IT”S NOT ENGLAND).

    SSDD; David

  21. 21 Jimmy Jun 7th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    The lines of the bike are nice, but I think the paint job could have been much better. I’ve come across 6 or 7 beatles tribute bikes so far.

  22. 22 Chopper Kultcha Jun 7th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Well firstly I d like to congradulate the few of you that had something nice to say about the bike. The rest of you that had nothing to say and turned it into a political discussion, shame on you. Perhaps you need to try another blog!!!
    I happen to know the Builder personnaly, and I tell you for a person thats been finishing in the top three in the World Championships for the last few years running, I think I ll have to say on his behalf that would be a pretty good response to the ones that can t even build a bicycle!!!
    The bike does NOT have to be your taste but at least see the talent that it takes to create something like this, and to go and win the official European Biker Build off. Tobias build the bike for himself so nobody apart from himself should have to like it.
    I think if someone can t see someones talent whether your taste or not, is either ignorant or jealous!!
    To Tobias and all the guys at TGS respect and job well done!!! Keep up the good work…..L&R

  23. 23 Rick Sep 24th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Very cool bike. FYI, I’ve seen photos of both John and Paul with motorcycles. Paul was on a BSA and John was on a trike and on a H-D old school chopper. The later pic was in May Pang’s book, I believe.

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