Long Live The Long Legged Sportster

Talk about a wild ride. Yes, the owner rides it long distance, and recently made the 750 miles round trip from his garage in South of France to the Mecrin Bik Show, surviving all the turns…and being invisible to the cops.

And technically, it may be considered a Harley because based on a 1991 883 Sportster powertrain. As you can guess, balancing the chopper on its huge girder-type front-end is quite challenging. Seeing Bruno take off is a spectacle by itself. Yes, he drags his boots until the bike has enough speed to be able to steer the far-away girder-type front-end. Except engine and tranny, as you can imagine, all the rest of the bike necessited handmade fabrication from steel tubes and recycled scrap parts (fences, old military accessories, tools, chains, etc.) Bruno rode back home safely his long legged Sportster now equipped with a new accessory, a trophy for Best Of Show (story and photography with contribution of Horst Roesler)

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16 Responses to “Long Live The Long Legged Sportster”


  1. 1 Brandon Jul 4th, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Amazing.

  2. 2 Knucklehead Jul 4th, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Give me 40 acres and I’ll turn this rig around.

  3. 3 Heavy Metal Jul 4th, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I’d like to see a you tube clip of that thing. Good on ’em. It doesn’t look like a garage queen.

  4. 4 Solo Sam Jul 4th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Yes Knucklehead , that’s why he went 750 miles ! Trying to find a spot to turn around .

  5. 5 Lance Dickwood Jul 4th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    If it ain’t long, it’s wrong . . .

  6. 6 Dave Blevins Jul 4th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Wow.

  7. 7 kenny Jul 4th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    This story has some legs.

  8. 8 Vision Jul 4th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    That is great Solo Sam!
    Yes Knucklehead , that’s why he went 750 miles!
    Trying to find a spot to turn around.
    Probably true that several of those miles were in fact trying to find a place to turn.

  9. 9 Fluke Jul 5th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Short video of the bike, at low speed it does seem he will wear out his shoes long before the tyres.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW2TpoRomwo&feature=related

  10. 10 ger Jul 5th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    mad bastard 🙂

  11. 11 maroco Jul 5th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Long fork rules!
    Not for everyone.

  12. 12 martin Jul 5th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Well I think he did a great job,I personally won’t want to ride it but for him that was a great job…..

  13. 13 Walt Lumpkin Jul 6th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    If he gets tired of riding it the front end could be used as a skewer for some kabobs.

  14. 14 RUB Jul 6th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    needs a foot clutch & jockey shift .

  15. 15 Vintage Bobbers Jul 7th, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Kool An The Gang

  16. 16 Mark Jul 12th, 2010 at 9:01 am

    That guy riding it looks an awful lot like Chris Callen

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