Exclusive. Motorcycle Cruiser To Racer. In 5 seconds…

This evening in Sturgis is the VIP Industry party organized by the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building and of course the first opportunity for all professionals present in South Dakota to discover and admire all the new competing machines.

From my point of view most are going to deserve to be featured in my Blog, but since I have to start somewhere, the first one I introduce you to in exclusivity is the new entry of Fred Bertrand Krugger. This custom was ordered to him by Peer Toftner of Veon Motorcycles with the idea o building a machine that you could transform from cruiser to racer at the push of a button. In 5 seconds to be precise! At the red light or supposedly on the fly (just be careful.)

A company called DBBP was also a partner to CAD design and engineer the required adjustable frame of this very unusual radical project. The Veon adjustability and functionality is unique in that it alters a the same time several vehicle geometry parameters, all corresponding to the range of configurations from the classic custom cruiser mode with its upright/classic/touring position, to the aggressive sport/racing posture. The rider can transform the bike from a low-seat/feet-forward/cruiser configuration, to a high-seat/feet-aft/sport-racing configuration, as well as any intermediate configuration.  The transition may be activated at stand-still or in-flight.  Two sets of foot pegs (front and aft) give the rider the necessary options to control the motorcycle at any setting. If one machine needs a demonstration of its “flexibility”, it’s this one. No problem for a stand still demo inside the Champions Park where all the bikes are displayed for 3 days. But of course, you and me want to see the metamorphosis from cruiser to racer while the bike is being ridden. Hey, I think that Fred Krugger has already some video clip in preparation. Of course, you will watch it in my Blog. Krugger Motorcycles. (photography Thierry Dricot). And if you want to try to find out which parts are moving, which ones are fixed, have a beer and just look at the picture below…

24 Responses to “Exclusive. Motorcycle Cruiser To Racer. In 5 seconds…”

  1. 1 ian Aug 8th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    what an awesome looking bike – Krugger has really stepped up for this one – excellent

  2. 2 raycwheeler Aug 8th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Fantastic motorcycle built by one helleva man.

    ray usa

  3. 3 dynamic Aug 8th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    his ideas just keep getting better…

  4. 4 Leo Aug 8th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Wow, nice on the eyes too. The best of both worlds in one ride? I would love to see how she feels on the road! I wouldn’t be surprised to see this concept catch on everywhere soon.

  5. 5 Magnum Bob Aug 8th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I really like the bike, ‘just trying to picture riding a sport bike with forward controls.

  6. 6 Magnum Bob Aug 8th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Oop’s, ‘Gotta learn to look closer before I type.

  7. 7 ROCKSTAR Aug 9th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    racer? maybe the slow race contest at Sturgis

    that’s a Vrod, not a GSX-R

  8. 8 baddad Aug 9th, 2010 at 4:52 am

    This is cool:) Something I would like to have.

  9. 9 jatinder pal Aug 9th, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Beautiful bike,i have always been Krugger fan.The work is top quality,selection of parts are nice.
    Just love the paint scheme.
    Good work.

  10. 10 fuji Aug 9th, 2010 at 6:54 am

    What did someone say about, let the outside builders design bikes for HD. Right on.

    Proof that ther are other concepts that ” will ‘” work.

  11. 11 alan Aug 9th, 2010 at 8:10 am


  12. 12 Thierry Aug 9th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Wonderfull bike, made by a great guy.

    See you my Friend, and good luck for the contest

  13. 13 Revolution Mfg Aug 9th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    saw this bike in build at his shop back in march. even then, not fully completed, it was amazing to se how it all worked and was designed. im sorry i wont make it to sturgis to see the finished product. hopefully ill get to see it soon.

  14. 14 nicker Aug 9th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    No more sniveling about V-Rods not being a good custom platform.


  15. 15 Fluke Aug 9th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Any colaberation between the Duckman and Fred Krugger is going to get a free pass from me,

    I keep coming back to this page for another look at the bike, each time I do like it more and more. I can’t wait to check it out in the flesh.

  16. 16 Tom Aug 9th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Hmmm, Matt’s V-Lux…same idea …no!

  17. 17 hoyt Aug 10th, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Time to let these talented builders have fun on a roadrace track.
    I know Curt Winter (http://btrmoto.com/) and Gregg DesJardins (http://www.greggscustoms.com/) have previously agreed to getting their big twins on a track for fun ‘ analysis ‘. Roger Goldammer had a prior commitment, but Nortorious would be a great addition if available.

    Fred – interested?

    HotBike or IronWorks – interested?

  18. 18 paul funk Aug 10th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Great Job! Futuristic , but also traditional. Different, but still that special Krugger signature. Very well done Fred!

  19. 19 Chris Aug 10th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Of all the bikes I’ve seen pictured at Sturgis this year, this is by far the most interesting. In a league of its own.

    Come judgment day, this bike will reveal whether the judges are looking for the future of custom bike building or merely mining the past.

    Good luck Fred — you deserve to win big with this one!

    Chris | Bike EXIF

  20. 20 Mark "Duckman" van der Kwaak Aug 11th, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Back in 2006 I was approached by Norwegian robotics engineer Peer Toftner, founder of
    Veon Motorcycles, to be an engineering partner in the development of a motorcycle that could morph from cruiser to racer.

    Peer had already started working on the idea and had even patented it already. Brainstorming together we decided to make rake, trail, wheelbase, ground clearance and sitting position adjustable while riding. Quite a challenge!

    I did the CAD design & engineering for the adjustable frame mechanism and Fred Krugger built the first prototype and designed the sheetmetal, pipes and dual footcontrols.

    More info will be available soon.

  21. 21 vrndog Aug 19th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    This was the best e-mail issue yet from b-b bobbers. I realize the Sturgis coverage had a big effect,but keep up the good work. It’s much better than most others….

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