Joe Palermo has a full time day job and another one at night. Building each year in his garage, without any help, one radical custom bike to wow the media and judges of all Daytona Bike Week show competitions. Well, here is his 2011 creation whose simplicity (almost all the bike can be completely taken apart by quick pins and 2 allen wrenches) or complexity (mastering complications to make things look simple is an art), is going to please admirers of extreme creations and irritate old school boys. Joe Palermo main motivators are all those pretending that something can’t be done, has not be done or can be done better.
First, I apologize for the pictures quality – location was not the best, night was falling – but maybe I will not get a chance to meet this bike again. So a few facts I was able to collect. Completely hand made Softail type frame (air suspended) with single sided swingarm, gas tank, front end, 4-piston transmission brake system (with 8″ disc), foot controls and a multitude of other one-off parts. Engine (100″) sports S&S case and Edelbrock heads. Transmission is Ultima 6-speed right side drive.
Those wanting to know more, including magazines, can contact Joe Palermo at: firstname.lastname@example.org>