Luxury Riding Chair. Not Helmet Required.

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post under the same headline for this luxury Chopper Chair Art Piece. The real reason this chair exists is for fun, the result of a “what if…” challenge by artist Gene Gordon. The “Goth Rod” chair was sold in limited edition and Gene just told only one piece remains available.  The price is as amazing as the chair, $8,500 plus shipping and any applicable taxes (CA).  10% of the sale will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid the victims of the tornado and flood ravaged American South. For the price of a new Sportster, enjoy reading about what you could ride at home… 
 
From the extreme rake of the front legs to the fully functional springer suspension, designer/artist Gene Gordon has taken his passion for custom bikes and applied it to something else he knows a little about, ergonomic seating.  he radical stance of the frame and its lounging position are meant to mirror the posture of a rider sitting on a chopper, low to the ground, leaned back, relaxed, with arms up-stretched and legs reaching forward to the controls.

Both the seat and back saddles, covered in hand-tooled leather by Hidecore, pivot on axles riding on a swing arm which in turn balances on an adaption of a springer suspension. This set up, albeit over the top, takes the shock out of dropping into the low saddle and allows the seat and back to flex with the sitter’s movements, front to back and side to side. This mechanism makes the chair surprisingly comfortable and draws on Gordon’s experience designing office task seating for companies like furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. Of course, a pull on the skull topped “shifter” drops down the foot pegs which automatically fold out in front of you. Put your feet up, relax and enjoy a smoke or a drink without the benefit of bugs hitting you in the face at fifty miles an hour…Gene Gordon can be contacted via e-mail at: motorlounge@verizon.net.

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11 Responses to “Luxury Riding Chair. Not Helmet Required.”


  1. 1 Jose May 14th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Beautifully weird.

  2. 2 Ronnie May 14th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Or push your touring bike in the living room. Sit on passenger seat and watch TV, for $8500 less.

  3. 3 Seymour May 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I just ordered one ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  4. 4 Wiz May 15th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Radical, but COOL!! Wiz

  5. 5 madpuppy May 15th, 2011 at 6:26 am

    And, if you remove the arm rests, it could be a really nice ride ! ha ha

  6. 6 Gio Santa Mamba May 15th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    HR Gigger influence perhaps ?
    Cool !

  7. 7 jatinder pal May 15th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Very nice…..love to have one.

  8. 8 Joe Phillipson May 16th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Now that is a chair. How cool is this, nice to see all of these innovative people out there building this great stuff.

  9. 9 nuno maroco May 18th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    The perfect chair for a biker, when is not riding.

  10. 10 Gene Gordon May 18th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I should mention that the special pricing and donation arrangements are in effect only through the
    end of this month, May 2011. After that, the chair will return to gallery representation and gallery
    prices, effectively double the current offering. That’s retail, folks.

    Also, Tom Zimberoff has asked that the chair be loaned to his “Art of the Chopper” exhibit at the
    Kansas City Museum this summer. Nice opportunity for a new owner to be a part of this event with
    the chair alongside all those fabulous custom bikes from illustrious builders.

  11. 11 just my opinion May 18th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    That looks awesome. Did OCC design it?

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