In California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Roland Preissner & Tim Cooper are building some fine motorized bicycles in the classic/vintage style. Not copy of any vintage model like Harley Davidson or Indian motorcycles. A lot of class, attention to details with frames built by the pair the way motorcycles frames were made at the beginning of last century.
They use a unitized” frame design, where the fuel tank appears to “float” within the frame hoop, but is actually integrated into the frame structure, adding tremendous strength and torsional rigidity. The frame design is “modular”, having a removable rear triangle, increasing its’ versatility. Their motorized bicycles are all 4 stroke powered 49 CC and up (they are descendants of the classic Honda “50” and are famous for their ruggedness and fuel economy) with a range of power pushing them to 70 mph+ for off road use.
Other features include: BBC suspension, front and rear drum brakes, high/low selector automatic transmission, 12 volt electric system with 5.4AH battery, electric start, high/low beam headlight, tail light with bullet glass lens, powder-coated frame with painted tank emblem. Dimensions: L 81″, W 12″, H 40″ for a total weigh of 145lbs. Length is about 10″ longer than a standard bicycle. A cool ride for a feel of the “good old days” while doing some recreational riding, to show off at a rally, at a racing event, at an air show or to parade among the big cruisers. Big Boy Cycles.