Another Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Custom Bike. But It’s For Jekyll & Hide.

JekillHyde1JekillHyde2JekillHyde3JekillHyde4JekillHyde5When in 1886 famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the novel “The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Hyde”, he didn’t know about motorcycles and of course could not imagine that in 2013 custom builders would continue to be inspired by his work commonly associated with the rare mental condition often spuriously called “split personality” and in psychiatry as “dissociative identity disorder.”

Is there in all of us, within our body, more than one distinct personality? And if yes, are they split between very good and the other evil? And how do we manage completely opposite levels of morality? are topics continuing to passionate people and experts with no definitive answer to ever be given and accepted.

It’s not the first time or the last one that a Jekill & Hyde custom bike is created. In this case, it’s justified by the fact that it was built by Harley Factory Frankfurt for Jekyll & Hyde, a company specializing in electronically adjustable exhaust systems.

What is interesting is how a builder incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a custom motorcycle. A classic approach, retained again on this project, is to do 2 bikes in 1 by opposing left and right side. Different paint colors and art work are a must, inspiration for graphics is evident for each side, appreciation for the painter coming from the execution in expressing distinct personalities. Most who have pursued the theme Jekyll & Hyde have also installed different accessories. For whatever reason, not too much in this case.


If “split personality” is recognized has having a strong impact on social and professional human behavior, no risk that this bike by itself will behave on the road in opposite manners, except if its rider decide to handle it such a way. A frequent occurrence for all of us going from gentle to aggressive riding in a split of a second. That you like or not the adopted theme – imagine it with the paint job of your choice – this project was completed with very nice parts. Tech sheet below. Built by Harley Factory Frankfurt for Jekyll & Hyde. (photography Frank Sander for Cyril Huze)

11 Responses to “Another Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Custom Bike. But It’s For Jekyll & Hide.”

  1. 1 Ronnie Feb 18th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Like it except the Jekyll & Hyde theme!

  2. 2 Brescia Feb 18th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I dig…the girl.

  3. 3 Mario Kyprianides Feb 18th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Awesome motorcycle!…it’s hard to judge by the pictures but the paint job it immaculate and Ronnie what other theme would you like to see on a bike that was designed to showcase Jekyll and Hyde exhausts? A job well done guys especially to Mario!…great bike….great pipes!

  4. 4 spaz Feb 18th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I agree with Brescia, The bike is nothing special.

  5. 5 Rob Campbell Feb 18th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I think the bike and the girl are both pretty hot.

    Is it just me or does the face on the back fender look like Bean’re?

  6. 6 chopmonster66 Feb 18th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    i dig the girl !!! huba huba…. same ol same ol on the bike..

  7. 7 FXDX805 Feb 18th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I like the bike. Simple, black. Paint job stinks.

  8. 8 Paul Feb 18th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    When is this theme sh^*# going to end.
    OCC killed the concept and turned it into a joke.
    Why do these builders not see this and stop labeling their jobs ?

    Just build the bike kids and say Here. What do you think ?
    BECAUSE thats what your doing..

  9. 9 RUB Feb 19th, 2013 at 1:32 am

    something about “port o let” blue hair that says skank ………..

  10. 10 burnout Feb 19th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I like it. The ONLY thing I would change is the wheels. BUT this is a super cool bike and it turned out the way they wanted it to. And I think that IS bean’re on the rear fender! peace

  11. 11 golfish Feb 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    LOL at myself…I just got the Jekill & Hyde thing. The young lady has tats on only one side of her body, I think 🙂

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