The late 1950s were simpler times, and this motorcycle, crafted by legendary bike builder Arlen Ness, is, for many, reminiscent of their teenage years.
This bike that reminds many of sock hops, cruising and happy times.
1. Called “Ness-Stalgia,” the machine was actually the brainchild of Carl Brouhard, a graphic artist who worked for Ness.
2. “We thought we'd do it for fun. But it ended up being a bike that's known all over the world,” Ness said.
3. The bike, unveiled in 1995, has the distinctive look of a 1957 Chevy and even makes use of a ‘57 Chevy headlight bezel to hold the bike's headlight.
4. The bike's front fork is stretched 5 inches, and the rear is stretched another 2 inches, which is consistent with Ness's style of long and low machines.
5. The bodywork is all hand-formed aluminum. The engine is a stock Harley-Davidson Evo motor.
6. The 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels were produced by Performance Machine, and the bike sports lots of chrome.
7. Ness says that if he could only keep three of the bikes he has ever built, this would be one of them.