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S&S Cycle Presents Today's Top Custom Bike Builders

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In 1958 George Smith started a small company called S & S Cycle. His mission: “To make all bikes go faster.” Fifty years later, S & S Cycle is everything Smith envisioned. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the world’s premiere builder of aftermarket V-twin motorcycle engines and components commissioned custom motorcycles from fifty top builders. The competition that grew out of this challenge unfolds in the pages of S & S Presents Today's Top Custom Bike Builders, which showcases the splendid ...

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Overview

In 1958 George Smith started a small company called S & S Cycle. His mission: “To make all bikes go faster.” Fifty years later, S & S Cycle is everything Smith envisioned. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the world’s premiere builder of aftermarket V-twin motorcycle engines and components commissioned custom motorcycles from fifty top builders. The competition that grew out of this challenge unfolds in the pages of S & S Presents Today's Top Custom Bike Builders, which showcases the splendid bikes built for S & S’s fiftieth anniversary show. The book, beginning with a brief history of S & S Cycle, features four-page spreads on each motorcycle, along with profiles of the builders—including Chica, Cory Ness, Paul Cox, Jerry Covington, Jesse Rooke, Redneck Engineering, Arlen Ness, Kim Suter, Brian Klock, Kendall Johnson, Roger Bourget, Rick Fairless, Fred Kodlin, and Paul Teuttel Sr. With illustrations by master custom-bike photographer Michael Lichter, this is as much a celebration of the custom builder’s art as it is a tribute to S & S Cycle’s accomplishment.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The $40 coffee-table tome has a bit of company history, a foreword by Jay Leno and 223 pages of beautiful photography with profiles on each builder.” – Cycle World
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760336038
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 9/24/2009
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 927,588
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Kelly is the Communications Manager for S&S Cycle, the leader in V-twin performance engines and components. He was editor at Hot Bike magazine for over eight years and at Street Chopper magazine for five years. Kelly lives in Onalaska, Wisconsin with his wife Marcia, their two dogs, one cat, his customized Dyna, and a Honda super-moto bike.

Since the early 1980s, Michael Lichter has been photographing custom motorcycles, often hanging from the beds of pickup trucks during rainstorms, photographing packs of bikers in places like Daytona Beach and Sturgis, South Dakota for the pages of Easyriders magazine. He has written and photographed a number of books. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Jay Leno

Prologue:

S&S 50th Anniversary Celebration

A party for the history books . . . or history for the party books

Introduction:

S&S Cycle History

Section I: P-Series Engines

Chapter 1

David Anthony:

The Beast

Chapter 2

Branko Built

Panvision

Chapter 3

Central Coast Cycles

Hulk Bike

Chapter 4

“Chica”

Chapter 5

Paul Cox 

Sword of Damocles

Chapter 6

Departure Bike Works

TLC Forever

Chapter 7

HogTech

Swedish Chopper

Chapter 8

Krugger Motorcycle Company

Half Day

Chapter 9

Cory Ness

Narrow Minded

Chapter 10

Trevelen

SuperCo

Section II: SB-Series Engines

Chapter 11

Engineering and More

Wakan Track Racer 100

Chapter 12

Krazy Horse Customs

Krazy Racer

Chapter 13

Odyssey Motorcycles

Chapter 14

Prugh Design

Silas

Chapter 15

Redneck Engineering

S&S 50th Tribute Bike

Chapter 16

Jesse Rooke

Chapter 17

Skeeter Todd

Pro Street Sportster

Chapter 18

Stonebridge Motor Company

Little Miss Dynamite

Section III: SH-Series Engines

Chapter 19

Church of Choppers

Chapter 20

Cook Customs

Chapter 21

Covingtons Cycle City

Chapter 22

Bill Dodge

Model 71

Chapter 23

Keiji Kawakita 

StG Nautilus

Chapter 24

Zach Ness

Chapter 25

Chris Olson

Remember

Chapter 26

Donnie Smith Custom Cycle

Chapter 27

Special Parts Supply

Speed Demon

Chapter 28

Sucker Punch Sallys

Section IV: V-Series Engines

Chapter 29

Nicolas Chauvin

Wild Night

Chapter 30

Flyrite Choppers

Reach for the Sky

Chapter 31

Kendall Johnson Customs

Chapter 32

Kris Krome

D.E.S. 1

Chapter 33

Arlen Ness

Chapter 34

Revolution Manufacturing

CFXSS-1

Chapter 35

Sabers Specialties

Section V: T-Series Engines

Chapter 36

Bennett’s Performance

G1

Chapter 37

Rick Fairless

Pam

Chapter 38

G2 Motorsports

G2 Custom

Chapter 39

Dan Roche

NC Machine

Chapter 40

Walz Hardcore Cycles

Ferrari Bike

Section VI: X-Series Engines

Chapter 41

Big Bear Choppers

Chapter 42

Bourget’s Bike Works

Magnum Fat Daddy

Chapter 43

Chopper Dave’s

Secret Weapon

Chapter 44

Dougz Custom Paint and Fabrication 

Pro Tour X

Chapter 45

Aldo Querio Gianetto

Strega

Chapter 46

Kiwi Indian

Chieftain

Chapter 47

Klock Werks

Swapmeet Louie

Chapter 48

Fred Kodlin

K-Wedge

Chapter 49

Orange County Choppers

Chapter 50

Road Rage Custom

S&S Anniversary Special

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