dWRENCHED - PART DEUX


     Two years ago I was writing a short article about this crazy ''in-progress'' chopper that was called HD Bel Air. Now the bike is done...

  And when I say ''done'' I mean built and got massive exposure at the Grand National Roadster Show this year. By the way, you can check some cool customs that were present at GNRS, here
When I first wrote about HD Bel Air the bike looked like this :




  And at that time I wrote :

   ''Legendary American Cars like The Bel Air have put their mark on every bike-car fan all around the world. The beautiful rear ends of the 57 Bel Air pushed Lupo, a French wrench monkey, even further. This is how the plan of making a custom Harley with the Bel Air rear end was born...
 As dWrenched as it sounds, this was a make or break project. Something wild like this can only look very cool or dumb. Everything is allowed in cartoons, but in the real world...
     Lupo had a ton of work rescaling, cutting and welding the ’57 Chevrolet steel fenders to his motorcycle project. To make it look right.
      The hedlight was also built by the 57's Bel Air pattern. 
A long custom made rear swing arm was in order. A lot of the attention was required for the exhaust too. It runs inside the fenders, so it had to be attached to the swing arm for both to travel at the same time. The exhaust is made from stainless steel. Harley Twin Cam engine.''


    Since then Lupo, from Lupo Racing ,  took care of his baby and it turned out really...really great !










    Besides the massive attention, HD Bel Air received the ''America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle'' award at GNRS... so that's something major. It also proves that then again, wild imagination and top notch craftmanship can still be recognized.
    Posted above is a photo with all the details you could be asking about when it comes to this build; so my babbles end here. Thank God (I know ). Congrats Lupo !







    The dW 2012 article with the HD Bel Air in raw stage here .
Photos by Lupo racing & Digital Tour

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