Bang bang... let's roll !

    This is  another bike I've been searchin' more of for...ever. Took me a few (good) months but now I can finally make a good, informative article about this crazy 1957 Panhead.
    Called BC2, it was built by Stuhti and Christian, aka Bike Manufaktur Eggesin, a bike shop in Germany. The heavy and  military influences come from a few MG 53 machine guns, replicas of the German MG 42 machine guns... You can read more about the guns, here.

     The wow factor elevates once you learn how to actually use the throttle on this bike... It's really activated by pulling the triggers !!! It's also equipped with a manual gearbox, operated using cables on the cocking slide the MGs.
    The stator is made of a vapor-sawed gun barrel.  Anodized, billet wheels. The part that I like most of the machine guns, the barrel-front part was used to make the exhaust.

     This is clearly not a daily rider. Nor a shit theme bike we use(d) to see on TV. It has a lot of good taste, crazy ingineering and the proper-heavy look of an military vehicle. The bike started collecting lots of awards, including  "Best of Show" at the "Thunderball" in Finland in 2014.
     It's a whole new level of cool. dWrenched level hahaha !

And just for you grease monkey, spec freaks like me :

Engine: '57 Panhead
Displacement: 66 cui (1200 cc)
Power: 60 hp at 5400 rev / min
Carburetor: Linkert M-74B
Ignition: Mallory
Clutch: Scorpion lock-up
Exhaust: Bike Factory
Transmission: 4-Speed Kicker OEM, Baker Parts
Suspension: Wishbone Starrahmen '57
Fork: Springer inline '57
Wheels: 19 x 2, 125, machined and anodized
Brakes: drum by Kustom Tech
Tank: Bike Factory
Handlebar: Bike Factory
Fittings: Bike Factory
Seat: Bike Factory
Oil tank: Bike Factory
Fender: Bike Factory
Headlights: Bosch, Vintage Type
Footrests: Bike Factory
Sissybar: Bike Factory
Circuit on the tank: Bike Factory
Coating: surface treatment by burnishing

Bike Manufaktur Eggesin

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