i don’t profess to know all about motorcycles, even though at one time, i used to repair reccee motorcycles in the service, but i do know a two-wheel beauty when i see one, such as this Harley Panhead as custom by California-based custom motorcycle builder, Noise Cycles. the fact that this 1952 Harley Panhead has been crowned the ‘Best of Show’ at the top custom bike event in the United States, Born Free 5, says a lot about this custom two-wheeler (and to certain extend, my taste, if i may say so myself). nested within the Panhead swingarm frame is a 88ci 1962 EL Panhead motor, paired to an S&S dual throat carb, while power transfer is by the way of a Barnetts high performance clutch.

other noteworthy specs and works include a quick-release handcrafted aluminum fuel tank, a stainless steel exhaust system, Yamaha Racing TD3 270mm four-leading shoe front drum brake, spoked wheels wrapped in Excelsior 400-19 up front and Firestone 500-16 at the rear, plus tons of one-off pieces. rounding up the package is a brush, matte paint job done by L.A.-based Sonny Boy Paint. by now, it should be clear that you are not going to lay your hands (and butt) on this steed, but you could always touch base with Noise Cycles’ Scott Jones and see what you could do for you, if money is of no object. take a look at a handful of images look below, or hit up BIKEEXIF for a bunch of other photos.

image credit: Jose Gallina / Scott Jones
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