7 years ago


The name of that person who had a idea to build an old motorcycle that would clock 200 kph is Bernhard Elflein. In Germany, he started an essential qualification to study motorcycle mechanics.

Elflein heard about a barn find Harley shovelhead—an FXS Super Glide. When he got the bike, he moved in Frankfurt and begin to start work on it.

He says,

“I spent a lot of nights reading books, and became obsessed with turning this discarded, original condition FXS into an old fashioned racer.

Elflein rebuilt an 80 c.i shovel motor with an S&S Super B carb and air cover. He took the gas tank from pre-war NSU motorcycle and the oil tank is the component of the 70s-vintage custom bike.

This Super Glide completed after seven months. His planned to take the bike to Bonneville and record an official 200 kph remained, because he started his own workshop, Herzbube Motorcycles.

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