Word on the street is Pat Patterson likes to party. I didn't get a chance to share a drink with the man, but after seeing the motorcycles this one-time long-haul trucker designs, builds and paints in-house at his Led Sled Customs shop in Dayton, Ohio, I'd have glady sprung for the first round. You see, Pat was among the first in a growing line of custom fabricators who are unapologetic about their love for late-model Sportsters. I'm a fan of the MoCo's girl's bike, too, so I wanted to see what Pat has up his sleeve.
This shovel doesn't fall into Pat's usual oeuvre, and that's why it caught my eye last month in Daytona. Grab a cocktail and take a sip of some sweet rust belt engineering, Pat Patterson style.
Visit the spec sheet for the Mercury bike on the Led Sled website.
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