Few motorcycles become legendary the first day their owners kick them. The Born Free 3 knuckle is one such machine. Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably familiar with this bike and the men who made it happen. This beautiful machine was built by Kiyo at Garage Company in Inglewood, California, with one purpose in mind: to give it away. Well, not quite "give." To win it, you need to be holding the winning ticket. Those tickets are free when you buy a $25 poster from the event organizers. Imagining winning a Garage Company custom for 25 dollars. Mind boggling.
The Born Free crew gave Kiyo little direction on the project. Broad strokes only, then they left it in his capable hands as the world watched through blogs and countless promotional photos during the build process. Kiyo rebuilt the FL engine and '47 trans early on and then moved to the countless parts that were modified or built from scratch: the tank, fender, sissy bar, handlebars, risers, remote oil filter, pegs, pipes, seat pan, chain guard, petcocks, mid-controls, mouse trap, and so on. The result? A stunningly understated, classy chop built by a guy who truly loves his craft.
The Born Free show date is June 25th, 2011.
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