The bike builder with the most machines and the biggest footprint on the Limpnickie Lot is that event's co-founder, Taber Nash. Taber and his siblings launched Nash Motorcycle Company in 2003, and eight years on he and his brother Teddy continue to build motorcycles, parts and accessories at their family-run chop shop in the Pacific Northwest.
Boy Wonder is a tidy rigid that's been on display in the Nash booth and their website for some time now, but it's a typical example of Taber's custom motorcycle aesthetic. NMC's signature Gimp Hangers are featured on this otherwise long and low ironhead, as are other custom touches like the Nash brake pedal, a sidebag that houses the electricals, and bold NMC paint by French Kiss Kustoms.
There's some clever repurposing happening on this machine, with the aluminum softball bats-cum-foot pegs being the most obvious. Love or hate the side bag, fans of a clean look can not argue against the contribution this feature makes to Boy Wonder's appearance in right profile. I personally love electric-start motorcycles, so you'll hear no complaints from me.
The aforementioned French Kiss Kustom paint has some neat things going on with matte and flake that photos don't do justice. Bold type treatments are often too showy for some people's taste, but this bike pulls it off nicely. Most of Nash's other custom bikes feature hand clutches mounted on jockey shifters, foot clutches, or similar garage-built technology. Wonder Boy boasts stock Harley hand controls, gently massaged to add style without compromising function. Kudos, Taber for keeping things simple and showing such restraint. May people think a bike's got to be complicated and decorated to garner attention in today's scene, and your Boy Wonder proves this simply isn't the case.
To see more of the Boy Wonder, visit the NMC website.
To follow the Nash clan in their daily chopper exploits, visit their blog.