Arlen Ness was born in 1939 in Minnesota (USA), and in the 1970s was carried away by motorcycle customization. Over the next forty years, he acquired the glory of moto-customizer number 1 in both America and the world. Hand-made motorcycles brand Arlen Ness brightly stand out from a number of colleagues thanks to the non-standard approach of the master to his work.
1995 year. Smooth-Ness became an allusion to the classic Bugatti era of Art Deco.
It is interesting that Ness did not sell much of the motorcycles of his work, but left it to himself – today a small museum works on the basis of his custom workshop, where the most famous cars are exhibited. Today, Arlene’s son, Corey Ness, leads the business. In addition to manufacturing custom, the Ness family sells motorcycle equipment, spare parts and ready-made motorcycles Victory and Indian.
1999 year. Arrow Bike – bike in the Art Deco style; Arlen was inspired by cars of the 1930s.
1995 year. Ness-Stalgia. Retro bike in the style of the 50’s. The visual base of the design was the Chevrolet Bel Air 1957 car.
2005 year. Jet Bike. For many years, Ness wanted to build a jet bike. The resultant Jet Bike is powered by a helicopter turbine purchased at the sale and refurbished.
1999 year. Half & Half. Nostalgic motorcycle, which Arlen built in memory of the first custom built by him in the 1970s.
1999, Avon Bike. But this is an advertising bike, designed to demonstrate the advantages of a wide rear tire of the new form factor, just in the year presented by Avon.
2004 year, Top Banana. A huge motorcycle made by Nessom almost from scratch, without using the existing base. Such tales are rarely done by customizers, since this requires serious work.
1990, Ferrari Bike. In the mid-1980s, Ness visited the Ferrari plant and for three years, from 1987 to 1990, he created a motorcycle that could be produced by a famous Italian firm, if at all he made two-wheeled vehicles.
1977 year. Untouchable – the first custom-bike Arlen Ness. It is based on Harley-Davidson Knucklehead 1963, bought by Arlen for $ 300.