Who will bring the bike to life?Posted on January 30, 2010 by barry in Featured Videos, Shows, Videos, WarBikes
“Who was going to build this custom motorcycle?” was pondered aloud around the Commemorative Air Force halls.
Knowing full well that crew chiefs and plane mechanics can rebuild a 1940 air-cooled engine or duct tape together the seat of the airplane tug, they needed an actual motorcycle builder for this particular project.
Names were batted around, and one in particular seemed to really catch everyone’s attention. Ralph Randolph of Knockout Motorcycle Company. His custom bikes were skillful, gleaming works of art that were capable of gracing the road as much as the display stand.
But something else made Ralph stand out. He had a military background as a Marine and he was a pilot. He flies. He can handle the controls as well as the throttle. He routinely keeps two wings airborne and two wheels on the road. He knew what being in a cockpit was like and he knew the honor the Commemorative Air Force was trying to convey with this project.
Now the linch-pin was lobbed at Ralph and the Knockout Team. Could they build a custom motorcycle to honor the Commemorative Air Force legacy in less than a month?
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