We take influences from the 60-70's drag racing scene and combine them a bit with new technology and parts
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
Cj Hanlon of Guilty Customs (http://www.guiltycustoms.com) recognized early on that these "Sportster" evolved S1 and S3 Buells were economical motorcycles and could be picked up fairly readily. However, more important, they were a solid platform to base a line of affordable, comfortable, customizable and dependable motorcycles from. And based upon the consumer response Guilty Customs has hit a nerve with this strategy. With the selling price for this custom between $8 and $10k you can see the reason for the birth of the "1/2 Pint" line.
With over 90 percent of the components coming from the Buell carcas, Guilty is left with the finer points to contend with such as tank and handle bar set up, seat choices as well as paint or raw. With the mandatory conversion from a belt to a chain drive, Mooneye oil bag, ISR racing controls, seat shocks and custom fabricated rear fender and exhaust, this bike hits the road ready to rock.
Don't bother comparing this custom motorcycle with a traditional Harley Davidson, Instead, Carl (Cj) Hanlon and his "Guilty Gang" have taken the concept of custom motorcycles back 30-plus years with raw metal and screaming engines.
"We take influences from the 60-70's drag racing scene and combine them a bit with new technology and parts," said Hanlon, Owner of Guilty Customs. "We want bikes that look cool but keep a raw hot-rod look. So, you'll not find "fluff" as part of our bikes." Aside from stock Buell S1 or S3's the bikes are customized, built, machined and painted locally in Central Florida. Hanlon said. "Our bikes are built to be on the road daily. Looks, while important, are second to functionality."
So far in 2009, and in spite of the economy, the company has increased their bike builds by over 120%.
While many custom bikes are beyond an average rider's price range, Guilty's flagship, "Lucille"- starts at $24,000.00. Guilty's other bikes include: Errant $19,995.00; Dais'd $23,000.00; La Primera Indian Bobber $27,000.00, and Half Pint $10,000.00.
Guilty Customs can be found on the web at http://www.GuiltyCustoms.com or by calling 407.453.0844 or 877-GuiltyOne (484-5896).
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