Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 4, 2009
Ash's bike, "Errant 2" was influenced heavily by it's predecessor "Errant" with it's 70's dragster styling. Spurlin comments about his decision to have his chopper built by Guilty Customs:
"Since I had two bobber styled bikes that were similar in looks, I wanted something different, but dependable and affordable. Another builder told me about Guilty Customs so I called and spoke with Cj. We talked for about an hour via satellite phone and I didn't feel like it was a business call. I knew 100 percent, this company was the kind of business I'd always heard my father and grandfather talk about. Not cookie cutter $65,000 choppers or assembly line bikes, but actual one-on-one discussions about my next bike."
Don't bother comparing this Central Florida custom motorcycle shop with a traditional Harley Davidson, or for that matter to those two-wheeled elaborate masterpieces made famous by TV builders. Instead, Carl (Cj) Hanlon and his "Guilty Gang" of 3 have taken the concept of custom motorcycles back 30 plus years.
"We take influences from the 60-70's drag and chopper scene and tweak them a bit with new technology and parts," said Hanlon, Owner of Guilty Customs. "We want bikes that look cool but keep that old vintage hot-rod or chopper look and are going to be ridden daily. So, you'll not find "fluff" parts on our bikes." Aside from stock Harley Davidson Buell, Sportster and an occasional Triumph engines or new S&S motors, the bikes are customized, built, machined and painted locally in Central Florida.
Guilty Customs (http://www.guiltycustoms.com) bikes (they have 5 models) consist solely of rigid frames, narrow rear wheels and tires, vintage leaf spring or custom build wide/narrow glide girder front ends, aluminum Mooneyes oil bags and a lot of their own custom hand-built parts. Those features make the bikes a lot more affordable, fun and easier to handle when compared to their competitors", Hanlon said.
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 $24,500.00; La Primera Indian Bobber $27,000.00, and Half Pint $10,000.00.
"Those over complicated bikes are mostly for looks, not riding," Hanlon said. "Our bikes are built to be on the road daily. Looks, while important, are second to functionality."
Guilty Customs can be found at http://www.guiltycustoms.com or by calling 407.453.0844 or toll free at 877-GuiltyOne (484-5896).