Christian de Kant of DK Motorrad builds high-end custom bikes based on old-school frames from the ’40s and ’50s at his company in Switzerland. Christian draws his inspiration for building bikes in Japanese and American cultures, and he tries to give them a bit of the European flavor of being well built.
The newest creation from Swiss bike builder is a custom Harley Davidson 1949 Panhead which was entirely rebuilt staying true to the way choppers were built many years ago. All the major components, such as the engine, trans and frame are original 1949, however, they have been rebuilt by Christian, making them more reliable. Custom fabrication is handmade – the foot pegs, sissy bar (rear tail section), handle bars and exhausts. The tank and fender are parts collected of the years. The front tire is 21″ with an Avon tire and the rear is a 16″ with an Avon tire.
The price for this Custom Harley Davidson 1949 Panhead is €40,000 or about $56,500 and other custom bikes from DK Motorrad are priced from €30,000 to €100,000. [DK Motorrad]