2006 Chicara Art 1 Classic

Chicara Art 1 ClassicThe Japanese artist Chicara Nagata won the Grand Prize in the 2006 World Championship of Custom Bike Building. His latest bikes are now on display at the Ippodo Gallery in New York; each is created from almost 500 parts, and takes 7,500 hours to complete. ‘Chicara Art 1 Classic’ is based on a 1939 Harley Davidson and sports a 1200cc flathead twin. [Thanks DoubleOhTwo]

  • misteradiant

    what a beautiful chop. it’s done in the classic japanese bobber style but that front end…. wow. calling it “gooseneck” doesn’t do it justice. the springer action is really one-of-a-kind. what an incredible bike.

    thanks for profiling great bikes from every background.