A fifth generation motorcycle builder from France, Alan Bernard is the founder of Santiago Chopper. His work has appeared on TV and on countless magazines covers from around the world.
Alan’s motorcycles have being ridden in and around places like Australia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, France, Belgium and Germany.
This beautiful Red & Silver Norley Café Racer is the hybrid between Harley and Norton. Alan started the build from the ground up using a Norton looking frame with Café Racer style bodywork, in which he cradled a 1200cc Harley Sportster engine and transmission.
The frame, swingarm with bearings and spindle plus rear engine mounts was supplied by UK manufacturer JW Motorcycles. The kit is also available at Santiago Chopper in the United States.
The fuel tanks were hand crafted in Aluminium to exacting standards. The fuel tap fitting on this bike is at the rear to the left so it does not interfere with the engines rear cylinder head. Fabricated aluminium type oil tank complete with aero filler cap. The tank is held by two bonded rubber mounts as used by Harley oil tanks, and sits on a platform. Handlebar Grips 7/8″ – Pro Sport Cushioned is designed to reduce vibration.
Front of this Norley is a Ducati 1000 Sport, engine 2003 Harley Sportster 1200, Ducati modified Triple tree, Brembo Brakes, 16-inch wheels, a Norton Manx style seat, CR Racing Carburetor, two into one SuperTrapp performance exhaust, Brembo brakes and Beringer hand controls. It weighs less than 380 lbs. Craig Paint in Tampa did the beautiful paint job on this Norley Café Racer.
Mecum Auctions offered this 2011 Norley Café Racer Motorcycle at no reserve on Saturday May 21-2011, during the Original Spring Classic Auction at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind.