I never met Von Dutch, but I did see his Harley VL that he had ridden to a meet around 1950. It was striped as usual with him, but it was a very grungy looking bike that looked like it had been left behind someones barn a few years.
I noticed they photographed the bike sitting out in the middle of a desert. Why don't they take some action photos of the bike getting to the desert. I suppose sitting on the back of a trailer would reveal to much about how useless these bikes actually are.
Amazing isn't it? I mean how can you call motorcycles "customs" when they look as assemblyline alike as Hondas? This Von Dutch looks just like any other goosenecked rigid POS. How do you tell the dif without a scorecard?
My Chev K2500 is a "custom " too by these standards.
Oooooh. Goose neck. Twisty springer. Flexy frame. Long skinny fuel tank. How original. Never seen anything like that before.
And I simply can't wait for the "greaser chic" fashion show! Can you even say "greaser" any more? "Garage couture". LMFAO!
"Kustom Kulture is a movement that started in 1950-60s car and motorcycle culture and continues today. The concept at the basis of this principle is that everyone is an individual with their own sense of style that reflects their personality. Kustom Kulture is an ideology that allows people to express themselves through the artistry of their vehicles."
It only means something if you build it yourself. Anything you BUY to reflect your personality just reflects the fact that you're an empty-headed consummeroid drone.
Actualy this is the perfect Sturgis bike. Just as Sturgis has went from an annual party that people rode whatever they could to attend, to a scripted "event" that allows "bikers" to trailer their $60,000 "customs" to so they can dress up and play tuffy for a few days. "Von Dutch Inc." has went from a crazy guy running a custom shop building hot rods and bikes to a must have fashion statement for the likes of Britiny Spears.....
Both have become parodies of themselves, they deserve each other.