Lake Racer Inspired

During Biketoberfest Boardwalk Show I stumbled on this little gem in white, red and black built by Zsolt Muller of Hungary’s Muce Choppers. Evidently, the inspiration is coming from the Salt Flat racers of the 50’s & 60’s. The one-off frame uses the engine as a stress member, a black coated 1991 rebuilt Sportster engine. The curved pipes are stainless steel and emphasize the flowing lines of the frame. The front end was hand made at the shop and uses a mountain bike shock. Bars are also Muce work and are featured with an internal throttle. Both wheels are 19 x 2 1/5" dressed in Mitas tires. And if you wonder about the headlight, it comes….from an old Russian moped. See more at Muce Choppers Hungary   

8 Responses to “Lake Racer Inspired”

  1. 1 goldiron Nov 22nd, 2007 at 8:53 am

    Very alluring flow of lines, colors and shapes. Strikes a balance.

  2. 2 Ristic Pierre Nov 22nd, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    And the inspiration is in the bike name too: “Sö bike” (Sö can be prononced as “show”) and sö in hungarian is “salt”…

    Pour dire en français (car je parle mieux en hongrois et en français 😉 SÖ qui se prononce phonétiquement [show] veut dire “sel” en hongrois 😉

  3. 3 BERTY Nov 22nd, 2007 at 2:45 pm


  4. 4 gustian Nov 22nd, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Nice bike indeed…….

    it appeared in the februari-issue of FREEWAY (Harley-Davidson & Good Vibrations).That’s my monthly favorit French magazine over here in Belgium.
    For Berty and Pierre…., pour continuer en Français, une belle bécane, qui a été construite avec la filosofie …., “ON FAIT CE QU’ON PEUT AVEC CE QU’ON A” (citation de FREEWAY)
    In other words, “WE MAKE WHAT WE CAN WITH WHAT WE HAVE”.

    The bike ended as the 10 th most beautifull show bike of Europe. Not so bad for what was once a little 883…

    See ya, a plus tard, tot later, bis nach

  5. 5 Mucechopper's webmaster Nov 23rd, 2007 at 7:07 am

    Website of Mucechoppers:

  6. 6 American V-Twin Nov 26th, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    How do you say UGLY in Hungarian?

  7. 7 jatinder pal Nov 27th, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Different and daring design and colour selection.this is what a custom should be.

  8. 8 velo Feb 23rd, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    to american v-twin. keep your bagger.

    some of us here are actually interested in design. while aesthetic is subjective, this is an interesting departure from the stretched, rake behemoths that builders sell from $75,000 that won’t fetch $25,000 the following year.

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