“One Guilty Indian!” These words resonate loud and clear as the sound of a legend, the 84 cubic inch Kiwi Indian V-twin comes to life as a bobber at the hands of Mike Tomas of Kiwi Motorcycles and Cj Hanlon of Guilty Customs. These two companies have come together to craft the industry’s first manufactured custom Indian Bobber. The heart of an Indian in the hands of craftsmen
“Indian motorcycles were recognized and respected throughout the industrialized world for its leading edge design, durability and quality coupled with style and beauty. What Kiwi and Guilty are doing is establishing the Indian Bobber as an innovative player in the custom world that provides riders with an unmatched riding experience and a piece of history. The Indian Bobber is an alternative riding experience to the flurry of chrome, paint jobs that mask craftsmanship and mechanical complexities that make the motorcycling experience less than desirable”, says Tomas, president and owner of Kiwi Motorcycles.
Kiwi and Guilty Customs share the passion in creating a dependable, unique motorcycle that sparks a bit of nostalgia at a reasonable price. Match this with the people to support the consumer after the sale, and this venture was an easy choice for both Tomas and Hanlon.
“The bobber’s unique styling, low center of gravity, simple lines, superior handling characteristics teamed with rider comfort, this bike will not only interest the Indian fan, but will be uniquely positioned to satisfy female riders.” Says CJ Hanlon, owner of Guilty Customs. “Of course the Indian Bobber can be modified to fit the needs and wants of the individual rider, but the basic model will be just as you see it, simple.” The base price for the Indian Bobber will start in the mid 20’s.
The Indian Bobber will be manufactured in the Guilty Customs’ facility in Apopka Florida with Kiwi Motorcycles providing the proprietary Kiwi Flathead 42 degree v-twin motors, 4 speed transmissions and other Indian based component necessary to make this bobber a true “blood brother” to the legendary Indian line. The motorcycles will be sold through a network of dealers throughout North America. Other negotiations include dealers in Europe and South America.
Kiwi Motorcycles (http://www.kiwimotorcycles.com/) is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of vintage Indian brand motorcycle parts. Largely a mail/online order supplier, the company carries everything from entire “build-your-own” kits, engines to saddlebags, exhaust systems to instrument panels, tires to handlebars, and everything in between including apparel and novelty items.
Guilty Customs, LLC (http://www.guiltycustoms.com/) is a licensed motorcycle manufacturer that is quickly establishing itself in the custom chopper industry by bringing to the discerning consumer, innovative and “rider friendly” custom motorcycles at a reasonable price point that is affordable. Guilty is one of the few companies with a line exclusively for female riders.
In Hanlon’s words, “at Guilty Customs, we are guilty!... of wanting to give the motorcycle enthusiast the bike and the experience they deserve!”
Dealer Inquiries should be directed to Cj Hanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org.