The KODLIN 'SHINE'

This just has to be the most beautiful bike on the planet... that's engineering, and it's rideable!

Before we start... for those Harley buffs out there; NOOO, the photos are not the wrong way around. Fred Kodlin put the motor the 'other-way-round' in the frame,

to get the drive right, otherwise the bike would have had 5 reverse gears (imagine that - not many people can ride backwards).

This is bike-art at it's very best

Front suspension is under the tank. Everything is hand crafted

check out the front pivot-point on the frame, just above the foot-brake mechanism

Nice and slim

Fred Kodlin built the SHINE

look ma, no ugly cables

rear-wheel masterpiece comes off a Helicopter - fantastic bit of engineering

the front-wheel masterpiece

You saw it in Redline.