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.