Charlie Stockwell from Warr’s Harley-Davidson has finally finished the work started back in 1996 with the Frisco Bobber.
The custom bike has had an awfully long period of development – something you wouldn’t expect from a guy who’s just 31 years old.
The latest creation is a modern, audacious mix with similarities to the Unorthodox Softail and the lovely 24 Boardtrack.
Stockwell has often wondered where his influences come from.
He’s travelled a lot, especially in South East Asia and in the US, and the various motorcycles seen there have stayed with him.
They weren’t always Harleys, but the influence that this iconic American brand has had around the world is clear.
A mix of raw materials including leather, brass, copper, aluminium and fabric are what has interested him, with people using what materials they could to create their own unique bikes.
This last Stockwell creation comes from John Hardcastle commissioning the bike builder to transform his Crossbones HD, and Charlie had suggested a project based on the style of the 1970’s California.
The Warr philosophy has always been to start with the chassis, engine, transmission and electronics of the original and so the bike was completely pulled apart, given a full nickel treatment and dark powder coating in place of the chrome finish, and then was equipped with a 2010 Sportster tank.
The mudguards look Japanese in style and the leather has been hand-cut and sewn.
Original Crossbones tyres have been fitted, with a black look at the front and white at the rear.
The headlight has been mounted on the low left to keep a clean look at the front of the bike and leave the front components in full view.
The rear light has been mounted on a small plate and the classic orange candy tint has been used, with a gold and silver glitter coat.
That with the brass combines to make an eye-catching bike.
Frisco Bobber by Charlie Stockwell