BLACK & BRASS BOBBER: 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA.
‘You’re never too old…’ that’s where the quote should end, because time and again, no matter what the endeavor, human beings prove that you’re simply never too old or past your prime to give anything a go. Sadly in the motorcycle world, too many people are sold the false belief that if you don’t start young, then you shouldn’t start at all. Well, your honour, here we offer up Exhibit A as proof positive that learning to ride or build bikes is something you should simply not delay. As family man Stephan from Germany delivers up this stunning home-built 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA Flathead Bobber.
“I work as a Project Manager in a medium-size machinery factory. My background is actually electronics engineer.” Stephan who hails from Hamburg tells us. He’s always held dreams of owning a Harley and lusted after Milwaukee muscle for as long as he can remember, so back in 2015 and then aged 34, Stephan decided it was time to get his motorcycle license and learn to ride. But rather than buy a little 250cc machine, he chose a Sportster 48 as his first bike and quickly settled into the V-Twin lifestyle. A lifetime member of the Forty Fivers Motorcycle Club, the Sporty was given a brief custom overhaul and it was time to move on.