HARROD — Gilbert Fox purchased this 2011 Harley-Davidson Chopper four years ago. He bought it from a man who had built it.
“He built 15, and this was the last one he built,” Fox said.
There is no speedometer on the bike, so Fox found an app on his phone that tells him how fast he’s going. He has a holder for his phone on the front of his bike, so he can easily see what speed he is going.
The bike is powered by 1700 CC’s.
Harley-Davidson was founded in 1903, and was one of a few companies that survived the Great Depression.
The customization factor plays a large role in the allure of Harleys. The company is noted for a style of customization that gave rise to the chopper motorcycle style. The company is also known for producing motorcycles for the Army during World War II.
The patriotic bike was driven to Missouri by Fox last year, as his son graduated from basic training.
That was a long trip on a chopper but worth it to Fox, who thought the patriotic theme from the bike fit in with the military graduation.
Fox is not a novice when it comes to owning or riding motorcycles.
“I own three other bikes. I enjoy them all,” Fox said.
Gilbert Fox, of Harrod, owns this patriotically painted 2011 Harley-Davidson Chopper.