Unusual Bike of the Week – The Gatsby

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 Paul Yang of IronGatsby Motorcycle is the designer of the beautiful and unique Gatsby.  Built by Larry Nagel, the bike is designed around the Rotec 7 cylinder radial engine.  To round out the look, the Gatsby sports 23 inch wheels front and back, and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to get the 110+ horsepower transferred efficiently to the ground.  Despite the engineering challenges, the bike has a very clean and stylish look, a testament to the skills of both designer and builder alike.  Yang once likened the design of the Gatsby to the era portrayed in the great novel saying-  “Gatsby represents the roaring twenties. I’m very fond of this era in U.S. history. This is the time when everyone was eccentric, and the machines they built and drove represented their optimism and creativity.” 

-We agree.

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