2017 "Sleeper" 1914 Excelsior Twin

Second Floor - Industry

If one person represents the origin point of the Alt.Custom movement, it must be Shinya Kimura. Working since 1992 in Japan with Zero Engineering, Kimura developed a highly personal chopper aesthetic that became known as “Zero style.” All of his work includes his distinctive style of bodywork of hand-hammered aluminum, but the “Sleeper” also incorporates a totally custom-fabricated frame that is built around a vintage motor. In this respect, both the “Sleeper” and “Needle” are especially unusual in Kimura’s artistic oeuvre.

Courtesy of Chabott Engineering