The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised

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The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber
Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised

Sold for US$ 11,500 inc. premium
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised
• Modern interpretation of the timeless bobber
• Featured in the magazine Cycle Source

Excelsis Deo as in gloria in excelsis deo is literally translated into 'glory to god in the highest.' This motorcycle was built by Chaos Cycle, located in Mastic, Long Island, New York State, George and Dee Stinsman's custom motorcycle building business. The Chaos Theory is this, 'For years cookie cutter customs and "production custom motorcycles" (an oxymoron in itself) ruled the streets. You see them at any local cruise spot lined up in the parking lots looking identical, with exception to their paint jobs and the size of their rear tires. We decided to try to change people perception of what a real custom bike is'. Some of the Stinsman's best works carry names like this; Lot Lizzard, a Panhead bobber; the Donkey Punch, a Panhead lowrider; the Dirty Brit, a Triumph bobber; and this bike, Excelsis Deo.

Excelsis Deo was featured at length in Cycle Source magazine under the title of 'A Tall Tale of Radical Royalty'. The bike was commissioned by Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxisy, a Brooklyn 'Village' resident and figurehead in the art and fashion world. The established goal was a stunning yet rideable machine that on a warm day could be used even to commute across the city landscape of potholes, stop signs and traffic lights. Within the Chaos Cycle 'soft tail' frame sits a 96ci S&S 'shovelhead' v-twin complete with an Ultima primary and a Baker five-speed transmission. The Paugcho springer front end has Chaos custom front legs. The leather seat and battery box is by Xian Leather, the tank is from LA Choprods and the coated surfaces are from AAA Powderworks with paint from Colorworks. Handlebars are Chaos Punken Zs, foot controls from Damraider, hand controls from Performance Machine, headlight from Crime Scene, and brake calipers from Hawg Halters Calipers.

Show or ride? Or both? And bask in the glory. It's the only one.

Footnotes

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Saleroom notices

  • Please note the estimate in the printed catalog is incorrect. The correct estimate is $15,000 - 20,000.
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The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
The property Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2011 Chaos Cycle 'Excelsis Deo' Bobber Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
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