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Custom Art Deco-era Henderson Motorcycle

Fri, 10 Sep 2010

When we saw pictures of this recently restored art-deco custom built back in 1936, we felt we needed to share them with you.

A 1930 KJ Henderson provides the platform for the sculpted design originally built by O. Ray Courtney, and itís powered by an air-cooled inline four-cylinder engine. It has a sister bike built on a 1930s Indian.

Courtneyís Henderson was resurrected by its current owner, Frank Westfall from Syracuse, NY, who showed it at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet last June. Not just a museum piece, the bike was ridden around the meetís grounds over the weekend by its enthusiastic owner.

More photos after the jump.

While itís obviously not a practical machine, its curvaceous art-deco-era bodywork is absolutely stunning.


By Kevin Duke

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