Throwback Thursday: KillaJoule front end

The front end of the KillaJoule was originally designed by my dad Sven. We wanted a solution that was relatively low so I can see over the front wheel without adding too much height to the vehicle. We also needed something that we could build on our shoestring budget. Many other motorcycle streamliners have center hub steering, but it is really expensive and complicated to build and often give a lot of grief.

My dad sat down at this drawing board (an actual drawing board with paper and pencils), and created this solution for us. My mom scanned the drawing and emailed it to me, and I later received the original in the mail. Together with Clay and Gary Gardiner that helped us fabricate the original chassis, we built the whole front end in almost no time (like a day or two). It has worked great ever since.

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