Like its fictional namesake, the bespoke Gatsby motorcycle appears larger than life and leaves an indelible impression of unbridled excess.
Commissioned by a private collector in California, designed by Paul Yang, and built by Larry Nagel (partners in Dreamcraft Motorcycles back in 2007), the unique expression of industrial art has at its heart a 110 hp, Rotec 7-cylinder radial engine. Forged from iron, it also boasts a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
When Yang was asked about his inspiration for the name by writer Marco R. Della Cava (for the Robb Report article The Artists of the Motorcycle published in 2007), he replied, “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.”