This motorcycle seen above is a work of art, the entire frame of the bike has been expertly converted into a human skeleton form. The front forks of the bike are the arms of the skeleton and its hands are the wheel hubs.
With no obvious speedometer or lights of any description this bike may not be street legal...but who cares right!
Straight out of hell or straight out of Hollywood, this bike has a gut busting 2.3 liter Ford engine with a variable flow hydraulic drive, hammer forged sixteen gauge cold rolled steel skeleton shell. It weighs eight hundred and 50 pounds and has a top speed of 90 - 95 mph.
It looks very sleek and would raise a few eyebrows cruising down main street. If it were my bike I would paint the bones up in white enamel for better aesthetical appearance. I would wear a devil costume with horns coming out of my lid too.
The tire on the back is reminiscent of a car tire which in all probability it actually is. The stack exhaust pipes sticking out of the right side might be a bit intoxicating for the rider too and I would guess that its not equipped with any noise bafflers or silencers...well hopefully!
A bike like this would just have to be as loud as possible...and then some, yeah!
There does not appear to be a chain around the rear drive cog in the image above, which could indicate that the bike was still under construction when these photos were taken. Also there are no obvious brake cables or any electric cables.
Overall though a really nice and extraordinary motorbike that any self respecting motorcycle gang member would look more than at home on!
Seeing this bone bike in your rear view mirror might make you look twice. The perfect way to travel to any Halloween party though and a whole lot of fun too, especially if the rider was to wear some devilish looking leathers. Maybe get some speakers rigged up and play some heavy metal.
The Bone bike was created by John Holt in 2004-5 who was then about 37 years old, a self taught metal worker who, in 1995 actually designed and made medieval style suits of armor that were sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York City.
The virtually all handmade Bone bike was built in his basement shop in Boone County, Illinois, USA. The skeleton would actually be nine feet, two inches tall if it stood upright. Below is a photo of John Holt, who actually named his Bone bike as " Iron Death " Very suitable too, if I may say so!
The skeleton has a giant skull in front with one headlight in each eye socket, and 32 teeth in its awesome jaws. This is the first motorcycle that Holt has built, and it took him just under two years to make, fashioning it after a plastic model of a skeleton he bought at a hobby shop.
Although the seat wasn't padded, in 2006 Holt rode it to the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in South Dakota and won third place in the Rats Hole competition. He also displayed it at the 2006. Bikerfest in Daytona beach, Florida. Also at the Motor Show in Essen, Germany...the European equivalent of the Detroit Auto Show.
It appears that there are other custom bikes like this one on the scene, the Skeleton bike seen below is from a guy called John Farr, who works for Cryptocycles.com in the U.S.A.
Sure is some nice chrome plating on there as
Yeah and making no
bones about it, this bike sure going to make your eyes light up.
Yeah and making no bones about it, this bike sure going to make your eyes light up.
There are actually quite a few bikes in the world that are designed to look like a skeleton, this bone bike below also qualifies and it looks quite cool...
...the handlebars are horns growing out of the skull, its also holding a lantern in its mouth that doubles as a headlight. Another interesting feature is that the skeleton has a spiny tail that acts as a fender.
Anyway...I always assumed that a real bone color would look better than steel and I think I was right...
This creation is by a guy who calls himself CombiChrist and I would say that he has got the color scheme just right...especially the skulls sockets.
Indeed it look like the news of these bone bikes has gone viral..now they are all doing it!
My respects to the creators of these bikes
that are all great! Please contact me for credits etc. Its only a
matter of time before American Chopper guys @ OCC make
one of these and if not why not?
Page created November 3rd 2006. Updated November 16th 2012