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INTRODUCING VINCENT VERMANDEL, A 16 YEAR OLD MOTOR HEAD IN FRANCE AND HIS RECONSTRUCTED FXR

Salut à toi American rider,
Let me introduce my young friend VINCENT VERMANDEL
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This kid is incredible … teenager (sixteen), still at school, still living with his parents of course, no driving license and proud owner of a magnificent, legendary Harley bike, a FXR 1984.DSC_0042

Okay, but the story begins to be interesting when you know that Vincent has fully restaurated this bike … by himself.
Vincent’s father, Jean-Pascal is the owner of a little workshop forty miles from Paris, specialized in Harley Davidson maintenance (regularly working with Zodiac and Custom Chrome parts). It’s a cool place where I like having my coffee on Saturday afternoon … always meet interesting fellows there …006
In the same time, Vincent began to study mechanics at school (he has at least 5 years to achieve his graduation).
Two years ago, in 2015, Vincent and his father found an old FXR abandoned in a hedge (can you believe it?). The owner of the motorcycle let it them the bike for 900$ …Oh yeah!!
Immediately Vincent decide to work on the bike … He spent about 250 hours on the FXR to reach the result you can see on the pix … amazing no? (the bike has now nothing to see with the original stock it was).DSC_0035
In the coming years, Vincent would like to work in the maintenance and restauration of US motorcycles and car. His credo is: quality, performance and aesthetic.
Congrats “young gun” Vincent for your great work, for the way you already have chosen and your pleasant personality.DSC_0037
Ok my American friends, next time you will spend some days in Paris I’ll take you to this little garage to meet the sympathetic Vermandel family … We’ll have a good coffee among interesting bikes …
See ya soon on the road my friend (who knows?).
 
Hervé your French friend.