Ricky’s Showstopper

The Mama Tried Show is not a competition but that doesn’t mean builders and visitors alike don’t make comparisons. It was apparent at the 2018 show that one bike stopped people in their tracks: the hand built motorcycle by Enrico de Haas of Hüttenberg, Germany.

In addition to its alloy, jewelry-like finish, what drew in most people was the super sanitary look and evident lack of connection between motor and drivetrain – unnecessary elements because the bike is electric! That factor also figures into the bike’s light weight: 80 kilos or 176.37 pounds. Super slight for a rideable running motorcycle by either measure.

You might notice words and letters carved into many of the bike’s metal elements, such as Soli Deo Gloria. What’s this about? It’s Enrico’s nod to artists of Baroque and Medieval times who often added them—or just the three initials “s.d.g”—to their work. It stands for Soli Deo Gloria, Glory to God Alone.

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My US trip is now finally over. So i had to take the AlSi9Mg apart as i take it home as check in luggage on the plane. Enjoy the video of me taking it apart at #HiBondModified Music "PCH diamond" by The Picturebooks and editing by Tobias KunzThanks to everybody who made this trip possible and to the US bike scene for the overwhelming reactions to our work! And the bihgest thank you go to Julius Herbel and my beautiful wife for keeping everything going back home!….#wannabeshop #wannabechoppers #handmade #castaluminum #ebike @the1moto @mamatriedshow @thebozrides @lenos_garage @jaylenosgarage @matchlight_motorcycleshow @artandwheelsbasel #handwerk #craftsmanship #madeingermany #sandcasting #theartofthemotorcycle #chopperporn #choppershit @motorcyclestorehouse @biltwell @lowbrowcustoms #chopperlife #lowbrowlife #chopper #bobber #caferacer #motorcycleporn #vintagemotorcycle #vintage #solideogloria

Posted by Wannabe-Choppers on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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