Custom Bikes

Meet the Killer | FWD Hand-built Motorcycle

It’s a thoroughly modern-sounding concept for those of us familiar with EVs: a motor mounted within the wheel of the vehicle. Except the bike you see here– despite being new– isn’t exactly based on a modern idea. It’s based, instead, on an idea from the 1930s had by a group of guys named Killinger and Fruend. “After a sleepless night, I started surfing the net,” says Bobby Haas, of the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas (and this bike’s owner). “I came across grainy photographs of an Art Deco bike concocted by a group of German engineers in the 1930s.”   Killinger and Fruend Concept Those grainy online photos captured Haas’ imagination. With his connections in the custom motorcycle world, he quickly settled on a builder– ...