The boardtrack racers of the early 20th century were some of the ballsiest men ever to grace the world with their presence. Their motorcycles had no brakes and very little suspension.
The Sportsman Flyer is a modern take on the classic boardtracker motorcycle genre, the Flyers are beautifully designed from front to back and powered by a hard working two-stroke engine.
The Indian Boardtrack Racers of the early 20th century are quite easily amongst the most beautiful motorcycles ever built, the bikes are the first real generation of motorcycles, they were largely based on bicycles with no rear suspension and very limited front springs.
This is old time racer Bert Denley at the 1925 Isle of Man TT, he’s sitting atop a fantastically grubby single cylinder Norton.
I’m not entirely sure how to categorise this motorcycle, it started life as a 1996 Harley-Davidson Sportster however it’s clearly been reworked from tip to tail and it now resembles a sort of rat rod, heavy boardtracker.
The Sportsman Flyer is a modern take on the classic boardtracker-style of motorcycle, they’re built by Pat Dolan in Gilroy, California and rather surprisingly, they’re available to buy without breaking the bank.
Raven MotoCycles is a boutique custom motorcycle garage run by Jeff Gundlach, the overall design employed by Raven clearly harks back to the glory days of the Brough Superior and early Sunbeam models with perhaps a little boardtracker styling thrown in for good measure.