First shown at Bike Week 1995, the amazing burger build started in ’93 with Hamburger Harry’s eccentric idea:
….to combine the hamburger, American icon, with another American icon, the Harley Davidson.
Well now it’s Bike Week 2016, 21 years later. The cheesy rider is still rollin’ around Daytona Beach when not parked in The International Hamburger Hall of Fame.
Do you like the vanity plate? 1 burger! That says it all. It’s ONE BIG BURGER!
The fabulous cheeseburger motorcycle has been seen all over the world and has gathered quite the reputation. The Hamburger Harley is a favorite among many during bike week and there really isn’t anything else quite like it. Construction of the Hamburger Harley was not easy. The top of the bun forms the lid, or cowling of the vehicle, which is fitted with hydraulic cylinders that raise and lower the body for easy access. Airbrush artist Chris Cruz created the detailed paintwork on the burger, from the melting cheese fender to the ketchup bottle shock covers. It is complete with cheese, pickles, onions, lettuce and tomato, with a side of fries and a shake. It has decorative neon lighting and steam that rises from the burger, but surely the best part is a stereo which plays the sound of frying burgers as these custom Harley wheels drive down the freeway. Which is exactly what Hamburger Harry does; often using Burger Trike for city cruising, before parking it in the Burger Museum.
Cheesy Rider on the road – Have YOU seen it?
You can spot the Hamburger Harley Cruising around Daytona Beach during bike week. You never know where you might spot it! Go up and take a picture with the one of a kind Harley, it’s not every day you see a cheeseburger on wheels! he Hamburger Harley was a winner in the 1995 Rat’s Hole Chopper Show in Daytona Beach, and it was picked to be a Show winner in the 1995 Motor Show in Essen Germany!
“Mama look, it’s a cheeseburger motorcycle!”