Harry Sperl has created the custom Harley of his dreams.
The dream … a hamburger motorcycle. That’s right!! Unlike other custom Harley trikes this one is fashioned to look like an exact replica of a hamburger; and this burger’s got all the trimmings.
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With cheese, pickles, onions, lettuce, and tomato, not to mention a side of fries and a shake, this bike is gonna make your mouth water when it goes by. You’ll be able to see the steam coming off the medium rare beef patty, of course its rigged that way.
Berroth, for whom it was quite possibly a ‘first’, carved a huge hamburger out of Styrofoam and coated it with a fibreglass shell. 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 Harry does; often using Burger Trike for city cruising, before parking it in the Burger Museum.
Involved in every step of the production of this Harley Davidson custom bike, Harry says, “This is just the beginning’. The next project,now that the Burger Bike is done, will be a better home for the Hamburger Museum.
According to Harry, The Hamburger Museum building will, of course, look like a double bacon cheeseburger, and will be the resting place for Harry’s elaborate hamburger collection.
Harry owns over 1000 burger replicas of all sizes and all kinds of materials from plastic to glass, and owns over 1000 burger related items like posters, pictures, and memorabilia from all restaurants. It would take Harry too long to build the museum by himself financially, so he is looking for a sponsor to help with his dream to display his collection.
And while Harry has been collecting burgers for over 7 years, he loves to eat them. To Harry hamburgers are an important part of his life. Originally from Germany Harry feels the hamburger is Americana. He loves burgers because they are an icon of the United States.
Harry still goes burger hunting at flea markets or anywhere there may be burgers. Harry currently displays his burgers in his home in Daytona Beach, and holds an open house once a year to show off the collection.