Some motorcycle enthusiasts can not be tempted with modern high-tech features and state-of-the-art comfort. The appeal of the past invites many to become vintage enthusiasts and share their lifestyle. But what does a vintage motorcycle do? Just like automobiles, the definition of what makes a vintage motorcycle varies, but this definition is not carved in stone, as is the case with the four-wheelers.
The term “vintage” in relation to motorcycles comes from the Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, which has given various designations by types of a race. So motorcycles that are older than the year of construction 1975 are referred to as vintage bikes.
The technology and the lifestyle also inspire our smiths. The pure technology allows the passion for bike building all the more and leaves plenty of free space for creative customization. See for yourself! In this category you will find numerous projects and conversion examples from our workshop.
Do you have questions about one of the shown conversions? Just write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Thomas Emky from our custom bike sales department (+49 (0) 2852 6777 56).
Of course, the custom parts and vintage accessories used are also available in our online shop!
Udo is part of the screwing crew of the Thunderbike team. Of course he is familiar with all models of any [...]
The Flying Shovel was built for a good customer who already owns some bikes from us. His wish - a true [...]
With passion and smeared fingers, the dusty piece is reanimated and brought to life by some glamorous touch.
The Knucklehead ProjectKnucklehead
What are the goals or wishes of a man who has been allowed to call almost all Harley models his own? Maybe a [...]
As a Harley Davidson insurance broker, Meik soon assures his own old sweetheart.
Andreas 30 PanheadPanhead
No matter how good a production vehicle looks, it can never be truly individual. To be precise, maximum [...]
Gerry’s Personal 70’s LookPanhead
The new (old) Gerry's Panhead has been growing a little more over the last 5 years. With great attention to [...]
Iron DevilChopper, XL, Ironhead
Thunderbike has rebuilt a Harley Davidson Ironhead for film and photo producer ben ott.
Alex’ Personal Frisco StyleFXR, Evolution
Alex has known his Harley FXR since 1997. He himself had loaded it for a customer to Ibiza.
Hoss PowerChopper, FXE, Shovelhead
When handing over a motorcycle to a customer becomes a unique affair, there is a special story behind it - for [...]
Andreas’ M. PersonalBobber, FL, Shovelhead
What happens if someone works at Thunderbike for more than 10 years? A blanket answer to this not quite [...]
PainttlessCafe Racer, Showbike, Ironhead
We have built countless bikes - but this is by far the most expensive and uncompromising ThunderBIKE. This [...]
Top ChopChopper, FL, Shovelhead
The Thunderbike Top Chop is a classic vintage chopper and is based on a 1957 EL, which has been refined by us [...]
On the basis of an Ironhead Harley-Davidson Sportster, this custom bike in vintage racing look was created for [...]
Reiner’s Personal Lucky 13Bobber, XL
You can find the complete shooting of this Evo Sportster in this gallery!
Alex’ PersonalNight Train
In this gallery you can see the complete shoot and a few impressions from the making of Alex' Personal Bike.
Flying PanFL, Panhead
The Flying Pan is really the very last ... at least the last bike in the series that we once sailed across the [...]
Christian has been an integral part of our workshop for a long time. In this gallery you can see his [...]
Build a BillyChopper, UL, Flathead
In Faak we had a little time to work on some ideas we had for the BBO. The public gets a chance to vote there [...]