Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dos Coronas

Dos Coronas

This is Knasen. It' s a nickname. Knasen was at the Easy Rider Festival last Saturday with his unique motorcycle. He has built and designed it himself. It's the worlds only Dos Coronas. He told me that when people hear the name, Dos Coronas they just like me, think about the beer. In Swedish that name would be Två Kronor, or Two Crowns if you like. If you look closely at the motorcycle you can actually find two old Swedish coins. I took a photo of one coin that is engraved in the fuel tank. In reality two Crowns want buy you much, and it did cost Knasen a little more than that to get the bike in working order. He told me he reckoned he used something like 120 000 Crowns to construct the 900 cc machine. But it's probably worth it as it is a one of a kind bike. And it got the attention from quite a few people at the meet. As I was talking to him one guy came up and asked if he couldn't start the bike so he could listen to the engine. And as that made it impossible to talk any more that was that!

13 comments:

Carlos Lorenzo said...

That's a real beauty my friend. Nicely caught.

Jacob said...

My first thought looking at the picture was that was a hand-made bike. Quite a machine!

And, as per Steffe, a great portrait of a man and his horse.

Dos Coronas es dos cervezas!

Tinsie said...

What a strange looking bike! Love the shiny red colour.

Yoork said...

Ha! Great. A ZZ Top song came in my head when I saw this guy!

Don and Krise said...

Excellent looking bike. He looks very proud of it, as he should. Nice work again Steffe.

sinnlighet said...

Vilken SJUKT underbar blogg Du har!!

Agneta

Gunn White said...

Impressive bike, and a nice photo of the owner and his shiny motorbike!
Veldig bra, Steffe!

Antjas said...

After a while, the man and his machine begin to look alike. The pointy beard looks like that pointy red thing at the bottom of the bike.

Lois said...

It's very nice and he looks so proud of it! I like the red color.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

how do you find such interesting people all of the time. another great capture

Steffe said...

It sure is Carlos.

Tack för det Agneta.

A hand-made beautiful and strange looking machine it is!

Spot on Yoork, I did get that vibe myself.

It's easy Julie. Just keep your eyes open and whenever you see someone that looks interesting walk up and introduce yourself.

I guess that is possible Antjas!

Kcalpesh said...

That's a beauty. I love this amazing bike.... wish I could own one some day... ;)

Rob said...

That's a beauty! To build this, that guy must really have dos cojones!