‘Roman’s Bol d’Or’ MV Agusta F3 Racer – Walt Siegl Motorcycles
Meet Walt Siegl. He's living a dream life AND making some of the world's best-looking custom bikes. Lucky bugger.
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I had a dream last night in which I was a gun bike builder. I was living and working in a small, picturesque American town where it snowed in winter and the streets were lined with beautiful old trees. In the surrounding mountains, there were great riding roads that seemed to go on forever. My shop was in an old stone mill; I had a real eye for great-looking bikes and a set of hands that were able to create pretty much whatever I wanted. Except that this wasn’t just a dream. It’s everyday life for New England’s Walt Siegl. Here’s his latest dream bike, this amazingly cool MV Agusta F3 endurance racer.
“My shop is located in a quaint little New England mill town called Harrisville, which is North West of Boston,” says Walt, to start things off. “It’s in a restored textile mill, which is in the centre of the town. I have a full machine shop, and all my projects are hand-built. I have two full-time, fully dedicated employees; Aran Johnson is a technical & electronic whiz and my right hand man. My wife, Laura, does everything else that isn’t related to the actual building of the bikes.”