Custom Art Deco-era Henderson Motorcycle

Recently resurrected streamliner

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When we saw pictures of this recently restored art-deco custom built back in 1936, we felt we needed to share them with you.

A 1930 KJ Henderson provides the platform for the sculpted design originally built by O. Ray Courtney, and it’s powered by an air-cooled inline four-cylinder engine. It has a sister bike built on a 1930s Indian.

Courtney’s Henderson was resurrected by its current owner, Frank Westfall from Syracuse, NY, who showed it at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet last June. Not just a museum piece, the bike was ridden around the meet’s grounds over the weekend by its enthusiastic owner.

More photos after the jump.


While it’s obviously not a practical machine, its curvaceous art-deco-era bodywork is absolutely stunning.

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  • patrick pedro

    i love it

  • http://wesman.dicky-pickles.org wesman

    why isn’t it practical?

  • Boo Boo LaRue

    Looks like it needs a drink holder. I love to have one with a set of risers.

  • marc

    And this is its automotive equivalent: http://tiny.cc/qtmlf

  • http://www.welders360.com Michael Firstman@ Mig Welder Prices

    Wow that really reminds me of the hovercraft driven by Luke Skywalker on Tatooine in Star Wars! It does seem pretty hard to handle from the photos above since it’s so wide. I’d still love to give it a spin though.