We only got a short look at Daryl's abomination on two wheels in the last episode of The Walking Dead as he pulled out of Aaron's garage, but from what we saw it looked pretty sweet. Now let's take a peek at what makes Daryl Dixon's awesome "rolling dead" iron horse tick and learn how it was assembled from a ghoulish assortment of deceased motorcycle parts.
The wrench wizards and design demons at Classified Moto in Richmond, Va., created Daryl's mad moto using a combination of old and modern components. The Walking Dead's executive producer Scott Gimple was introduced to the custom shop by actor Norman Reedus, who had already commissioned them to build him a bike of his own. Gimple told the Classified crew he wanted to replace Daryl's lost chopper for the show and the team set to work stitching together two identical monster machines for the production requirements.
They started with a 1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk as the main donor bike, then spliced on a front end and wheel from a Yamaha YZF-R6, slapped on a pair of beefy Kenda Big Block tires, an XS650 repro tank, Progressive Suspension shocks and a modified exhaust with custom baffles. And what Dixon death cycle would be complete without a rear rack set of specialized crossbow mounts?
Have a look at the gallery of images below (not to mention the video tour) and tell us if you'd love to take this beast for a little spin through a swarm of zombies.
(Via Nerd Approved)