Justin Kell of Glory Motor Works:

I got the call to meet with David Fincher and discuss motorcycles for a new film he was doing. I bought all three Larsson books and read them in three days; the character of Lisbeth Salander is killer. As I read the books, I kept thinking that Lisbeth’s bike would be the kind of bike most twenty-somethings with limited financial recourses would ride. She wouldn’t have an expensive modern bike. She would have an inexpensive older bike that would be customized to fit her personality.

I had to convince Fincher that we could build vintage bikes to be as reliable as modern bikes. David leaves no detail untouched; he knows that a broken motorcycle can delay production and cost the film company thousands of dollars. I went after low mileage, original machines in stock condition. We looked at updating charging systems and upgrading performance.

Read the rest of this article at OF MOTORCYCLES AND MOVIES at BIKE EXIF.

(hat tip to Bobby D. for the find)


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