19 Mar '11, 6pm

Interesting Motorcycle by Eddie Meeks: Great Leap Backward #motorcycle

Interesting Motorcycle by Eddie Meeks: Great Leap Backward #motorcycle

Quantum Leap is less a motorcycle than a proclamation from its creator, Eddie Meeks. His message is clear: Do not count me out, because I can still blow your mind. "When I decided to reverse everything, that was my moment," says Meeks. "The point was to step outside the box and outside the rut that motorcycling had gotten into." In reversing everything, Meeks built Quantum Leap—by himself, at his EAM Studios in Greensboro, N.C.—so that the 13-inch-wide front wheel, which has a fixed position, receives the engine power, and the much thinner rear wheel handles the steering. Because the front wheel does not turn, he was able to extend the seductive bodywork, which rides atop the tubular frame housing a Patrick Racing V-Twin and all manner of gleaming handmade components, including a kickstand sculpted from copper-plated steel. "It runs," says Simon Solomon, Meeks’ longtime fi...

Full article: http://robbreport.com/Automobiles/Motorcycles-Great-Leap-...

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