Harley Davidson 1943 “Bonneville Bitza” 742cc OHV V-twin frame# U45291T
Cees Fick was one of the most famous Dutch bitza builders in the 1960s and 1970s. Usually, a bitza combines an engine and frame of different brands. Fick went further and even combined engine parts. About 15 years ago Harry Smit Roeters managed to get his hands on an engine built by Cees Fick. Around this engine he built this Bonneville Bitza, intended for participation in the Speedweek in Salt Lake, Bonneville. The engine, a fusion of a 1943 Harley WLA crankcase and 1952 Matchless single cylinders, has been completely rebuilt and upgraded. A four speed BSA gearbox with Shovel clutch brings the engine power to the rear wheel. The custom made board tracker style frame was completed with a Peashooter tank and customized WLA springer fork. Also note the rear light, made from an 80s microphone!
In May 2015, this bike illustrated the cover of Big Twin magazine, which also featured an article describing the build of the bike. The motorcycle has a valid Dutch registration and is ready for the road.