Designed and built by Paul Jr. and his team for a competition with his father, Senior, on the hit television show “American Choppers”, the Cadillac bike is an example of stylistic excellence. Paul Jr.’s bike certainly finds a balance in the best of both worlds, borrowing just the right cues from the edgy Cadillac CTS sedan without compromising its two-wheel nature.
The bike was unveiled at the GM design center, where it was auctioned off to raise money for the Cure Duchenne’s charity. For the bike, the Paul Jr. Design team ventured outside of the norm as they decided to use actual parts of the CTS-V in order to capture some of General Motors’ design characteristics. The design of that particular Cadillac captivated Paul Jr who notes that: “When we were asked to build a bike for Cadillac, we immediately gravitated toward the CTS-V. It’s exactly what we do with motorcycles. The CTS-V has the lines, the power, the looks, so a lot of our design cues were pulled from the CTS-V.”
To achieve the end result the team borrowed the curves and angular design accents, side pipes and “black diamond paint” with the Cadillac V-Series insignia. As far as power and gears is concerned it comes with a Crazy Horse V-Plus motor, as well as air suspension, large yellow V-inspired brake calipers, Paul Jr and Renegage wheels and taillights and trunk badges from a CTS sedan on the wide rear fender.
The end result of the bike is clearly impressive even though fabrication was intense, testing the skills of everyone involved in its creation. At the end of the day the price broke a staggering $113,000 in the online bidding it was a part of which is wonderful as the money goes to the charity that tries to find a cure for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.