Vanilla Cycles – The Copper Nickel

Knucklehead Chopper

We got this 1947 Knucklehead from an estate sale last year. We worked this lead for several months and when the time came, our offer was accepted. We were going to pull the drive line out of this bike and part out the rest but after hearing the back story we decided to keep the…

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Vanilla Cycles – Grey Goat

Grey Goat

By now you have probably seen or heard about the Grey Goat.  This project was a build that would be a little less extravagant than the 50/50 Chance bike.  More comfortable and a bit less power for those little trips around town.  You might say, we had a sport bike in mind. Well – like…

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Vanilla Cycles – 50/50 Chance

Vanilla Cycles 50/50

The 50/50 Chance bike is finally completed literally after a couple of years.  And I have to say, “It was worth all the waiting! This Frisco-style chopper reflects the characteristics of the builders here at Vanilla Cycles.  This bull began with immediate change in frame spec’s due to engine size and what we had visioned…

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American Flat Track – I70 – Odessa, MO

Ferran Cardus

I70 Half-Mile – Odessa, MO             We were back in action this past weekend at the FAST Half Mile, I70 Motorsports Park, in Odessa, MO.  We arrived Friday for practice to see another dry, dusty, and slick track. We were discouraged our first few rounds of practice.  Ferran Cardus doesn’t have much experience on larger…

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Vanilla Cycles – The Lipstick Lover

Vanilla Cycles Chopper

The Lipstick Lover is shipping out tomorrow.  And not that we don’t want her to go and bring joy to another – it’s just she has a bit of our soul! This bike really says a lot about who we are at Vanilla Cycles, LLC.  It started many months ago while wondering how to fill…

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Daytona Disaster 2020

Vanilla Cycles Racing

            Daytona 2020 will go down as a big what if for us this year for racing. This off season, Kevin Anderson, our lead man behind Vanilla Cycles Racing took a different approach to this season in hopes we would have even greater success. Instead of fielding the team on our own, we decided to…

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Sturgis 2018 – By Kevin Anderson

Vanilla Cycles Motorcycles Racing

Sturgis is always one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not many times I can take a few days off work and do any kind of motorcycle riding I want to. Friday before the rally my brother and I loaded up and pointed out sprinter van west. We arrive in Nimo around midnight. We…

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