You Never Knew You Needed This Hunter S. Thompson-Inspired Motorbike Until Now

Celebrate the Gonzo mastermind's birthday the right way

It's Hunter S. Thompson's birthday today, don't cha know? And needless to say, it'd be remiss to not pay tribute to the man's inimitable work and words.

You could always pick up that dog-eared copy of 'Hells Angels' on your desk, or even quit your job, pack your boot and vroom off on a life-ruining bender in Las Vegas.

Or, if you've got the cash to splash and don't fancy a trip through Bat Country, you could invest in Death Machines of London's new Gonzo-inspired motorbike.

Thompson's famous line "Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death," is engraved on the brass filler of the vehicle's fuel tank.

The 'Up Yours Copper' is built from a mishmash of parts from the bike brand's previous models, including older pieces from a 1940 Supekrmarine Spitfire Mk1.

The bike was designed and built in England, and custom orders are available here. Take a look at the model below...

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