Back to the future

Published: 30 May 2007

When the first Crocker V-twin motorcycle hit the roads back in 1936 it was billed as the original superbike. This new version promises to give that same classic concept a new lease of life.

The Crocker C4 has been designed in homage to the man who started the stalwart American name, race legend Al Crocker.

The Crocker Motorcycle Company reformed in 1997 to produce components for Al's American Classsics, but now is making complete 'vintage' bikes.

But with its dual single-sided swingarms and seven-lens projector headlamp the C4 is definitely back to the future.

There's more about the specifications of the Crocker C4 and the history behind the marque in MCN, out May 30, 2007.

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  • A modern take on a classic style
  • An early clay shows the emerging concept
  • The clay C4 takes shape
  • (L-R) Michael Schacht, chief executive, Markus Karalash, president, Daryl R. Tearne, design director, Andy Schywiola, head fabricator