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Don’t know whether I’ve ever mentioned this or not, but I’ve got a thing about gold. Yeah, I know, big surprise, everybody covets gold for its unique metallic properties and its high value. Hey, that’s okay for you maybe, but I’ve got a thing about gold paint on motorcycles, not the stuff selling for an ounce at $1319.60 as of August 29th. What the hell would I do with an ounce of gold, look at it? But, a well-done gold motorcycle is something I know exactly what to do with and it ain’t just looking at it.
Say you’re a former CART, ChampCar, and Indy car racer who got his thrills on the other side of 200mph and now with hat behind you what do you do for excitement? If you’re Paul Tracy, the talented and controversial bad boy of open wheel racers, you do the most logical thing you could after climbing out of a cockpit for the last time ─ start a business making extreme custom baggers.
Normally when I think of Absolute it has nothing to do with motorcycles and more about what liquor I like in a martini, but not anymore. This dark and stealthy 2009 Road King custom bagger by Jason Geter of Absolute Custom Cycles in Denver, North Carolina, is cool enough to take anyone’s mind off getting a buzz on. Just checking out Jack Cofano’s photos of The “Absolute” King gives me a buzz that’s not only legal, but good for staring at a long time. It may not be murdered out, but it’s damn close and that’s just peachy as far as I’m concerned at least. Jason’s Road King is as pure as a straight up vodka martini with not a lick of silly garnishing in sight. Just like a good martini, it’s the initial simplicity of this build that gets more interesting the deeper you get into it.