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Mind. Blown: Krugger’s S&S-Powered ‘Ladd’

Mind. Blown: Krugger’s S&S-Powered ‘Ladd’

Fred Krugger's extraordinary 'Ladd'—an S&S-powered machine built for the 2016 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.
Winning the AMD World Championship of bike building takes skill, genius and commitment. And Fred ‘Krugger’ Bertrand has done it twice.

Judging by his latest effort, he’s got a good shot at a third title. This handcrafted beauty is in Cologne right now, being showcased at the Intermot show and scrutinized by the AMD judges.

Fred Krugger's extraordinary 'Ladd'—an S&S-powered machine built for the 2016 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.
Krugger breaks down his inspiration as “60 percent 1970s dragster motorcycles; 20 percent 60s ‘gasser’ race cars, with the body line going down the rear tire; and 20 percent Krugger stupid idea, with the middle opening up.”

It was commissioned by boutique jewelers Sansen & Gangi, who—like Krugger—are from Belgium. They wanted a bike that could represent their brand, while showing the rest of the world what Belgian artisans are capable of.…

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