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Superunknown: A first-time builder hits the big time

Superunknown: A first-time builder hits the big time

Jackson Burrows' award-winning vintage Harley-Davidson Super 10
Purists will say that a full nuts-n-bolts restoration is the only way to treat a rare classic. But when all you have is a motor and a head full of inspiration, things tend to escalate.

That’s how this intriguing and beautiful vintage Harley came into existence. It’s the work of Jackson Burrows, a young furniture designer and artist based in Calgary, Canada. And, believe it or not, it’s Jackson’s first attempt at building a bike.

Jackson Burrows' award-winning vintage Harley-Davidson Super 10
The project kicked off four years ago, when Jackson was still in design school. “I found an old Lucas brass taillight in Spain,” he tells us. “A month later, I stumbled upon an unusual power plant: a 1960 Harley-Davidson Super 10. It wasn’t running, but it was ‘all there’ and had a unique AMA race history.”

“I’d met a guy who had bought out Lewis Puckett’s shop inventory years before, and this was one of the last engines to come out of the shop.” Jackson drafted out an idea and made a deal to buy the engine.…

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