Picture perfect Panhead Some bikes are just meant to be, and here's an example. Joe Lasanti was looking to replace a 1958 Panhead he let go a long time ago. After a bit of research, He decided to have Hog Wild Motorcycles, a shop owned and operated by Billy Potter since 1979,build a copy of the bike. On his first visit to Hog Wild, Joe's eyes came to rest on a framed picture on the wall in Billy's office; by incredible serendipity, it was a photo of vintage Harleys posed in front of Earnest Cerini H-D, a shop located a mere 15 miles from Joe's home in Pennsylvania, it clinched the deal. Joe had kept a picture of the old Pan for years, and wanted the new bike to look as close to the original as possible. The result is the bike you see here, not a "pretend Pan", but a true replica Panhead, built from scratch.
Here's what Billy had to work from. "I took a magnifying glass to that picture many,many times," He said.