Bryan Fuller’s Strider Rider Custom
This tiny Strider bike, customized by Bryan Fuller of Fuller Moto in Atlanta, is unique among its peers, which include 7 Striders customized for the Flying Piston Buiilders Breakfast during the 2018 Sturgis Rally.* First, the tiny bike’s wheel configuration is distinctive: large in back, and small in front – and that’s not by happenstance. See, Bryan’s Strider was inspired by the aggressive stance and killer rake of vintage hot rods and dragsters.
Another aspect that makes this Strider a standout? Bryan worked on the bike with his eight-year-old son, Cannon. (That’s Cannon with the badass gearhead snarl in the photos.) What a fabulous opportunity for a father/son project!
Taking the hot rod connections even further, Bryan said they emulated the classic hot rod paint job: black with flames. “What’s more Hot Rod than that?” he asked. Well, “Nothing!” we said.
But no one should be surprised at Bryan’s take on the subject. He realized his passion for cars as an eighth grader while helping his dad rebuild a 1965 Ford Mustang, then built two cars of his own in high school. After losing his father quite young, Bryan determined to make his passion his career – and has since imbued his own son in the gearhead world.
A master builder, designer, TV personality and author, Bryan worked with Chip Foose, hosted “Two Guys Garage” and appeared on “Biker Build-off” and Cafe Racer TV.
He‘s currently the host of “Caffeine and Octane”, in its second season on NBC Sports Network, and has co-authored a series of how-to-build books published by his company, Full-Bore Publishing. With his writing partner, Mark Prosser, Bryan teaches via video and workshops throughout the country.
The Fuller Moto team specializes in unique custom car and motorcycle builds. The shop motto is “Dream Big, Build Strong, Ride Hard!” and that fits well with the goals of the Flying Piston Breakfast. Proceeds from the event provide technical education scholarships and support Motorcycle Missions, a non-profit that encourages veterans dealing with PTSD to learn skills and pursue careers in motorcycling.
Watch for the 2018 class of Strider Rider Customs to be auctioned off in January by Mecum Auctions during their Las Vegas event. (www.Mecum.com) The 2019 class of builders is due to be announced soon and you’ll be amazed at the builders who have stepped up to help. The 2019 class of custom Strider bikes will be unveiled at the Flying Piston Builder Breakfast at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads during the 79th annual Sturgis Rally. (www.theflyingpiston.com)
*The other 2018 Strider builders are: Rick Fairless, Paul Yaffe, Jody Perewitz, Kirk Taylor, Pat Patterson, and Motorcycle Missions.
The Flying Piston Builders Breakfast is supported by presenting sponsor Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, along with Strider Sports Int’l., Lincoln Electric, Steve Reed, Kirsh Helmets and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
About Flying Piston Benefit: The Flying Piston Benefit is produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar from Horsepower Marketing, a marketing and promotions company to raise awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. Each year the Flying Piston Benefit hosts a builders breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip the first Sunday of Sturgis Rally. Contact: the team or Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.theflyingpiston.com for details.