Billy Joel Building Springsteen A Custom Motorcycle

Billy Joel is building a custom-made motorcycle for fellow rocker Bruce Springsteen. Joel owns a cycle shop in Oyster Bay, Long Island and says that Springsteen came down to take one of his best bikes for a spin and asked for Joel to build him one just like it.

"Bruce is always looking for a character bike," Joel told Cycle World. "I told him about our shop, so he came down in the middle of winter. It's freezing - minus five degrees -and he wants to take out my Sacred Cow bobber. I said, 'Are you crazy?' It's so cold, and he had no gear, just a helmet."

The Boss was not deterred, apparently. "After a ride, he came back and said, 'I want you to build me that bike,'" Joel said.

"So he gave us the specs, and we're almost finished with it," Joel continued. "It started out as a Kawasaki W650. The frame is black and the tank will be metalflake gold. Man, he's hard core."

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