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What is 20th Century Cycles by Billy Joel?

20th Century Cycles is Billy Joel’s design concept to pay homage to the heritage and legacy of motorcycling.

In 2005, Billy Joel approached two fellow Long Islanders – Rob Schneider, owner of Lighthouse Harley-Davidson and Bill Blackford, General Manager, about doing a retro look to his new Harley-Davidson Sportster model. Billy ‘new scoot’ turned heads everywhere he went.

Soon after the completion and success of his Sportster, Billy decided to try his hand once again – this time with a 2005 Harley-Davidson Springer Classic. The result, a 1940’s Knucklehead look that even the old-timers thought was real vintage iron. The response was so overwhelming that Billy and Rob decided to form 20th Century Cycles to build one-of-a-kind ‘non-production’ bikes “for the discerning buyer.”