Fred Kodlin – Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame

Fred Kodlin – Kodlin Motorcycles

Fred Kodlin started customizing parts as a teenager, making Bonanza handlebars for his Zuendapp Supersport.  This was the start of a career in fabrication and customization.

He did his apprenticeship as a welder, then completed a Masters in Vehicle Construction & Blacksmithing.  With a creative mind, a strong knowledge of engineering and skills in fabrication he launched his own business.

Kodlin motorcycles was established in Germany in 1984.  The name Kodlin quickly became known for cutting-edge design and high-quality manufacturing.

His love of Harley-Davidson’s grew as the new EVO engine was released. Fred Kodlin began importing hundreds of bikes each year from America.  He would customize the bikes for his customers based all around Europe.

Always driven to push the envelope he started building complete custom bikes to compete in USA based events like Rats Hole and Boardwalk shows at Daytona Beach in Florida.

Kodlin Motorcycles won many Best in Show awards, year after year they continue to showcase innovative designs.

Fred has been a regular at Sturgis since the early 90’s and his creative designs have been a major influence in the After Market industry.  His influence in Europe, then America and now Worldwide is a great achievement and well deserved.

In 2021 the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum inducted Fred Kodlin into their Hall of Fame.

Keep scrolling down to view a small cross section of Custom Bike Builds from Kodlin Motorcycles.

THE F32 BAGGER

THE LEN STREET BOB

THE SAALBACH SPORTY

Fred Kodlin Saalbach Sporty

STREET BOB TWINS – LOVE & RESPECT

PHOTOS © BEN OTT

Rollies Speed Shop is the distributor for Kodlin USA parts & accessories, proudly making these great products available in Australia and New Zealand. 

Rear Shorty Pro-Street Fender & Strut Kit. Suits FLFB and FXBR 2018up –

Part No: KM-K59437

Stretched Fuel Tank. Suits M8 Softail 2018up – 

Part No: KM-K61143

Shorty ProStreet Front Fender. Fits Breakout 2013up with 21″ Front Wheel 

Part No: KM-K59306

2″ Straight Riser Bottoms – Chrome. Fits 2018up Breakout with 1-1/4″ Handlebar

Chrome Part No: KM-K55118

Black Part No: KM-K55117

Elypse Under Perch Turn Signals

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Rear Run/Brake/Turn Signals. Neowise Bullet Grooved

Chrome Part No: KM-K68462

Black Part No: KM-K68461

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