Daytona Bike Week has brought plenty of riders to and through Orlando, but shop owner Allen Dixon says the recession has tanked the custom market.
"The $40,000 and $50,000 bikes are gone for now,'' Dixon. 46, told the Orlando Sentinel. "If anyone is buying, it's bikes in the $20,000 to $30,000 range, and there's very little of that right now."
Exacerbating the problem, down-on-their-luck riders are selling their prized choppers for less than what it would cost Dixon to build one. "Most guys are trying to sell their bikes. I can't build you one for what they're selling theirs for. I've got one in here right now — the guy probably paid $25,000 for it, and he said if I can get $10,000 for it, sell it,” Dixon says.
Posted by Holly Wagner