The season has started – and CCE's "Bolt On And Ride" bikes are out on the road again! "Cross Bob" by Thunderbike has been introduced during European Bike Week 2018 in Faak – and since have seen some rides into history!
EMD Rocker Box, engine and primary covers also received approval, with positive comments that now the M8 engine does look much better than in stock configuration. When riding around the small village of Mecrin and especially on the event-site, it was the adjustable Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde that caught the attention of the crowd. The two sound options, performed by hitting the switch located next to the EMD primary, are both street legal, however running "silent" may give you a better appreciation in your neighbourhood. That seems to have become more important also in France. That CCE is now distributing Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde via a sophisticated and easy to use online configurator tool has been already recognized by many independent customizers. Also that Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde's systems are available in combination with the stylish BSL pipes.
Zig-zagging the rain-showers direction Verdun - Bar-Le-Duc – St. Mihiel we also rode parts of the now well-built "Route Sacre", which played an essential part in supplying the 1916 Battle of Verdun, passing the American HQ for the Meuse-Argonne offensive and returning to Saint Mihiel via side roads.
Just in time for the event getting "hot" again after a short rain shower. A rough start into May, but a busy one too – and "Cross Bob" offered a great ride for all roads! Only if there would have been better weather for the rest of the weekend.
Story and photography by Horst "Motographer" Roesler