Some say Paul Yaffe is a
true artist. Original.
Inspired. His creations have
been compared to sculptures that have
function. Is he an inventor, an
engineer, a visionary? At different
times, perhaps he is each of these.
When asked how he continues
to better himself with each creation,
Paul simply smiles that intoxicating ,
ear to ear grin, like the cat who just
ate the canary, and replies, "I see
motorcycles in everything. I have a
natural gift for looking at things, and
seeing how they can work better.
Sometimes my engineering challenges
even work themselves out in my dreams.
All that is enhanced by my
incredibly talented crew."
often asked to describe his style.
He replies, "I eat, drink, and
sleep motorcycles. Every night that
I have a dream or am inspired by an
image, my style changes. I am
constantly evolving. If the day
ever comes when my bikes can be
categorized because they all look the
same, I am sure that is the same day I
will have to leave this business for a
custom creations are a natural extension
of him. Before any project even
begins, he mentally starts with an aerial
view of all the possible components to be
considered. Blessed with an
all-knowing vision of the final outcome,
he sees the way the collection of
elements need to blend and work together.
His skillful technique involves
choosing the best combination of
elements, then making them yield the
ultimate in both function and beauty.
1984, Paul Yaffe has been designing some
of the world's most exquisite, custom
Harley-Davidson motorcycles. His
vision and unique style have been setting
industry standards for over a decade.
You might remember Paul's custom
shop , "American Legend Motorcycle
Company," located in the desert of
Phoenix, Arizona. Or maybe the name,
"Beyond Bolt-On" Billet
Products, rings a more familiar bell.
However the images of Paul's work have
reached you, they are sure to leave a
his custom creations have graced the
pages of over thirty magazines in recent
years, both in the United States and
internationally. His show bikes
have claimed "Best of Show"
Honors at the most prestigious
competitions in the country, including
"The International Show Car
Association Events," "The Rat's
Hole Shows," "Daytona,"
Mar," and the grand daddy of them
all, "The Oakland Roadster
Show," to name a few.
commissioned to create about twelve
projects annually. Each completed
project can claim as many as seven
hundred hours of his time. Because
each project is unique, receiving dozens
of one-of-kind, billet aluminum parts and
original sheet metal, building more than
twelve custom motorcycles a year would be
unveiled to the public, the demand for
these one-of-a-kind products is often
high. Paul must then develop these
special parts for production, and make
them available to the public through Paul
Yaffe Originals and any affiliated
distributors. This is the aspect of
Paul's product line that separates him
from most others. There is a demand
for his new products, before the products
are even in production.
that Paul Yaffe Originals products are
setting new standards for the industry.
Paul's reputation for building some
of the finest, custom Harley-Davidsons
and components for those customs is
unequalled. Paul's engineering
skills, together with his eye for design,
natural mechanical aptitude, and in-depth
understanding of custom motorcycles, are
his perfect ally in his quest to create
the most innovative and successful