Arlen Ness is one of the most, if not THE most, legendary and well known names throughout the motorcycle aftermarket industry. Arlen Ness went from customizing a 1947 Harley Davidson and has evolved into a well respected trend setter whose designs have been analyzed and even copied by other bike manufacturers to apply to their bikes. That is how great Arlen Ness is.
Arlen Ness would soon become a household name because of its extraordinary customizations on choppers and has received various awards and even garnering a show on the discovery channel. But it’s not without its challenges. Because Arlen Ness was supporting a family at the time of his rise, he kept customizing his 1947 Harley and slowly earned money to buy a new one, and another, and then another one. And the rest as they say is history.