The motorcycle that gives you wings is the title of this vintage motorcycle artwork. If you’ve ever taken a ride you’ll know what that means. Riding a motorcycle gives you freedom and control. Both at the same time. Control that brings man and machine together like no other. A small turn of the wheel and it moves. A pull of the throttle and it performs. The wind on your face gives a sense of freedom that is hard to compare to anything else. Go where you want. Ride where you want. No GPS and no final destination. Painted in oil on reclaimed metal, this painting is the next best thing to riding on the open road.
Vintage Motorcycle Artwork
The Socovel was invented in Belgium by the Limelette Brothers in 1938. Maurice was an engineer and brother Albert was a business man. In 1941, Maurice spent considerable time in the hospital following a serious car accident. During his forced stay he designed the first electric motorcycle inspired by gasoline rationing from the German occupation. They soon produced fifteen electric motorcycles and they all sold immediately. The following year, the company Socovel sold 400 more in spite of their high price. At the end of the war, and gas rationing, the electric motorcycle was discontinued. And in 1946, Socovel introduced a new motorcycle which ran on gasoline. It was very successful and was updated regularly until the death of Albert Limelette in 1952. Increased access to the automobile and financial problems led to the eventual demise of the company. But historians credit Socovel and the Limelette Brothers with the invention of the first electric motorcycle. Capture this moment in time with an oil painting of the motorcycle that gives you wings.