Quick, name the last motorcycle manufactured in Denmark, if you said Nimbus, pat yourself on the back, and though they do have their followers, Nimbus hasn’t been building bikes since 1959. Uffe Lauge Jensen figured that was long enough and he decided to once again add Denmark to the list of countries turning out 2 wheelers. Easier said than done. Denmark didn’t have any laws or regulations in place for doing this, you could import bikes and sell them as a dealer but there was no procedure for manufacturing them. Well, it just happens Uffe Lauge Jensen is a bit stubborn, a good thing when you run into this sort of challenge. The end result of his determination is the first Danish type endorsement for a motorcycle since the Nimbus, an air cooled, Euro 3 certified motorcycle, produced in Denmark. Cool.
Jensen has built many custom motorcycles over the years, starting out long ago rebuilding a Nimbus, but he decided to take the next major step and begin manufacturing high end custom V-Twins for Danish and international buyers, with certifications in place that would allow the motorcycle to meet emission standards everywhere.
The bikes will certainly be luxury items with prices starting out over $90,000. In this economy, that’s a pretty high hurdle but if he managed to complete the process of getting type certification to begin production, he may just be persistent enough to keep the company moving forward. I’ll be rooting for him.
For the time being, the motorcycles will be built in a small workshop in Gedved near Horsens.
Thanks to both Kim and Flemming for the tip!
Link: Lauge Jensen