Friday, January 11, 2008

"Werner is a fictional character, appearing in a number of German comic books and animated films. He was created by Brösel (Rötger Feldmann). Werner is the most successful German comic character of all time with over 10 million books sold and over 13 million film admissions.

The Werner books are known for their anarchic humour, often based on Northern German dialect and puns.

Seems like a pretty clever fella-Werner

The character of Werner is based on Brösel's own experiences. Werner is an unemployed biker who likes to modify his motorcycle — which constantly gets him into trouble with the police and the TÜV. Werner also likes to consume large amounts of beer (known as Bölkstoff in the comics). In his younger years, Werner was apprentice to plumber Meister Röhrich - the situations and characters in these stories are based on Brösel's brother Andi's apprenticeship years."

The softheaded little twit is so popular he even has his own music video...
"The bike was drawn in a biker comic (see above), but the artists brother was so enamoured with it - that he brought it in to existance!

The cylinder came out of an old tractor, as did the wheels, the tires were once made for a Ford Model A and had spent several decades in storage somewhere, the seat is an actual shovel and the fork is made from forged iron and ash (wood). Although it runs on petrol, this looks more steam-ish than most steam motorcycles- it goes ka-tchunk, ka-tchunk like real machinery schould.." reality
(The bike has a) "Custom made engine block, internals, cylinder head. DOHCs operating four valves via rocker arms. Generator from a Japanese compact car. Silencers (yes, they are there) came from dirttrack bikes, one in each pipe.

1440 cc displacement, the original aim had been for 1000. Actual Vintage Ford Model A tires, found virginly wrapped in paper in a Danish tire store. Modified Harley brakes and a Harley transmission. Fork made from well-aged ash, and forged iron. Due to a lack of space, the petrol tank is part of the handle-bar arrangement. The old look of most of the parts was achieved by means of heat and applying fiendish concoctions of various brown-ish metals.

The engine is, obviously, a stressed member, and due to a lack of foresight by the designers, the four bolts holding the cylinder and head assembly to the block are the only thing that keeps the bike together (note how the steering is bolted right to the cylinder head, as are the frame tubes). it delivers about 60 something hp or thereabouts, makes a noise like a steam-engine breathing angry spanners and is, of course, utterly and totally illegal in any conceivable way."

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