Country music legend Toby Keith has taken his passion for American motorcycles to a new level, becoming co-owner of the well-known Darwin Motorcycles’ Brass Balls Cycles. The relationship, announced August 6 at the annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally, elevates Keith to the role of co-owner alongside Dar Holdsworth, a two-time AMD world champion custom production motorcycle builder.
Darwin Motorcycles (aka Brass Balls Cycles) uses Avon tires for each of the company’s custom built lines as well as many of the special project motorcycles including the incredible motorcycle built during Country Music Television’s (CMT) Bike Build-off featured on CMT’s Biker Battles. Holdsworth was one of only four builders selected for the competition.
“Our mission is to build authentic American motorcycles that folks can enjoy out on the open road,” stated Holdsworth. “We’re proud to use Avon tires on every new production motorcycle we build as well as many of our special project motorcycles that support charities to help American veterans. Having Toby Keith on board is going to allow us to expand our work to create the most uncompromising motorcycles on the road today.”
Founded in 2006 by Holdsworth, Brass Balls Cycles handcrafts each motorcycle. The number of motorcycles produced each year is limited to ensure the highest quality while preserving the prestige of ownership. Check out this video with Brass Balls Cycles and Keith.
Darwin Motorcycles’s Brawler GT3 was featured on the cover of the November 2010 issue of Ultimate MotorCycling.