ORANGE CITY, Fla., March 13 (UPI) -- A Florida man who makes motorcycles from animal bones said his latest creation, dubbed "Cowasaki," is for sale with a $55,000 asking price.
Reese Moore, 65, of Orange City said he made dinosaur sculptures from animal bones as Halloween decorations for his kids in the 1990s, and he built his first bone bike when a saloon owner asked him for a sculpture, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Thursday.
"I just love working with bones," Moore said.
Moore said he has never ridden a motorcycle, but he has now built nine of the non-working bone choppers with the help of his sons. He said the first bike is on display at Froggy's Saloon with an asking price of $100,000 and his "Cowasaki" creation is on display at Dunn's Attic & Auction House in Ormond Beach with a listed price of $55,000.
Moore said some of his other creations are on display at a museum in Georgia, a Kentucky pawn shop and a Ripley's Believe it or Not museum.
Moore said it takes about a year to gather the bones for each bike, but it only takes a few days to sand the bones and assemble the motorcycles.
He said the sculptures always draw attention when he drives around with them in the back of his truck.
"They're probably the most photographed motorcycles in history," he said.