Motorhead: Phil Campbell to Rock Vic High-Ball

Bryan Harley | November 19, 2014
Motorheads Snaggletooth being air-brushed on custom Victory High-Ball.
Motorhead’s Phil ‘Wizzo’ Campbell is getting a customized Victory High-Ball with a trike conversion from Rewaco this weekend at NEC and you can bet good money that ‘Snaggletooth’ is on the build.

A head-bangin’ good time will be had this weekend in the UK, an “Ace of Spades” and “Eat the Rich” style party as Victory Motorcycles hands over the keys to a customized High-Ball to Motorhead guitarist Phil ‘Wizzo’ Campbell. Campbell joined Motorhead in 1984 and has been hammerin’ out hot licks since. Bikers have been rockin’ out to Motorhead songs for almost 40 years, attracted by the band’s hard-chargin’ music, fast-living lifestyle and Lemmy’s abundance of attitude. Campbell will receive the custom Victory at Motorcycle Live, NEC, in Birmingham this Saturday.

For the project, Victory teamed up with Germany’s three-wheel specialists Rewaco to turn the High-Ball into a tricked-out trike. Campbell has helped guide the project while Motorhead’s European brand manager Jonas Sveberg has seen his input incorporated into the build. It starts with a modified CT1700v custom back-end with fenders sculpted to give the bike a clean flow front-to-back. The backside sees the addition of 17-inch laced wheels. Marius Mellebye Leather Craft created a hand-stitched saddle for the project, the work featuring Motorhead’s legendary “Snaggletooth” etched in antique brown leather. Air-brush artist Terje Aspmo lent his talent to the project by brushing a picture of Phil, Lemmy and Mikkey Dee playing live on the trike’s bodywork.

There’s reportedly a few more surprise features Phil doesn’t know about but will discover soon when the Victory High-Ball trike is handed over to him this weekend. While only a peek at the project is available now, Victory will have pictures of the Motorhead trike next week, so we’ll be sure to post them up when they come in. If you’re planning on attending the NEC, here’s where and when the event will take place.

Venue: Motorcycle Live, NEC Birmingham, UK – Hall 4, Stand 4E20
Date: Saturday November 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 (Midday)

Bryan Harley

Cruiser Editor |Articles | Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it’s chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to ‘Merican, he rides ‘em all.