Ventriloquist Central's Motorcycle

At the beginning of the summer I purchased a new, to me, motorcycle and posted some pictures of it here on the blog (click here to see the blog post).

It is a 1999 Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan Drifter. It was designed by Denny Berg to resemble a 1947 Indian chief. I thought it was simply beautiful and over the summer have enjoyed cruising on this wonderful bike.

I have been asked by a few folks if I had done anything to the bike so here are a couple pictures of the bike as I have dressed her. I added an OEM tank Bib, OEM saddlebags, OEM chrome seat, rail Indian light on the front fender, Indian front fender tip, fringe on the floor boards, red dot rear brake and directional lights now has 3 brake lights, Indian design tank and air cleaner emblems and white wall tires. In my opinion my bike is now the perfect Pretendian.




I have been parked and other bikers have said it is the prettiest Indian I have ever seen. Some very elderly gents have said they remember riding Indians like mine and then almost fall over when I tell them it is not an Indian but a Kawasaki.




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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3 Responses to Ventriloquist Central's Motorcycle

  1. LeeDean says:

    You need a sidecar for a Marshall figure, taking turns which one gets to ride in it.

  2. LeeDean says:

    Your Pretendian reminds me of the Marshall Tik clone a very close match.

  3. LeeDean says:

    …or, for Pretendian sidecar, a Frank Marshall Nosey Style Figure replica.

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