Builder Spotlight - Vann Austin

Builder Spotlight - Vann Austin

Who the hell is “Questionnaire”?

We thought it would be fun to ask our builders to answer some questions so we can get to know them a bit better. Below you will find their un-edited responses & some photos that represent them and their work/life.. Show these folks some love!! Say hello when you see them in the crowd at the Show!

Name: Vann Austin


Name Of Shop/Business/Nickname (If you don't have one, type NONE): Vex Cycles

Instagram : @Vexcycles

Website Address (Type NONE if you don't have one:

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What's your daily rider? And Why? Any mods you have planned for it in-the future?

14 streetglide currently ripped down to frame for a complete rebuild

What bikes do you currently own?

2014 street glide

Favorite part you have ever used, fabricated or bought?

Trac dynamics swingarms

Best Track you have ever Raced on? Why?

Union grove Drag racing

Podcast Suggestions? What are you listening to these days?

Fastlife garage

Is there anything you are working on currently that you're excited about? Does not have to be a motorcycle. House project? Jumps in the backyard for the kid? TreeHouse? Custom Chopper? Custom Meat Smoker?

Have a full build dyna coming out, a full build fxr and a turbo road king

Best Experience at a motorcycle event? Which Event? (Please don't feel like you have to say MT/FOF. This is not about that!)

Tennessee vtwinvisionary show great people and riding

Rank your TOP Motorcycle activities. Street? Bar-Hopping? Flat Track Racing? Single Track? FMX? Ice Racing? Looking cool in front of the ladies and or gentleman? (Choices not limited to these suggestions)

Performance Harley shows

What is your earliest memory related to motorcycles? Or what was your first moto/mini bike? Do you still have it?

As a kid my father kept his Harley in our dining room to work on it was odd then now it kind of makes sense lol.

Is there any questions we have not asked yet that you have been dying to answer?? Now is your time to shine. Let us have it.

Hows the posi trac on a plymouth work?

It just does

Best Motorcycle Crash? Good or Bad? Still riding afterwards?

Bad hit a deer on the way to work on my Fxdls and I didnt even get to make venison jerky out of her

How did you get started fabricating/painting/building/collecting?

Have always had motorcycles but really got into builds with Harleys as there so customizable

If you could invite a Builder/Bike to Mama Tried, who would that be?

Charlie Rock

What other stuff influences you? Books, architecture, cooking, painting, hot rods, movies, etc?

All things performance cars, trucks etc

If you could travel to any country, where would you go and why? (This could be a place you’ve already been)

Ireland my great gma was 100% irish so its on the bucket list

If you had 6 months where you didn’t have to worry about financial, professional or personal obligations, what would you want to do with that time?

Spend all that time with my wife and 2 kids they grow to fast and there so fun at this age dont want to miss that

Favorite book that comes to mind?

Race of the radical

If you had an unlimited budget, what bike would you buy/build?

M8 roadglide like all the cool kids

What's your most memorable road trip and why? And what’s an item you always bring?

Tennessee with friends for vtwinvisionary had a ton of headaches on way but made it

Favorite Restaurant? Why?

Prime quarter. Steak and potatoes

Favorite sandwich?

Knuckle lol

Any Brand Loyalty when it comes to motorcycles? Or do you operate ur collection like a Swiss Army Knife? Please Explain.

Typically Harley but all 2 wheels are awesome

3 favorite bands (off the top of your head)?

Tommy vext, yelawolf, cool and deadly, sevensust, Aaron lewis

Anyone to Thank, give props, talk shit or say hello to?

Thank you to my family and friends without support I couldnt do the things I love to do