Cleveland CycleWerks is a motorcycle manufacturer specializing in affordable, quality products. We currently sell our products worldwide, and have distribution in 23 countries.
Just before sunset, backroads of Hinkley
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John's Heist Custom Heist
This is what tha Heist is all about, making it your own. John decided to upgrade the ride by adding CCW’s direct bolt on airbag suspension. He also added a G&D aftermarket stainless exhaust. tha Heist is a classic bobber in every sense. We meticulously hid everything that you do not want to see. We left off all the tabs, and extra brackets you will see on other production bike. tha Heist only needs to exist as tha Heist, we do not need to make this model fit 5 different sets of plastics, and 3 different motors. The wheels are generously laced with 64 spoked (18” rear wheel) and 72 spoked (21” front) wheels. We went with a full 1020 DOM frame because it is strong and will last many years. The forward controls are solid and roll on internal bearings. This is the type of bike a rider builds for themselves, and that is exactly what we did. We produce a bike that we want to ride, it is a pretty simple concept.
tha Heist three quater view
Simplicity is hard to pull off, as every detail has to be taken into account
tha heist front detail
tha heist stock forward controls
We put some very nice details on our bikes. For example our forward controls actuate on internal ball bearing races.
tha heist air filter detail
Reusable foam filter element.
tha Heist Classic Style Tank
Sometimes, traditional lines just work the best.
Heist on the West Bank of the Flats
Cleveland Gold, sitting pretty in the flats.
Heist Session at Rays Dirt Room
We did a little session at Ray's Indoor MTB Park during the summer. This is the dirt room which my buddies and I built over the past few years. BMX and Motorcycles just work together.
tha Heist in the shop
We do not completely assemble our bikes in the USA. We leverage Chinese cost advantage to complete our bikes and keep them extremely affordable. We do however support over 50 families in the USA with Jobs. Our products are the result of passion put forth by many people in Cleveland. The motorcycle business is not easy and we would not be doing this if we were not passionate about it. Many late nights and 20 hour workdays were spent to complete the Heist. Designed, prototyped and engineered in Cleveland Ohio.
Heist detail on East 4th
East 4th, Cleveland Ohio. tha Heist is right at home in the city.
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Time to tune
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Heist in the dyno room
Heist sitting pretty
tha Heist at Ray's dirt Room 4
Evening ride in Gates Mills 1
There are some great river roads, and twisties just south of the city. Here we are sitting, waiting for the video camera to get setup before heading out for a good ride. Gates Mills just before sun set.
Discussing what bar to stop at on the way home
Heist detail 4
tha Heist at Ray's dirt Room 3
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Scott test shot on Heist
This is me (Scott). This company is my vision, passion and dream. We have had many successes and many failures over the past 5 years. If nothing else, it has been the most exciting and most terrifying time of my life. Perhaps I do not look like what you might have expected...perhaps exactly like expected..
I get guys telling me all the time that they are too much a man to ride a 250cc bike. Really? They tell me that I have no idea what it is like to ride a 1000cc bike..... Well, before CCW, I was pursuing a lovely track day and race addiction piloting my Ducati 749s Monoposto past many GSXR 1000 and 750's. For the street, I go straight for the smaller bikes every time. A liter bike gets me into too much trouble on the street. Hop on one of our bikes at your local dealer and see for yourself, it is liberating to ride a sub 300lb motorcycle on the street!