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Muscle Machines meets Jesse James
Jesse James is the reality-show host for people who think reality shows are for, uh, pansies. From his dozens of tattoos and “F- with me” scowl to the snarling, testosterone-injected Harley-based choppers he cobbles together out of steel tube, sweat and attitude, Jesse James is larger than life. So isn’t it ironic that one of the hottest items bearing his name is, in fact, five times smaller than life? I’m talking about the Muscle Machines 1:5-scale version of Penny Saved-one of the most memorable bikes from Jesse’s Discovery Channel series. And at over a foot long, this model is just as memorable! The original was handmade of copper, and from the detail on the 1:5 version, you’d swear it was, too. Moving brake-disc calipers, hinged clutch and brake handles, articulating kick-start-this bike kicks butt! If this big boy is a little too much bike for you, not to worry; Muscle Machines also makes 1:10-, 1:18- and 1:31-scale versions.