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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Who Rode the Most Expensive Bike On Sons Of Anarchy and How Much Did it Cost?

The winning formula for creator Kurt Sutter's Sons of Anarchy consists of a few key things: murder, mayhem, and motorcycles. Sure, there are other facets of the show that begin with different letters of the alphabet, but much of the series chronicling the goings-on in an outlaw motorcycle club revolved around those three concepts. Murder? Many of the personal relationships and conflicts ended in death, namely those surrounding series protagonist Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), whose father was murdered by his future stepdad Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman); whose wife Tara Knowles (Maggie Siff) was murdered by his own mother, Gemma Morrow (Katey Sagal); and who, in turn, murdered his own mother and stepfather, thus completing the circle of death. Wait, should we have included a spoiler warning? Because, like, that's pretty much the show.

Onto mayhem; obviously crazy action factored prominently into the show's plot points, when it came to conceptualizing seasons as a whole. The Sons had dealings with the Galindo cartel, the Cacuzza crime family, the Irish Republican Army, the Aryan Brotherhood, the Lin Triad, the Russian mafia, and the militia movement, most of which ended badly and ended big.

And, of course, motorcycles are central to the premise of a show about the fictional motorcycle club from which the series takes its name, and Sons of Anarchy featured some sweet bikes. Most members favored a version of the Harley-Davidson Dyna line, like Jax's 2003 H-D Dyna Super Glide Sport (via HotCars), for which the National Automobile Dealers Association's guide lists a suggested price of $14,510. But that pales in comparison to the price tag — and honestly, the bike itself — for one of the other cast member's rides.

One might think that the best, most expensive bike on Sons of Anarchy would be reserved for the club's president, in which case one would be wrong. Clay Morrow rode a Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide, like Jax. In fact, the Son with the sickest ride isn't even a member of the SAMCRO chapter when we first meet him. That distinction goes to Rane Quinn, introduced as president of the Nomad chapter of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. And why, we ask, would a Nomad have the best, most expensive bike on the show? The answer is simple: the actor who played Quinn built the bike himself.

Quinn rocked a 2013 custom Hellrazor, built in real life by Illusion Motorsports, the custom cycle shop co-owned by actor Rusty Coones, who plays Quinn on Sons of Anarchy. If that's all starting to make sense, here's a bit more context: Coones is a real-life member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and, according to the OC Register, was at one point president of the San Fernando Valley and Orange County chapters. So, when you know all the details, Quinn having the baddest bike on the show actually makes perfect sense.

Price-wise, reports conflict, but the Hellrazor is valued at $80,000 on the low end, a figure which comes courtesy of the OC Register. According to HotCars, Coones' motorcycle was valued at $90,000. The Hellrazor was the featured item at the inaugural Street Vibrations Motorcycle Auction in 2018, one of 65 lots at the event, the proceeds of which went to charity. According to auctioneer Hudson Stremmel of Stremmel Auctions (via BikeBound), the Hellrazor was expected to fetch more than $100,000 (the winning bid was not disclosed), a sum that almost would have allowed Jax to buy seven of his Harleys.

Thanks to Andrew Jameson.


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