The WSM team uses the latest in electronics, suspension and breaking technology to build machines with exquisite performance, ease of use and safety. Every WSM motorcycle is hand-built to order in our New Hampshire workshop. At 19, Walt left art school in his native Austria to join a road racing team. In 1985 he transferred to New York City for a position promoting contemporary Austrian art and culture for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Walt spent his free time building motorcycles for himself and friends out of a basement across the river in Long Island City. In 2007 he moved his workshop and his family to an old mill town in southern New Hampshire to build motorcycles full time.