Walking Dead Season 5: Get an Inside Look at Daryl’s New Motorcycle (VIDEO)
Walking Dead Season 5: Get an Inside Look at Daryl’s New Motorcycle (VIDEO)
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Walking Dead Season 5: Get an Inside Look at Daryl’s New Motorcycle (VIDEO)

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When Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) first spoke to showrunner Scott Gimple just before production on Season 5 of The Walking Dead began, one of the first things he asked was if his character was going to get another motorcycle. In earlier seasons Daryl used a motorcycle that belonged to his brother Merle, but he’s been without it for quite some time. Luckily for Norman, Scott said Daryl would “probably” be getting a new bike, and as we saw a few episodes ago Daryl’s new ride is part of his gig as a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe Zone.



As Norman explains in the video below, once the new bike was a sure thing he directed Scott to Classified Moto since the showrunner wanted Daryl’s bike to look like it was something that he put together from spare parts lying around. Both Norman and Scott liked Classified Moto because of the “Frankenstein look” they brought to their bikes.

Scott apparently worked “really closely” with the Classified Moto team on every single aspect of the bike. As Classified Moto founder John Ryland explains, “Scott gave me a lot of backstory on it and we just wanted something that looked utilitarian, like it could go through anything, but also you could tell that Daryl put time into it trying to make it his own.”

What’s more? John and his team even made a rack on the back of the bike to hold Daryl’s crossbow. “This bike I think expresses a lot about really truly what Norman is as a human being and what Daryl is as a character,” TWD executive producer Tom Luse explains.

Are you happy Daryl has a motorcycle again? Check out the complete video below and weigh in!

The Walking Dead Season 5 airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.