About WSM & Walt Siegl
Walt Siegl designs high-performance motorcycles using classic design elements.
Every WSM motorcycle is hand-built in Walt’s New Hampshire workshop with equal commitment to both performance and style.
WSM’s first series bike is the air cooled Ducati-based Leggero (shown above). Built to order to clients’ specs, each Leggero is based on the WSM-designed frame and bodywork.
In 2015 WSM launched the Bol d’Or series (above). The Bol d’Or is built to order, using zero mile current MV 3-cylinder models.
Walt is in the process of designing two new WSM series motorcycles, due out in 2017.
At 19, Walt dropped out of art school in his native Austria to join a road racing team. He later worked in France as a shunter in a train yard and as a toolmaker and welder in Germany, Austria and Italy. A job with an Austrian steel company took him to Moscow, where he eventually joined the Austrian Foreign Service.
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.