Imagine if someone walks into your design shop with a 80 year old suspension and says i want a bike built around this budget no constraint !! Retro modernity was born of such a brief.This is where everything modern meets the old in a tasteful blend.
Well this is the result of that exercise and something which has been in the pipeline for over 5 months with us till early 2010. Why so long- well becoz to source the right parts for the suspension in front and then getting it built right took longer than building the rest of the bike.We practically had to redo the entire front end such that it could handle the power, speed and braking with a disc brake.
Welcome to the the world of vintage restoration & rebuilds.
Am proud to say this bike has several firsts- its a modern blend on a very old suspension to give it that classic evergreen feel. 60 spoked 17 inch rims shod with 170mm rear and 110mm front rubber. A completely carved frame with a continous spiral and then chromed. Of course a fully custom built spring suspension in front is the centre piece for the existence of this art in motion motorcycle modification.
The design is lower by 9 inches to a normal RE and longer by 2feet but rides like a beauty andis very smooth courtesy of the front suspension which gives it a lot of rigidity and enhanced travel on the rear suspension
Hope you enjoy it as much as Dreamriders enjoyed building it up from scratch.