When I see our Samurai fell silent ...
Low , long, narrow and black so that you are afraid to drive and desire to tame it.
At first glance the Samurai Chopper seems a gate with wheels van, a micro tank and that mass of cylinders that and carteroni, then you stop on the locomotive brakes and the controls on the micro-switch and start goggle ... Slowly begin to scroll jumping from one detail to another, from one contrast, Suspended from other. The alternation between the black, chromium and brass is hypnotic like a pinball full bonus ball.
Do you dwell on the arms of beautiful billet aluminum hidden by paint and hidden from real steel exhaust pipe straight from 2 mere inches.
See amazing suspension and fluffy but do not see a shadow of a damper. See strange nuts used only in remote constellations pulling logs ties with Uni-Ball joints micrometric regulating preload nulla.Poi see the painting and start to get into all the black levels that can fit in such a small tank.
And chromium, the springs of Springer, chiatto the handlebar and straight and catenone as a bridge on the Thames.
Then you jump on and parts and you are the happiest man on earth.
HARLEY DAVIDSON XR1200 “find”
L’Harley Davidson XR 1200 It is a beautiful mechanical base, a motorcycle that is able to conquer for its typical simplicity of Harley but also for its “badness” cycling and more formal European motorcycle.
For this bike we wanted to work light to preserve the everyday usability and ease of use. We also held the passenger seat (because nothing is more beautiful than to travel by motorcycle with their partner), also it remains of the frame series in the rear area, a beautiful casting arcuate downward, typical legacy of the Harley world which severely penalizes the shape of the tail.
Surely the main speech was that the exhaust system with a new very short muffler instead of the two large series of silencers, This gave impetus to the tail, and a remarkable stamp to the bike. Incredible as it may contribute to the sound of driving pleasure.
For the finishing of plastic we preferred, Also here, follow a policy in line with our style, namely to remove the can and leave each material and each function as much as possible “exposed”. In this case, the plastic body of the Harley (one of the few Harley with plastic) It has been stripped of all superfluous embellishment of paint, and the material was brought to “raw”. This finish we call “UNPAINT”.
In this bike every piece does what he has to do, the performance has been enhanced soul that Harley had never put on a motorcycle; short, with two cylinders that air, molloni to amortize, frenoni curb and a little plasticaccia where needed.
For UM Global we made a small Scrambler and a small miracle.
Just a week after the International Trade Fair of Milan EICMA motorcycle, We receive a parcel with a series of pieces and a pair of frames to be joined, in essence it came to making a motorcycle by two, from a front end, the other engine, superstructures from a reservoir and the other.
The result speaks for itself, with only three days of intense sessions TIG welding, We rebuilt from scratch frame and adapted all the pieces of mechanical and superstructures. A number of details have been created using 3D printing or manually through mill /.
The bike is a perfect incarnation of a modern urban scrambler, light (300cc engine 4 Rates water), small wheels, extremely fun and easy to handle.
The bike has been a great success at the recent International Exhibition of Milan EICMA motorcycle 2015, UM approaching the style to what are the demands of the new (for them) European market.