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Spike by Shinya Kimura of Zero Engineering
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Spike by Shinya Kimura of Zero Engineering
2w ago Custom

Kimura rescues old Harleys from their postmortem fates as saloon decorations, museum attractions, and—worse—from having their dissected parts dispersed throughout a backwater of garages to become paperweights, ashtrays, and doorstops.

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His company, Zero Engineering, based in Okazaki City, Japan, is comprised of a small group of adherents who are loyal to both Kimura-san and his vision. True to the chopper way, Zero’s motorcycles also embrace contradictory philosophies of design, in this case a blend of Western and Eastern paradigms. Kimura chose not to follow the parade of shiny, chrome-plated, technologically freighted, and extravagantly painted bikes.

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He prefers antediluvian engines stuffed into chopped, rigid, gooseneck frames with an itsy-bitsy peanut gas tanks, leather bicycle seats, big fat balloon tires, wire wheels, and kick-starters. He exposes the mechanical guts of his bikes and virtually shines a spotlight on their prehistoric parts, including drum brake and Linkert carburetors.

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Spike Bike Specifications:

  • Class: Styling & & Drag Racers
  • Handlebars / Risers: Clip Ons / Separates
  • Intake Cover: Custom One Off
  • Motor Brand: Harley Davidson
  • Motor Config: Knucklehead
  • Paint Color(s): Bare Metal
  • Seat: Leather / Handtooled
  • Suspension Front: Springer
  • Suspension Rear: Rigid / Hardtail
  • Wheels: Standard 40-80 spokes

Credit: [badasshelmetstore]

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