- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 05 May 2009
Travertson in the USA have produced one of the most head-turning custom motorcycles ever seen, in the shape of the Travertson V-Rex.
The Travertson V-Rex is based on a concept created by Tim Cameron, a 3D artist from Australia. The primary structural and suspension components are created from aluminium castings, whilst the gas tank is a large central casting, acting as the backbone of the bike. The front fork assembly is similar to a rear swingarm, rather than a traditional motorcycle front end. This type of front end has been featured on bikes like the Yamaha GTS and many BMWs, and it eliminates the flex and “dive” that you get on a normal telescopic fork front end.
At the rear end, suspension is similar to a Harley Softail system except the V-Rex uses EMC custom built shock absorbers. This pair of shocks features state-of-the-art gas damping, and variable rebound and damping controls. These shocks will be available from Travertson for various custom bikes.
The striking composite body panels are produced at Travertson, with moulds created in-house, whilst the power plant is a VRSC 1250cc Harley-Davidson motor, with Travertson-built air intake assembly and a custom exhaust to maximize performance. Brakes feature 6-piston inverted front calipers and 2-piston Brembo rear discs, which give a sporty feel to what is undeniably a unique cruiser.
More at; www.travertson.com