We started with a Harley-Davidson platform, which Harley traditionally has associated with open road cruisers but now wanted to present in an atypical fashion. The basis of this build was 100-percent performance driven. We took design inspiration from performance streetbikes as well as GP and TT racebikes and built our version, which would be perfectly suited for winding mountain roads but definitely more at home on the racetrack. In racing, lighter is better, so we used as many lightweight components as possible, from the aluminum bodywork to the carbon-fiber wheels and swingarm. There really isn’t much to the bike when you look at it; it’s a bare-bones racebike to its core. There’s a saying that “every racebike is a show bike, but not every show bike is a racebike,” and I think that speaks to the art of speed. Bikers can appreciate a well-balanced machine built purely for speed just like a well-composed painting. Both are works of art in their own right.
Both my brother and I have also been referred to as walking works of art because of our heavily tattooed appearances. The tattoos we have don’t necessarily define who we are as people per se. We like to think they stand to enhance each of our persons as a whole. Our bike fits into that same idea with its paint job in place of tattoos. The paint job isn’t a main focal point and I really wouldn’t define this as a racebike but it works with the bike as a whole and only adds to the overall art of speed to our build.