Kris Krome Rolling Piece Of Art

Kris Krome Rolling Piece Of Art
When you will read that this custom bike built by Kris Krome Customs was rewarded with a 2nd place in “Freestyle Class” and 1st place in “Metric Class” of the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building, I know very well the kind of reactions that some of you are going to have. It’s not a rider! So, let me explain something to you. The AMD Championship has a “Harley Modified Bike” for daily riders. The “Freestyle Class” admits bikes after it is shown that they crank & roll, nothing more. Then the competition is mostly about showing a degree of excellence in design, fabrication and engineering, Regardless of practicality of these bikes, builders innovate in many areas and some of these designs and tricks will be adopted, perfected (and unfortunately sometimes stolen) to be incorporated in the mass produced motorcycles. Same as Fomula 1 race cars testing new solutions used (much) later in the cars we drive.
“Re-flex-tion” is powered by Triumph T120 engine cradled in a highly polished stainless steel hand-made frame., rolls on front & rear 23 x 3.75” wheels slowed by Jay Brake brakes and because the frame rake is a whopping 75-degree! feature an “Elastamerik” front end (turning is made possible by articulating motion, whatever it means). And I agree with my fellow professionals who judged this bike. It’s a gorgeous rolling piece of art. Kris Krome Customs
kriskrome1kriskrome2kriskrome3When you will read that this custom bike built by Kris Krome Customs was rewarded with a 2nd place in “Freestyle Class” and 1st place in “Metric Class” of the World Championship Of Bike Building, I know very well the kind of reactions that some of you are going to have again. It’s not a rider! Look at the rake, the steering, the seat, etc…So, let me explain something to you. The AMD Championship has a “Harley Modified Bike” for daily riders. The “Freestyle Class” admits bikes after it is shown that they crank & roll, even if their main main purpose is not to be ridden every day or for long distances.
Then the competition is mostly about showing a degree of excellence in design, fabrication and engineering, Regardless of practicality of these bikes, builders innovate in many areas and some of these designs and tricks will be adopted, perfected and (unfortunately) sometimes stolenby others to be incorporated sooner or later in mass produced motorcycles. Same as Fomula 1 race cars testing new solutions, some used later in the cars we drive every day.
“Re-flex-tion” is powered by a Triumph T120 engine cradled in a highly polished stainless steel hand-made frame., rolls on front & rear 23 x 3.75” wheels slowed by Jay Brake brakes and because the frame rake is a whopping 75-degree! feature an “Elastamerik” front end (builder states that turning is made possible by articulating motion). Anyway, I agree with my fellow professionals who judged this bike. It’s a beautiful mechanical rolling piece of art. Kris Krome Customs (picture copyright HRF/AMD)
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55 Responses to “Kris Krome Rolling Piece Of Art”


  1. 1 Christi Kapp Oct 5th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Kris was our neighbor in the parking lot at Sturgis for the AMD show so we got a peek before the show opened… this bike is not only a masterpiece from an artistic perspective, but it has an ingenious articulating mechanism that *does* make it rideable. Such mastery & engineering in a single package… we are in awe. Just because it doesn’t have the plain-old vanilla “triple tree” that everyone is used to does not mean that you can’t ride it. Kris figured out a new innovative engineering design that is functional… and its application is beautiful. That is about as good as it gets – Den Mother

  2. 2 Tony C. Nov 5th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Kris,

    The bike is a beautiful piece of work. The engineering that went into designing that articulating steering was genius. You and your crew should be proud of the accomplishment. I really like the powder coated engine done by PSYCHO CUSTOMS. had to put that one in there for Jared.

    Big T.

  3. 3 Tony L Nov 25th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I can tell you I am the proud owner of another one of Kris Krome Customs Inc bikes. It is definitely rideable! Even in 35 degree MN weather, I ride it each day. The lightest chopper I have seen, with only the best in components. It also features a Kris Krome frame, one of a kind tank, his own rear fender design, and it hauls ass.

  4. 4 James Langston Jan 16th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    It is very unfortunate that many people have been fooled on this one. It is mechanically imposible to ride this bike. You would have to through your center of gravity into a turn causing the rider to go the bike at the point of articulation. How can anybody who claims to know anything about bike building be on board with this.

    From what I understand, Kris Krome is no longer building bikes. His father really had the talent to build but they are no longer working together. Good riddance to Kris Krome, fake name and lousy engineering.

  5. 5 James Langston Jan 16th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Spell Check messed up the a few points.

    It is very unfortunate that many people have been fooled on this one. It is mechanically imposible to ride this bike. You would have to throw your center of gravity into a turn causing the rider to go over the bike at the point of articulation. How can anybody who claims to know anything about bike building be on board with this.

    From what I understand, Kris Krome is no longer building bikes. His father really had the talent to build but they are no longer working together. Good riddance to Kris Krome, fake name and lousy engineering

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