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 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)