Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Parts Because You Don’t Need To Accelerate The Weight You Don’t Carry.

carbonfiber1carbonfiber2carbonfiber3carbonfiber4Hope you noticed that cultural differences are evidenced by the type of bikes that people custom build and ride in different continents and countries.

While Americans riders are mostly in cruising, Europeans have a strong taste for racing, Just travel abroad or look at the european custom bikes competing in US bike shows. Same for custom parts. You will find many more European vendors producing parts made for speed than here in the US. An example? Carbon fiber parts whose qualities of strength and very light weight make them a frequent choice for customization. As they say in Europe “You don’t need to accelerate the weight you don’t carry”. To help your bike lose weight a good address in Switzerland is Fat Attack, a shop belonging to Urs Erbacher, a top fueldrag racer and the head of Erbacher Racing. In addition to the carbon fiber parts you see here the shop will produce one-off gas tanks, fenders and anything else you can think of, for looks…or speed. Fat Attack Custom Bikes.

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11 Responses to “Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Parts Because You Don’t Need To Accelerate The Weight You Don’t Carry.”


  1. 1 MR. SKIN Jan 14th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Think this might be a very cool new path in the custom world. We are working a new Carbon as well ! ! Looking for new products to come out.. Not the paint on carbon crap, or the plastic molded to look like carbon, but real carbon lay up……………………..

    Do I see China knock offs in our future ? Hhhhhmmmm plastic, paint,… LOL

  2. 2 Fluke Jan 14th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Carbon fibre parts are cool. though hardly new at all.

    Then, I make a living from making one off carbon fibre custom bike parts so perhaps I am just a little biased.

    I have been thinking of making some production big twin parts for some time, be cool as hell if there was a decent market for them.

  3. 3 MR. SKIN Jan 14th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Fluke,

    For sure not new, as you said. There are a few ‘carbon’ guys out there for sure.. I’m sure you have seen the Carbon frame someone made up a few years ago. It was on a cover of a Mag and several articles.. Some people like, some people don’t… Little hard to weld a tab to the frame… LOL More parts to come ! Fluke, if you get some new parts made up and your ready to show them to the public where can we see them?

  4. 4 Fausto of MotoXcycle.com Jan 14th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I’d love to make a fully titanium custom frame to go with all that carbon fiber-I’d have to charge about $10,000.00 for it though-any takers?

  5. 5 RJ Jan 14th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Great title.

  6. 6 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers Jan 14th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Fluke,
    Contact me… Coencidentally I have a need for 1 off carbon. The need just came up and is needed right away. Thanks. dar@darwinmotorcycles.com

  7. 7 PBR Jan 15th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    The bike Mr. Skin refers to is ours, Revolution Cycle Manufacturing in Marietta, Ga. And I agree with Fluke, creating a market for carbon fiber is the next challenge. I mentioned in response to the new 30″ wheel that rather than going bigger with wheels for the bling or bigger with the motors for bang we can dramtically increase the performance of our bikes by utilizing lighter materials and make them damn cool to boot. We too produce one off carbon fiber tanks, Russ Mitchell used one on his Street Fighter and we have one on Bitchslap. And our carbon fiber wheels have been used by Goldammer, Klock, and countless race teams. To try and help create this market we are bringing the manufacturing process of our wheels to the United States to actually make them more affordable and user friendly. These wheels will be modular in design with hubs manufactured in house for any application. We’ll also have a wider selection of sizes. We should have our prototype wheel available at the V twin Expo next month. Speed freaks unite!

  8. 8 fuji Jan 15th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    It is good to see people getting their heads wraped around plastics its time.

  9. 9 maroco Jan 15th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Very impressive Bikes,and carbon fiber looks cool.

  10. 10 vince Jan 15th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    American Suspension has made a Carbon fiber forks for over a decade.
    They are not just covers but structural carbon fiber.
    They have never really sold well, but I perhaps the market will start to accepting them.

    http://www.garagegirls.tv/bikes/Malibu+Motorworks/

    http://www.garagegirls.tv/bikes/Sportster/_1012413.jpg.html

  11. 11 Olive Oil Jan 15th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Carbon fiber helmet saved my head last Aug. Took a direct hit on the Montana highway at speed. Good stuff that carbon fiber.

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