Well, Spanish builder (born Columbian) Jhomba Malicia still didn’t recover from intense partying (the Iberic way…) to celebrate his national team winning the Soccer World Cup, and me without any help coming from him I am trying to find out about the intricacies of his latest radical custom simply named “Chavela”.
First, notice the S&S Shovelhead engine usually not associated with such a high tech bike design, but why not? The pair of Rev Tech wheels in a cool 23″ x 3.5″ size. And of course the very unusual rear suspension system position via dual shocks. This one must have required a lot of trials and errors before being set correctly. But of course no risk for the the rear fender being hit by the tire since it is attached and moving with the swingarm. Is it easy, comfortable to ride? Of course not, so it’s not necessary to launch such a debate. Merit is in the body fabrication work, including a one-off mono shock suspension front end whose design flowing into the bars is quite pretty. Well, may be Jhomba Malicia will want to comment about his own bike, hopefully before the next World Cup Of Soccer. Malicia Indigena Madrid. (pictures courtesy H. Roesler)