Don’t look for your Urban Dictionary. A Consuela refers to “a fine sexy lady, hot like fire, that has a vivacious/ravishing personality, being a perfect 10 out of 10. usually of Spanish decent, but not always.” I find this new petite and light build (about 300 pounds) by TPJ Customs extremely attractive…just like a Consuela. This custom looks deceptively very simple to build, but as a matter of fact it includes many very nice shop fabricated one-off parts.
The shop took an approach I didn’t see very often, building a custom frame sitting at an unusual 9″ from the ground with only 26.5-degree rake, amplifying the tall and short appearance of the bike. Elegance comes from the rear frame section using swoopy inverted rear tubes. For a custom of this size and weight without rear suspension and no front brake, builder Bryan Schimke decided that a stock Harley Evo 80″ was well enough to handle power, and I agree. As noted, almost all parts, except engine and tray (Harley-Davidson) wheels (Excel 19 x 2.15 front & rear), tires (Metzeler) rear brake (JayBrake) and a few other mechanical parts are hand fabricated or modified ones. Painting by Kirk Taylor. TPJ Customs.