A new model from Darwin Motorcycles introduced last August in Sturgis during the 2010 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. It’s a classic New Bobber style with the lines and features made so popular during these last 5 years. But of course, each builder has his own way to mix and match parts to make the bike both attractive and performant without calling China to make it reasonably priced.
So, what do you get with the “Rocketeer”. A rigid frame from Racing Innovations (Sam Wills) with 40-degree rake and 1″ backbone stretch, a Crazy Horse 100″ engine, a beautiful 41 mm Meanstreet front end, a set of 16 x 3″ (front) and 16 x 4″ (rear) Ride Wright spoke wheels wrapped with Metzeler MME 880 tires, front & rear Excel 4-piston brakes pinching Wilwood rotors, a BDL open belt drive system, a black ceramic coated performance exhaust. Inverted MotoX bars with MotoX Leroy Thompson grips and a Wire Plus gauge machined into trees. Gas tank was specifically designed and fabricated for this model.
And if like me you wonder about the name and paint job theme (you can request another one), Dar Holdsworth will explain to you that it is inspired by the illustrations of the comic character Rocketeer that Dave Stevens created in 1982. Darwin Motorcycles. (pictures Horst Roesler)