Language barrier. One week that I try to have a technical discussion with the Italian Ragazzos of Garage 65 in Tuscany about their over-the-top latest creation called Stargate. Impossible to understand each other in English or French so the mysterious technicalities of this latin metal wonder will not be discovered by me until I check the bike up close when it shines in Sturgis.
So, what do I know? Stargate is the radical engineering evolution from the well known custom bike Kosmodrive the 2010 enemy of all bikes competing in the European and US best bike show competitions. Kosmodrive was full of engineering surprises or tricks, and Stargate is outdoing it by getting rid of the traditional bike chassis with the engine “suspended” between front and rear suspension!
The only thing I am certain of is that Garage 65 owner Marco Cinquini had to invest about 500 hours in computer design, then 6 more months of uninterrupted work for metal fab and assembly. And they want to make 5 of them, each with a different engine brand… The definition of a masterpiece. Enjoy the pictures. Grandioso. Garage 65. (photography copyright H. Roesler for Cyril Huze)