Uno-Nove-Nove Street Dragster

Italy’s iconic design has emerged into the common phrase “Made in Italy”. And during these last 5 years you probably noticed, like me, that Italian Custom Builders are becoming trendsetters in V-Twin motorcycle design. For example this Street Dragster called “Uno–Nove-Nove” or “1-9-9” because thanks to its aluminum chassis, it weights only 199 kilograms or 438 lbs. It is the work of a shop called Asso Special Bikes (ASB) already very well known in Europe for its wheel designs a chain-driven offset swingarm accepting huge rear wheels. This year at the VERONA Bike Expo, Mario Columbo and his crew were the talk of the show when they introduced an all aluminum rolling chassis for Harley-Davidson Dyna whose frame and swingarm together weight only 16 kgs or 35 lbs.

Frame is of the type single downtube, with the “Uno=nova-Nova” R (R For Racing) getting its rear suspension from a Paioli mono shock attached to a beefy aluminum swingarm, and the front one provided by a Marzocchi front end attached to a custom machined ASB triple-tree. Wheels are the shop creation, model Indianapolis 18 X 10.5“ for rear and 18 x 3.5“ in front. For bodywork weight saving, carbon fiber was the evident choice for both gas tank, front and rear fender. Chassis hosts a black 110″ RevTech engine coupled to a Baker 6-speed right side transmission using a belt final drive. Exhaust is titanium, handlebars are adjustable with both hand and foot controls available directly from Asso Special Bikes. 199 R won Innovation Award at the Custom Chrome European Championship. (pictures copyright & courtesy Horst Roesler)

17 Responses to “Uno-Nove-Nove Street Dragster”

  1. 1 Boss Hawg Jul 18th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Good looking bike….well done.

    Looks bad-ass!

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 jim h Jul 18th, 2011 at 9:45 am

    ver nice…

  3. 3 hk Jul 18th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    LOVE LOVE that !!!!

  4. 4 Kustoms and Choppers Jul 18th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Looks badass!

  5. 5 Eric Maurer Jul 18th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    if the VROD looked like this, I would buy 2

  6. 6 ROCKSTAR Jul 18th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    now if it only had a GSXR 1K motor….

  7. 7 chopperfreak29 Jul 18th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Very cool. Love everything about it.

  8. 8 A 1 CYCLES Jul 18th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    happy birthday jeff nicklus!!!

  9. 9 ray c wheeler Jul 18th, 2011 at 6:58 pm


  10. 10 Eric Maurer Jul 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    hey ROCKSTAR…. I couldn’t agree more. I can’t wait to start seeing some customs like this with Busa motors, VMAX, CBR1000s, GSXR motors, etc.

    RSD, Todd’s Cycle, Rooke Customs (and others) have all stepped out fo the v-twin box with KTMs, ROTAX, etc, it would be awesome to see others follow and no, I don’t mean more XS650s 🙂
    cool motor, but need some horsepower behind it. I’m just sayin.

  11. 11 bigalyts Jul 19th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    That Bike is to cool and probably too Dynamic for a Punkster. That Bike needs to be Owned and ridden by tru blue V-Twin Doods. I am glad to see that a Revtech Motor getting a good chance on another front. Most of thought that Italians were makers of Ducati, Ferrari and Gucci.

  12. 12 burnout Jul 19th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    W O W ! peace

  13. 13 martin Twofeather Jul 19th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    What a great bike….

  14. 14 Bud Jul 20th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Anybody got pics of the all aluminum Dyna rolling chassis from that show? It’s not on their website.

  15. 15 Neil Jul 21st, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Carlo’s bike won the affiliate prize at the Punta Bagna bike show in Valfrejus, France, this past weekend and will be at the World Championship on Lazelle St, Sturgis, August 7-10 if anyone wants to see it up close.

  16. 16 bobber9 Jul 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Not sure i’m in love with the front of the frame, looks a bit too crude in size, shape and finish. Rest of the bike is nice.

  17. 17 nuno maroco Jul 26th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Great realize that American Bikers start acept European concepts, also we love choppers and contracullture, fredom, and live style motorcycles, just send us Harleys, Indians, etc, we send
    difrent engine tecnologie to explore.
    just an opinion.

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