Whatever its recurrent economic difficulties, Italy has always held its reputation from design and cutting-edge technology since the Italian Renaissance in the late 13th century. Even in hard timesits reputation for style has always buoyed it. In the V-Twin motorcycle aftermarket business there is an Italian brand that Americans custom lovers are going to memorize and learn to pronounce: Ottodicuori.
A long time only a CNC machine shop doing the work for others, the company is now producing its own proprietary line of parts, covering all the basic \to customize Harley’s main bike lines. At the recent Moto Bike Expo, to showcase its new parts, the company displayed to the trade and the public no less than 6 different Harleys! Are featured here a few of those that helped a Street Glide go from factory dress to being turned into a Ottodicuori Street Glider. These parts have already being adopted by some European top builders, and the custom business working the way it does, these same parts are now crossing the Atlantic to join other top notch American custom shops.
This FLHX also served as a test machine for the Ottodicuori Upside-Down forks conceived for extreme Baggers with tall wheels. The company retained the rather moderate 23” size for this project but the forks can be ordered for wheels up to 30” and have already been used in several of Fred Kodlin’s radical baggers. It is to be noted that stock brake calipers can be kept just using custom brackets that the company offers. The fender mounting is also quite stylish, as the fender has to move with the lower portion of the fork.
Other Ottodicuori custom parts to notice on this Street Glider: the very stylish Twin Cam engine rocker covers, the brake/turn indicators used as a filler between the bags and the rear fender, the ergonomic hand and foot controls, the grips, the floorboards, the cam and clutch covers. And no company logo, although in some cases very discreet, on these custom parts…Style before promotion. Ottodicuori Italy (photos @ H. Roesler)