Monday, 15 March 2010

Candygram for Mongo!

Look what the friendly UPS-man brought me today! Yes, it's the long awaited tank and seat unit. And I'm quite pleased.

If I may say so myself, it really hits the mark I was aiming for: a sort of homage to the old school Husky ruby red bikes, mixed with the traditional flat tracker aesthetics that got me hooked on the whole flat/street tracker thing in the first place. And trust me, the picture does not do it justice. The two-tone red scheme doesn't really show up and the flake looks much better IRL. I'll bend the arm of one of my photographer friends and make him take some proper shots of the bike when it's finished (before I flip it...).

The paint was laid down by Death Spray Custom in London. But if you don't like the scheme, the fault is all mine. He (Death Spray) wanted to do an altogether more creative paint scheme, but since the rest of the bike is all about modern/high tech components, I wanted to keep the paint traditional. Was it the right decision?


  1. Marcus_of_MarcusMotoDesign15 March 2010 at 11:13

    That looks amazing! Sideburn cover here we go!

    It came out perfect! Hope to see it live in Stockholm this summer, OK?!!

    Add a one-off billet retrostyle Husky gascap to top it off with!

  2. Thank you my friend! Yes, I'll bring it to Stockholm this summer for a "night on the town".

    A one-off billet retrostyle gas cap... I wonder who can whip up such a thing...:-)


  3. Marcus_of_MarcusMotoDesign16 March 2010 at 11:04

    I have nooo idea! But he is probably up for it for some nice graphics for his own build...

  4. next up for the Death Spray experience is the Sideburn project Honda FT500. The usual Art versus Science arguments are in full effect.

    Also on the subject of showing off, are the Sweeds goings to make it to the Wrench Monkees party in Kobenhaven?