The “69”, the truth is that I do not know if this name has it for the year of manufacture or because it refers to the acrobatic amatoria posture… perhaps for both reasons.
I opt for the second option because it is a bobber motorcycle that as I was working on it seemed more daring, sexier and maybe even something rampant and radical. Yes, but with elegance!
The year also counts because it is still a reference to the old school of that time but adapted to the moment and tastes of the market now.
What I was sure was that I wanted something striking and at the same time simple and elegant. That is why I combined the luminosity of white with the classicism of black, with a golden touch aged between the two, but without abusing because I did not want to fall into making a vulgar motorcycle or “chavs”.
“It’s simply the” 69. ” Sometimes it relaxes you, and sometimes it puts you a hundred. ”Fran Manen
With a very casual style and for all audiences (for bikers and non-bikers, for young and less young people), something to roll on any promenade in the purest Californian style, and that people look at you when you pass, with a powerful sound and lively. Of course, the somewhat radical stance that encourages you to give your fist to the entrance of a highway! It is simply the “69”. Sometimes it relaxes you, and other times it puts you a hundred.
Modifications of the original
Regarding the changes, the belt has been replaced by a chain kit designed by LDK, something more appropriate to the new style. The height of the rear suspension has also been reduced by two inches and the front one modified.
The escape is also a work of Lord Drake Kustoms, as well as both fenders and the mandatory license plate holder, also replacing numerous parts such as handlebars, turn signals, cams, fists, footrests, spark plug wires, mirrors …
This motorcycle has been in second position in the “Sportster” category of the European Harley-Davidson Bike Show “Eurofestival” held in May 2014 in Saint Tropez (France).
Technical data of “Sixty-Nine” bobber
Name: “Sixty Nine”
Style: Old School / Bobber / Cafe Racer
Model: Sportster 1200 C
Engine: 1200 cc
Transmission: Chain kit by LDK
Controls: Forward controls
Brakes: DNA discs
Front wheel: 21 ”Rims Fat Daddy
Rear wheel: 16 ”Rims Fat Daddy
Fuel tank: Peanut 3.3 gallons
Front Suspension: Modified LDK
Rear suspension: -2 ”lowered
Front fender: LDK
Rear fender: LDK
Escape: from LDK
Air filter: Drag
Speedometer: Joker Machine
License plate holder: LDK
Lights: Headlight, pilot, turn signals …
Others: Handlebars, grips, cams, gas control, footrests, spark plug wires, mirrors …