Sup, Two Wheelers! Custom motorcycles building is a passion, not a lot of motorcyclists will understand. Café Racers modifying is another thing that only a few bikers are fond of. Now, combine the previously mentioned categories, and you will get a totally unique niche within the motorcyclist’s community.
Last October (21st to be more specific), the Game Over Cycles(GOC); a polish custom motorcycle company produced a masterpiece (no exaggeration over here) that grabbed the attention of motorcycle enthusiasts from all around the globe.
Krakow Hard Rock Café has Just Received a New Piece of Art to Add to their Collection.
Even though this project was delivered to the Hard Rock Café of Krakow in specific, yet it stole the spotlights of the international media. So, what’s behind the buzz? What makes it so special among other custom motorcycles? Hold your breath ladies and gentlemen, and let’s take a closer look to find out.
A Customized Café Racer: Every Custom Motorcycles Enthusiast Dream?
The GOC has used a Harley Davidson 883 motorcycle for their project. No serious modifications were performed “under the hood”. However, the team made sure that this vintage motorcycle, reflects that rock and roll culture in every possible way.
When Motorcycle & Music Worlds Merge.
For starters, the rear swing-arm was modified to become a guitar fret board. A guitar shaped coil cover and a battery box that was transformed into a guitar amplifier. Did we mention that the tremolo arm can be used to drop pressure and suck fuel into the carburetor?
GOC didn’t just stop at this point, they had to make sure that this motorcycle doesn’t just reflect the rock and roll culture but to reflect the Hard Rock Café culture in particular. The gearshift is a miniature copy from the café’s turntable’s arm. In addition, the motorcycle’s wheels have been blacked-out and engraved with track names.
Keep holding your breath, we still have more……
Now, for all of the saxophone fans, this part is specially dedicated to you. The GOC customized the bike’s exhaust with adjustable openings, mirroring the saxophone instrument. That’s a modification that resembles some deep meanings beneath.
A classical vocal microphone. That’s how the bike’s air filter looks like. The filter’s sponge interior make it very efficient when it comes to proper air flow, yet it blocks all of the harmful contaminants.
Harley Davidson Sportster: Your ride for “ Highway to Hell”.
The motorbike’s leather seat was engraved with some notes of the famous AC/DC song, Highway to Hell. We have to admit that not a single detail was missed when it came to this project. Even the bike’s graphics and textures that were made by AEROGRAF Piotr Parczewski, have a unique porous texture that adds more mystery to the masterpiece.
Customized Gauges & Indicators?
As we said earlier, GOC made sure to reflect that Hard Rock Café ambiance in the motorcycle. The speed and oil indicators are coffee-machine dials. In case you are a fan of “stronger” drinks, then feel free to take a look at the infusion of the fuel tank that looks and operates like a Whisky flask.
Finally, the team loaded the motorcycle with cozy, ambient bulbs to reflect the atmosphere of the famous venue, and the metallic parts were matching the café’s ceiling.
How GOC Sees the project?
When we asked Stanisław Myszkowski, the Founder & Owner of GOC about the project’s concept, he stated the following:
“With every theme bike we make, we try to make it express the philosophy of our company. Detailed thoughts on concepts are as equal a part of the process as the precise execution of technical design.”
He also added,
“In creating the Cafe Racer no detail was coincidental. The ideas for custom parts, their formation, and their positioning all have a precise meaning within the concept of the bike. This requires creativity and unusual solutions, and the GOC team all played their part in making this unique bike a reality.”
Recognition & Awards.
This project won the first place in the “Sportster” category and the prestigious audience award. This was at the “People’s Choice Award” in the Harley-Davidson Bike Show contest that took place in Faaker-See, Austria, and was organized at the European Bike Week 2016.
Also, it won the first place in the “Modified Harley” category in the Custom Chrome Europe Faaker at the previously mentioned show.
Motorcycle Details & Specifications.
Custom parts made by GOC.
|Rack cover with oil hoses mounting|
|Painting and electroplating of engine’s components|
|Frame Type: Stock H-D modified by GOC|
|Front End Type: Stock H-D / Springer (upper triple tree by GOC )|
|Rear swing arm modified by GOC|
|Wheels Front: H-D Fatboy modified by GOC / 16"|
|Wheels Rear: H-D Fatboy modified by GOC / 16"|
|Cafe tail section|
|Fuel and oil cap|
|Bars with risers|
|Levers and grips with mounting|
|Foot pegs with brake pedal and shift lever|
|Front lamp with steel covers|
|Rear and front brake mounting|
|Air filter in the form of microphone|
|C oil cover in the shape of guitar (with a suction lever )|
|B attery box in the shape of amplifier|
|Clutch derby cover|
|Plating (patina, brass, copper)|
|Length - 230 cm|
|Height - 95 cm|
|Width - 90 cm|
|Weight - 240 kg|
|Engine: Stock H-D Evolution, production year: 2004 capacity [cm3]: 883|
|Seat: Kamil Machuła - KM leather design|
|Painting (fuel tank, cafe tail section, front lamp): AEROGRAF Piotr Parczewski|
Delivering the big Toy.
We are pretty sue that your are looking forward to seeing the facial expression of the audience when they first saw it at the Hard Rock Cafe. Well, that basically sums things up….
And those were the partners in success for this project.
Game Over Cycles (GOC)?
It’s a Polish custom motorcycles manufacturer that was established in 2012. Even though the company is considered to be a “fresh” one, yet it has received eight awards at the European Bike Week. Four of them were for the “People’s Choice Awards”.
Also, they were the “magicians” behind the famous “The Recidivist” tattooed motorcycle that was created in collaboration with the famous Polish metallic legends, Behemoth.
Take a closer look at what those people did !
(click here to check their website).
Hopefully, you guys liked what you read/saw. Enjoy your rides fellas!
Modelling and bike photo credits: Tomasz Pulsakowski.
Press Photos – Ownership of Hard Rock Cafe Kraków.
Photograpfer: Jakub Zak Photography.