Possibly the best motorbike customizers, and my own favorites, Dying Machines based in london have returned by having an absolute stunner… a totally customized 1977 Honda Gold Wing heavily inspired by samurai players as well as their gear. Nicknamed the ‘Kenzo’, after Kenzo Tada, who in 1930 grew to become the very first Asian rider ever to compete in the Isle of individual TT, the custom motorcycle “is caused by traditional craft coupled with condition-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, and lots of headaches. And cuts. And burns. And heavy reconsiderations of existence choices”, repeat the folks at DMOL. I’d most likely guess the finish result, as outstanding because it is, was worth everything fuss.
Kenzo’s outstanding body celebrates overlapping segments present in ancient samurai armor and hence the reult of the Honda Gold Wing’s aggressive lines. The initial design is made in CAD, and it was finally prototyped after hrs of dealing with hands-paneled aluminum, then ditching it for composites, produced using the high-precision 3D prints and CNC parts. Underneath the final segment rests an insert grille made through 3D printing. The Kenzo’s absolutely exquisite lighting resorted to more advanced way to represent the razor-fringe of samurai weaponry. Dealing with Luminit of California, DMOL incorporated the world’s innovative holographic diffusion film in to the units. Light in the underlying LED’s is strictly disbursed at 80 levels across the top of film, removing locations and developing a seamless bar of sunshine that’s absolutely menacing to check out. DMOL’s inspiration finds its home within the handlebars too, with grips inspired through the traditional Tsukamaki sword-wrapping technique, along with a seat that includes a patterned embossed leather clad that resembles the leather the samurais used under their metal suits. Possibly my personal favorite detail is better left for that end… the Kenzo’s precious speedometer. The ornate ivory-esque speedometer includes a hands-crafted dynamic diorama of sorts, including a dragon, cast from your 18th-century Japanese jewel box. Sitting atop it’s the speed-hands, cast within the same material. Turn the bike on and also the speedometer livens up magically having a rim-light, getting all of the intricate information on the dial to existence. I honestly have no idea how I’d have the ability to tear my eyes from its sheer beauty to pay attention to the street,but honestly, I possibly could state that about practically every design detail around the Kenzo. Outstanding job, DMOL. You’ve completely wowed me all over again!