BIKES: BMW Café Racer, Moto Guzzi and BMW R80
THE PROCESS: Carbon fibre dipping and custom painting
THE TIMESCALE: Approx. 3 weeks
The Cost: Approx. £500 – 750
Over the past months we have, once again, been privileged to collaborate with the crack team at Side Rock Cycles on a number of interesting bike projects… And by interesting we mean super intricate work on some incredible high end machines!
The first of the three bikes we have recently worked on is “Carbonesque” – an old style BMW café racer style bike which we customised with carbon fibre dipping for the seat unit, front mud guard and fuel tank. This was a pretty tricky brief as the client required an intricate paint job with gold leaf pin striping across the tank and seat units. As you can see, the results are pretty spectacular and we were delighted to see the final result once the bike was road ready.
Following Carbonesque we were then asked to set to work on a delightful Moto Guzzi which was all set for a striking makeover. Having polished the aluminium tank we then got straight on to the paint design which was a red and black pinstripe effect for the headlight, front mud guard and tank seat unit. In order to achieve a stunning finish, we masked out several areas before applying the paint so that the polish would still be visible under the lacquer.
Finally, we were lucky enough to get involved with a real beauty of a bike called “Vanity” – a BMW R80 with a special alloy tank. Over at Side Rock Cycles, Pete was keen for some of the tank to be left polished while we painted the rest in “sweet candy apple green pearl” with carbon fibre striping over the top. To complete the customisation, the logo was then airbrushed on over the alloy and the final result is pretty awesome as you can see from the pictures below.
As we approach 2016, things are getting crazier than ever at Wicked HQ with a whole host of new projects on the horizon – from high end interiors for some of the fastest machines in the world to uber luxe furniture and aircraft refurbishment! Not one project will ever be the same as we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with both hydrographics and custom painting.
If you want to speak to one of our team just pick up the phone and call on 01202 622258!