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King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

9tro visited a very special custom bike shop in Switzerland!

Date Published: 05 Oct 2017
King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

The most remarkable projects generally come from small shops and are often made by a single person. This particular project is no exception as Ludovic Rumo, owner and boss of King Kustom Bike Switzerland, built this entire bike single handed for one of his most faithful customers, who also happens to be one of his best buddies.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe
This incredible piece of art on wheels was based off a 2008 Softail Rocker C.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

Extensive modifications were made. Read on...

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe
Beautiful one-off 100-spoke wheels (21 inch at the front and 18 inch at the rear) were installed with, of course, the same black powder coating and 24k gold plating finish as you can see on the engine and other elements of the motorcycle.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe
Pneumatic suspension replaced the stock shock absorbers allowing the rider to adjust the height to his taste, or to slam the bike to the ground for the best visual effect possible at the push of a button.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe
The Screamin’ Eagle 120R Engine installed has a displacement of about 2,000cc (120ci) and provides tonnes of pure American torque, proving that “The Hoe” is not only about the looks but also about performance.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe
To let this engine express its voice, a parallel BSL exhaust was chosen.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe
Every screw and bolt has been gold plated to match the gold /black colour scheme.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe
Extra stopping power was necessary at this point, thus Performance Machine calipers associated with Skull by Galfer rotors replace the originals.

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

Wheels hubs

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

Spoke tips

King Kustom Bike - The Hoe

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