Think of a robot that looks like an animal about to roar and jump and you’ll see the unconventional Travertson V-REX. These futuristic type motorcycles are designed, created and assembled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Designers Christian Travert and Tim Cameron use Harley-Davidson parts including the V-ROD motor, the speedometer, the transmission and wiring harness as well as the switches. “Aside from the engine, tires and K&N filters we make everything in house with Harley-Davidson parts,” said Nicole Travert, Director of Business Development at Travertson. “We tool everything else on site.”
Travert designed a cast-aluminum frame structure that doubles as the fuel tank. There is also a framework of steel tubes which stretch over the engine. The wheelbase is of the V-Rex is over nine feet long. “It’s easy to handle,” said Travert. “It feels like you are sitting on a moped. The center of gravity was designed so that it is stable at low and high speeds.”
The V-REX has a chassis and shape unique to anything else on the road, with A-list celebrity looks it is in a class of its own. “We just filmed a pilot series on the History Channel,” said Travert. “The show is all about motorcycle technology.
We knew our American made bike would start a stir in the motorcycle industry, but we’ve caused a tidal wave.” As part of that global tidal wave, Travertson ships the V-REX to Switzerland, Germany, Estonia, Spain and Dubai. “We only use the best on our bikes,” said Travert. “There is no better filter on the market than K&N.”
Some of the Travertson V-REX Specifications are:
Seat Height: 26 in
Wheelbase: 79.2 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gal
Oil Capacity: 4.5 qts
Dry Weight: 670 lbs
Engine Genuine Harley-Davidson V-Rod Engine 120 Hp Revolution
Bore x Stroke 3.94 in X 2.84 in
Torque 74.0 ft. lbs @ 7000 rpm
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Front: Aluminum twin swing arm and fully adjustable hydraulic mono shock
Back: Aluminum single sided swing arm and adjustable hydraulic dual shocks
Filters: K&N high flow air E-1150 and oil KN-174C filters
Front: 6 piston inverted caliper /floating disc
Rear: 2 piston caliper/ floating disc
The V-REX was launched in Daytona during Bike Week and won in its category. The V-REX will be on display the rest of this year and in 2009 at various shows around the country.