It was a chilly winter day when BikeBrewers took the journey to pay a go to to the digs of UNIKAT Motorworks. It had been a go to which was lengthy overdue.
We’ve got been writing about Grzegorz Korczak and his workforce of extremely expert professionals for a few years and every time he has managed to shock us with unbelievable gems that rolled out of their workshop.
It was a protracted journey to get there from the, however fortuitously there was no heavy snow in Poland on the time, which made for a protracted however snug journey. Grzegroz was already ready for us with a pleasant cup of espresso and native pastries, however we have been in for a much bigger deal with.
Grzegorz Korczak– a graduate of the Lodz Movie College (educated as a cameraman), repeatedly awarded at worldwide festivals; director of particular results (together with an Oscar nomination for “Rabbit a la Berlin”). As a visible artist, he has exhibited his works in an important museums in Poland, and because of his creativity and artistic braveness, he has collaborated with artists around the globe.
Now he makes use of his artistic abilities to spoil customized bike afficionados with the magnificent fruit of his creativeness.
Each machine now we have been writing about is much more particular than the one earlier than. A recognizable function of UNIKAT machines is their extraordinary look, taken to the restrict of perfection.
A real modern-day creator, Grzegorz bikes are designed just about, earlier than his colleagues begin fabricating the bike of their nicely outfitted workshop.
It’s typically from scratch they begin their work on a motorbike, turning a, generally a long time outdated, machine into a real head turning piece of artwork.
Harley Davidson Sportster 883
This will also be mentioned of the 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster. In just some years will probably be celebrating its 20th birthday. Gearing up for this event, its proprietor determined to let the UNIKAT workforce deal with the intensive mechanical spa therapy.
With the espresso in our arms we walked to the showroom the place the blue diamond was shining rays of sunshine, illuminating the place and silently screaming for consideration.
Gazing on the Harley we requested Grzegorz how this challenge got here collectively.
His response: “I’ve met the proprietor on the little occasion the place our bikes and motorboats the place offered.
He was there along with his spouse they usually admitted that their bikes had been stashed away far too lengthy within the storage, and have been now coated in mud. However being confronted with our 1/1 craft and design the eagerness was re-sparked they usually have been wanting to have work finished on the white Sportster Low.
Two weeks after the present Piotr referred to as me and mentioned he may now not resist the urge to customize his machine. He mentioned he had no particular thought besides for 2 elements:
- he needed his HD to be a snug and simple to deal with journey
- he needed me to additionally benefit from the challenge and have enjoyable
To be very trustworthy; these are the kind of shoppers you usually can solely dream about!
I got here up with the idea of a “metropolis scrambler” and Piotr immediately preferred first digital visualisations of the brand new traces and shapes.
We spend some extra time on selecting the proper color match, than we did on the design of the bike” the designer laughs.
Persevering with: “Quite a few color schemes have been mentioned. From all black to silver with golden pinstripes…
Lastly we selected the light-grey-blue and we added stripes and logos to completely match with the copperish tone of the Öhlins piggyback rear suspension.
To sum all of it up; the cooperation was purest of pleasures, as Piotr was concerned however trusted the professionalism of the UNIKAT workforce on the similar time. It’s one more consumer that turned a buddy and we’re nonetheless in shut in touch. Now this precisely is why I really like this job a lot!” he smiles broadly
Taking all of it in
We took one other sip of our espresso and took our time to soak up the polished great thing about this bike. It’s attention-grabbing to find all of the bits and items which have lovingly been reshaped into beautiful components that make up the overall image.
Sportsters that go away the Milwaukee plant are good machines, however they make even higher canvas for builders who know easy methods to mildew them into a good higher form. The very first thing you discover when sitting on the XL883, is the utterly modified geometry of the bike. A change for the higher that’s.
That is largely as a consequence of structural modifications associated to the usage of excessive shock absorbers, the place of the swing arm and motorbike drive.
Sadly the climate was not ok to take the Harley out for a spin, however we’re satisfied the modifications will make up for a a lot better and sportier journey than initially designed.
Let’s zoom in on an important particulars and benefit from the pictured components:
– spoked, customized made 19” wheel
– Dunlop flat monitor tire
– shortened entrance fender
– wider and decrease handlebars
– leather-based, hand-crafted grips
– mo.blaze disc entrance flip indicators from Motogadget
– basic, old-school Highsider mirrors
– LED lamp insert
– relocation of the speedometer mount and controls
– Arlen Ness accent air filter
– spoked customized made 18” wheel
– Dunlop flat monitor tire
– new handcrafted (in-house) motorbike body finish loop,
– new seat constructed from scratch and upholstered (coated with alcantara)
– Öhlins rear suspension 39 cm lengthy
– rear, minimalistic fender
– Bates Type LED rear lighting
– Kellermann Atto rear flip indicators
– facet license plate mount
– new, distinctive blue paint with refined copper particulars