The coolest workshops of Italy – Asso Special Bike
That of Carlo Colombo said “Blood” is an aesthetic aggressive and radical. The felines custom of his workshop are the equivalent of the supercar
In the workshop of Asso Special bikes they lose metallic texture and become like rubber. Let themselves pull, crush, bend aesthetics most radical custom. The larger and larger, faster they give up. Not to banality, but the big hands and mustache Westerns by Carlo Colombo bounty hunter, 61, from thirty undisputed protagonist of Italian custom bike scene. Environment has a nickname of “Wild Bunch”: Blood. Its aggressive and radical aesthetic that pushes the limits dell’accettabile always a degree and a further millimeter. Forms and conventions will liquefy as in a Dali painting. To say the last Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Asso Special presented a Yamaha Tmax stripped from plastics. The view of the girders of the aluminum frame has regained the intimate motorcycle identities disguised as a maxi scooter, breaking the urban and philosophical taboo that has always demarcates serious motorcyclists scooter by upstarts.
The workshop of Bosisio Parini, in the province of Lecco, is a menagerie of dozens of big cats ready to attack the road. Colombo shares it with the junior partner Giorgio Galli, 24 years. The office is lined with plates, cups and prizes captured in decades of raids between the international bike show – he was one of the first Italians, if not the first, to exhibit at the Daytona Bike Week in Florida. “By now we are not, we will have to move into a larger environment,” grins beneath the mustache, pointing to a pile of trophies in the corner. The vice of the podium has not yet lost: the Motor Bike Expo has brought home a second with his last chopper. A chassis West Coast Choppers exaggerated, with the front wheel from 23 inches and the rear by 20 dressed by oversized tire to 280 mm.
If the Special Ace full custom make aggressive school, you must also have the ability to master the art of turning pieces scattered in a vision (a nightmare, some would say) burning traffic lights. “I raced in the drag racing from 1999 to 2001, then I worked as a driver for the Suzuki Alstare Superbike and before Troy Corser, then Loris Capirossi have asked me to build him a bike. I always liked the speed, which is why my custom have this sporty look that appeals to customers. ” Mostly people who parked his Special Ace in the garage next to a Lambo or Ferrari. It is never cost problems. “They call to see if I have some ideas, I propose and ask him to realize it. And if I build a bike show, sometimes they come to accaparrarsela when a skeleton on the workshop bench “is still. In fact, the Special Ace are the equivalent of the supercar. Whether it’s turning a V-Rod Harley-Davidson in monster supercharged surge, or make a custom-built around the aluminum frame ASB 199R. The specialty of the house that has created a limited series of supercustom under two tons – the chassis weighs just seven pounds, as a race bike!
Spades and forks, wheels separable, special pieces in fine materials: when Columbus and Galli drop the Ace, almost always has a winning hand. Also on the TMax. “A friend says: let us what you want. Sure? He had seen the Hyper Modified by Roland Sands, which seemed nice, but we upset enough to bring it back to a motorcycle size, even more handy and powerful. Practically there are only original engine and chassis, with rear fender that serves as fuel tank and twin exhausts as the 199R. The result was that, in addition to having a great success, in Verona people did not understand it was a TMax. ” The cost? “Basically it’s like comprarsene other two, because the pieces are handcrafted or top of the range. But keeping the originals we can build replicas at reasonable prices and requests start coming in. “