R-Odynamic by Thunderbike

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Thursday 17th Nov 2011Filed under Bike Features Competitors

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Thunderbike from Germany has a long history of building top flight custom bikes, having placed 2nd at the 2006 World Championship of Custom Bike Building and 5th in the 2008 event. The latest ground-up custom build to come from the Hamminkeln shop is R-Odynamic, which took 2nd place in the Custom Class at the 2011 European Bike Week show.

Andreas Bergerforth, the owner of Thunderbike, began this build by pulling one of his own design Dragster RS frames from the shop's stock and building it up with a single-sided swingarm on the shop's own airride system and at the front a set of Thunderbike telescopic forks that are also air sprung, allowing the frame's engine rails to be laid on the ground the bike is stationary.

Rolling stock on R-Odynamic is another area where the shop has been able to promote itself with the use of its own Vegas Cut rims. A 4.5 x 23in at the front is complemented by a 9 x 21in rim at the rear that visually balances the look of the bike.

Just like Thunderbike's World Championship entries, R-Odynamic is powered by an American V-twin. In this case the twin is a 110ci Screamin' Eagle outfitted with a set of Vance & Hines pipes, which are one of the few parts on the motorcycle not to have been designed and made in-house at the shop.

Among the many pieces that were fabricated in Andreas' shop are the 'V-Tech' forward controls and the rear fender with integrated LED lights. The whole package was thenm finished off with paint by Ingo Kruse of Kruse Design who has worked with Thunderbike on many of its previous show bikes.

While R-Odynamic is a show bike, and a successful one at that, it is also street legal in its native Germany and many of the parts used in its build carry ECE certification.


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