Friday, March 28, 2008

Battistinis 2008 Product Catalogue . . . . . . .

We have just made available a Digital Catalogue of our 2008 Product Range that we can e-mail directly through to you. All parts are IN STOCK NOW and ready to ship to bring some Battistinis Contemporary styling to your pride and joy no matter where you may be!

Remember we are not a faceless company. We design bikes, we build bikes, we sell bikes and most of all we all ride bikes. Pick up the phone, send us a fax, e-mail us or better still drop by our shop and see the range with your very eyes!

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Battistinis Product Range . . . . . . . .


Since day one Battistinis has endeavoured to bring you the finest custom products on the market and 2008 is to be no exception. Our unique talent for engineering with two decades of bike building expertise have allowed us to offer a line of innovative products that will continue make your customer’s bikes as individual as they are.
Over the past year we have gone for broke and developed a complete line up of parts and accessories to compliment one another in true Battistini styling.

The ALL NEW range is available for the complete range of Harleys / Victory’s and of course customs at the moment and seems to be growing day by day. We have developed the range to bolt straight on, so no cutting, no grinding and above all no raised blood pressures and shouting when trying to fit it on the bike!

All of our parts are manufactured on the West Coast of U.S.A, with the complete range being available in show winning chrome plating and also black anodise with highlight re-machining. This offers a bold, two-tone look that really brings the parts to life.

We are really pleased with our new product range and with innovation every step of the way we guarantee you will be too! Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further info on the range as we not only have designed, developed and manufactured the entire range, but also use it both in building and riding bikes on a daily basis.

Head-turning style and industry-leading quality.
Don’t miss out!

Above is just a sample of the range that is NOW AVAILABLE!


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Battistinis Harley Davidson Bagger

Take a completely stock Harley and transform it with the complete line-up of aftermarket parts and accessories from Battistnis that bolt straight on and bring both innovation and contemporary styling to your bike in an instant, whatever it may be.

In this instance Rikki Batistini who heads up Battistinis in America took a stock 07’ Harley Bagger and gave it the Battistini styling overhaul. With no expensive chopping, changing and repainting the bike oozes class yet stands miles apart from its stock roots. The products used here have been designed and developed especially with Harley Baggers in mind, to maximise the aesthetics with minimum outlay.

The now legendary and many times imitated Battistini ‘original’ grips and pegs have been married up with a set of floorboards and saddlebag latch covers to just get the ball rolling.

The handlebars utilised for this makeover are a very unique and original design indeed. The Battistinis Retro ‘Floating’ handlebar as they are named incorporate a Patent Pending ‘Underbar’ system that creates them to appear to float above the fairing. This in turn achieves the cleanest, slickest look currently available on the market. These are available from Battistinis ready to bolt straight on as they are supplied dimpled and pre-drilled for internal wiring.

Another Battistini ‘Industry first’ is the front billet machined stock fender brackets. These allow the front stock fender on a Bagger to locate slightly higher than normal, so creating enough clearance to run a 21” wheel without the need for replacing the front fender. This bike could only roll out on one set of wheels and they had to be the elegant Battistinis three spoke design with matching pulley and brake rotors complementing the look throughout. The front wheel is a 21” x 3.5” and the rear being 18 x 5.5”, both riding on Metzeler rubber having a 120mm ring up front and a 160mm in the rear.

The motor, while essentially stock now sports a Vance & Hines Fuelpack, Cobra Exhaust and a Ness big Sucker air cleaner assembly. Any motor can benefit from free breathing exhaust and intake components, and the Fuelpak helps improve performance and smooth out the power curve. This ensures that the bike not only looks great but rides brilliant too!

The complete Battistinis product range is manufactured on the West Coast of U.S.A, being available in show winning chrome plating and also black anodise with highlight re-machining. This offers a bold, two-tone look that really brings the parts to life.

Now being 2008 and not wanting to rest on our laurels we have twisted the throttle all the way back and developed the range even further since this bike was overhauled. Forward controls, Brake arms and shift linkages are just the tip of the iceberg of what has since been developed. The full range is NOW IN STOCK and Battistinis are looking for dealers Worldwide to offer this range that continues to grow day by day.


Battistinis UK Ltd
Unit A 107 Southwick Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH6 5PS
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The Art of Custom . . . . . . .

Battistinis are proud to announce that Beaulieu, The National Motor Museum has included a Battistinis ‘one-of-a-kind’ custom bike in their latest Exhibition to be unveiled to the general public, being titled ‘The Art of Custom’.

As the name suggests the exhibition showcase’s a collection of cars and bikes dating from the beginning of the Hot Rod movement, that have been uniquely transformed into one-off concept designs.

Everyone who attended the opening of the event, which had its ribbon cut by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu on Monday 17th March deemed the exhibition an absolute success. The exhibition is housed within The National Motor Museum and will run throughout the duration of the year.

Whether your interest is as an individual, a motor enthusiast, or as a member of an interest group or educational party, when it comes to cars, motorbikes, commercial vehicles, motoring eccentricities and memorabilia, the National Motor Museum is firmly in the driving seat.

The Collection now comprises of some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow - you are sure to find something to fascinate you and sit perfectly next door to ‘The Art of Custom’ Exhibition.

You must experience this unique collection for yourself , contact Beaulieu direct to find out about ‘The Art of Custom’ and all other events, festivals and happenings an this perfect venue that is set in the heart of the New Forest.


Exile Madness . . . . . . .

The Trike, The Bullfighter, The Hotrod – These names may mean more to some and less to others. Well to everyone here at Battistinis at the moment they mean the MASSIVE pile of boxes that wait to be built into a string of ‘kickass Battistinis Exile Customs’ that we are about to build. Wanna know more about blasting down the road on a new Exile steed this summer, get in touch TODAY!

HARD AS NAILS . . . . .
TOUGH AS BOOTS . . . . .
COOL AS F*%K . . . . .

“Battistinis, Europe’s Premier supplier of Exile Custom Motorcycles”

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Battistinis OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND 2008 . . . . . . .

Some how quicker than we know how a whole year has nearly already flown past since our Open Weekend last year! After the massive success of turning the event to both a Saturday and Sunday in 2007, it’s the same way as things are to be run this year for 2008!

Two complete days of all things custom! View the latest unseen Radical builds that we are in the final stages of completing and rest assured a whole lot more!

For any further information contact us Today!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Smooftale Featured in Dream Machines . . . . . .

If you’re reading this very web page in Germany, stop and get to your nearest news stand and pick up a copy of Dream Machines NOW. Our friends who publish Dream Machines made us very excited this morning when we opened our post as look whats on the front cover and has a great huge feature inside!!!!!!!

Thanks a lot for this, it's Great!

Go to to Today find out more about Dream Machines!

The Smooftale (AOC 2007)
Words: Jeff Duval 1996 and 2007.

This is the tale of a smoof but raucous affair between some guys in Bournemouth, England, and “others” in Dublin (previously San Leandro for the cognoscenti…) California. This ain’t no half-hearted, polite biz relationship between two commercial enterprises but a tale of passion, of shared ideals, joys and miseries, successes and failures; of mutual hatred when things go wrong and overwhelming complicity when we did right.

Those who do not believe Arlen is a genius had better move on to another page and immerse themselves in another chrome Christmas tree monstrosity as this entire piece is devoted to the fact that some of us (i.e. me and the Boyz) believe that, after Jesus Christ and Keef Richards, it is Ness the Elder that rides next to God but, appropriately, a tad lower since the Almighty’s own stretched sickle hasn’t been slammed yet.

Circa 1992, Arlen got it into his fertile head to marry the classic hardtail look of the Softail, the reliability and comfort of the FXR drive line, with his own vision of what a lowrider should look like – very long, lean and low; 7/8th chrome moly tubing for that unique San Francisco Bay look, with no angles whatsoever, the total elegance of the project being almost exclusively based on fluidity of lines…

The original Smooftail was born and those of us who actually saw it in the flesh at the San Diego Antique Motorcycle Show in October 1993 (tempus fugit…) – before it became the first and famous Convertible – will forcefully argue that it was the loveliest thing on two wheels ever designed and built, bar none!

MisĂ©rablement, these frames were never put into production due to other priorities at the Ness Emporium and only two or three prototypes were ever fabricated, one of them, after much cajoling and blackmailing, finally landing on our extremely grateful lap…

Now, we at Battistinis, weren’t that keen on bodywork bikes as our Anglo-Continental heritage dictated then (and still does today…) that a motorcycle should look like one… We’re much into diggers and choppers; that’s what we really like and enjoy building. So, when said proto frame arrived, we decided that far from drowning its ultimate design mastery into yards of aluminium panels, or loadza cheapo and not so cheerful oriental gadgetry, we actually went the other way and made sure that whatever we did would enhance the frame’s incredible finesse.

The paintwork, once again and not surprisingly, was entrusted to Californian Paintmeister Jeff McCann. Less is more, Jeff kept on reminding us… 80’s Cadillac candy Dubonnet was selected for that neo-classical allure, with gunmetal metallic accenting the contours of the frame; finally complimented by subtle vintage leaf and anti-climax (mind that blue!) stripping.

Having enjoyed a complete ground up restoration in our workshops at the beginning of this year; to include many updates and enhancements, the scoot glides, roars (yep!) and brakes beautifully. Whilst clearly not for the novice or the fainthearted, it’s utter rideability will surprise most cynics.

It’s not for us to say so we’ll say it all the same: We fink we got it ‘bout rite, don’t you?

It is now time to find pastures new for our beloved Smooftale. So if you are interested in owning this beauty give us a bell for more details.

Battistinis UK Ltd
Unit A 107 Southwick Road
Dorset, England

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MCN Feature RSD Custom Hayabusa . . . . . . . . .

MCN Feature RSD Custom Hayabusa . . . . . . . . .

Pick up a copy of Motorcycle News this week and see what can really be done to a stock Suzuki Busa when the rule book is simply ripped up and thrown away.

The term ‘Performance Custom’ may well be a relatively new one this side of the water but over in the states it is nothing new. This 08 Busa is achieved by our good friends at Roland Sands Design. All the parts that have kitted this blinder of a bike are a all NOW available for various models and years of sport bikes.

Contact us today to find out fitment and pricing to get your bike kitted out!

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