Friday, July 4, 2008

Battistinis 2008 Open House Weekend

Well, well well what can we say about our 2008 Open House Weekend, or better still what can’t we say about it! If you missed out, where were you??? The sun shone out in force, the bikes came out in force and so the good times rolled!

Over Sat 28th & Sun 29th June once again the home of Custom, Battistinis, based Bournemouth put on a show like no other! With a number of bikes been seen for the first time throughout the weekend!

First up was the UKs first ever Exile Trike. Oh yeah baby, this thing rocks!!!!!!!!!! Want it, well call us NOW as this beauty is up for sale, but be quick as this belter won’t hang round for long! Remember all Exiles bikes and trikes are available through Battistinis as either kits to wrench on yourself or as on the road, ready to burn rubber bikes!

Then their was Evasion, a 330 rear low-rider that has it all going on! Evasion currently takes pride of place in our showroom and is FOR SALE NOW!!!! So if you want to get out on one of the best ‘one-of-a-kind’ customs around give us a call today!

El Toro had its UK premier outing and really got the chins wagging! This ticks all the boxes and so many more! El Toro is a dream to ride and with its sleek lines, subtle paintwork it’s a shame to see it in the showroom and not out on the Road! Brand New, for sale and looking for one very very lucky person! Contact us today!

Deer Stalker fired outta the workshop doors for the first time a couple of weeks back, to come back with a truckload of trophies in pursuit. This beauty is a real head turner being an absolutely stunning bike and is sure to attract the attention from everyone where ever it goes! Keep your eyes peeled for the full photo shoot coming soon!

Mojo, well what can we say apart from West Coast comes to the South Coast! This bike is loaded with attitude and a ‘wild’ choice of paint thrown in for good measure! If you like Mojo let us know as you can be on the road on something similar as unfortunately Mojo has been snapped! Wipe those tears from your eyes!

Then their was ‘The Blue Chop’. Having originally been built by the main man himself, Arlen Ness some years back, this steed is kewl! The bike has just gone through a restoration project and if you missed the open weekend well you will have to miss out for a bit before we put up the photos on this site!

This year we had a ball of a time and hope that everyone that made it down did to! If you missed out make sure you don’t next time!

Battistinis Exile Trike – “Oh Hell Yeah!”

Built by Battistinis UK (The first Ever British Exile Trike)
This is the real deal!

Look at the pics, pick up the phone and make it yours!

Tel: +44 (0)1202 437400
Fax: +44 (0)1202 418335

El Toro by Battistinis

Miami, San Tropez, Dubai, L.A, Bournemouth!

Whatever destination in the world you may be on when your on a bike like ‘Battistinis El Toro’ you know your gonna have a great time and this bike will be the focal point of attention. ‘El Toro’ is one of the latest beauties to blast from the Battistinis Workshop and this thing kicks butt, if we don’t mind saying it ourselves! Out on the road or sitting back with a margarita viewing this beauty, it ticks all the boxes in everyway, shape and form!

Based on a Battistinis 250 rear tyre softail chopper frame the bike handles like a dream, but surpasses dreams as its reality! A black metal flake subtly highlighted with 50’s style hot rod pin striping shows the roots of the build alongside an elegant palladium silver leaf highlighting the fluid lines of the gas tank.

El Toro is a gathering of some of the best possible custom parts you can lay your hands on from around the globe. The quote ‘a sum of more than its parts’ has never been so apparent!

The front end of this bike is a massive talking point and a huge pair of the awesome American Suspension springer forks make it no wonder why! These are unrivalled in the custom industry and strike a serious force to the front of this class ride.

Battistinis original three spoke wheels front and rear further bring prominent to the build yesteryear styling from the 50’s hot rodding era. The Battistinis billet c-thru pegs and grips compliment this ethos of aesthetics of attention to detail. These Battistinis parts are manufactured under the strictest standards on the West Coast of America and finished in show winning chrome plating to really make them the real deal!

A show polished billet 100” Ness/Patrick racing engine, the best in the industry in our eyes is married up to a 6 speed Baker gearbox ensures that this beauty gives one smooth powerful ride from start to finish. The engine is not manufactured from any mystery materials but CNC machined from solid billets of 6061 aluminium to make it one of the most desired and sort after engines in the world.

As with all Battistini bikes ‘El Toro’ is built to ride, its built for the good times and its built to be one of the best! It’s at home as much out on the highway straights or lost down county lanes!

El Toro’ currently is a resident on the Bournemouth Riviera in the Battistini showroom. So if you like things that ooze class, don’t want to painfully wait to ride off into the sunset get down to Battistinis NOW and make El Toro yours!

“C’mon let the good times roll!”

Quick Specification:
Frame: Battistinis Chopper
Paintwork: Basalt Black paint and silver leaf detail with blue pin stripe.
Forks: American Suspension Dragon Springer’s
Engine 100” Ness/Patrick Billet (Polished)
Gear Box: Baker Six Speed
Primary: Arlen Ness Billet
Pipes: Arlen Ness Slash Ness, Under Cut
Wheels: 250 Rear and 21” x 2.15” Front Battistinis Billet Three spoke, with matching Stainless Steel 11.5” Disks and billet Pulley
Tyres: Avon Venom
Brakes: Performance Machine Front and Rear
Forward Controls: Arlen Ness Billet
Handlebar Controls: Arlen Ness Billet
Grips and Footpegs: Battistinis C-Thru

Tel: +44 (0)1202 437400
Fax: +44 (0)1202 418335

Evasion by Battistinis

To play by the rules is always the safest bet, breaking them and flicking two fingers at what one expects is the way to go in our eyes and exactly what this bike is all about. Evasion has it all going on and so much more. Built by Battistinis UK to get the heads turning and good times rolling!

This ain't no dress rehearsal; this bike is as bespoke as it gets its high class with a bucket load of attitude thrown in for good measure! Battistinis ‘one-off’ fabrication from front to rear set the benchmark for the rest of the parts on Evasion to follow. No picking a long list of parts from a catalogue as this is the result of a wealth of engineering prowess crafting a pile of steel sheet and tubes alongside a mountain of billet into a rolling piece of Art!

Evasion is built to look good, it’s built to ride hard, it’s built to be unique and most of all its built in England. It drips custom throughout and really raises the bar of the custom bike industry another notch!

The very lucky owner of Evasion had seen the television shows, bought the magazines but had only rode one type of bike. That would be a race bike and a very fast one infact! Evasion had to have a fat rear wheel, a massive 330mm in this instance. It had to be powerful; a 114” Total Performance billet engine powerhouse married up to a six speed gear box pumped through the ‘one-off’ straight thru Battistinis pipes really make this baby sing and dance!

Up front a pair of inverted chrome forks manufactured by the world famous Arlen Ness allow a pair of unique Battistinis handlebars with built in risers to bolt on. These incorporate all the wiring and brake master cylinders internally through utilising the innovative Custom Cycle Controls system.

The wheels for Evasion could only be one type. Hours after the lights were switched off the CNC machine continued to power its way through two mammoth billets of aluminium to create a pair of bespoke wheels. Up front a 21” x 2.15” paired with a 330 x 17” monster in the rear, mirror polished to perfection are the overall result.

The lack of a rear disk may raise initial concern before closer inspection highlights that all rear braking comes through a transmission brake, bringing innovation to the bike in one massive swoop! The rear end is then finished off with Legend air suspension, offering comfort for the fainthearted yet also the ability give the bike no nonsense hardcore attitude when slammed at the touch of a button.

Paintwork draws elegance and class to the bike, House of Kolour black and burgundy laid down with Celtic tribal laid on and striped off with enamel bring the quality and excellence that this bike deserves.

Evasion is as tailored as it gets! t’s what custom bikes are all about!

Don’t miss out as ‘Evasion’ is currently is a resident on the Bournemouth Riviera in the Battistinis showroom. So if you like things that ooze class and don’t want to painfully wait to ride off into the sunset get down to Battistinis NOW and make Evasion yours!

“C’mon let the good times roll!”
Bring on the summer!

Tel: +44 (0)1202 437400
Fax: +44 (0)1202 418335

California Dreamin’

Mark these dates in your diary NOW! October 17th to 22nd 2008!

We are in the earily stages of planning a very special event that will occur in Poole, Dorset. If you love bikes, especially customs rest assured that you can’t afford to miss out on this event!

HOT ROD & Custom Drive in Day

Beaulieu, the National motor museum played host to a HOT ROD & Custom Drive in Day on Sunday 22nd June 2008! We had a stand showcasing our build ‘El Toro’ and it went down a real storm! Talking of storms, the one that was forecast never availed to anything so in excess of 300 show winning cars made the event a real success!

Thanks Beaulieu for inviting us and we will see you next year for sure!

Dream Machines - Poole Quay

Each week from April - September 2008 at 6pm, Dream Machines is held on Poole Quay. Thousands of bikes (and owners) make it down to the quay side, with the event going from strength to strength year on year.

Over the summer months we have taken the odd ride down the coast to see whats going on. We also have a stand on the following dates:

29th July
26th August
30th September

So if you want to see the latest builds and parts from us drop by and say hello!

Easy Riders Germany

If you are in Germany don’t miss out this month and pick up the July issue that is on the news stands now! This issue is ‘loaded’ with great bikes and parts and features a Battistinis Harley Davidson Bagger that really confirms the term "HIGH STYLE FOR BAGGERS . . . . .”

Custom Machines

Mad Builders in Barcelona Spain was one of the shows to be at this year in our eyes! This show blasted onto the custom scene this year for the first time on May 7th – 11th 2008. The event down a storm and the following pictures are extracts from July’s issue of Custom Machines, Spain!

Bring on ’09!

New Zealand Rodder

Looks great, rides great, is great!

We have Known Arlen and his family for some years now and see him and his family as really good friends! From our beginnings to now we have always loved the Bay area styling ethos that he creates. We also love hot rods so when the two appeared together in one magazine ‘New Zealand Rodder’ we had to snap up a copy!

‘Always innovate, never imitate’ is the way things are thought about at Arlen Ness.
All Ness parts and bikes are available through us. If you like the bike and especially Battistinis wheels, disks and pulleys in the bike we can’t blame you but can offer you your own set!

Tel: +44 (0)1202 437400
Fax: +44 (0)1202 418335

Freeway Italy

We like Freeway Italy a lot and the bikes that they feature. What’s great to know is they like our bikes too! A double page spread show the head turning Battistinis Harley Bagger! Want your bike to look this good! Give us a call now as our very own product range is available to ship today and really will transform your bike in an instant! No cutting and grinding, just simple bolt-on parts and accessories that will bring contemporary styling to your bike in an instant!

The Road

The Road is ‘the voice of the Motorcycle Action Group’ and is a UK based publication. If you haven’t heard of it before go out and buy a copy of it so you can read up on a lot of the latest going on’s at shows/events e.t.c and also about our product line that we used to overhaul a Harley Bagger!