An 80-inch kick start only Panhead sits in the small tight geometry of a one of a kind nickle metal sprayed frame with a rear suspension system that gives the clean look of a rigid, but has a full 2.5” of travel. Upfront, a steep raked, low neck carries a one-off triple-tree-less springer front end with stylized BMX handlebars that house the hidden proprietary Kraus Twist Brake, revolutionizing motorcycle hand controls and getting rid of traditional brake levers. The bikes many hand fabricated stainless steel details and innovative custom parts reflect a truly fully radical custom motorcycle showing the craftsmanship of Kraus Motor Co. A motorcycle of art; the whole composition captures your eye, mind and spirit.
The characterization of the bike is enhanced by the royal pearl paint and innovative polished nickel finish. Each of the five rings represents one of the samurai sword strategies: earth, water, fire, wind and void. These symbols embody the relationship between the rider and the environment.
The raw metal bronze finish of the frame will change, darken and naturally patina with life. The raw aluminum sheet metal will take on different shades as it oxidizes and the owner re-cleans and re-polishes it. The weld joints in the stainless parts will change color with time. Dirt and oil will find its way in and live in those hard to clean places. Achuma was built with the intention that age would set in. That the battle scars of real road use would take their place and give spirit to the machine. Achuma will never be the same, always slightly changing. The key is that with these changes the owner holds an experience and memory. It is why someone has Kraus Motor Co. build them a machine like Achuma. Just for the experience.
A classic feeling, but aggressive and full of performance. Vintage styling but with modern engineering and high performance products. Light but solid and strong Achuma is ultra maneuverable, with a lot of suspension.
Everything starts with the chassis. From forward and rear weight distribution to suspension and braking behavior. The ridability of the motorcycle depends on the combination of the rigid members and the moving parts. The chassis takes the work of the drivetrain, suspension, and brakes and translates it to controllable forward movement. If this system is not adequately engineered then it will not perform the way it should or worse it will brake down. In contrast, when engineered properly, the chassis will supply the proper framework for a machine that can perform and be trusted by its pilot. The rear suspension on Bolide uses an uncommon design for an American v-twin drivetrain based bike. The mono shock swingarm is a well proven system but is not often used because of the configuration of the transmission, oil bag and swingarm pivot position
Designed in the spirit of Tourist Trophy. Engineered and built as a complete road ready and high performance machine. Bolide has a classic look, top of the line performance components, and a raw metal finish. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t.