From the Roadway to Runway, the Dutch Angel Softail represents a special era of custom builds by Alex Mardikian, CEO of Von Dutch Kustom . Clients for this model range from owners such as Albert Mardikian, Carlos Slim of Mexico, Mike Kroeger of Nickleback, Schumacher of F1, Bruce Urban of Edmonton Rush and this one for Kim Dotcom of MEGAupload. There are a total of 7 ever been built this marking the last of its series and the last of the Von Dutch Kustom Motorcycles. The custom build is hand metal crafted, show polished and triple chrome plated, powered 113 cubic inch Patrick Racing Billet motor, Primo Rivera drive w/ 6 speed trans, clear GE polymer MAD wheels, Arlen Ness billet controls / accessories, VDKC flying eye billet parts and hand tool leather grips, foot pegs and seats by Pascal of Riff Raff leather.
Special thanks goes out to Wayne Tempero, Paul Charnley assistant builder, Frederich Schroeder (papa Schroeder) and my brother and much respected God Father of Choppers, Mondo Porras. SUPPORT 81
Last known where about of the all chrome Dutch Angel, it was part of the FBI seizure in Auckland, New Zealand in relation to the MEGAupload shutdown January 19, 2012. Hopefully it finds it way back home to Dotcom, where it belongs.
SPECS: Bobber Style, -1" Curved Single w/ Elliptical downtube, Backbone 3", Seat height 23", Wheelbase 73", Swingarm Softail Ovate Flying Eye, Front suspension Perse hard chrome tubes w/ billet contour legs 2" over, Rear suspension Progressive nitrogen gas shocks, Ignition System programmable digital tattle tale, Fuel system Mikuni polished carburetor HSR 42mm, Fuel capacity 4 US gallons, Oil capacity 4 quarts, primary closed belt, secondary 1.5" 127T Gates belt.
ABOUT Von Dutch Kustom Cycles:
Alex Mardikian re-introduced the "Kustom Kulture" in a unique and innovative branding through motorcycles and hot rods as part of the guerrilla marketing of Von Dutch. The designer motorcycles appeal to modern day rebels that worship everything from classic threads to custom hotrods. The Von Dutch Kustom motorcycle designs are the result of creative expression, extensive product development and best in class components. This is a direct result of disciplined manufacturing processes and the end result is a high performance, high quality motorcycle unlike any other custom bike in the industry. SEX, POWER, SPEED, MOTION and STYLE.
Dedicated to my little Lion: ARI GAVIN MARDIKIAN
(shown on my iPhone in beginning of video just a few weeks old)
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