“ROTHMANS”…The Harley tribute to Ayrton Senna

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This is the tribute that the owner of Lord Drake Kustoms (Francisco Ali Manen) wanted to pay to one of his idols and automotive legend, Ayrton Senna, on the 30th anniversary of his death.

On May 1, 1994, during the San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna died after hitting the Tamburello curve of the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari with his Williams FW16 and Fran Manen wanted to pay tribute to his idol with this “Sportster ROTHMANS” that shows off the colors of that car with which the Brazilian driver lost his life.

“Sportster ROTHMANS” is the name of the new Harley Davidson RH1250 Sportster S customized by Lord Drake Kustoms in his Harley transformation workshop in Vélez Málaga (Spain) from where they export custom motorcycles to clients around the world.

Coming from a customer in a town near Lisbon, Portugal; (where LDK picked up the motorcycle with its own collection and delivery service), this Sportster S arrived completely original and its owner wanted to give it a new look and do more of a restyling to get more out of the features of this Harley Davidson.

The first idea was to modify the rear, especially the license plate support, and place some type of mask or dome on it. Fran Manen got to work with his work team and the result was a restyling on this Sportster S 1250 RH in which a cafe racer motorcycle screen, a new tracker handlebar, new minimalist LED turn signals and a headlight have been installed. round led. Additionally, the odometer has been relocated to the front of the handlebars instead of its original location.

In the rear, the license plate holder and all the lighting have been modified, the seat has been upholstered with double thread in red with diamond shapes.

In terms of performance (in addition to aesthetic changes), it is worth noting that on this custom motorcycle, the Lord Drake Kustoms team has installed a spectacular complete 2:1 exhaust system from the Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde brand, approved for the Harley Davidson Sportster S 1250 RH, which in addition to sound regulation has a beautiful carbon fiber collector protector to give a more Racing and Formula 1 touch.

But the most significant change in this restyling has been the paint job inspired by the colors of the Rothmans tobacco brand that the Williams FW16 racing car driven by Ayrton Senna… with which Fran Manén wanted to honor the legend of the Formula 1 on the 30th anniversary of his death.

SOURCE: Lord Drake Kustoms


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