Spanish Custom Motorcycle Scene

Well, Spanish builder (born Columbian) Jhomba Malicia still didn’t recover from intense partying (the Iberic way…) to celebrate his national team winning the Soccer World Cup, and me without any help coming from him I am trying to find out about the intricacies of his latest radical custom simply named “Chavela”.

First, notice the S&S Shovelhead engine usually not associated with such a high tech bike design, but why not? The pair of Rev Tech wheels in a cool 23″ x 3.5″ size. And of course the very unusual rear suspension system position via dual shocks. This one must have required a lot of trials and errors before being set correctly. But of course no risk for the the rear fender being hit by the tire since it is attached and moving with the swingarm. Is it easy, comfortable to ride? Of course not, so it’s not necessary to launch such a debate. Merit is in the body fabrication work, including a one-off mono shock suspension front end whose design flowing into the bars is quite pretty. Well, may be Jhomba Malicia will want to comment about his own bike, hopefully before the next World Cup Of Soccer. . (pictures courtesy H. Roesler)

25 Responses to “Spanish Custom Motorcycle Scene”

  1. 1 Brandon Jul 19th, 2010 at 7:37 am


  2. 2 Greg Jul 19th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Interesting idea for the swingarm, curved one way on one side and the opposite curve on the other side. First time I see this. Original

  3. 3 Joe Semper Jul 19th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Bella Maquina!

  4. 4 TodT Jul 19th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Good point Greg, don’t think I’ve seen that before either…..very nice bike!

  5. 5 JK Jul 19th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The frontend has the same thing going on as the rear swing arm. swinging up on one side and down on the other, a very cool idea and bike!

  6. 6 Gary Jul 19th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Tons of fab work. Very well done.

  7. 7 Larry R Jul 19th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Very artistic and ingenious. Nice piece of art.

  8. 8 Wikked Steel Jul 19th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Very beautiful.

  9. 9 Fernando Pernas Jul 19th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Very original and beautifull work of art indeed

  10. 10 Pepe Jul 19th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Muy bonita!!!

  11. 11 John Gilmond Jul 19th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Subscribed 3 weeks ago to your blog. Find it very useful and entertaining. Great stuff, Cyril.

  12. 12 David Jul 19th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    This guy went to a lot of building and has lots of skills, he built a really nice bike …..but why would you leave the black battery hanging out on the front of the bike????? Why a black painted block for a bike holder or kick stand? Wht not a really cool set of billet or chromes bike stands…It’s like golf or shooting skills … have to follow through to make the whole package work…

    SSDD; David

  13. 13 sollis Jul 20th, 2010 at 1:22 am

    so how this swing arm gonna work when pivet point below of the center of front sprocket ……

  14. 14 sollis Jul 20th, 2010 at 1:25 am

    that’s right its art not a motorcycle

  15. 15 pete demas #17 Jul 20th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    motorcycle art its a beutiful thing! great job on the wonderful bike.

  16. 16 Isabel Jul 20th, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Fantastico! Love it Art and style..

  17. 17 maroco Jul 20th, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Back from Faro Event and i can tell you, it was a tremendous event, MC Faro works very hard to give all bikers a great week-end, thank´s.
    Bike Show afilliate AMD, also the best, great bikes and this bike called “Chavela” it´s one of a kind.
    See it in real live is incredible.
    Also magic moment whid vocals member of Supertramp.
    And for the next year, 30 aniversary MC Faro allredy promise a Blast Event.
    See you next year.

  18. 18 Miami Chopper Shop Jul 20th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Great concept – not simple – but attractive nevertheless.

  19. 19 Dave Blevins Jul 20th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Isn’t it likely that an up-curve on one side with a down-curve on the other (both front and rear) might create a twisting action when riding the bike?
    Seriously. Seems like a design flaw to me… if you actually intend to ride the thing.

  20. 20 RUB Jul 20th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    gee , another bike that nobody will ride . what a waste of time and material . ( It is a work of art though )

  21. 21 cyclereckr Jul 20th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    What the _____!

  22. 22 jhomba Jul 21st, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Thank you very much to all for making his comments so much good as villains!!
    Every year I am in the habit of constructing a personal conceptual motorcycle and to a great extent fucional.
    Alone I try to show to the world of what my hands and my ideas are capable of creating.
    A greeting to all

  23. 23 ger Jul 25th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    saw this in the faro bike show last weekend
    some lovely and different idea’s gone into the making of this bike
    pity it didnt win the trip to sturgis.
    hey maroco missed ya there!!

  24. 24 maroco Jul 26th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Mr.Ger!

    It´s very good talk with you at Pecquencourt event.
    At the moment we work in a new motorcycle, next year, if possible, we go at Faro Event end other Shows to.
    Hope see you again.


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