When setting out to do something completely different you must sometimes take the road less traveled. In the case of the Tmax the equivalent was that of walking on Mars. There was nothing easy about this project. No guidelines, no magazines, nor pages of internet content to help guide crucial design decisions. There was no one to call on the I phone or be inspired by. There really was nothing but our own thoughts and inspirations. From Surf scooter to boy racer and back again the pendulum swung. In the end the racer fought its way to the front of our consciousness to overcome the awkward and strange flow of the naked machine. The finished product appeals to the rider in us.
Looks like option C is the winner. We were originally going to run the entire frame and bodywork in bare aluminum to really show off the detail and fabrication work. However, after seeing the seat by Bitchin Rich...we decided to opt out of that and powder coat everything. Time to tear it all apart and send it off to Olympic Powdercoating.
The cool thing about this T-Max project is that anything is possible. Now it’s time to figure out what direction to go, what do you think? A, B or C?
Ladies and gentlemen, the T-Max has entered the building.