THE CREATION
OF EVE

 
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From science fiction comes science fact.

Reality has never been enough. Growing up, science fiction has always been a major source of inspiration for us. Everyone knows that sci-fi is just a precursor to reality. That's what the EVE is. And this is how we turned our sci-fi dreams into reality. 

Top image: original EVE concept design

 

 
 
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Steelcraft

The EVE's unibody is made of the highest grade stainless steel 904L. It's the same stuff luxury watches are made of. It's hard, less corrosive and has a better overall finish. It is formed using techniques from origami and blacksmithing. A single sheet of steel is rolled and folded back into itself. This is done completely by hand. It took us 6 months to perfect the technique and today, it still takes more than 56 hours to perfect one tank by a single craftsman.

 
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Discovering the EVE.

We didn't start with any CAD files. We started with an idea. One profile view of the EVE and the rest was discovered along the way. It told us how it wanted to be. This is important when eliminating the clutter. We re-engineered each joint as we came across it and inevitably found ways to remove it. One bolt at a time.

 
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God is in the details.

The champagne gold finish was inspired by Brancusi's "Bird in Space" sculpture. The idea of the marble gas cap came from looking at Michelangelo's statues. The air-filter is based on a wind instrument. The naked speedometer is derived from skeleton watch dial.

 
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Silver Bullet

To create the EVE's liquid metal exterior, the steel has to be prepped meticulously in a cleanroom. The surface is freed of any debris ensure the  finish comes out perfectly smooth. Once all the pieces are fully prepped, they're submerged into a nickel bath where an electric current is run into the metal bath for the chrome to adhere to the metal. The parts are then rinsed several times to clean any unwanted loose material. 

Technical Specifications

Engine Type: Air-cooled, four stroke
Displacement: 125cc
Carburetor: Mikuni
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Starting: Electric
Final Drive: Chain
Top Speed: 110km/h
Weight: 135 kg
Length: 190cm
Rims:
18" front and rear
Brakes: Disc front, drum rear
 

Handmade Additions and Customizations:
Stainless Steel Fenders
Bullet Headlight
X-Cowl Front Fairing *
Naked Speedometer
Clip-on Handlebars
Bar-end Turn Signals
Custom Switches and Grips
Tuscan Marble Gas Cap *
Stainless Steel Unibody
Extended Frame and Neck Rake
Hand-stitched Italian Leather Seat
Custom Brake Light
Custom Rear Signals
Deer-leg / Curved Swing Arm *
Stainless Steel Foot Pegs
Dual Monoshock
Sculptural Exhaust *

* Available on certain models

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