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Since here is still cold and snowy we’ll have to take a ride to the mountains.

But don’t get your winter gear on cause even if we’re going hiking we’re doing this in California…

more exactly

Cazadero, California.

Ok, we’re here. What now? I mean besides the landscapes and all.

To spice up things a bit how about we pay a visit to the guys at Kraus Motor Co.?

Agreed?

First of all I think we should see who are we talking about. To do that we’ll take a look to their achievements and magazine features.

Magazine issues

Easyrider Feb 2010
Biker Zone Spain Feb 2010
American-V 2009
Cycle Source Nov 2009
Wild Magazine France 2009
Freeway Magazine Italy 2009
Bikers Life Italy Nov 2009
Vibes Japan Nov 2009
Bikernet.com Sept 2009
45dgree.com Sept 2009
BikeEXIF.com Sept 2009
Visordown Magazine 2009
Off Da Chain Magazine 2009
Coolhunting.com 2009
Thunder Press 2009
100% Biker UK Dec 2008
Hot Bike 2008

Awards

2010 Easyrider Editors Choice Award
2009 Rip City Riders Peoples Choice Award
2009 AMA National Land Speed Record 1650cc MPF class 145.17mph
2009 Renegade Randezvous -- Vision And Artistry Award
2009 AMD World Championship -- 5th place
2009 Custom Chrome -- Partner Pick of Excellence
2009 Rats Hole Custom Bike Show -- 3rd place
2009 Renegade Classics Custom Bike Shootout -- 2nd place
2009 Arlen Ness Premier Show -- Zack Ness’ Personal Choice Award
2009 San Francisco Rod and Custom -- Kirk Taylor Custom Pick Award
2009 San Francisco Rod and Custom – 2nd place
2009 San Francisco Rod and Custom – Outstanding Engineered Award
2009 San Francisco Rod and Custom – Outstanding Overall Motorcycle
2008 Arlen Ness Bike Show 2nd Annual – 2nd place Premier Class
2008 San Francisco Rod and Custom -- Kirk Taylor Coolest Chopper Pick
2008 San Francisco Rod and Custom – 2nd place
2008 San Francisco Rod and Custom – Outstanding Engineered Award
2008 San Francisco Rod and Custom – Outstanding Upholstery Award
2007 AMD World Championship -12th place
2007 Grand National Bike Show -- 1st place
2007 David Man Chopper Fest -- 1st place
2007 LA Calendar Show – 3rd place

………………………………………………………………

I believe you agree that’s a pretty impresive list of achievements for Mr. Statya Kraus, owner of Kraus Motor Co.

…maybe all this is due to their personal approach on custom bike building:

A step outside of the mainstream bike building world allows for original inspiration and an outside of the box approach

So. Let’s take a look at some Kraus creations

KYRGYZ


THIRTY : SIXTY

SNATCH

PHOENIX


CELADON CFL

So we’ve seen the KMC rides.

Another KMC must see is the list of parts built for sale

and in particular,

The TWIST throttle/brake and clutch (cable or hydraulic) assembly:

If it’s said that a picture’s worth a thousands words I think this is the exactly the case.

And at the end here’s Snatch and Satya Kraus, a man of few words :)


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