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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Seeing La Latina 900

Filled with the classic impression that adorn in every detail on a modified version of a 1976's Kawasaki Z900 big motorcycle. Starting from the bodywork, custom parts, the selection of colors and other details that exist on this motorcycle.

Pablo and Carlos Delgado two Spanish brother are the figure behind the success in modifying the big motorcycle until it could be seen more cool with the café racer style. The initial focus were the making of its bodywork design, whereas all handmade by using a metal plate material.
1976 Kawasaki Z900 transformed into La Latina 900. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GQQ5Dt)
As mentioned above, this motorcycle using a base of 1976 Kawasaki Z900, and they named this project as 'La Latina 900' which is all done in their own workshop, Valtorón.
Left side view of La Latina 900. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GQQ5Dt)
By having experience in the forging metal craft, the two brother began by making and designing their own bodywork. They used alloy materials also as the base material to complemented the metal plate they use. Starting from the tank, the seat holder that was integrated with its stern, chain cover, headlamp holder, fender, triple clamp/ tripletree, as well as the plate-number holder were the parts that gets their custom touches.

Here are several pictures of La Latina 900. (All pictures taken from: http://bit.ly/1GQQ5Dt)

Then switch to the machinery sector, with the aim to rejuvenate the engine's performance, so they re-setting all engine components and replacing the old-parts with the new one and 26 mm Mikuni carburetor plus K&N filter systems are also installed.

The new exhaust system of the Delgado brothers that embraced the pipe configuration of 4-into 4 by using alloy materials. For accessories, custom tank lid is also believed to be a unique detail that boost the impression of 'different'. Moreover, to the forefoot sector adopted 36 mm fork, while on the rear the Showa part used as the shock absorber.

296 mm double disc-brake in the front and 200 mm drum brakes for the rear sector is believed to stop the bike. Another distinctive items ie the 'Valtorón' emblem on the side of the tank, front fender and calter engine and 'La Latina 900' emblem stick to slick on the side of its battery cover..
Coupled with the color selection of original iron plate color and copper color on the frame increasingly make it seem 'different' with many other café racer modifications which appeared with glossy paint. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PIPEBURN]
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