Once a year, Czech carbon and titanium framebuilder Festka stocks their hottest tradition motorcycle builds with us. And typically it’s a gallery of probably the most flashiest motorcycles we’ve ever laid eyes on. However this yr was once kinda other, with their Most sensible 5 of 2023 most commonly stuffed with uncooked carbon frames highlighting their distinctive woven construction, accented through a subdued splash of colour. Neatly, most commonly. The number one motorcycle is going excessive with brilliant colours, and a just right tale to again it up…
2023 Absolute best of Festka tradition highway & gravel motorcycles
Only one gravel motorcycle to 4 highway motorcycles. And four full-carbon motorcycles to one carbon & titanium introduction. Nonetheless 2 with mechanical moving to a few digital shift groupsets. 2 take somewhat of a weight weenie method, however all glance gentle. All with disc brakes and carbon wheels. No compromises on efficiency to be discovered right here.
Festka’s co-founder Michael Moureček supplies slightly background on every in their peak 5 motorcycles on social media in 2023:
#5: Festka Scalatore light-weight carbon highway motorcycle for Scampi Cicli
A fantastically proportioned FESTKA Scalatore constructed with top-notch super-light parts from Chris King, Darimo and THM. A refined broker’s logomark at the fork enhances the core design scheme of pink logotype over bare carbon.
#4: Festka Scalatore OK40 light-weight carbon highway motorcycle for Ondřej Kubeš
This stylish Scalatore, Festka’s flagship fashion, was once a puppy mission of a FESTKA worker – Ondřej Kubeš – who talented it to himself for his fortieth birthday. The design he and artwork director Tom Hnida name neo-retro combines 3 motifs: pace, custom and the prevailing.
#3: Festka Rover carbon gravel motorcycle for Velodrom Katowice
This inconspicuous but completely constructed FESTKA Rover – our highway/gravel hybrid – earned its podium spot no longer simplest on account of its pared-down attractiveness but additionally because of the philharmonic corridor environment the place the broker Velodrom Katowice had it photographed.
#2: Festka Doppler X Version titanium & carbon highway motorcycle for Bicycle owner Cloth wardrobe
Our top rate broker Bicycle owner Cloth wardrobe of Kuala Lumpur bided their time till they constructed up this Tenth-anniversary restricted version [ed. debuted back in 2020] FESTKA Doppler body wearing black DLC-finished Ti tubes.
#1 Festka Spectre Our bodies ultra-stiff carbon highway race motorcycle for Michael Moureček
BODIES, our collab with the artist Jakub Kois, was once absolutely the spotlight of 2023, each in relation to the graphic design and the release of the brand new FESTKA Spectre fashion. The enthusiastic response to the radically overhauled fashion handpainted through the artist totally exceeded our expectancies and was a centerpiece of our displays on the Bespoked home made motorcycles display and the Prague design truthful Designblok.
If I hadn’t noticed this motorcycle in particular person, I would possibly have puzzled how unbiased Michael and his vote casting have been, however this motorcycle actually pops. It additionally has a actually just right backstory.
After a significant damage at the motorcycle that required primary hip surgical operation and rehab, Michael, an ex professional rider, was once suffering to get again at the motorcycle to the similar stage as ahead of the crash. And he was once actually suffering with motivation. Then he took place to fulfill Polish artist Jakub Kois, and noticed considered one of his illustrations, depicting a frame being beaten in the course of a crowd.
Michael advised me that crushing feeling was once precisely what he was once feeling on the time. And the just about playful depiction of the irritating feelings, sparked one thing motivating in him. So that they determined to paintings in combination for a one-off motorcycle celebrating that ache, however on the identical time brightly and playfully encouraging Michael to push at the motorcycle once more.
And after all, the mission was once so neatly won that Festka unfolded a restricted Our bodies version artist collection to be hand-painted through Kois. Simply 10 full-custom geometry Spectre Our bodies carbon highway motorcycles are on be offering for $16,800 / 18,500€, built-up with an uncompromising completing package. To find out extra and reserve one right here.