2011 Travertson V-REX 2 Preview
One of the wildest production bikes gets even wilder
Riding a Travertson V-REX will inflate even the most fragile of egos. Its futuristic design and swingarm front suspension draws attention like nothing else we’ve ever ridden. It looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie come to life.
“If Angelina Jolie strolled down Main Street naked, perhaps with her hair on fire, she might come close to attracting the amount of attention the Travertson V-REX does,” we wrote when we tested the REX in 2008. We encourage you to check it out, especially the entertaining video Fonz put together.
Travertson Motorcycles, which are designed and built in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, construct the wild V-REX around a Harley-Davidson V-Rod motor and use H-D electrics.
The $49,990 V-REX was recently updated to include a two-up model called, appropriately enough, the V-REX 2. It includes a new steel subframe to support a pillion residing on the rear half of a new one-piece seat, as well as a new license-plate bracket that includes an LED tail/brake light. Instant celebrity status can be yours for an MSRP of $53,990.
And designer Christian Travert continues to evolve the V-REX, adding a lengthy list of new options for adventurous owners to create one-of-a-kind rides. They take bling to a whole new level.
Available options include some that you might expect, such as a digital speedometer, custom paint and LED turnsignals.
Then there are ultra-boutique options such as a custom engraved fuel cap and acrylic wheel centers. But perhaps the ultimate in self-indulgence is having the vertical chrome “tank strap” decorated in crystal Swarovsky letters of your choice, like initials of the owner of the bike seen here.
The Travertsons are prohibitively expensive for most of us, but those with deep wallets won’t find another motorcycle that attracts as much attention as a V-REX. Engage your fantasies at Travertson.com.