Custom : JaFM creation by Jim Davis of Motomorphic

 Custom : JaFM creation by Jim Davis of Motomorphic

About Jim Davis

At two, Jim Davis begged his Dad to put a chain saw engine on his push-scooter “motorcycle”. At 10, he got a Honda Z-50 and customized the handlebars. In his 20’s he completely covered his Norton Commando in python skin and rode it across the US. You get the picture; Jim was born with a deeply embedded motorcycle gene.

After earning engineering degrees and holding down RJ’s (real jobs) in the über competitive world of silicon valley high technology, Jim decided to ditch it all and put his vision and unfettered imagination to work creating truly unique motorcycles.

Never satisfied with the status quo, Jim has the imagination and the confidence to conceive of and to try what has never been done; and the analytic ability and perseverance to refine and see his idea through to fruition. He believes there are others like him who value exclusive, esoteric bikes that really do stand out from the crowd-radical but eminently rideable.

Of course he still enjoys riding on the street, track and dirt, and occasionally widens his motor enthusiasm to four wheels, driving real race cars and participating in the ever ridiculous 24 Hours of LeMons racers.

Current Status

However, it’s been several years since Jim effectively back-burnered the custom boutique motorcycle fabrication business of MotoMorphic.  He decided to spend time with his family, as he has two daughters, so he stopped building motorcycles.

Subsequently, his knee required some major reconstructive surgery, and he is not on a bike since—its been a bit more than 3 years.Although Jim’s current status is retired but I was very much excited to talk with him and know how he created this marvelous innovation called as “JaFM”.

Listen to his entire podcast on how he created JaFM.

Specs of JaFM

CHASSIS

  • Frame: TIG welded 6061-T6 tubing and CNC machined billet 6061-T6
  • 5, 4, and 6 inch diameter
  • Swingarm: 6061-T6 aluminum 3 and 2 inch tubing and CNC components TIG welded
  • Eccentric chain tension adjusters
  • Fuel capacity: 6 1/2 US gallons, held in the frame
  • Forged & CNC machined Wheels:
  • Front 8 1/2 inch, 250/40-R18 tire
  • Rear 10 1/2 inch, 300/35-R18 tire

SUSPENSION

  • Ohlins forks with fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping, resprung and tuned
  • Penske rear shock with fully adjustable ride height, preload, compression and rebound damping
  • Brembo radial mount brake calipers
  • Ohlins steering damper

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

  • Rotax V990 fuel injected 997.8 cc dual overhead cam
  • Bore & stroke: 97 mm x 67.5
  • 4 valve per cylinder liquid cooled V-twin dry sump, integrated 6 speed transmission, slipper clutch, Factory Pro Shift kit
  • Dynojet Power Commander III with optimized mapping
  • Power output 110 hp, 70 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheel

BODYWORK

  • Scoop, fenders, chin cowl, and buttnut: Hammered, wheeled and gas welded aluminum
  • Also available in carbon fiber
  • Seat upholstered in ostrich and stingray hide; unlimited customer options

CONTROLS

  • MotoMorphic designed multi-adjustable bar-wing style handlebars
  • Foot peg brackets CNC machined at MotoMorphic to specific customer fit
  • Custom ISR switch gear
  • ISR front brake and clutch mastercylinders
  • Brembo rear mastercylinder
  • Rizoma CNC machined aluminum clutch and brake fluid reservoirs
  • Galfer Stainless brake and clutch lines, wave rotors
  • MotoCam rearview camera system with integrated digital speedometer and tachometer

FINISH OPTIONS

CHASSIS

  • As machined/as welded
  • Hard anodized black, clear (anthracite grey)
  • Powdercoated
  • Custom Paint available

BODYWORK

  • As machined/as welded
  • Custom Paint available
  • Carbon fiber also available
  • Seat upholstered in ostrich and stingray hide; unlimited customer options

OPTIONS

  • Front forks
  • Rear Shock absorber
  • Steering damper
  • Brake calipers
  • Surface Finish: anodization, paint, powdercoat, polish
  • Upholstery
  • Wheel designs

Jim Davis and his creation JaFM


Source: Motomorphic

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