• May 6, 2010

Devon Edge by Shinya Kamura – Click above for image gallery

It's not every day that a company like Devon Works comes along. For its first project, Devon gave birth to the GTX, an all-American supercar that took the lap record at Laguna Seca. Unfortunately, the demise of the Dodge Viper on which it's based meant the GTX will never reach production, but though ts focus has changed, Devon has not been deterred. We recently reported on their follow-up in the form of the Tread 1, an innovative belt-driven timepiece. But don't think for even a minute that Devon's given up big gears for little ones entirely. Because hot on the trail of the Tread 1, Devon's graced us with initial details and photos of its next project.

The Devon Edge is a one-of-a-kind custom sport bike, built for the Californian firm by Japanese chopper guru Shinya Kamura. But while Kamura (of Zero Engineering fame) specializes in custom Harleys, the Edge is decidedly sportier, apparently based on a Ducati 999 sportbike engine and chassis with a unique coating of metal bodywork. The Edge will be unveiled this coming weekend at the Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering, after which it will be displayed at Devon's flagship store in Beverly Hills with a $200,000 price tag. If you've got no plans to be at either, better take a closer look at the images in the gallery below, because you're not likely to see it down at your local biker bar any time soon.



[Source: Devon Works]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't know why I bother working for a living sometimes. If I really wanted to get rich, I'd just put goofy sh!t on bikes and sell them to monied SoCal idiots.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If I am not mistaken his name is spelled Kimura, not Kamuru.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $200,000 for that POS?? they murdered a Ducati, rather horribly IMO... I'll stick to my 08' R1 I bought for $7000 used thank you...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Agreed on all fronts. Ducatis are functional works of art. This is the picked over skeleton of a Ducati wrapped in aluminum foil.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So when will it be finished?
      • 4 Years Ago
      At least there is no dead guy sitting on it........
      • 4 Years Ago
      As an avid follower of Shinya Kimura's work, I feel that this is his least impressive work. The mix of contemporary mechanicals combined with his hand-crafted old-world style just does not mesh well in this instance. However, I would encourage everyone to at least google image search Shinya to see some of his extremely impressive works made from Harleys and Triumphs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah. Right.

      Steampunk Streetfighter.

      The under-slung headlight under the main curve of the fairing is kind of an interesting look.

      ...but otherwise it looks like putting scrap sheetmetal on a ducati after the plastics got rashed, and then attacking it with some mothers and a powerball polisher.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why does this article even here? Isn't this the 'autoblog?'
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's exactly why this article does here...because it's The Autoblog! What's so hard to understand?

        Back on topic. I love streetfighter's, but this thing is horrible looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are they on crack? 200K for that 2-wheeled abortion?
      You can get 2 Vyrus bikes and a truck to transport them for less.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a joke, right?

      I would rather have the entire Ducati lineup (top models) than that ugly turd.

      1198R Corse = $40K
      848R = $15K
      Motard 1100 Evo Sp = $15K
      Monster 1100 S Abs = $15K
      MultiStrada 1200S Touring = $20K
      Streetfighter S = $19
      GT1000 SportClassic = $11K

      Total price to buy everything = $135,000