The entire project team held its breath the day the molds were pulled off the finished piece. They had entered an extremely experimental stage of the project, and any flaw would scrub the months of night-and-day work. The clay buck had served to make the molds; the molds were filled with carbon fiber, then vacuum-bagged separately in an aerospace-spec vacuum for 24 hours; they were then bolted together and a bonding agent was added to form the complete bike. One by one, the molds popped off perfectly. “From that day on, I knew we could do it. But up to then, I wasn’t sure,” Moritz confesses. Then the team went into high gear, finding Tony Yo to complete the electricals and none other than Lenn Dodd Jr. to knock out the stylish aluminum belly pan. Lance Haney and Derrick Ferretti burned the midnight hours during final assembly, while Dale Woolum added finishing touches such as the machined-from-billet side panels and a swiss-cheesed triple clamp. “It was tough fitting everything into the small space of a motorcycle, because I was used to working with car models and their relatively large engine bays,” Hans said, but as the show deadline approached, the work moved forward steadily, clearing the major hurdle when the molds popped off. “This wouldn’t have happened without Dale, Chuck and Brandon. Those guys are pros,” Hans told us.