Antonio Merinero (above, in the cap) painted this bike. Here are details on the build from Federico at CRO, Madrid. Photos by Luis Cevallos
CRO - Cafe Racer Obsession - is Madrid based little company in which I modify and create bikes in the street tracker and Cafe Racer style; the business is growing since I open in 2009, and right now i am working on 8 (!!) different projects, including a 1953 Triumph.
The latest release is a 125cc Suzuki Van Van, which I modified for a customer. The bike was trashed by previous owner, so it had lots of work to be done.
The rear subframe is new and the backbone has been modified to fit a Kawasaki KZ400 tank; the rear section, which is called " flat frog", is a fiberglass CRO creation, designed by artist Antonio Merinero, who took care of the graphics and the faded paint also. The CRO script doubles as a taillight, and all the details could be seen on the pictures.
Of course all the electricals and brackets have been removed or simplified.
The name of the bike came after some Margarita shots in my Thursday night CRO meeting, held weekly in a bar in Madrid downtown. Van comes obviously because the bike, Track about the style, and "der" is Dirt drunk spelled and related to the Dutch orange colour... Too much tequila, i guess.
Thanks for your interest,
Best regards from Spain