LeoVince offering personalized engraving, design skills not included

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For many of us, going custom is a lot like getting tattoos. Most jobs either go overboard, look really really bad or wind up making a nice bike ugly. In the end, it’s about moderation, a keen sense of style and above all else, tastelfulness. While LeoVince’s new engraving option for all their exhaust systems opens yet another door to eye-sores even a mother couldn’t love, we’re still really excited.

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We’ve seen some pretty incredible custom programs before, but most end up on the skimpy side. The thing that makes the LeoVince sytem different from any other is that as long as the art work is black and white in a vector file, the design is 100% up to the customer.
While this means we’ll soon be forced to look at even more dragons, wizards and half-naked fairy princesses, we’re betting we see just as many elegant, witty and smart designs too. For example, what if the owner wanted the cracked earth pattern in the shot above repeated in the circled 23 graphic on the exhaust? Completely doable, just like the quirky, mustachioed rabbit below.

leovincelaser3.jpgThe company is planning to launch a new interface in the following weeks. We’re told to expect something similar in functionality to the mini-site for AGV’s Rossi Face helmets. We’ve got a CBR600RR ABS on reserve that clearly needs a new exhuast. We’ll keep you posted.

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  • matt

    is that your labbit jon?

    • jon

      Ha… my labbit? Yes. :) Well its partially mine and the other half belongs to Kat.

      The potential really is ‘unlimited’ so to speak. Upload a jpg, gif etc or eps/ai and we’ll do the rest.

      Simple, clean and free of superfluous nonsense really will be the best, I’ve been spending some time recreating oldschool skate logos from the likes of G&S, Santa Cruz and others, on titanium, the results are good! Though my vote probably sits with vikings, wizards and dragons.

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

        Would it be possible to get wizards and dragons fighting indians and grizzly bears with lightning balls and eagle arrows? If so, consider my order placed.

  • geonerd

    Cool, but it’s kinda moot if the can itself is ugly to begin with, which those are. I’d like to see more creativity when it comes to exhausts i.e. CBR1000RR and the RSV4, instead of a plain jane oval or tri-oval design.

  • http://twitter.com/greatistheworld will

    I have always dreamed of the day when I can have my name engraved on my muffler in Mistral.

  • monkeyfumi

    Hilairious to see the labbit infiltrate the motorcycle world.
    Also, the pattern is not “cracked earth” but known as “elephant print”, first introduced by Nike on the Jordan III sneaker, and relentlessly copied/ripped off in recent years (though that is the Jordan team bike) yes, I am a design nerd…
    The can with the star pattern just looks like gravel rash, but there is potential. One of the greatest things about laser etching, is the intricate level of detail possible.
    It’s great that you can get your own design, and not just pick from 4 or 5 proprietry samples.

  • http://www.triumphrat.net/memberalbums/showgallery.php?cat=1120 Crosstie

    I’d rather have Roland Sands draw on mine with a sharpie… preferably a viking fighting a bear :)

  • D2

    A couple of wolves howling at the moon, perhaps?

  • monkeyfumi

    I’ve always favoured the skull, preferably with a dagger through it, and a snake coming out of the eye socket.
    Though seriously, the Jim Phillips “screaming hand” would be sweet, don’t know where it would fit co-hesively on a bike though.