First seen in the Freeway magazine custom show at this year’s ‘Verona Show’ (Motor Bike Expo, Italy, January 2011) Apocalypsis 7.3 by EDSpecial is a showcase of original design and engineering craftsmanship EDSPECIAL set out to build Apocalypsis 7.3 as a ‘concept bike’ to show what the shop was capable of in terms of design and custom fabrication. The thinking behind the bike’s look was to build a machine which runs a 360-section rear tire without it looking out of proportion with the rest of the motorcycle. The first step was a set of hand-drawn sketches, which were transferred to CAD designs to ensure the ideas that the team at EDSpecial wanted to incorporate would all work. Once the design was finalized, construction began with the shop using 48mm tubing for the frame in order to keep everything in proportion. The custom frame has 48 degrees of rake and features a single-sided rigid rear end.