FIRST LOOK: Van Nicholas
Launched earlier this Spring Van Nicholas bills itself as the "Premier Titanium" brand. Building on the success of the award winning Airborne titanium range, the European distributor launches the new Van Nicholas range of custom bikes.
As their press release says
Designed in Europe, the new highly sophisticated range is positioned to meet the demands of riders wanting the best in terms of design flair, quality and at a price which places each model top of riders’ “must have" list.
Available immediately on-line and through authorised test centres and participating dealers, riders can customise specifications from a wide range of options giving a tailored “just for me" experience with lead-times to encourage riding, not waiting.
Models range from the Aeolus (pictured above) - the compact road rocket derived from a unique practical understanding of how to maximise the ride characteristics of titanium. Combined with valuable rider input, classic European geometry and a desirable range of component options.
Van Nicholas also boast a full after sales package and a fully optimised website (www.vannicholas.com) for building bespoke personally selected machines. They're already being used by some continental teams too. A full test will follow soon.