Either bike owner Travis Gallegos was supposed to be born on the East Coast, or he is simply a rare individual. When the Rocky Mountains are in your backyard hosting the "local twisties," it seems odd to build a long and low roller that looks like it was plucked from the Florida custom tree. But, Travis' take makes sense so we couldn't really argue: "I decided to go long and low because everyone looks at you, but when you're fast the only looks you get are from the cops! My crew likes to ride to our local bike nights, downtown and to any shows that we can collect trophies. I also like to cruise just for the attention."
Maybe the decreased oxygen levels in Denver have a different effect on law enforcement, because anywhere else in the world a stretched and slammed Gixxer Thou with a straight pipe and crazy paint would have blue and red lights all over it-and we don't mean LED accents.
The unique color scheme came from Travis' desire to simply make people look at the bike: "The paint job is different. The painter offered a few designs, but this one was the most 'out there.'
I wanted a paint job that was not only unique but loud. I like it, and whether (other people) like it or not they'll still want to look at it just to see what it is."
Aside from the wild colors and slightly concealed messages in the paint it's business as usual: A C&S Custom swingarm hosts a 240 section rear, while RC Components "Alien" wheels keep the pattern true with a standard chrome treatment.
Perhaps these mods aren't groundbreaking, but when you consider the bike's environment it's rather bold. Travis wasn't sucked into knee sliding, and instead carved his own route. It might take a little longer to get where he's going, but for Travis that's the whole point.