Introducing, The Hungarian Flexibles

"And I will call him, 'Otto.'"

Just last month, Brammo announced that production of its award-winning motorcycles was beginning at the Flextronics production facility in Sárvár, Hungary.  Today, we have a new video, along with some great photos.  That guy up there is henceforth to be know as “Otto,” because, when I first saw the video he stood out as 1. the most identifiable and 2. the guy most likely to be named, “Otto.”

Otto and the rest of the gang shall, henceforth, be known collectively as “The Flexibles.”  And, once more assembly lines get the green light, these guys will be known more specifically as “The Hungarian Flexibles.”

Before we go to that beautiful Brammo footage, there are a few images to share that I think illustrate the amount of anal-fixation obsessive  precision that these guys put into the assembly process.  First is this little exercise in quantity control:

Globs of grease? Not quite.

That, my friends, is lithium grease for the kickstand.  I’m not going to tell you which of these quantities is the correct one (TRADE SECRET) but if one of the Flexibles applies too much or too little, he is sent for re-education therapy in the cellar of  Flextronics’ campus at the hands of Domina Zita:

Üdvözöljük az osztályteremben, Otto.

Here’s another illustration of the work of someone who has successfully graduated from Grease Application 401:

And, finally, the finished assembly:

Here’s some more pics of The Flexibles, followed by the video with countless other amazing details to dissect over the coming weeks:

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Finally, here’s the long-awaited (believe me, you have NO idea how long-awaited) video:


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  1. #1 by Skadamo on July 18, 2011 - 9:33 pm

    Nice vid, looks like they run a tight ship. Love seeing the assembly in action.

  2. #2 by Gavin on July 19, 2011 - 9:08 am

    nice blog post…thanks

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