Silva was in a car with Kono Toshio, the manager of Jaguar Sports Japan, when the subject of a name for their new bike project came up.
"[Toshio] asked me what name we should come up with. I was conservative, I said S-something. He immediately said 'Sex. No, no, no, not sex, S-EX. He cracked me up, the Japanese are very coy about sex!"
The S-framed S-EX-type Jag is made from cromoly and "one size fits just about anybody," said Silva.
The finished bike will be equipped with 9-speed Shimano Deore, Rockshock Metro forks, disc brake on the rear, and Silva's Slicky-g tyres.
"I call this bike a Starbucks cappuccino bike, just park it and start talking about your new toy."