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Harley-Davidson Softail

Harley-Davidson Softail

  Harley-Davidson Softail


If at any point in your life you doubted the co-existence of a watchmaker/motorcycle brand partnership, there will be no shortage in ways Harley-Davidson and Bell & Ross will show you just how ridiculous you are in your skepticism.

The iconic American motorcycle brand and the American watchmaker have collaborated in turning a Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Nightrain into a creative mash-up that features a Bell & Ross BR 01 Carbon watch installed in the handcrafted center console using a machined section of aluminum.

The special edition bike, which was overseen by Harley tuner extraordinaire, Shaw, is a one-off edition that has been christened as the “Nascafe Racer”. In building the bike, Shaw stripped the Harley back to its bare ‘n bones state before implanting the B&R watch into the center console. After doing so, the tuner custom painted the bike by using a combination of anodized blue, carbon, and a matte black custom paint finish to complete the stylish and expensive makeover.

While we never would have thought that Bell & Ross and Harley-Davidson would go hand-in-hand, given the segments to which their clientele belongs, we do applaud both American brands for the collaboration, if only to show that a hardcore-performance bike like Harley-Davidson and a luxury American timepiece like Bell & Ross can strike a partnership and create a one-of-a-kind ride.

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House of Thunder is a German custom motorcycle builder that brags to have built the world’s most expensive motorcycle. In fact, the bike is a customized Harley-Davidson Rocker , which sells together with a 45metre transoceanic yacht built by Sunrise Yachts. The package also includes a rescue-boat and two jet skis if that’s a relief when you’re a billionaire willing to spend 22.66 million U.S. dollars on toys.

The Harley-Davidson Rocker turned into the most expensive motorcycle ever features a cleaned-up frame, hand-fashioned fenders and fuel tank as well as foldable handlebar to ease entrance in the garage on the boat. The paintjob matches that of the boat.

Eric Vauth of House of Thunder: “We still will build our normal custom bikes for our customers, but this is a completely new market and we always welcome new impulses for markets yet unexplored.”

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Harley-Davidson took their notorious Fat Boy model, lowered it and gave it a nice custom look before calling it a 2010 model year. The bike features the lowest seat in the American maker’s entire lineup and still the proven Twin Cam 96B V-Twin engine and six-speed Cruise Drive transmission. The colors available for 2010 are Vivid Black and Black Denim.

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Bikers who like to simply lay back and enjoy the ride and sights ahead of them are offered a unique Softail model with a chopper profile straight from the FX custom era – the 2009 Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom. Also, meeting Harley’s most recent performance and reliability standards, this is a bike that combines nostalgia of the original American chopper design with the benefits of modern engineering.

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Harley-Davidson is supposed to offer the proper ride to anyone with a taste for freedom, not necessarily speed, and the 2009 FXSTB Softail Night Train is one of those special bikes that the American company builds for a specific rider crowd. Destined to young, rebel and fit (if we take in consideration the riding position) bikers, this might not be the ideal highway cruising motorcycle, but it will make a striking good impression down the boulevard.

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In the past few years we’ve witnessed Harley-Davidson taking on roads they’ve never rolled on before and last year’s launch of the all-new Rockers was a clear indicator that we’ll be seeing more of Harley’s innovative side. We certainly did with the introduction of the all-new Iron and V-Rod Muscle, but the two very similar Softail models stand out once again, now as 2009 model years, and we’re not looking the other way.

Meanwhile, this bike also got a very capable and threatening opponent so the manufacturer custom bike market is in full growth and dispute.

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In what concerns the Softail lineup, Harley-Davidson has an ace up its sleeve and it is called the Cross Bones. Part of the “Dark Custom” line, this model first stands out visually and brings impressive performance down the scene as soon as the reliable, massive and yet extremly refined V-twin motor is started. The bike envokes the old-school style although being still a relatively new addition to the American maker’s family, a model that shares no apparent feature with it’s siblings, but there’s got to be something.

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With the 2009 FLSTN Softail Deluxe, Harley-Davidson is set on touching a sensible cord as this is one very special ride, not necessarily due to the engine, also present on the rest of the Softail family, but because of the unique look. This here is the precise bike on which nostalgia meets modern powertrain and suspension for a confidence-inspiring incursion into the past.

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Each and every one of the Harley-Davidson families has an iconic model that simply can’t be missed in the crowd. The Fat Boy is that specific model for the Softail family due to the multitude of distinctive features completing the already unique American style. Can’t get enough of it? It’s all about the pure pleasure of admiring your ride long after you’ve stopped the engine so we’re talking about a rolling work of art right here.

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We keep on witnessing the apparel of new, modern and very attractive motorcycles in HD’s lineup so it’s a must to be said that the American Company doesn’t drift away from the original bikes that people now simply take for granted and the 2009 FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic is one good example in that concern. The bike is not only carried on, but features a new retro look for an even more powerful impact.


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