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.