The Road Glide Custom is a tough, low version of the shark-nose Harley-Davidson classic, with a big 18-inch front wheel, a 2-into-1 exhaust, and a smooth tail light assembly. This bagger rolls with swagger.
The motorcycle is fitted with a new rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC). The 1690 cc engine is mated on a 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission and delivers an average fuel consumption of 42 MPG. The motorcycle’s chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s powerful engines.
As far as comfort goes , the bike comes with a sculpted seat, custom floorboard, a short Lexan wind deflector and an ergonomic handlebar.
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Harley Davidson revealed the 2013 International version of its popular Dyna Fat Bob model. The bike is propelled by a strong air-cooled Twin Cam 96 Harley engine mated on a 6 speed cruise drive transmission (the 2013 US model is packed with a Twin Cam 103B unit with a displacement of 1,690 cc).
As far as styling goes, the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob FXDF features a drag-style handlebar combined with an aggressive front end, coil over rear chrome shocks and a dual chrome headlamp. You also get a premium paint job which further enhances the custom look.
To offer a smooth ride the motorcycle is equipped with adjustable suspension which suits a wide range of riding styles. The company’s engineers have also spent a lot of time to reward the Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob’s rider with top notch ergonomics. Thereby you are treated with forward-mounted controls, engine idle temperature management strategy and a comfortable saddle.
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The International version of the 2013 Softail Fat Boy Special Lo is a tasty looking custom bike manufactured by Harley Davidson. The motorcycle draws inspiration from the iconic Harley choppers that made history in the ’60s and ’70s.
The 2013 Fat Boy Lo FLSTSB version features a black-out paint scheme which gives it a unique appearance. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle is available in a limited number and features exclusive commemorative anniversary styling elements and premium features.
The international version of the Softail Fat Boy Special Lo is propelled by a Twin Cam 96B counter-balanced engine (the USA model comes with a Twin Cam 103B unit) which features a lightweight piston design for enhanced refinement and maximum performance. The engine offers a maximum torque of 117 Nm at 3,000 rpm and is paired with a six speed gearbox. The Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Lo FLSTSB delivers an average fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km.
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The 2013 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle is one of the strongest players in its segment as its classy design language, modern technologies and the capable engine help it deliver first class performances.
The motorcycle can be easily recognized thanks to its drag-style handle bars, dual exhaust with satin chrome finish, fat rear tyre and the unique radiator design.
Power comes from a 1.247 cc Liquid-cooled, Revolution, 60° V-Twin engine which develops a peak torque of 115 Nm at 6,500 rpm and offers an average fuel consumption of 6.3 l/100 km.
The capable engine is paired with a modern ’slipper’ clutch which provides smooth, high-power handling in turns or whenever you downshift by reducing clutch friction.
As far as technologies go, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle is equipped with H-D Smart Security System, Brembo Brakes with Standard ABS and a dual side exhaust system.
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The 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra was especially developed to withstand the demands of a premium long-haul motorcycle. To be as practical as possible, the bike comes with a set of generous saddlebags, cruise control and a high output accessory connector.
Apart from its practical character offered by its numerous features, the motorcycle has also a pretty unique design language which inspires power and dynamism. You’ll especially like the imposing 17 inch wheels and the aggressive Shark-Nose Fairing.
At the heart of the 2013 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra beats an air cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley Davidson engine which cranks out 100 ft-lb of torque at 3,250 rpm.
Among the long list of features offered by this American beauty you’ll find an Advanced Harman/Kardon Audio System, Anti-Lock Brakes and a H-D Smart Security System.
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Any motorcycle is more enjoyable when its fit, function and styling are a perfect match to its owner. To help its customers achieve this goal, Harley-Davidson offers H-D1, a comprehensive set of customization tools that can be used by those purchasing a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and riders who wish to update a Harley they already have on the road. Available on Harley-Davidson.com and at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships, H-D1 offers almost unlimited opportunities to turn a Harley into a custom of one, a motorcycle that is truly personalized to its owner.
The Road Glide Ultra combines the light handling and wind-splitting aerodynamics of a frame-mounted fairing with a full complement of touring appointments for the devoted long distance rider and passenger. The innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s powerful engines.
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Vintage bikes are unrefined, simple, and rough around the edges, making them the perfect bases for custom bike building. Thunderbike has been busy working on a custom vintage bike itself, as it rebuilt, restored, and customized a 1951 Harley-Davidson EL Pan Head.
Thunderbike began by completely stripping the frame and body, and draping it in a matte black undercoat. Over this base coat are highlights of orange and white, also in a matte finish. The paint and striping was completed by Kruse Design. This gives the bike a modern look while retaining its vintage feel. The vintage, single-rider, custom seat was built by Maas Sitz Leder.
On the front and rear, this custom Harley EL features TB Vegas wheels wrapped in Firestone rubber. Next to each rim, you get a K-tech brake disc to help bring this vintage bike to a halt much faster than its factory drum brakes could.
Mounted to the frame is a 74-cubic-inch, twin cylinder Pan Head motor. This motor has been fully gutted and rebuilt to the original factory specifications and all of the brightwork has been recoated in nickel. This twin-cylinder powerplant features an S&S Super E fuel system, S&S manifold, TB Classic air filter, and a TB flying pan Spezial exhaust system that is coated in matte black.
Driving the power to the rear wheel is a belt-to-chain-drive system, mixing a little bit of the old and new. Thunderbike has yet to release a price on this custom bike, but we’re pretty confident that it’ll range somewhere between expensive and completely outrageous. What we do know is that this bike looks completely awesome and is currently available in Germany.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Custom is as all-American as any bike can get. Built for the long and winding roads of the country, this custom cruiser was designed with the idea of being an all-around companion for the most ardent of riders.
A wide front end and chunky 16" tire gives the new Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom a strong and contemporary stance. It features plenty of all the trademark Harley amenities, including new wheels, a pull-back handlebar, and a reshaped LED tail lamp. All these elements give the Sportster 1200 Custom an exciting new look that should be an eye candy to a lot of riders. The headlamp offers a reshaped classic Sporter "eyebrow" look while the taillight comes with a new shape that features a bright, low-maintenance LED element. The pull-back handlebar, a critical piece of Harley’s design engineering, is mounted on a curved riser that likewise incorporates an LED warning light display. The bike is then finished off with a pair of chrome, 5-Spoke cast aluminum wheels on the front and rear and wrapped in Michelin Scorcher “31” tires.
In terms of powertrain, the Sportster 1200 Custom is far from a push-over, thanks to a mighty and rubber mounted 1200cc Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and mated to a five-speed transmission and a dual staggered exhaust system.
On top of all of its features, the Sportster 1200 Custom also comes with an H-D1 factory customization, a new opportunity that allows the customer to choose from seven option categories to optimize fit, function and style. By selecting from available factory-installed wheels, handlebars, seats, paint, foot control position, security system, and engine finish, the customer can create a 1200 Custom that is a truly personalized motorcycle that oozes of power and attitude.
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Some bikes are made to thrill while others are made to shrill. The Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200N Nightster is both - and a whole lot more.
Ever since its introduction in 2007, the Nightster model has prowled the streets with a deep, menacing growl. Its low, dark, and aggressive, and its styling has brought back some serious attitude to Harley’s Sportster family. With chopped front and rear fenders, a side-mounted license plate, a low 25.3" seat height, old-school front fork gaiters, and raw-boned graphics, the Sportster Nightster has become the ideal no-nonsense cruiser bike Harley-Davidson fans have come to love.
Other design details of the Sportster Nightster include a chopped front fender with black brackets and lightening holes, a chopped rear fender with black supports, black fork sliders and fork gaiters, a Sportster Classic solo seat, a black headlamp body with a black visor and satin trim ring, a low-rise handlebar and black riser, and a new pair of laced steel wheels with chrome spokes and black hubs.
What makes the Sportster Nightster all the more impressive, apart from its design, is its performance capabilities. To ensure that the Nightster upholds its bad-ass reputation, Harley fitted the bike with a rubber-mounted 1200cc Evolution V-Twin powertrain with an Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) system and mated to a five-speed transmission.
Unlike the rest of Harley’s family of models, the Nightster has been around for a little over four years. But in that time, it has become one of the most sought-after cruisers on the market, mainly because it’s stealthy look matches well with the customer’s need for a powerful and versatile cruiser.
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The Harley-Davidson Dyna FXDF Fat Bob comes with a pretty unique name, but what’s more unique than its tag is the bike itself. This custom cruiser is made from the stuff that riders of all shapes and sizes absolutely crave.
With forward-mounted foot controls, a drag-style handlebar, and a sleek, two-up seat, the Fat Bob motorcycle creates an aggressive riding position that commands respect wherever it goes. Though it looks the part of a ’fat’ cruiser, the Dyna Fat Bob’s characteristics emphasize character aggression, highlighted by a 130 mm wide front tire with a gnarly, robust tread pattern. Fat Boy also sports a sporty front fender with painted brace supports, a Bobtail rear fender with chrome supports, a one-up, two-piece Dyna classic seat, a stainless steel drag-style handlebar, polished aluminum triple clamps, and a chrome, "Tommy Gun" 2-1-2 collector exhaust system with dual mufflers.
At the belly of the Dyna Fat Boy lies a powerful and new rubber-mounted 1690cc Twin Cam103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). The engine is capable of delivering 92 lb/ft of torque, providing enough meat and grinds power to make other bikes of its class envious. Making it more impressive for the Dyna Fat Boy is that its engine has been mated to a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission, making that ride that much more impressive.
When Harley-Davidson designed the 2012 Dyna FXDF Fat Bob, they had one clear-cut mission in mind: to make the bike as fat and meaty as possible. Thanks to an aggressive neo-retro style and a spectacularly powerful engine, the American bike maker managed to exceed even their own lofty expectations.
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