A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That’ll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes

Dubbed the ’Dark Side’, this rad chopper has been transformed by Bad Land Customs based out of Japan

When a hardcore biker thinks of Japan, brands like Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha come to mind. But not many know that Japan is actually home to several super-talented custom bikemakers as well.

One such shop is Bad Land which has as many as 150 (!) custom Harley builds under its belt. Today, we’re featuring the 90th motorcycle that was worked on by the bikemaker, a super-sexy Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, dubbed Dark Side.

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight By Bad Land Customs

A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That'll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes
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As the name rightly suggests, the theme for the build was to keep things ‘dark’ and Bad Land has hit the ball right on the mark.

Right from the headlight to the chopped rear fender, everything’s wrapped in a matte black shade, and yes, this includes the engine too. The only non-black element here is the telescopic inner fork tube, which adds a bit of chrome contrast to the build.

For a unique touch, the folks at Bad Land have also repositioned the digi-analogue instrument cluster to the side, under the fuel tank. A practically odd but cool to look at element.
A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That'll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes
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Right from the headlight to the belt-pulley, everything is blacked-out, even including the engine!

Aesthetics aside, the Forty-Eight dons a whole host of aftermarket parts. To start off, all lights - headlight, tail lamp, and indicators - come from Rough Crafts and so do the leather seat, air filter cover, swooped handlebar, footpegs, and grips.

Besides these, other bits like the fuel tank, chopped rear fender, belt, and pulley were all done in-house by Bad Land.

A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That'll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes
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The custom shop has also done plenty of in-house work, a prime example being the dashing exhaust system
What deserves a special mention of its own is the gorgeous custom exhaust system, again made in-house by Bad Land.

There aren’t many major mechanical changes except from the exhaust and air filter, with the telescopic fork, dual shock absorbers, spoke wheels, and the chassis all remaining stock, just like the 1202cc, twin-cylinder engine.

However, expect the bike to make a few ponies more than the stock 66 horsepower and 73 pound-feet.

Can You Buy It?

A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That'll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes
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Along with this, there are plenty of aftermarket additions such as the air filter cover, leather seat, and lights to name a few

There isn’t much detail on whether this is for sale or whether it’s already sitting in a customer’s garage.

What we can assure you, though, is that you can surely get in touch with Bad Land if you’d like something similar done to your Harley.

Punya Sharma
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