• Harley-Davidson-Bell & Ross ’Nascafe Racer’

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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.


Kirby Garlitos
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  (488) posted on 06.6.2011

Yeah, I agree. Harley-Davidson really made a very interesting motor design.
It proves that Harley had a very artistic mind, that’s why he come-up with this design.
On the other hand, I don’t think I will be very interested with this kind of stuff.

  (31) posted on 03.25.2011

surely its a different try from them...it looks more energetic bike than their previous models...

  (32) posted on 03.25.2011

One would have never thought of such a combination but it surely makes a deadly pair. Two brands known for their iconic mark and luxury, together. Don’t look further.

  (412) posted on 03.25.2011

Well, this one is definitely an interesting work coming from Harley Davidson. It is rather different from the bikes that they manufacture, but it still looks good.

  (579) posted on 03.21.2011

Maybe it’s just me, but I am not really fond of this bike. I am looking for more chrome, which is what really made Harley Davidson what they are in the first place.

  (460) posted on 03.17.2011

This one definitely brings back the images of those great old school Harley Davidson rides. The simple, open design is really quite refreshing to see once again.

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