This custom Harley-Davidson was created by Germany’s Thunderbike and it boasts an eye-candy design
The famed American manufacturer took to the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show in China to unveil a brand new custom bike. Created by ‘Thunderbike’, a well-known manufacturer of custom motorcycle parts for Harley-Davidson and metric cruisers from Germany, it takes several design inspiration from the highly popular Softail range.
Wearing a two-tone paint job, the modified motorcycle is bonkers to say the least with the custom alloy wheels ensuring a menacing presence. The blacked out body panel and functional elements are equally impressive as the exhausts direct out separately off the twin cylinders.
The front wheel is just huge and resides just below the round-shaped small headlamp unit with the assembly boasting almost flat handlebars. The rider sits low as typical with a Softail cruiser and the relaxed riding posture is ensured by the forward positioned footrest. The rear wheel, on the other hand, is nothing short of dramatic.
Harley-Davidson made a big announcement recently as the premium bike maker revealed a number of new plans for future including expanding its global footprint and to entice customers in developing countries like India. The LiveWire range of bikes will kick start the zero-emission project and there is a new series of street-fighters ranging from 500 cc in the horizon.
The Milwaukee-based brand will also establish urban retail stores to reach wider set of audience and a lower capacity motorcycle in the 250-500 cc space was also confirmed. A total investment of $ 825 million (over Rs. 5,600 crore) will be made till 2022 and beyond.
Moreover, the new 250-500 cc range is expected to compete against the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Classic 500 as HD seeks an Indian partner to create a serious impact. India will more likely be at the focal point of Harley-Davidson’s ambitious future plans as it looks to reap volumes in the vastly growing entry-level premium motorcycle segments.