CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE PRESS RELEASE - PUBLICATION FREE OF CHARGE The rolling chassis remains pretty much in stock setup, but the stock wheels were exchanged for a complete set of black RevTech „Velocity“ design wheels.
CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE PRESS RELEASE - PUBLICATION FREE OF CHARGE ropean customizing have found solutions that transform the modern Sportster into cool custom rides, sometimes „motivated“ by Harley-Davidson‘s internal customizing competition „Battle of the Kings“, which saw Harley-Heaven‘s „Speed King“ as 2017 Swiss Champion. With the existing wide variety of different Sportster models manufactured by Harley-Davidson, the rubber mount frame has also won new riders: More comfort has without doubt increased the popularity of the Sportster. But stock is not „Hard Nine“ enough: High performance Oehlins „Blackline“ shocks at the rear improve the suspension, the RSD pegs offer considerable ground clearance when riding. At the front fork, Roland Sands fork stabilizer adds stiffness to the stock 39 mm fork, which is also partially covered with RDS tubes. The stock wheels have been swapped for RevTech „Velocity“ design billet wheels, the classic eight-spoke design offer a clean and lightweight look and are easy to adapt to many Harley frames by RevTech adapters. For the handling characteristics, the front tire is slightly wider – 110 instead of 100 – than stock, while the rear wheel diameter has been increased from 16 to 18 Inch, which will give the bike even more ground clearance! N N N A touch of „Dirt Track/Super Moto“ style is also added by the wide Fehling handlebar and Fred Kodlin‘s „Café Racer“ tailend: At Intermot 2016, Fred has already introduced some of his stylish Sportster components, developed and designed to satisfy an ever-increasing number of new rubber mount Sportster motorcycles into cool Café Racers, Roadsters or Scramblers – and this is a solid piece of Kodlin sheet metal art! The stock tank was swapped for CCE‘s popular 3.3 Gallon reservoir, topped by RSD‘s vented „Vintage“ tank cap. All indicators and lights have been exchanged: At the front JW Speakers „adaptive“ headlight that is „shifting“ the light beam into turns when riding twisting roads, the rear end is equipped with Shin Yo MX-1 LED lights that combine the function of tail- and brake light plus indicator. Thunderbike „stripes“ offer a clean solution at the front. N N N No other than Austria‘s top-airbrusher Marcus Pfeil created the spectacular red/ gold paintjob that requires sunglasses to see (if not a welding goggles or mask in bright sunlight!), again granting that a Custom Chrome Europe bike will be eyecatching to the extreme! With the typical „Danny touch“, this is one Sportster you can ride the „Hard Nine“ way! No questions asked about the stock 51 hp – if you have seen Danny performing on his 1942 WLA-powered „D‘MX“ boasting half that horsepower, you realise that it is not about the motor – it‘s the rider! We can‘t wait to see this Hard Nine Sportster on the road ... Text & photos: HRF, Motographer; Full parts cataloge (with alternative parts for other HD model lines!) soon available as downloadable PDF on the www.Custom- Chrome-Europe.com website! Models: Veronica & Giorgia (Motor Bike Expo Verona Studio Shooting)