A new Harley-Davidson Blackline with an injection of the aircraft was the decision, a bike with the more modern twist and so we set about hand drawing the bike and decided on certain points that would be statement givers, the wheels needed to look like the propellers of the aircraft, we chose the black Ops Judge wheels
to execute this look and finished them with details on the blades adding the touch of yellow PVC which added to the look we were after.
Maybe we could do something with the exhaust we thought, and make the ports similar to the aircraft again, so we worked with some Vance and Hines
pipes and fabricated them in the Speed Shop
to give the look we wanted, we then had them coated in black.
The headlight was a gamble and we decided to reverse, machine, and reinvent a billet headlight to act as the nose of the plane. we thought that it would be a nice touch to house the Speedo and the operation lights in the headlight as well to keep everything super clean.
A few gas tanks were mocked up and eventually the smaller, stealthier RSD gas tank would be the way forward, we knew the paint would work, at first we wanted to see if we could wrap the tank with another skin of metal and use actual rivets on the panelling, but we found this to be pretty impossible and moved in a different direction, aiming on chrome paint from MaClaren Formula One and dulling it back, this with the military green worked a treat, we knew the green was a real winner as we received many positive and enthusiastic comments from customers who were visiting and saw the bike on its wheels, frame only.