Sunday, 16 February 2014
AS IF TO SUPPORT MY PRIOR POST ABOUT MODERN BIKES BEING CAPABLE OF COOL . . . . AFTER BEING REVOLTED BY HUNDREDS OF 'CHOPPER' MODS TO FORTY EIGHTS OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS . . . . I RAN HEADLONG INTO THIS SUPER TIDY EXAMPLE ON THE 'XLFORUM' YESTERDAY.
FILE UNDER "CONTEMPORARY, RELIABLE, NON-STOCK AND COMPLETELY COOL . . . . IT CAN BE DONE"
Owned by a bloke I only know as 'Geekster', this little thang beautifully exemplifies my argument about contemporary Harleys being totally up for cool tweeking providing the tweeker follows some specific guidelines and works within the parameters of 'it is what it is' . . . . the Lowbrow shroud totally nails the front end, also shod with a nineteen rather than a sixteen, the lifted tank, chopped rear guard, seat selection, choice of 'bars, headlight placement and even the wee chin spoiler, all add up to one wicked package in my eyes . . . . it's never going to be a classic era Sporty but with some serious road time, and the gentle kiss of the ageing process, ten years down the track and it'll still be looking the goods. Great job Geekster, best series of mods to Forty Eight I've ever seen . . . . I'd ride it without a second thought.
P.S - I've had a Lowbrow shroud sitting in its box for the past six months, maybe now is the time to drag it out and give it a crack . . . . hmmmm . . . . maybe.