Saturday, August 17, 2013

On Saturday, August 17, 2013 by Luke iMan in , ,    No comments

Well-known for their unique way to turn common Harley-Davidson machinery into spectacular custom bikes with stunning looks, Shaw Speed and Custom and watch manufacturer Bell & Ross joined their creative minds to create a one-off machine to express both racing spirit and the precise engineering required for building a watch.
Starting off with a stock Harley-Davidson Softail Nightrain FXSTB, Shaw Speed and Custom tore the bike to pieces, literally, re-thinking all the details which were about to be re-assembled in the final build.

Since H-D and "custom" without a larger rear tire was a no-no, SS&C built a new swingarm to accommodate a 240mm tire shoeing a Performance Machine custom rim. The rear fender was hand-made to make the rear end of the new machine look massive and commanding, boasting a solid racing attire.
The intricate exhaust lines are as astonishing as it gets and are by far some of the most interesting we saw in a long time. In case they also deliver top-notch performance, then we're totally sold. The bespoke air intake is following the Bugatti Veyron cues, according to SS&C.

The tank got two knee cutouts for a more racing look and a more aggressive line, matching the miniature front cowl and the cutting lines of the belly pan. A custom mount was fabricated from billet aluminium and mounted on the fuel tank: it now houses one of Bell & Ross' BR01 Carbon watches in an easy-to-see position.
Far more than changing the FXSTB completely, the Nascafe Racer also looks extremely sleek and ready for some awesome track aggression.


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