Harley Davidson Blue Version unveiled in Zurich

 

Swiss watch and jewelry purveyor Bucherer tied up with German bike specialists Bundnerbike to create the weird bike you see right here – the Harley-Davidson Blue Version.

The Blue Version began off as a Softail Slim S earlier than being extensively overhauled, each mechanically in addition to cosmetically.

A bespoke hardtail body was created, and the telescopic fork on the entrance was ditched for a girder fork setup. As well as, a pair of outrageous 15-spoke wheels had been thrown in for good measure. The engine, nonetheless, stays mechanically unchanged, other than a {custom} air-box and exhaust system.

With the mechanical bits out of the best way, Bucherer took over. The levers, reservoir cap, headlight cowl and foot controls are all gold-plated, whereas the seat is roofed in cowhide, and hand-stitched in Switzerland.

The engine additionally includes a clear camshaft cowl, permitting you a peek into among the engine internals, lit by heat-resistant LED lights – hopefully, you gained’t really feel the urge to take action while driving!

If that isn’t bling sufficient for you, Bucherer has additionally supplied a 5.40-carat diamond ring referred to as the Dizzler, together with a custom-made watch primarily based on its Patravi TravelTec II model.

These are every housed in cut-outs on both aspects of the gasoline tank, surrounded by armored glass domes, and as soon as once more lit by LEDs. As if that wasn’t enough, the handlebar-ends and fork-tops additionally characteristic smaller variations of the Dizzler diamond ring.

The bike derives its identity from its distinctive blue paint job, which covers any a part of the bike that isn’t gold-plated. Distinctive surface-finish requires an elaborate course of, the place the components are first silver-plated, earlier than being layered with six coats of paint to lastly arrive on the closing deep blue color.

Other than the paint job, the Blue Version receives a protracted, flowing gasoline tank that tapers in the direction of the rear and neatly merges into the seat unit. The downward bent handlebars are low and broad, and the pegs are very forward-set in conventional chopper vogue.

The Blue Version was unveiled at a launch occasion in Zurich and wears a price ticket of 1.88-million USD, with just one instance being made.

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