The Harlot - Harley Street Bob
This particular build started with a vision of a fully customised street bobber based around the idea of a Mexican harlot; sultry and seductive while at the same time tough as nails, all tied together with a colour scheme to match the owner's tattoos - black and white down one sleeve and colour on the other. He wanted to build a bike that truly reflected his taste and style both in it's visual presence and its hard riding spirit. The idea was to transform a street bobber into a cruising machine that wouldn't look out of place rolling though the hills of Southern California, but still had enough presence, power and individuality to stand out from the crowd.
One of the main features of the bike are its Roland Sands components that were given centre stage, with the rest of the build accentuating their unique and stylish look. The high quality components include a Clarity air filter, 16" king ape hangers, custom clutch and front brake lever sets as well as die cut Black Ops risers.
The chopped front and back guards as well as the tank have been given a tough, hard-worn industrial finish with a grinder, to give it a rough and ready look that brings some one-off individuality to the bike, that was then contrasted with polished black sections. Even the seat is a fully custom, hand-crafted, leather work of art, made locally to fit in perfectly with the feel of the bike and its cruiser origins while suiting the rider's preferred seating position.
The signature piece of the bike is a masterfully airbrushed tailpiece featuring custom artwork of the eponymous Harlot; a Mexican lady of the night adorned with day of the dead style face paint. The typography emblazoned on both sides of the tank was designed in-house at Gasoline to reflect the classic tattoo theme and complement the artwork. helping to tie the whole project together.