Silverado. The Shape Of Things To Come?

This headline was not written by me but by Alex Scott, American Iron Magazine journalist about the customized Fat Boy named Silverado that I built for a client in England. European laws are still tougher than the US legislation, and are enforced to the letter. I was a little bit scared (and a little bit more than that) to customize a Harley able to please both me and my client, the european customs agents and the cops of the UK. The solution? Get the most stock and ugliest used Evo Harley-Davidson you can find, but with low miles, trash (better recycle) most of it, smooth the welds to glass, fab a new body work, don’t change the engine & transmission but give them the beauty treatment, polishing and, in the case of this bike, a coat of 1-stage black lacquer. Voila, like the Harleys I customized 15 years ago it’s a legal custom ridden every day with no violation ticket or fine in its pedigree. If you are tired to play mouse &  cat with the legislation, I think it’s one safe way to go. It’s the reason why, in my eyes of Custom Builder, it’s so exciting to know that the new 2008 Harley line is not perfect. A lot of work to do. Is Silverado the shape of things to come? This custom is the cover story of the current issue of American Iron Magazine.  


5 Responses to “Silverado. The Shape Of Things To Come?”

  1. 1 Brian Aug 3rd, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    If this is how the custom world is changing thats fine with me. That has to be the nicest Fatboy I have ever seen. Can’t wait to get my American Iron Magazine in the mail. Gotta go, sounds like the mailman now.

  2. 2 Nebula Aug 4th, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Just a note:
    Silverado is indeed the cover feature in the new American Iron, but it’s a special issue called “Great Weekend Projects”. I have a subscription and didn’t get this special issue, but saw it today on the newstands…so go track it down and read about this awesome custom! The pics really are outstanding…

  3. 3 Curt! Aug 5th, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    That is a good looking bike, Cyril. Outside of the short front fender, it would be something that I would be happy to ride many miles. Not many of the new breed of customs that I would say that about. Nice Job!

  4. 4 S Vitaliy Aug 8th, 2007 at 9:47 am

    Great custom. As usualy great style. I am from Russia and we need a lot of time to rise for this level of custom work.

  5. 5 dragon Aug 9th, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    oh good job cyril

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