A Custom 2010 Harley Softail Built By Harley-Davidson

For a change, what about a genuine Harley-Davidson customized by Harley-Davidson. It was a surprise for me to see it competing in Sturgis in the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building, of course in the “Production Manufacturer” class. And I was asked to judge it. Ha!. As you can imagine, the Mother Factory doesn’t care one second about my judging or any trophies, but is only interested to show to the largest number of bikers what can be done with a Softail Deluxe just by ordering all bolt-on customa accessories from the 2011 Harley-Davidson parts & accessories catalog.

Not to betray its intention while accessorizing this model, I publish as is the words Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories Group uses to describe it: “Think Hollister and you’ve got the right idea. Ape hangers, wide whitewalls and a solo spring seat set the tone for this rebellious ride, while satin black accents and Harley-Davidson’s color shop Psychobilly paint finishes the look.” And if you like it, it can be duplicated by your favorite or closest local Harley dealer. Of course, “Psychobilly Deluxe” it’s completely road legal with all accessories DOT approved, and you can find the complete dress list at Harley-Davidson.

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16 Responses to “A Custom 2010 Harley Softail Built By Harley-Davidson”


  1. 1 J Sep 3rd, 2010 at 7:26 am

    What happens when accountants “design” bikes- sigh…….

  2. 2 C O L E M A N F U Sep 3rd, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Saw a few like that at the CVO tent during Bike Week in Daytona. Best part was talking to all the HD staff geeks that they let out of the office to chat up you and me.

  3. 3 Poppymann Sep 3rd, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Meh!

  4. 4 Bob Mckay Sep 3rd, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I wonder if they like the Klock Werks spade logo, theirs sure looks a lot like Brian’s to me.

  5. 5 tepiddeath Sep 3rd, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    OOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!! I think I want to run out and buy 3 or 4 of those!!! And then tell all of my friends that I built it myself from the ground up! OMFG! That is almost as pathetic as the rocker with it’s “parrot perch” passenger seat! I think I actually threw up in my mouth a little bit!

  6. 6 Michael Rasmussen Sep 4th, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Now that’s more like it! For me personally, though, I’d drop those handlebars down about 6-8″ and I’d want at least a 113″ engine upgrade kit installed….then you might have something!

  7. 7 Odlamn Sep 4th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Settle down boys & girls. No need to take offense at this. Bolt-ons are just fine for some folks, especially if bike building comes second to bike riding. Ride & let ride. Compare this bike to other factory customs & I say it’s pretty easy to look at. I, for one, do not like the look of Polaris motorcycles, or any of the metrics to-date…just my bias. But like MR, if you take those bars down so my hands are lower than my shoulders, I’d ride a bike like this. But I’d rough it up a bit with 3rd party and custom P&A to my taste. I’m just sayin’.
    O.

  8. 8 Omar Sep 4th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Cool if it had a black old school springer front end, black headlight and blacked out chrome parts! What’s hard to understand, If you make it black, no chrome except the drivetrain? It’s a shame that Harley just tries to copy what they see on other bikes out there and it takes them a few years to get it into production. They are always a couple of years behind the times.

  9. 9 1550tc Sep 4th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Best softail HD sould copy is the one that Ryan from socal speed shop did. a black deluxe and it was featured in the Rob Report magazine.

  10. 10 Bill Sep 5th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    A swing and a miss…

    I have an idea. All the HD execs that decide what bikes get released, go take some Geritol and Viagra, and let the “young bucks” with “too much testerone” and “business immaturity” build the bikes for a while. Sales will be up for HD and we will actually have some cool bikes to choose from. You’ve been building the same thing for so long that even the Harley faithful are bored.

    Bill

  11. 11 Bill Sep 5th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Oh… and the freakin golf club carrier that was just released for Harleys… Give me a flippin break. All these panty waste “bikers” need to go back to whatever hobby they had before they bought their Harley and leave the riding to people that actually care about the industry.

    Panty waste
    A weak male born with a great deal of female traits but with just enough male traits to get him into the boys locker room.

  12. 12 James @ Open Road Biker Sep 6th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Is there any motorcycle that the factory could produce that wouldn’t get so much scorn here on the pages of Cyril’s site? I kind of like the Deluxe. It has always been a nice lookin’ bike to me and this bike is just an example of what the person without a ton of bike building experience can probably do in his or her garage in a weekend (might need some kind of mechanical experience though). As for the spade, being in the military I have seen it used in so many different ways it isn’t funny, heck the spade just happens to be part of the logo of the unit I am in (506th IN Regt (4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st)). There ain’t anything new out there, most of what you see is just someones copy of something else they have seen.

  13. 13 Miami Chopper Shop Sep 6th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Yeah….kinda so-so…..let’s see what sales say.

  14. 14 jatinder pal Sep 6th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Looks like same old thing,nothing cool.

  15. 15 Kirk Perry Sep 7th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    They kept the tombstone “outline”, ’49-only (outline) black sliders. ’49 outline fork panels. ’57-up front fender spears. Headlight looks 7″, but an “outline” of the ’49-59, 8.32″ headlamp.
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