New Black Ice Finish Wheels Offered By Harley-Davidson

It looks to me like”black chrome”, but Harley-Davidson claims that it’s not, that it’s not a chrome process and that they are the first to offer this treatment in the motorcycle industry. I will have to check from close on the Harley display on Lazelle Street in Sturgis.

Harley states that Black Ice is the product of a proprietary treatment that combines depth with a highly reflective surface. It’s a look that complements both chrome and black accessories, and many colors.

This new surface finish has been introduced on three custom wheel sets. Roulette custom wheels (P/N 43300116 17-inch front, P/N 40900113 16-inch rear; $549.95 each) and Agitator custom wheels (P/N 43300115 19-inch front, P/N 40900112 18-inch rear; $749.95 each), both for select 2009-later Touring models. Black Ice is also offered on V-Rod 5-Spoke wheels (P/N 55083-11 19-inch front, 55082-11 18-inch rear; $649.95 each) for the 2009-later V-Rod Muscle® and 2012 Night Rod® Special.

7 Responses to “New Black Ice Finish Wheels Offered By Harley-Davidson”

  1. 1 Keith Stone - Kiki & Angel Aug 4th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    If its not black chrome, Its probably a type of spray on ‘chrome’ we have seen many times before… They can probably use similar facilities to there own paint booth to apply it… That process requires clear on top I believe… Cyril, do you know if these have a clear “type” coat ?

    Looks cool…

  2. 2 skulltrain Aug 4th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Need Harley to offer it for the Fatboy ….. Are you listening Harley!

  3. 3 Richard Aug 4th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Is it powder coated?

  4. 4 Kustoms and Choppers Aug 4th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Not my style

  5. 5 Hungouver Aug 5th, 2011 at 5:20 am

    PVD process. They are full of sh t that it is proprietary. Jus look at an intake from Edelbrock

  6. 6 Calif Phil Aug 5th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I have been getting wheels and primary covers done like that from Wheel Creations in Ca.

  7. 7 jonnychrome Aug 5th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I’m guessing it is a PVD coating (physical vapor deposition) It’s usually thicker than standard powder coat. Google PVD coating or Perma-star for more info. My company use to offer it but we discontinued it a few years ago. It scratched easier than paint and created a huge material build up on critical surfaces. I can see it working for HD. They have the quantity available to do large production runs and the pricing to afford expensive tooling to protect surfaces properly. We switched over to only offering traditional black chrome and black nickel plating. Makes more sense for us since we do custom orders, not production.

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