Thunderbike Germany is one of the 3 european official Harley-Davidson dealers leaning the most towards custom work. Not only using genuine Harley parts, but also their own proprietary line of after-market parts for V-Rod, Softail, Dyna and Touring models and yes, also for metric bikes, mainly Suzuki and Yamaha, 2 brands extremely popular on the old continent. The lead creative mind behind Thunderbike is owner Andreas Bergerforth, an household name all over Europe and whose reputation in the custom industry was acquired in stealing the gold in bike shows to the most prominent other American and European custom builders. His work goes from Bobbers to Choppers to radical Free Style, but always with 2 common elements: the bikes must remain road legal and are always performance oriented.
The latest Thunderbike creation is called R-Odynamic, is using Harley-Davidson Screamin´Eagle 110″ motor and is based on their own extremely popular TUV approved RS Dragster frame using 1 1/4” diameter cold rolled ST52 steel tubing with meticulous detail in machining and welding. Suspension is provided in the rear via their proprietary single sided swingarm and working with an air ride system. Front suspension is a complete one-off front end created for this project. Both Wheels are Thunderbike Vegas model powdercoated, rim/hub/spokes in striking white 4.50 x 23″ and 9 x 21″ respectively wrapped in rubber 130/60/-3 and 260/35-21.
Almost all other parts used are also from the Thunderbike Catalog (gas tank, fenders, black V-Tech controls, license plate, etc) except the black short staggered exhaust sourced at Vances And Hines. Paint job is by Ingo Kruse from Kruse Design, whose top reputation in Europe was acquired through 2 other Thunderbike big show winners, “Open Mind” & “Spectacula”. All parts are available via their English language Website. Thunderbike Germany. (Model: Candy Dee, Germany. Photos copyright Laurent Wohlfarth / Lorryson Arts, Luxembourg courtesy to Cyril Huze)