Custom Harley-Davidson Breakout® To Introduce The New Metzeler 23” ME888 Front Tire

breakout1breakout2A good promo for both the Harley Breakout® model, the new Metzeler 23” 888 front tire and of course for the builder Thunderbike Germany. The factory Breakout, launched by Harley as a “long and low-slung Softail® model with distinctive finishes and specific components”, went through a long list of cosmetic improvements, most of them belonging to the bolt-on list of custom accessories proposed by Thunderbike in their new parts 2014 catalog (588 pages, to be introduced in 3 weeks at the Custombike Show of Bad Salzuflen, Germany.) After the jump, a listing of the most notable proprietary parts used for this project.

breakout3Tech Sheet.

• Thunderbike “Triple 8”
• Bike: Softail Breakout 2013
• Engine: H-D TwinCam 103 ci
• Transmission: oem H-D
• Frontend: oem H-D
• Swingarm: oem H-D
• Rear Suspension: Thunderbike Airride
• Wheels Thunderbike Lowrider
• Thunderbike Vegas Brakediscs & Pulley
• Rear tire: Metzeler ME880 260/40-18
• Front tire: Metzeler ME888 130/60-23
• Rear Fender: Thunderbike Breakout Kit with integrated LED-taillight
• Exhaust: Vance & Hines Shortshots
• Air Cleaner: Thunderbike Drilled
• Forward controls: Thunderbike Base with Drilled toppers
• Fuel tank: Thunderbike Custom Alu
• Engine Covers: Thunderbike Drilled
• Headlamp: Night Rod Special (Thunderbike Kit)
• Grips: Thunderbike Base-Rubber with Drilled toppers
• License plate: Thundebike Sidemount short with “Inside-Plate”
• Oiltank: oem H-D with Thunderbike dipstick cover
• Paint: Ingo Kruse / Kruse-Design

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17 Responses to “Custom Harley-Davidson Breakout® To Introduce The New Metzeler 23” ME888 Front Tire”


  1. 1 CW Nov 29th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Nice build. Looks a lot like the Yamaha Stryker.

  2. 2 tedshred21 Nov 29th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    CW, the only similarity I see is they are both motorcycles.

  3. 3 Rodent Nov 29th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Terrible tire advert, can’t even see the product.

  4. 4 Greeko Nov 29th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Rodent. Cyril’s objective was probably to show the bike, not the tire because the ME888 already exists, but until now not in size 23′ Message correctly delivered…by Cyril.

  5. 5 TodT Nov 29th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I really like what they did with that build, it’s a beautiful bike.

  6. 6 SIGFREED Nov 29th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Good luck Polaris…

  7. 7 Boots Nov 29th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Rodent would have been happy if the tire would have been on an Indian but since it was on an HD there had to be a problem with it somewhere !!

  8. 8 Woody's Nov 29th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Just can’t get used to all these, “small diameter rear wheel” bikes 😉

  9. 9 Terence Tory Nov 30th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    CW,I agree with you.It does resemble the Yamaha stryker and 1700 Warrior to some extent.The curved tank does look more oriental than the classic H-D twin bob.Did the Suzuki Intruder 800m tank inspire this design?

  10. 10 Fausto Nov 30th, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Wow-what a great looking bike!

  11. 11 JackS Nov 30th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful build.

  12. 12 BobS Nov 30th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Yeah, how can they possibly highlight a new tire on a bike with such HUGE fenders? My God those things are massive! Lol. I too see a resemblence to a Yami Stryker/ Raider, but this looks much better. The tank, fenders, and definitely pipes are much cleaner lines on this bike. Big thumbs up!

  13. 13 bartsky Nov 30th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Nice looing bike indeed….but I’m done with the ‘contrast cut’ wheels look…it’s over.

  14. 14 thomas Dec 1st, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Woo neet ,,,, 🙂

  15. 15 Mike Dec 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Nice bike, but where is the matching 21″ rear tire?
    I think the old ME880 260/21″ needs to be replaced very soon.

  16. 16 Boomer Dec 2nd, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I’d love to own this bike as it sits. The tire sizes work for me. The back tire could be a bit wider like maybe a 300 but then ride-ability goes down and this is a bike I would ride quite a bit. This would make a perfect local rider.

    I do wish they would post the cost of the bike plus all the add on parts without labor as many of us could do the labor. What do you guys think? About $32k sound about right as it sits?

  17. 17 mdsphoto Dec 2nd, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Love it!

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