The North Bike Winter edition
The Bike we chose for BOTK is an Up and Go modern middle weight Sportster just screaming out for so many different styles to come out with. We believe that the Roadster attracts new bikers with different styles and tastes. New Harley-Davidson owners.
The idea for our bike came mainly from our everyday issue, which is our very short motorcycle season here in the North of Sweden, compares to other countries. The solution came around our daily “Swedish fika” break. Riding a Harley should not be depending on the weather or the season. Your Harley wants to be used every day. All year around.
So, the “The North Bike Winter edition” was born. We refuse to let anyone tell us that bike-season is over. If you are a true Harley biker, the feeling of riding your own personal Harley should last all year around.
Twisty footrest scraping roads in the light of the midnight sun these late summer nights. Unmade and unforgiving paths in spring and autumn. Snow ridden highways and crispy frozen lakes and forest tracks in the Winter. Nothing can stop you.
The Bike was asking for attitude and for a more upright and higher look and feel. Elbows out like an off-road rider and kicking up the rear end of the machine seemed to give that "All in" feeling and "I can Do and Go anywhere” appeal!
The Protaper handlebars and risers were fitted with a Harley Daylight headlight assembly, blacked out levers and Defiance hand grips. Speedometer is now side mounted on the left side of the cylinders, giving that more “Race look” with 1200 emblem under it and a clean view over the handlebars. Big Air filter assembly painted in a “Brass collection look” now gives that sporty feeling and delivers more power to the engine. Matched to engine performance and “Go anywhere look” is the 2 into 1 Vance & Hines RSD exhaust system. For better control and grip in all conditions are some adjustable off-road footpegs. For the Winter traction, we used a pair of Continental TKC 80 tires with strengthened winter Studs for best possible grip in the snow and for icing roads.
Summer riding will change to a pair of Motard grippy tires. To enhance the “tracker /caferacer/offroad look” we went for the Harley Cafe tail section kit, giving good clearance and a higher look rear end! We also wanted to celebrate the rough native side of Harley-Davidson by adding some extra comfort and warming feeling with a genuine Reindeer hide waiting for those cold winter rides.
As the bike is aimed to be used all year round, we went for the new Brass collection engine covers, allowing them to mature by the seasons as brass will age by itself. Since blue is the colour of the 115th Anniversary Celebration, we wanted to honour that with joining the colour-scale. The paint scheme will both highlight the “Swedish blue eye flake” graphics in the midnight sun by summer, and catch the Snow crystal’s and flakes of the Winter. We added the colour to the middle rocker covers to outline the motor. The light offset-split wheels capture and reflect the flake blue colour with a “Brass colour” band between the wheel rim and tire. The painting was made by a local Bike-painting artist name Alex at AG Lack & Design.
We want to turn heads and extend our amazing motorcycle experience to new levels and lengths by building our version of the 2018 Battle of The Kings bike. This bike is not for cowards, this bike is made to celebrate freedom. Dream it. Live it.
Jon Davis, Shop Foreman Harley-Davidson Umeå and his team.
67700093B KIT-BUCKET,ISO HDLAMP,DYN
59500644 KIT,RR FND,TAILSECTION,CA
29080-09A AIRCLNR,KIT,HEAVY BRTHR,B
18002071 EXHAUST 2-1 BL/BL 04-16XL
25700517 KIT-DERBY COVER,BRASS COL
50500791 FTPEG,MID W/WEAR PEG,BRAS
25600059 KIT-TIMER COVER,BRASS COL
56100159 DEFIANCE HAND GRIPS - BLA
31600106 SE ST PERFORM SPARK PLUG-
31901-08A SE 10MM PHAT SPARK PLUG W
61400335 KIT-COVER,HEAD BOLT
33600093 KIT-SHIFTER PEG,BRASS COL
63-22822 PRO TAPER FAT BAR FÄSTE H
63-2895 PRO TAPER EVO BAR WOODS H
16201618 PEG NRW SERATD BLK XL48
06320336 THROTTLE ADAPTER 7/8 TO 1
DS222190 T-SIGNAL FORK CLAMP 41MM
DS310063 SHOCK 883 HI PERF 15"
05201753 PLATE # SUZ RMZ WH
22100430 MOUNT SPEEDO 04-UP BLK