ROAD AND SPORT HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Introducing “Katipo” and like its namesake, a venomous spider native to New Zealand, this bike has its own special bite to it.
Customised by Road And Sport Harley-Davidson using a mixture of raw talent and H-D genuine parts & accessories, the style of the bike is unique, the paintwork by Lovich design masterful, and you’ll never see another bike like this on the road.
The rules of engagement were clear, pick a selected bike from the stable and let your imagination do the rest. We took up the challenge with a Fat Bob 114.
Taking inspiration from the Breakout, we stripped it down for a clean, aggressive look. Removing the rear-guard support brackets, we customised a shorter rear fender from an ’07 Softail with a swept-up end to expose more of the rear wheel. With the touch of the Tri Bar tail light, this gives the rear unique styling.
The motivation for the red colouring of the front calipers, rear swing arm, rocker cover, pushrod tubes were taken from the Katipo, also adding a dash to every second insert on the wheel rims to provide a unique look on the road.
The standard rectangle LED headlight was removed and replaced with a ‘16 Fat Bob headlight to expose the front end of the bike, incorporating LED inserts that just finished it off. Defiance grips and pegs along with Willie G collection and mirrors with auxiliary running lights and directional Indicators were added, slung under the bars so they tied in with the line of the headlights to create an eerie look when riding at night.
Screamin’ Eagle high-low air cleaner and red high-tension spark plug leads finished off the engine and the tank and guards were then sent away for painting to produce our spectacular Katipo build. A true contender for the Global crown.
New Harley-Davidson Genuine Parts And Accessories
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