Believe it or not, Bike Week 2017 is almost upon us. We can’t wait, not only because we’re ready to ride again, but because we’re eager to find out who’s going to win the Official Motorcycle of Bike Week 2017.
We can’t say enough for the team at Street Stuff Cycles. Talk about coming through big time! Not only did they put the pieces of the puzzle together, they even painted the bike in-house! Now that’s skills!
The finished project came out looking so good it’s featured on the cover of American Iron Magazine Issue #347 on newsstands now, so be sure to grab a copy and check it out. A trio of companies contributed to its curb appeal, House of Kolor, Badazz Creative Coatings, and Prokop Signs. Here’s what American Iron’s Assistant Editor Stephen Long had to say about the collaboration in his magazine write-up.
Ah….the paint. Rich lays down the skins in a room we hear is more akin to a Cold War-era bunker, though maybe a little more colorful.
Many a late night was spent in the shop, and none seemed quite as pressing as Rich and his work with the paint. Turning to House of Kolor, same as the ’06 Bike Week build, he mixed and mixed and mixed, hoping to find the right color combination.
“I worked with a technician at House of Kolor, trying to figure out a mix of the candies and the flake,” said Rich. “You know, it’s not just one color out of a can. It’s nine different colors that we used to come up with that shade.”
Badazz Creative Coatings played a major role in its transformation, too. The list of parts Badazz powdercoated in shimmering “Black Ink” is long, from the Lindy Bar protecting the engine to the mount for the top case to assorted levers, covers, and brackets. In the end, the only shiny parts on the bike are primarily machined edges or contrast cut covers.
The final pieces of the design puzzle came from Prokop Signs out of Norwich, CT, including the 76th anniversary Daytona Beach Bike Week logo on the tank. There’s also plenty of succinct striping separating the primary colors. And those colors. You really need to see this thing in the sunshine to admire how the flake pops!
There’s still time to get in on the drawing for this motorcycle because tickets are on sale until Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m. (EST) at OfficialBikeWeek.com They’re $50 each, or three for $100. Come Saturday, March 18, one lucky person will be the proud new owner of this sweet, one-off custom 2010 Harley Ultra Classic Electra Glide. We hope it’s you!