Consequently, the "crown" of "Swiss Kustom King" is a well-deserved addition to the 50th Anniversary, based on a "Forty Eight" Custombike that has been prepared in just two weeks rather intense work! 8 of the Swiss HD-Dealers participated and the three finalists included the modified brandnew XL 1200 CX Roadster of Harley-Davidson Mönchaltorf (also known under Müller & Jussel for decades) and the "48", styled after the Olive Gold Denim Softail Slim by Harley-Davidson Aargau.
Harley-Heaven's "Speedking" is adapting a "mix" of Bobber and Racestyle, utilizing as many HD-Parts as possible, while reflecting the abilities of Baechli's in-house sheet metal workshop. "And it was built strictly to the rules and budget limits!", underlines Rainer Baechli at the SWISS MOTO, Switzerlands main motorcycle trade fair.
Bobber-style single seat, Peanut-Tank and Loose Bar are combined with racing style exhausts which are upswept in Chopper-fashion. Short tailend and Vintage Firestone-tires (painted!) add to the mix that caught the eye of the judging public! Congratulations to the Harley-Heaven "Kings" and see you in March for the 50th Anniversary Party!
Text & Fotos: Horst Roesler