Photography

Flames – Harley Davidson


A Bike so hot, it's on Fire!

A continuation of our series of shots from Chicano Park in San Diego of this gorgeous Harley. Proud owner, Travis, paid special attention to the finnish of the gas tank, grinding in flames on to the surface before final clear coating and polishing. Here we tried to capture how it appears that there is an actual fire on the tank. Pretty hot I would say! Travis has taken this beauty to an annual event in Sturgis where thousands of motorcycle enthusiast and their fans gather for a week of….well, you can imagine!

Not all was once well with Harley Davidson! The “Sturgis” model, boasting a dual belt-drive, was introduced. By 1990, with the introduction of the “Fat Boy”, Harley once again became the sales leader in the heavyweight (over 750 cc) market. At the time of the Fat Boy model introduction a story rapidly spread that its silver paint job and other features were inspired by the World War II American B-29 bomber; and that the Fat Boy name was a combination of the names of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima respectively. However, the Urban Legends Reference Pages lists this story as an urban legend.

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One response

  1. Good Lord, you guys, you NAILED this one!! GREAT shot!

    February 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

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