3D-Printed Wheels for Blacked Out, Beetle-Green Harley Davidson Vinci
A Russian shop by the name of Box39 has just done a heck of a number on this 2007 Harley-Davidson beauty – and we can’t get enough of that candy green.
“Do something your style.”
Nothing is more attractive to a custom bike shop than when these words ring clear – and when Box39 received the same go-ahead green light from their client, they knew they were going to create a one-of-a-kind project that played down and dirty, yet still adhered to the shop’s love for beautiful lines.
Designed in the 1980s after a concept designed by mechanical engineer Bill Davis, the Softail became an instant favorite when the outdated lack of rear suspension on the Hardtail (think old-school Bobber) was replaced by the Softail’s ingenious use of a swingarm to hold the rear axle in place, allowing the mechanism to pivot and absorb bumps in the road, saving keisters worldwide from the aches of old-fashioned pavement.
“We got complete freedom and set several strategic goals for ourselves,” says Box39’s description of the Vinci project on their website.
“Among [those goals], the manufacture of 3D-printed wheels, a cantilever pendulum, custom footpegs and brakes, and so on.”
Here’s a further list of the basic specs from Box39’s website:
Rear suspension type:Pneumatic
Rear and front fender:Steel
We strongly believe that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we’ll also include a photo gallery at the end of this article for better peeking power.
AutoEvolution tells us that, all told, over 22 parts were sourced for the project, with the 3D-printed wheels taking center stage (23 inches for the front, and 21 inches for the rear).