3D-Printed Wheels for Blacked Out, Beetle-Green Harley Davidson Vinci


A side view of the Harley-Davidson Vinci custom project from Russian custom shop Box39

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.”

A side view of the Harley-Davidson Vinci custom project from Russian custom shop Box39

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. 

And what better machine to play the lean, mean green game than the iconic Harley Davidson Softail?

A side view of the 2021 Harley-Davidson Softail

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the 1980s after a concept designed by mechanical engineer Bill Davis, the Softail became an instant favorite when the outdated lack of rear suspension on the Hardtail (think old-school Bobber) was replaced by the Softail’s ingenious use of a swingarm to hold the rear axle in place,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. 

A side view of the 1980 Harley-Davidson Softail

“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.”

A side/back view of the Harley-Davidson Vinci custom project from Russian custom shop Box39

Here’s a further list of the basic specs from Box39’s website:

Rubber: Metzeler

Engine: TwinCam 96

Plug type: Telescopic

Rear suspension type: Pneumatic

Rear and front fender: Steel

Transmission: 14mm

Fuel tank: Aluminum

Year: 2017

A side/front view of the Harley-Davidson Vinci custom project from Russian custom shop Box39

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). 

The end result? A tricked-out Softail fit for the Riddler himself (and a slight bit better than the Batcycle we covered earlier this year). 

A view of the headlight on the Harley-Davidson Vinci custom project from Russian custom shop Box39

What do you think of this beastie? Let us know below in the comments, and make sure to check out other custom H-D projects we’ve got floating around here at wBW. 

1 Comment

  1. Paul Cypert
    October 15, 2021
    Reply

    Doing exactly what it was designed to do. Sit there 😀

    Funny they photo’d in the rain, as that bike would be anything but enjoyable in the wet.

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