Custom Eye Candy: A Ferrari-Styled Harley-Davidson Breakout from MELK

“Paint First, Motorcycles Second”

A view of the 2018 Breakout that was recently regurgitated by custom bike shop MELK

It’s not often that I find myself writing about custom bike shops that flaunt their priorities as ‘paint first, motorcycles second,’ but today we’ve got circa-2016 custom bike shop named MELK on the docket – and it’s literally the company’s mojo. 

A view of the 2018 Breakout that was recently regurgitated by custom bike shop MELK

Based out of France, the shop is devoted first and foremost to the badassery of the visuals, with their popularity being a testament to how well their methods have worked for them. Today’s keen machine to enter the chop block has been given a Ferrari-inspired scheme on top of a 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout – and even we’ll admit the colors are quite pretty. 

A view of the 2018 Breakout that was recently regurgitated by custom bike shop MELK

Satin and gloss varnishes were used to bring out (or tone down) various aspects of the Breakout’s color run, with ‘Grigio Silverstone,’ ‘Ferrari Satin,’ ‘Rosso Corsa Ferrari Brillant,’ and ‘Vivid Black HD’ being the shades used.

“The unnamed beauty boasts a wealth of mechanical changes, the most important being the Stage 4 S&S engine, backed by a KessTech exhaust system and an Arlen Ness air filter for easier breathing,” states the report from AutoEvolution

A view of the 2018 Breakout that was recently regurgitated by custom bike shop MELK

We also see the addition of aftermarket accoutrement from a few Euro brands (Rick’s Motorcycles, Thunderbike, and Cult Werk), with the end result as follows, according to MELK’s official webpage:

  • Stage 4 – 124 Cubic – S&S Cycles
  • Customized Valve Exhaust – KessTech x MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Double Cartography (open/closed valves) – DynoJet
  • Air filter – Arlen Ness
  • Body Injection SE – HD
  • Injectors – Daytona
  • Reinforced clutch – Barnett
  • Reinforced clutch bell – TRASK
  • Stretched Tank – Kodlin USA
  • Customized rear fender – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Customized saddle and pouf – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Rear tire 260 – Metzeler
  • Air Suspension – Platinum Suspension
  • Handlebars – HD
  • Forkhead – Rick’s Motorcycles
  • Short Riser – Thunderbike
  • Clog – Thunderbike
  • Black license plate – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Fork tubes – Cult Werk
  • Transparent Derby Cover – Rick’s Motorcycles
  • Low Passage Mirrors
  • Av LED indicators – Thunderbike
  • Av & Ar Equalizers – Thunderbike
  • 3in1 indicators – Kellermann
  • Av & Ar Footrest – Rick’s Motorcycles
  • Handles – Rizoma
  • Selector – Rick’s Motorcycles
  • Threads of red candles
  • Irridium Candles – NGK
  • Brake pedal pad – HD
  • Av & Ar wheel axle – Thunderbike
  • Black Motor Screws – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Black Sword Screws – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Black Screws Fork Tee – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Black counter screws – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Black Screws Pulley – MELK Painting & Motorcycles
  • Remote plate – LED plate lighting – Thunderbike

A view of the 2018 Breakout that was recently regurgitated by custom bike shop MELK

All told, a stunning piece of art that brags an equally impressive €45,000 / $49,500 USD pricetag – understandable, given anything with the Ferrari label automatically jumps in price like a rainbow trout in the late spring…feisty things. 

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*Media sourced from MELK*