Harley Davidson Gives Us a Custom, Hand-Painted Street Glide
Harley-Davidson has been busy – and with 2021 coming to an end, the American motorcycle manufacturer shows no signs of slowing down.
Harley has just released a special edition of their Street Glide hot-rod bagger model, complete with a new paint job – and I’m not lying when I say that the juicy hues are making me crave a saltwater taffy at a local marina.
500 of the Gliders will be inundated with a limited edition coat of H-D’s Arctic Blast paint, handcrafted for each vehicle – and as per usual, each special edition of this batch will have a serialized number on the tank, making the having of one of these beauties all the more exclusive.
The cool-toned custom paint job was revealed at the 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – a brilliant metallic deep blue, with bright blue strokes over a pearlescent white base.
If you look closely, you’ll also see a hexagonal pattern over the metallic blue, giving the glare on the fairing a tasty honeycombed appearance.
Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President, and CEO Harley-Davidson, is excited to provide the Arctic Blast limited edition baggers to H-D’s clientele.
“With the Arctic Blast Limited Edition paint offering for the Street Glide Special, at Harley-Davidson, we continue to build on our reputation and lead by example, as the best in exclusive custom motorcycles and design.”
Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design, explains that “The Arctic Blast paint is executed in strokes of high-contrast color intended to communicate the appearance of motion.”
“The design looks bold from a distance but offers interesting details that can only be seen up close, including a blue pearl effect over the white base and a ghosted hexagon pattern on the fairing.”
Artisans at Gunslinger Custom Paint in Golden, Colorado, will be performing the paint job, as per the Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycles and Limited Edition paint sets agreed upon by Harley Davidson.