Harley Davidson Gives Us a Custom, Hand-Painted Street Glide


A front view of the Harley Davidson Special Edition in Arctic Blast

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.

a side view of the all-new 2021 Harley Davidson Street Glider hot-rod bagger in a limited edition Arctic Blast paint job, completed by Gunslinger Custom Paint

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. 

a side view of a rider trying out the all-new 2021 Harley Davidson Street Glider hot-rod bagger in a limited edition Arctic Blast paint job, completed by Gunslinger Custom Paint

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.

a front view of a rider trying out the all-new 2021 Harley Davidson Street Glider hot-rod bagger in a limited edition Arctic Blast paint job, completed by Gunslinger Custom Paint

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.”

a close-up of the bags on the the all-new 2021 Harley Davidson Street Glider hot-rod bagger in a limited edition Arctic Blast paint job, completed by Gunslinger Custom Paint

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.”

A view of Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design, talking about a Harley bike

“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.

a view of the tank on the Harley Davidson Special Edition in Arctic Blast

Examples of this brilliant partnership include the 2021 CVO Tri Glide Bagger and the 2021 Road Glide Bagger.

Don’t hold out on this model – prices start at  $32,999 USD (MSRP), with optional RDRS adding $995 USD.

3 Comments

  1. August 16, 2021
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    HD must be kidding, $5000 for this paint job over reg. FLHXS and still doesn’t have RDRS as standard.
    I showed this picture to a few people and they thought this paint belonged on a scooter not a Harley. I’m not a Harley hater as I’m on my 3rd(currently 2017 FLHXS) and I agree with them.

  2. August 18, 2021
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    Harley Davidson It’s going to price themselves out of business and using cheaper materials

  3. Josey Wales
    August 20, 2021
    Reply

    It looks like a cool Harley, but then for $35k+ after taxes and fees, out the door this bike is ridiculously overpriced. I know the tariff wars are a big part of the reason for these prices but this is ABSURD! 2 years ago you could buy the Ultimate King Of The Road HD for $35k. Now you get a Street Glide with custom paint?? You can’t imagine how much bike you can get for $30,000 here in Cali. No WAAAAAY does Harley rake me over the coals on this bike.

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