Fashion, accessories, elegance, a lot of class and of course “trending topic” were the key words to carry out this project.
A few months ago, David Muñoz, contacted Lord Drake Kustoms in Malaga to tell them the idea he had about becoming a motorcycle based on a Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce, which he had just acquired. Curiously, this project coincided in time with David’s launch of a new fashion and accessories brand called “Trending Topic”.
“It should be something different from what is usually proposed for Softail Deuce, and especially when this machine was to be used as a corporate image”
After the meeting held by David and Fran Manen, the owner of LDK, both concluded that this motorcycle should be something different from what is usually proposed for the Softail Deuce, and especially when this machine was to be used as a corporate image at launch of the clothing brand.
Fran’s challenge was excited by the possibilities he offered and because in addition the Softail Deuce is his favorite Harley, for being the first one he had and because with it he started in the world of customization. And since that first unit, he had never returned to work with another Deuce.
The owner of Trending Topic made it clear that he wanted the motorcycle with a Penaut-type fuel tank, that he should keep the original lenticular tire (which characterizes the Deuce models) and that he should wear the logo of his brand (hashtag).
From there Fran began working on the project and after several tests it was determined that the motorcycle should wear a black suit, with the exception of the gas tank that would be white, the usual color of the shirts that accompany this guy of costumes … a significant detail and how well reference to the brand of accessories that he was going to represent.
“To give an elegant and dark touch we chose to use darkened turn signals incorporated into the cuffs and mini dimensions for the rear.”
It began by modifying and adapting a “Penaut” tank, replacing the ignition and contact and replacing the handlebar with a flat one to give the motorcycle width. Afterwards, the rear part of the chassis was modified and the bobber-type rear fender with the integrated LED pilot was manufactured, as well as the floating spring seat with the “Trending Topic” mark inserted in the back.
Apart from many other details such as the front tire, the digital odometer, etc., three elements that would break with the typical bobber look that the motorcycle was acquiring so far and which are: a dome, were incorporated in the front of the motorcycle. a keel-spoiler and a front grill. To give an elegant and dark touch we chose to use darkened turn signals incorporated into the cuffs and mini dimensions for the rear.
The result, a motorcycle that, like the accessories and clothing of the brand it represents, is giving and will give a lot to talk about and that wherever it goes it becomes a “trending topic” of the event … and so much that they are some twins like a tie or even this magnificent motorcycle.
Thank you very much, good luck and above all that you are “Trendig Topic” for a long time!
Base: 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce
Engine: Twin Cam 1595 cc injection
- Wiring: inside handlebars
- Front suspension: change of inner springs, with outer covers between seatposts and bellows in bars
- Rear suspension: Lowering kit
- Wheels: 21 ”Fat Daddy wheels in front
- Escapes: Santee
- Air filter: Drag Classic
- Handlebars, levers, odometers and indicators (witnesses)
- Fuel tank: Penaut type
- License plate support: lateral
- Headlight and dome
- Spoiler and front grille
- Ignition and contact reset
- Rear turn signals, front, fuel cap, foot controls, paint and graphics and a very long etcetera.