It didn’t take long. No sooner does Harley introduce the Softail Cross Bones and someone is already taking the idea a little further. Adam sent in this quick photochop just to give us an idea of the direction he thought it might go, and come to think of it, it’s pretty much along the lines of some of the suggestions we’ve already heard from you.
Adam gave it shorty pipes, lowered the bars, cleaned up the tank, enlarged and lowered the headlight, swapped the front fender to the rear and removed the front fender entirely. He tried to squeeze in larger wheels, too, just to see how it looked. Overall, as a rough concept, I think it’s pretty sweet.
Harley might have come up with a winner here. They did a lot of what many buyers would do to begin with and turned out a brand new old school custom, no extra work required. The best part, though, is with a base like that to start from, you can take it a little further and really get the look right. If the Motor Company wants to sell a lot of these (who am I kidding, … IF?), they could take some of these ideas and offer the parts in their catalog, of course they might already be thinking along those lines, that catalog is pretty thick already.
I have a hunch the Cross Bones might sell pretty well and given the recent reports of soft sales numbers, it’s a good time for something like this to show up.
Thanks for the chop, Adam.