Harley-Davidson Copper Fury is a con artist, cheaper than it looks
No matter the end result, customizing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is no cheap deal. As we’ve seen time and time again, visual changes alone usually get people down to five-figure sums, and if you add mechanical upgrades to them, the cost really starts to kick in.
The construction is the work of the German Thunderbike Garage, a team so lucrative that they have hundreds of bikes in their wallet. Their collection is so big, in fact, that it had to be divided into series, and the one that Copper Fury belongs to is called Flying Slim.
The build name speaks for itself, because despite the twenty or so additional parts that were fitted to the Softail, it’s the paint job that gets the most attention. As usual, when it comes to such constructions, it is the work of a big name in the local industry, Ingo Kruse.
Unusually for this shop, the Copper Fury is also a collection of coins from external partners. The covers on various elements are Thunderbike and Harley, but the most visible, the ribbed material, comes straight from the French EMD. Additionally, the exhaust system with short headers is sourced from Dr. Jekill and Mr. Hyde, and the leatherwork is signed by Germany-based Spirit Leather.
As far as the changes go, we get things like a spoked rear wheel now shod with a 180mm tire, a white sidewall just like the one up front. The fenders are of course customized and the position of the whole build has been changed by means of a lowering kit – as you can see in the attached video.