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Harley-Davidson Softail plays dress up, looks rock in a tuxedo


Still, this machine seems to handle just that, despite its muscular stance, powerful demeanor, and strong lineage. This is, if you allow it, like watching Dwayne Johnson perform a fancy outfit for a party, on Netflix. Red Notice.

We’re looking at an older Softail, one of the most desirable families in the eyes of custom garages, especially in Europe. And that’s exactly where this build, dubbed Live to Ride, came from, having rolled out the doors of a Swiss garage called Bundnerbike.

Having already talked about three of the nearly 200 conversions these guys are responsible for, one thing is already clear: The Swiss have meaning with paint, unlike anything we’ve seen so far. And by that, we don’t mean that they use a complex technique or design, but that they know how to mix a shade or two to make their two-wheelers truly headliners.

For this one, black and white is enough to achieve something akin to visual perfection. The former was generously splashed by the paint shop, Carrosserie Ludwig, on just about every part of the bike, while the latter carefully spattered the rims of the wheels, the rear fender (it didn’t there is none at the front), the fuel tank and engine parts.

The Ride to Live also impresses with the visual disconnect achieved by the wheels of different widths, the seemingly fragile front compared to the rear, 300mm wide, but supported by Brembo braking hardware and Ohlins suspension to be able to hold his ground.

Changes to the Softail aren’t limited to the wheels and paint, of course. The frame itself has been modified by the store to accommodate the added end caps, including those that come in the form of a new reservoir, straight and long handlebars, custom triple clamp, and a new saddle.

As for the engine, we are not told if any significant modifications were made, other than the installation of a new exhaust system, from one of the preferred European suppliers of such things, Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde.

As for the price of to construct, we are still just as clueless as Bundnerbike, like many others on the continent, is very careful before revealing such things. They say “We would be delighted to advise you”On the cost of a build, provided, of course, you have a Harley sitting and in need of a major overhaul.