HARLEY-DAVIDSON have unleashed a blast of sub zero coolness with its limited edition Street Glide Special, featuring a custom handcrafted paint scheme known as Arctic Blast. It will be limited to just 500 examples worldwide.
With just eight of those headed to Australia and New Zealand, the Arctic Blast Limited Edition includes a serialised fuel tank, and is offered in just one colour, metallic deep blue with bright blue strokes over a pearlescent white base.
“At Harley-Davidson we continue to build on our reputation and lead by example, as the best in exclusive custom motorcycles and design,” Harley-Davidson CEO Jochen Zeitz said.
The company’s VP of styling and design, Brad Richards, described the high contrast colour scheme as having been designed to communicate the appearance of motion.
“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.”
The Arctic Blast Limited Edition paint is hand-applied by the artisans at Gunslinger Custom Paint in Golden, Colorado.
The Gunslinger roster of painters, designers, artists and manufacturing team leaders has decades of experience as a supplier of custom-painted components for Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycles and Limited Edition paint sets.
The Street Glide Special model is a Harley-Davidson hot-rod bagger that combines long-haul touring comfort and custom style with the authoritative performance of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine.
Key features include the iconic Harley-Davidson batwing fairing with split-stream vent to reduce head buffeting, stretched locking saddle bags, a Daymaker LED headlamp, low-profile engine guard, and Prodigy custom wheels.
The Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with colour touchscreen, advanced navigation and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, hand and voice commands (when paired with compatible headset), and two-speaker audio is standard equipment.
The Arctic Blast Limited Edition Street Glide Special is $47,245 ride away in Australia and $51,440 ride away in New Zealand. For further information, or to nab one of these limited edition bikes, contact your local Harley-Davidson dealer.