While the front mudguard was lost, rear fender shortened and cut on both sides, lots of details remade or restyled, panhead cylinders covers still remain the same, as they were 50 years ago. Well, at the end of the day, thanks to them this Harley Davidson engine gained its name – “Panhead”.
From really nice but pretty much ordinary motorcycle two french guys Vince and Chris from Haute Provence have made beautiful and elegant custom bike that now has its unique look and style.
Apart from the obvious changes, as for example handlebars, front light and wheels, you can see some useful and stylish solutions. New wheels need new brake – disk brake was applied. Both exhaust pipes are welded together. With new bigger silencer, this bike probably makes a totally different sound. What Chris and Vince have achieved is that small front light, lower handlebars, slim solo seat and a bit minimized fuel tank give the impression that this is just a perfect combination, as it was meant to be.
I guess, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this custom Panhead 1960 has gotten a completely new life and seeing it riding on the street, many people will be willing to have it in their garages, including me ;-). Good luck, be careful on the road and don’t forget to check new posts on the blog.