The Motor Company has announced a new accessory for 2020 – Harley-Davidson Limited Paint Sets.The Mayhem series are for Road King, Street Glide and Road Glide baggers. The more performance-focused Quick Shift versions are for the Breakout and Fat Bob cruisers. Renowned Harley-Davidson stylists design all parts, and each part is hand-painted by skilled artists.
The Mayhem series is limited to 150 worldwide and features custom painted gas tanks, fenders, cowlings, and saddlebags, depending on what model you customize. The three models available for this the Mayhem paint sets are 2017-later Road King, Street Glide and Road Glide motorcycles – including the Special versions of each.“Riding motorcycles is a way to overcome the mayhem that ensues in our daily lives,” a Harley-Davidson spokesman tells us. “The Mayhem Limited Paint Set embodies the feeling of speeding away from the everyday noise, through its Inferno red pearl and phantom black base and its ghost-white with brushed silver highlights that accelerate from the front to the back of the bike. The performance-inspired number one logo set within the deep charcoal on the saddlebags gives a subtle nod to Harley-Davidson racing heritage.”Harley is also offering the Quick Shift Limited Paint Set designed for performance-minded riders. Set on gunmetal metallic and vivid black base separated by a pewter pinstripe, Quick Shift excites with the addition of hyper orange, hyper yellow or hyper green accents. Each set includes a fuel tank, front fender, and rear fender.The Quick Shift sets fit 2018-later Breakout and Fat Bob models. Only 100 Quick Shift sets will be offered worldwide.Custom Coverage Extended Limited Warranty extends the warranty on a Limited Paint Set purchased and installed at an authorized Harley-Davidson dealership within 60 days of any new bike purchase to run concurrently with the remainder of the motorcycle’s 24-month manufacturer’s limited warranty. H-D stands behind each Limited Paint set when installed under the Custom Coverage Program, and each set comes with a hand-written certificate of authenticity for each owner.Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories are available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online. Download or request a free printed catalog at www.H-D.com/catalogs.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.