SUPERMOTO 'ARLEY
Back Street Heroes|September 2020
USUALLY, NORMALLY, THE WORDS ‘SUPERMOTO’ AND ‘HARLEY’ GO TOGETHER ABOUT AS WELL AS THE WORDS ‘GOVERNMENT’ AND ‘COMPETENCE’, ‘HIGH FINANCE’ AND ‘CARING’, OR ‘DOG SH*T’ AND ‘ICE-CREAM’. OCCASIONALLY THOUGH, ONCE IN A (VERY RARE) WHILE, SOMEONE BUILDS A BIKE, A CUSTOM BIKE, THAT PUTS THE TWO WORDS TOGETHER IN A FORM THAT DOES JUSTICE TO BOTH…
ROUTE 66 VIDA LOCA

Route 66 Vida Locais a Swiss custom house who specialises in hotted-up Harleys of all kinds (Big Twins, Sportsters, V-Rods). Due to their country’s fairly draconian antimodification laws, most of them are based around stock, or ostensibly stock anyway, frames with the majority of the work cleverly done to change their appearance with what many of us’d consider just cosmetic modifications. That doesn’t mean that their bikes are a bit meh though – no, just have a look at their website, and you’ll see cool Harley after cool Harley after cool Harley (assuming that you think Harleys are cool, of course).

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