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Culture: Marvel & Harley Davidson Team Up For Unique Rides

Marvel Comics and Harley Davidson have teamed up and created some amazing rides. They have created over 20 custom motorcycles, based on Marvel superheroes/super villain traits for characters such as “Groot, Black Widow, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Wasp, Ultron, Drax, Ant-Man, The Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Thanos.”

Harley-Davidson spokesperson, David Turney said:

 “The spirit of freedom is alive and thriving in the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Like Captain America, it leads from the front with strength, power and endurance, enabling you to venture to new worlds and beyond.”

“We customized the Captain America Street Glide Special to inspire Harley-Davidson dealers across Australia and New Zealand to create their own Marvel character inspired custom motorcycle using the wider H-D range. The results have been phenomenal. A true combination of super powers, with over 16 Marvel characters represented…”

Gavin Ashcroft , CMO of the Walt Disney Company AUNZ said:

“Harley-Davidson and its dealers have done an amazing job with this Marvel inspired collection. It’s exciting to see such a rich legacy of iconic characters and their individual stories so creatively captured.”

 

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NOT PREPARED TO GIVE GROUND. DETERMINED, INFLEXIBLE AND SINGLE-MINDED.
Back the Black Widow into a corner at your peril. Straight cut, mysterious and dressed in black, she may be alone but that’s no comfort to challengers. A predator that’s not to be messed with – she takes no prisoners.
Controlled power, killer looks and always up for some action, the new H-D Iron 883. Looks like the Black Widow just may have met her perfect match – right down to a deadly sting.

Black Widow, Iron 883 (Sportster) – Harley-Heaven Melbourne (VIC) & Sy’s H-D (NSW)

 

TO ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ONE’S BELIEFS IN THE FACE OF DANGER, FEAR OR PAIN.
A modern day knight in high-tech armour, Tony Stark fights for justice as Iron Man. Using his engineering skills and expertise in the field of military hardware, he constantly finds ways to update his inventions. He is literally a “self-made” Super Hero.
The result of a courageous injection of commitment and technology, this V-Rod could be the Iron Man of motorcycles. The Revolution® engine alone is a marvel of engineering and metallurgy. In short, it’s the industry’s perfect blend of torque and horsepower in a high-revving V-Twin design.

STRAIGHTFORWARD, FRANK, HONEST AND DIRECT.
There’s no confusion when it comes to the Punisher. Fuelled by in your face directness, it’s his way or the highway. Preferring to work alone, the Punisher stops at nothing to get the job done.
Rawboned, powerful and looking for action, the Sportster Forty-Eight® makes a mean match with the Punisher. Forget subtleties, from the fat front end to its cast aluminium wheels, this H-D is full of up-front attitude.

The Punisher, Forty-Eight (Sportster) – SunShine Coast (QLD) & Rolling Thunder MC (NZ)

FILLED WITH AMUSEMENT, DIVERSION AND GAIETY – RARELY NEGATIVE OR PESSIMISTIC.
Looks can be deceiving. Wasp may not appear as threatening as some of her fellow Super Heroes but what she lacks in size is made up by intelligence, speed and evasiveness. And don’t be fooled by her amused demeanour – this Wasp can sting.
When you throw a leg over the Roadster every feeling you get is a good one. This is all about falling in love with the ride – agile, fun, light and easy handling, you’ll be as hard to pin down as the Wasp.

Wasp. Iron 883 (Sportster) – Fraser Motorcycles Perth (WA)

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EAGER AND UNREMITTING IN THE PURSUIT OF ONE’S DESIRES.
The will to become more powerful than his brethren drove Thanos, with voracious desire, to increase his superhuman strength, endurance, reflexes and agility. His mystical knowledge also gives him the ability to teleport galaxy-wide distances.
Touring long distance demands a bike made for the purpose. The Street Glide® Special is the culmination of decades of refinement and a voracious commitment to developing the perfect long-distance bike. Would Thanos settle for anything less?

Thanos, Street Glide Special (Touring) – Harley-Heaven Adelaide (SA)

COURAGE, SPIRIT, BRAVERY.
The astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength makes Ant-Man, pound for pound, as tough as any Super Hero. Pared down he retains full-size human strength with plenty of guts and heart to match.
Stripped back and ready for action, there’s nothing extraneous on the Street Bob®. Part of the Dyna family, its roots can be traced to the original Harley-Davidson factory where everything started with heart and attitude. Just like Ant-Man.

Ant-Man, Street Bob (Dyna) – Harley City (VIC) & Gold Coast Harley (QLD)

STANDING UNAFRAID WHEN CONFRONTED BY ADVERSITY, DANGER, THREAT OR HARM.
Great strength and endurance are just two characteristics of this Marvel Super Hero that never gives up. The Norse God of thunder and lightning also wields one of the greatest weapons ever made, the enchanted hammer Mjolinor, which fills rivals with trepidation.
Like Thor, the Softail Breakout® is one of the originals. Honest, classical, fearless of the latest challenger, this Harley-Davidson also has plenty of power in reserve – just waiting for you to put down the hammer!

Thor, Breakout (Softail) – Harley-Heaven Western Sydney (NSW)

ALWAYS ON THE ALERT, SHARP EYED AND CONSTANTLY AWARE OF ANY TROUBLE OR DANGER.
A skilled freestyle fighter, Spider-Gwen is gifted with perfect balance, superhuman speed and agility, and can cling to any surface like a spider. She even has a sixth sense that alerts her to danger.
Just like Spider-Gwen, the Street 500 is ever vigilant. At home on a boulevard or a back alley, this street bike is agile, responsive and dynamic – ready to meet the demands of navigating an urban landscape full of surprises.

MERCILESS, UNDIMINISHED IN DETERMINATION, SPEED, FORCE OR EFFORT.
Once Drax’s mind is set, nothing can stand in his path. Arguably the most durable Super Hero, he’s capable of making long, interplanetary journeys without rest, harnessing cosmic energy as a propulsion force.
There’s something about the Fat Bob® and the pulse of power that works its way into a rider and won’t let go. Like Drax, this Harley-Davidson is pure muscle, agility and unrelenting stamina.

Drax the Destroyer, Fat Bob (Dyna) – North Coast V-Twins (NSW) & Richardson’s Harley-Davidson (TAS)

NIMBLE, QUICK IN MOVEMENT ENHANCED BY THE MENTAL ABILITY TO THINK AND REACT IN AN INSTANT.
The personification of agility, Spider-Man combines superhuman strength, acrobatic leaps and pure power to travel rapidly from place to place and especially in his urban environment. The dark side of Spider-Man is well and truly reflected in the Dark Custom motorcycle art of the Iron 883. All urban aggression and precision customization, the 883 also shares Spider-Man’s uncanny agility for conquering the concrete jungle.

Spider-man, Iron 883 (Sportster) – Phil’s Garage (NSW) and Canberra H-D (ACT)

THE MORAL PRINCIPLE THAT DETERMINES THE FAIRNESS OF ACTIONS.
After losing his family to mobsters, the Punisher decided to take matters into his own hands. Judge, jury and executioner, the Punisher’s military training enables him to handle any weapon in his one man fight against evil. All low-slung Dark Custom attitude, the Forty-Eight® is the ideal weapon for a vigilante like the Punisher to hunt down and vanquish his foes. Cranked up and intense it’s ready to mete out some justice of its own to any confrontation on the bitumen.

The Punisher, Forty-Eight (Sportster) – SunShine Coast (QLD) & Rolling Thunder MC (NZ)

AUTONOMOUS, INDEPENDENT, CONTEMPTUOUS OF RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON PERSONAL LIBERTY.
Captain America is the living, breathing symbol of freedom. A Super Hero who fiercely protects individual rights and uses his exceptional powers to defend them and the American way.
This spirit of freedom is alive and thriving in the Harley-Davidson Touring Street Glide® Special. Like Captain America, it leads from the front with strength, speed and endurance, enabling you to venture to new worlds and beyond.

Captain America, Street Glide Special (Touring) – Harley-Davidson Australia & New Zealand head office (NSW)

STANDING OUT DISTINCTLY, BRAVE AND FEARLESS. IMAGINATIVE IN THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION.
Wounded, incarcerated and forced to build a weapon against his will, industrialist Tony Stark instead created an ingenious suit of armour that gave him the power to overwhelm and escape his captors. And so began the legend of Iron Man.
With massive horsepower and low-end torque, the V-Rod is all-American muscle. An iron horse with a liquid-cooled V-twin engine, this H-D has drop-dead looks and bold performance. You’ll be ready for anything on the open road.

ron Man – Muscle (V-Rod) – McIver & Veitch (NZ) & Adelaide Bike Works (SA)

HAVING THE POWER TO CONVERT OTHERS TO YOUR CAUSE OR WAY OF THINKING.
There’s not much subtlety about Drax the Destroyer. Raw power and brute force are his stock in trade. Intimidating, determined – Drax’s strength is the ultimate persuader. If you don’t see eye to eye, get out of his way.
Built to cause a commotion, the Dyna Fat Bob® is all about power. Experience the force in this engine, pulling you down the road towards vanishing point, and you’ll be converted forever. It’s a feeling as persuasive as Drax himself.

Drax the Destroyer, Fat Bob (Dyna) – North Coast V-Twins (NSW) & Richardson’s Harley-Davidson (TAS)

MAKING A THOROUGH OR DRAMATIC CHANGE IN FORM, APPEARANCE OR CHARACTER.
Transforming into the Ghost Rider turns Johnny Blaze into the Spirit of Vengeance. An expert stunt rider, he sits astride his motorbike with skull aflame and wielding a mystical chain that annihilates any villains in his path.
Living in the saddle has never been more achievable. The Road Glide® Special is a transformative experience for any rider of touring machines – there’s simply no better pairing for Ghost Rider – the ultimate bike riding Super Hero.

Ghost Rider, Road Glide Special (Touring) – Morgan & Wacker Brisbane (QLD)

GENEROUS, MAGNANIMOUS, FREE FROM PETTINESS OF CHARACTER OR MIND.
Not just big in stature, Groot also has a big heart of gold. But heaven forbid if you threaten any of his friends or allies. This cosmic crusader will travel to the end of the galaxy to fight for a cause he believes in.
The size and standing says it all. The Street Glide® Special is overwhelmingly big hearted with every conceivable feature to make touring a joy. Laden with technology, Groot would feel right at home aboard this spaceship.

Groot, Street Glide Special (Touring) – Fraser Motorcycles Wollongong (NSW) & Central Coast H-D (NSW)

SAVAGELY FIERCE, WILD AND AGGRESSIVE BY NATURE.
A brilliant tactician who always thinks ahead, Black Panther is known for being a master of unarmed combat. A born leader, he uses his intellect and power to defend his kingdom and allies ferociously.
Low profile, stretched out and undeniably aggressive, The Softail Breakout® has all the ferocity of the Black Panther ready to pounce. With mountains of torque aimed at that meaty rear tyre, it’s also ready to tear the road apart.

Black Panther, Breakout (Softail) – Fraser Motorcycles Concord (NSW) & Western Ranges (NSW)

DIFFERENT, UNUSUAL, DELIBERATELY CHOOSING A NON-CONFORMIST POSITION.
In a parallel universe on an alternate earth, Gwen Stacy is the Spider-Woman of her world. With arachnid-like superpowers, she began a crime-fighting career as Spider-Gwen but, much like Earth’s Spiderman, she is hounded by the law.
A different style of Harley-Davidson for an alternate Super Hero, the Street 500’s shorter wheelbase makes it easy to manoeuvre. Built to execute tight turns and nimble moves, it responds rapidly to whatever the cityscape throws at it, much like Spider-Gwen.

Spider-Gwen, Street 500 (Street) – Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson (QLD) & Fraser Motorcycles Newcastle (NSW)

THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND OR EXERT GREAT FORCE, STRESS OR PRESSURE.
Caught in a blast of gamma radiation, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner is destined to transform into a living engine of overwhelming strength, the Incredible Hulk, whenever he becomes stressed or angry. True legends of power and strength, Hulk and the Fat Boy®Lo are perfect partners. Big, mean and eye-popping, both are squat, super strong and ready to unleash their superpowers when the need takes hold.

Hulk, Fat Boy Lo (Softail) – Geelong H-D (VIC)

PRACTICAL, EFFICIENT, SERIOUS. NO TOLERANCE FOR FOOLISHNESS.
A very serious insect, Ant-Man is all about getting the job done efficiently, without distraction. With the strength of a full-grown man squeezed into his tiny body, he can go places and do things beyond the capability of any other Super Hero.
If it weighs you down, get rid of it. That’s the Low Rider S motorcycle – a lean, mean machine. And with a power to size ratio like Ant-Man’s, if anything’s getting on your nerves you can simply watch it disappear in the rear view mirrors.

Ant-Man, Street Bob (Dyna) – Harley City (VIC) & Gold Coast Harley (QLD)

CHOOSING TO LIVE OUTSIDE ORGANISED SOCIETY, FOLLOWING OR ENJOYING A LIFE OF SOLITUDE.
Otherwise known as Natasha Romanov, the Black Widow is an expert spy, athlete, and assassin. As the name suggests, this Super Hero has a sting that spells doom for anyone who dares to cross her.
Welcome to the state of Dark Custom motorcycle art. All blacked-out, stripped down custom aggression, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 stands alone, an iconoclast, like the solitary Black Widow herself.

Black Widow, Iron 883 (Sportster) – Harley-Heaven Melbourne (VIC) & Sy’s H-D (NSW)

A MENACING INDIVIDUAL WITH A “DEVIL MAY CARE” ATTITUDE.
A highly intelligent robot, Ultron is also endowed with superhuman strength, durability and the power of flight. Acting alone, to whatever urge takes hold, Ultron has a threatening presence and answers to no-one but himself.
Pure aggression from fast back tail to streamlined front end, the Night Rod® Special’s blacked-out metal looks every bit as sinister as Ultron. Rogues to the core, both have pure menace running through them.

BLACK PANTHER BREAKOUT®:

A FEELING OF HONOUR AND SELF-RESPECT; A SENSE OF PERSONAL WORTH.
The royal descendant of a warrior race, Black Panther is also a brilliant tactician, scientist, teacher and tracker. The proud ruler of Wakanda, he always thinks two steps ahead of his enemies.
Born from a long line of Softail forbears, this bike has much in common with the Black Panther. Every part, right down to the axle nut, comes from a proud tradition of excellence and many decades of learning. It’s H-D royalty.

BLACK PANTHER BREAKOUT Pride: 

A FEELING OF HONOUR AND SELF-RESPECT; A SENSE OF PERSONAL WORTH.
The royal descendant of a warrior race, Black Panther is also a brilliant tactician, scientist, teacher and tracker. The proud ruler of Wakanda, he always thinks two steps ahead of his enemies.
Born from a long line of Softail forbears, this bike has much in common with the Black Panther. Every part, right down to the axle nut, comes from a proud tradition of excellence and many decades of learning. It’s H-D royalty.

GROOT STREET GLIDE® SPECIAL Devotion:

A STRONG ATTACHMENT OR AFFECTION TOWARDS A PERSON OR CAUSE.
One of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot is inseparable from his best friend Rocket Raccoon as they travel through space and find trouble just about everywhere they go. Extremely powerful and resilient, Groot is all about action, not words.
Spending time in the saddle goes with the territory when travelling the Galaxy. Back here on earth, the Street Glide® Special is the complete package for those long journeys. Like Groot, this Harley has unique capabilities, a noble heritage and is devoted to its cause.

ULTRON NIGHT ROD® SPECIAL Intelligence:

CLEVER, PERCEPTIVE, RATIONAL. DRIVEN BY INTELLECTUAL RATHER THAN EMOTIONAL PRINCIPLES.
His great intellect enabled Ultron to rebuild himself over and over, making improvements and modifications each time. A virtually unstoppable metal giant, Ultron is the most technically advanced bad boy ever created.
Why do dark horses have all the mystique? The sheer genius, creative intelligence and next-level tech of Ultron and the Night Rod® Special ensure both metal monsters stay ahead of their time.

 

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