Custom Eye Candy: Lord Drake Kustoms Tricks Harley-Davidson “Springer Bobber Blue”


































































































































































When Francisco Alí Manén of Lord Drake Kustoms (LDK) sent us this beauty in a press release just before the weekend, I admit I wasn’t sure what to expect (beyond the aesthetic generic of a rugged Harley-Davidson Softail Standard, of course).

So when I started opening the media file the first thing I said was ‘yes please’ – Santa’s workshop in Malaga had done due diligence, and just looking at it gave me the impression that Christmas had come a month earlier.

A side view of the custom "Springer Bobber Blue" Lord Drake Kustoms Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Motorcycle

Combine the eclectic vibe of local tapas and ancient Moorish architecture with golden beaches and mild, subtropical winters native to Spanish port towns and you already have a great place to ride all year round … not to mention a scoot on a classic Softail with a cafe-racer racing lines and slope.

A side view of the custom "Springer Bobber Blue" Lord Drake Kustoms Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Motorcycle

“With this custom bike,” the report enthuses, “Francisco Alí Manén (owner of LDK) wanted to refresh the look of early Harleys (or Indian motorcycles) by using a Harley Davidson Softail Standard.”

A view of the custom tank "Springer Bobber Blue" Lord Drake Kustoms Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Motorcycle

To create that modern, ‘refreshed’ retro vibe, LDK tore the bike apart, leaving behind only the original Harley chassis and engine. Then the store added a Harley spring fork end (not as good as the damping capabilities of a hydraulic fork, but it matches the vintage vibe), along with a Biltwell spring seat, tires Custom 19 inch Firestone Champion Deluxe, a Vity’s Design air filter, Biltwell tracking handlebars and a suitably retro (tiny) odometer.

the view from the custom seat "Springer Bobber Blue" Lord Drake Kustoms Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Motorcycle

As for the boutique’s personal touch on this beauty, Manén says the angular (and extremely attractive) gas tank was built entirely by hand, as was the rear fender, license plate holder, seat pan and exhaust system (with custom manifolds and a trumpet muffler).

a view of the left side of the rear wheel on the custom "Springer Bobber Blue" Lord Drake Kustoms Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Motorcycle

LDK also installed Kellerman atto micro gauges and a custom 5.75-inch headlight, all accentuating the rich black and chrome with blue and white detailing on the fuel tank and rear fender.

the view of the front wheel of the custom "Springer Bobber Blue" Lord Drake Kustoms Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Motorcycle

Manén states in LDK’s press release that they only plan to manufacture 10 units of this custom Bobber, with customers all over the world able to choose the final details such as color and finish details.

A view of the custom tank "Springer Bobber Blue" Lord Drake Kustoms Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Motorcycle

Curious about what the project will cost you? LDK has not given a price range, although the press release says you can head to LDK official website or hit them using LDK Email to order yours and start the process.

What do you think of this cool toned beast? Be sure to leave a comment below (we read them all seriously), check out the photo gallery, and as always, stay safe on the twisties.


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