In the world of motorcycle customization, the artistry lies not only in crafting from scratch but also in creatively reimagining existing models. This truth is exemplified by the remarkable transformation of a Harley-Davidson Softail FXDR, now proudly bearing the signature of Thunderbike, a renowned German custom motorcycle builder. Owned by Schnulli Fitlifestyle, this Softail FXDR has undergone an astonishing metamorphosis into a sleek racing-inspired machine that demands attention.
The Thunderbike team has masterfully showcased how even a relatively straightforward approach can yield stunning results. The Racing Series aesthetic, characterized by its bold and muscular appearance, was ingeniously achieved using an array of bolt-on components.
The most striking elements of this conversion include a rear fender, seat, and front spoiler – all seamlessly integrated to create a cohesive and aggressive design. Adding to the visual impact is the sporty paintwork by Ingo Kruse, which beautifully accentuates Thunderbike’s conceptual vision.
What makes this project all the more remarkable is the demonstration of Thunderbike’s ethos – that with the right combination of bolt-on parts, one can elevate an already impressive motorcycle to an entirely new level.
The custom modifications are extensive, with key molded components being replaced to achieve the desired look. Both the front and rear fenders, as well as the seat shell, front spoiler, and side covers, underwent meticulous transformation.
Technical innovation is at the heart of Thunderbike’s work, and this Softail FXDR is a testament to that commitment. The handlebars and upside-down fork have been skillfully lowered, enhanced with new bridges and brake caliper adapters to accommodate the striking 23″ wheel from the New Digger Series, complete with 340mm brake discs.
The pièce de résistance lies in Thunderbike’s proprietary single-sided swingarm, which elegantly showcases a 21″ wheel fitted with a discreetly labeled cover on the central locking system.
The bike’s visual impact is further enhanced by Ingo Kruse’s matte lacquer design, which accentuates the bike’s sporty silhouette. Under the hood, the Screamin’ Eagle Stage II Torque Kit reflects Thunderbike’s commitment to optimizing performance without compromising aesthetics.
In this transformation, Thunderbike’s Single-Side Swingarm Kit, Triple Tree GT, Rear Fender GP-Style, Front Fender GT, and a plethora of other components played pivotal roles. The collaboration with Metzeler, the use of a custom exhaust system, and the Screamin’ Eagle Stage II Torque Kit underscore the bike’s holistic enhancement.
Schnulli Fitlifestyle’s Harley-Davidson Softail FXDR, reborn through Thunderbike’s craftsmanship, is a testament to the art of motorcycle customization. This project vividly demonstrates that even a masterpiece can be evolved into something truly exceptional with the right blend of innovation, creativity, and well-designed bolt-on components. As this awe-inspiring machine roars through the streets of Germany, it symbolizes the harmonious marriage of form and function that defines Thunderbike’s legacy in the world of custom motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson FXDR parts
- Thunderbike Single-Side Swingarm Kit 21” Alu
- Thunderbike Triple Tree GT 23”
- Thunderbike Rear Fender GP-Style 260 mm
- Thunderbike Front fender GT 23” GRP
- Thunderbike Fork Modification Lowering Destruction
- Thunderbike Handlebar Clip-On Lowering black
- Thunderbike Grip-Set Base Alu
- Thunderbike Toppers Base
- Thunderbike Turn Signal Bracket front M8 black
- Motogadget mo.Blaze Pin Turn Signal Set
- Thunderbike Seat Plate
- Thunderbike Chin Fairing GP Short GRP
- Thunderbike Brake Disc Spoke Floated 340mm
- Thunderbike Brake Caliper Adapter Set 300->340mm black
- Thunderbike License Plate Frame Inside Plate
- Thunderbike License Plate Lighting
- Thunderbike Side Cover Kit gloss black
- Thunderbike EFI-Cover black wrinkle
- Thunderbike Timer Cover Drilled
- Thunderbike Derby Cover Drilled contrast cut
- Thunderbike Front Axle Cover-Set black matte
- Thunderbike Axle Cover Swingarm left
- Thunderbike Tank Mount black
- Thunderbike Airbox Kit Oval
- Thunderbike Airbox Cover Oval Drilled
- Thunderbike Exhaust System Grand Prix
- Harley-Davidson Screamin Eagle Stage II Torque Kit
- Metzeler ME888F Front Tire 130/60B23 M/C TL 65H