It would be fair to say the majority of the 2017 Custom Kings started their motorcycling life at a very early age, through parents or friends love of bikes. This is not the case with Alasdair Henderson, West Coast’s Aftersales Advisor. “My wife always had bikes and got me into them when I met her. I quickly passed my test, sold my car and bought my first bike: I wouldn’t be without one now.”
With years of working in a dealership also as a technician and parts advisor, Alasdair knows for sure which parts can do much to change a bike’s appearance. It’s hard to believe, then, despite his experience and the finished BOTK Roadster®, this is the first custom project he’s been involved with since starting at West Coast Harley in February last year!
The Roadster’s finished look was inspired by Classic American Racer – bold paint and polished mechanicals. “We painted the bike 50/50 red & blue matt paint framed with black/silver, and painted the wheels to match the silver pin stripe. It is now chain drive and has polished engine cases for a classic mechanical look.” H-D Genuine P&A: Café solo seat, Led Daymaker headlight, chrome airbox back plate, Silencer collection grip and foot controls, Dark custom trim insert. Additional details: polished cases by Lindsay & Son, paintwork by Joe Blacks 8 Ball Custom Paintwork, Lowbrow chain & sprocket conversion, powder coated wheels by ESP, RSD Slant exhaust.