Opting for the “Chop” category was due to latest trends, said Fraser, and he should know. And the reason for the Brazen bike’s blacked-out style is equally as easy to answer: “We often do chromed-out bikes, this year we decided it was time for a blacked-out machine.”
Another change for 2019 was we used the fabrication skills of our Technician Pat Docherty. The most significant being the new back end. This required a bespoke rear fender and seat, plus the addition of air suspension. There was also the matter of fabricating a one-off steel front scoop-type spoiler and painting it black along with a host of other parts on the build.
Another year and another finely crafted custom from Scotland’s West Coast Harley-Davidson. As a Custom Specialist for the last ten years at the Glasgow-based dealership, you can just imagine how much custom experience is ingrained in Fraser Hine’s fingers, heart and soul. It started from the age of 14, with his first ride and subsequent tinkering with those bikes. You can also add to his long and increasing list of custom achievements the four previous West Coast bikes built for BOTK since its inception.