Slayed Sporty: FatBoy Design x Slayer Home H-D Forty Eight


It’s not usually we see crossovers between the world of 4 and a couple of wheeled autos. When it has occurred prior to now the outcomes have been lower than fascinating. However this Lamborghini-inspired Harley Davidson from Thailand has managed to efficiently buck the development.

Constructed to show on the 2022 Bangkok Sizzling Rod Customized Present this closely modified Sportster Forty-Eight Harley Davidson cafe racer was designed by Chakkaphan Rungsukcharoen aka Mark of FatBoy Design. Impressed by his father’s Lamborghini Murcielago SV Mark managed to execute the construct in a powerful 60-day timeframe with a bit of assist from his associates.

FatBoy x Slayer House Harley Davidson 48 cafe racer

Mark, who was born and raised in Thailand, is well-versed on the earth of {custom} automotive. He’s been constructing {custom} bikes since 2008 and together with working his FatBoy Design workshop, he’s the Bangkok vendor of Mooneyes Tools, offering the model’s attire and aftermarket components vary to the native market. In consequence, he’s very well-connected so when the time involves put collectively a undertaking dream crew there’s no scarcity of keen contributors.

For this explicit undertaking, Mark wanted a workshop that specialised in carbon fibre. In Thailand, the most effective workshops for something that’s bike and carbon fibre associated is Nattapat Janyapanich’s Slayer Home.

FatBoy Design Harley 48 Sportster Lamborghini

“I needed to make a Harley that might stand out from all of the others,” says Mark “I received to know Slayer Home due to their carbon fibre work and knew they might do the job.”

The collaboration started with Mark and Nattapat sketching just a few concepts out on paper. As soon as proud of the route Nattapat carried out a 3D scan of your complete bike so he might begin modelling every particular person element.

The method of fabricating the bodywork started by 3D printing every half to make the moulds. These have been then used to kind the bodywork utilizing a dry carbon fibre course of that entails laying impregnated carbon into the mould after which vacuum bagging it. This course of was used for each little bit of carbon you see on the bike together with the massive entrance fairing, 2 piece gasoline tank cowl which sits over a metal gasoline cell, and the angular tail unit.

To complete issues off Slayer Home added 3D-printed gills and air inlets to the primary fairing and a finned cowl to the underside of the carbon tail unit. To offer it a race-bred look Mark added white decals sporting each model’s logos together with daring Harley Davidson and Lamborghini livery.

FatBoy Design Harley 48 Sportster Lamborghini

Should you have been to match the strains of Mark’s Sportster Forty-Eight with a inventory bike it’s clear much more has been accomplished other than bolting on the brand new bodywork. Sportster frames are hunched within the rear to create the bike’s orthodox cruiser stance. This after all wouldn’t do for Mark’s cafe racer impressed design. With the intention to make it work with none structural modification, other than the removing of the rear guard helps, Mark has revised the bike’s suspension setup.

Lifting the Sportster’s rear finish was achieved by merely putting in taller piggyback shocks by Ohlins, however issues received a bit of extra sophisticated up entrance. Changing the usual forks is a set of Showa upside-down forks which have been modified to swimsuit. The forks are shortened to degree out the bike’s bone line and have been mounted utilizing custom-made FatBoy CNC triple timber.

FatBoy Design Harley 48 Sportster Lamborghini

The bike’s revised stance necessitated revisions to the controls which have been taken care of utilizing bolt-on aftermarket parts. Hanging from the fork legs are FatBoy Design clip-on handlebars. The bars put on Efficiency Machine levers and change housings and Roland Sands Design Tracker Grips. The cockpit has additionally been revised utilizing an RSD cafe gauge relocator that higher positions the speedometer behind the perspex windscreen. With the rider now hunched over the tank ahead foot controls would make the bike unrideable in order that job is now managed by FatBoy Design rear set footpegs.

Subsequent Mark turned his consideration to the wheels. Moderately than the basic look of the Forty Eight’s spoked rims, he needed one thing extra befitting of the bike’s fashionable aesthetic. The answer got here once more from the RSD catalogue within the type of machined aluminium hoops. Hanging off the wheels are a few of the solely brightly colored components on the sinister-looking Sportster, a set of custom-painted brakes styled to match the callipers of the Lamborghini that impressed the construct. For further stopping energy, there’s a twin arrange on the entrance and so they chew down on cross-drilled Efficiency Machine brake disks.

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FatBoy Design Harley 48 Sportster Lamborghini

Regardless of being comparatively inventory the Forty Eight’s 1200cc v-twin appears something however. It’s because it too has been handled to a spattering of aftermarket bling to visually liven issues up. The brand new association contains custom-made FatBoy entrance and rear sprockets, a sequence conversion and an open main belt from Evolution Industries. Then to present onlookers a glimpse of the engine’s inner workings there are Determine Machine ‘imaginative and prescient’ derby and camshaft covers that includes perspex sight home windows.

For now, this Spoty’s engine efficiency upgrades are restricted to a Two Brothers Racing 2-into-1 exhaust system, Efficiency Machine hi-flow filter, Jagg oil cooler and an ECU re-tune. Mark’s final purpose is to scorching the v-twin up and take it to the monitor, however because it at the moment stands it already weighs much less, and goes and stops more durable than Harley’s Forty Eight was ever designed to do.

FatBoy Design Harley 48 Sportster Lamborghini

After barely assembly their deadline for the 2022 Bangkok Sizzling Rod Customized Present Mark unveiled the Sportster to the present’s 30,000+ attendees. It wasn’t simply most people that was impressed by the consequence although. FatBoy Design took out the award for the present’s Finest Cafe Racer. To high all of it off, particular visitor and extremely revered builder Shiro Nakajima of Japan’s 46 Works nominated the bike as his private ‘Finest in Present’.  I feel we are able to all agree it was a well-deserved award.


Pictures by Bankkswerve

FatBoy Design Harley 48 Sportster Lamborghini



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