Smokin’ White Harley-Davidson V-Rod

First there was the V-Rod, then came the Night Rod, now check out Jamie’s White Rod.

WHAT STARTED out as a stock Anniversary Model Harley-Davidson V-Rod has progressed to the beast you see before you. Jamie, a member of the Nomads MC and the proud owner of this bike, had a vision on how he wanted his ride to look, and as you can see by the pics, he likes to do things a little differently.

The first two things you notice are the wild handlebars and the stunning white paint scheme. 

The bars are a specialty item fabricated at one of Australia’s better known dealerships, Harley-Davidson of Blacktown. 

The paint job consists of a whiter than white base with some very tasteful candy apple gold flames that were laid on by Lucky Caleb. The idea was to build a bike that was a real crowd stopper, yet basically as close to stock trim as possible, for more reliability as it is also Jamie’s everyday rider.

The seat was reshaped and recovered (in white of course) by Dave at Bad Arse Trim in Sydney.

The stock 200 rear wheel was retained and a Dragway item is used up front; both with the club name painted in gold on a black base. The lower fork legs got the gold flame treatment as well. 

The White V-Rod also sports a set of lowered YSS shocks on the rear and a Brembo upgrade in the front braking department. Up on the front-end, a carbon fibre headlight shows the way at night and an Aceweld Digital speedo is employed to keep the cops off his back.

The motor is a Night Rod 1250 cc unit that has been chipped up and now breaths through a K&N filter. The headers are Genuine Harley-Davidson with a set of custom mufflers to give it some extra bark.

All this adds up to one ground-stomping bike with custom looks and proven reliability. Seems that all these extra horses are a little hard to tame at times and Jamie is well known around the traps for his spectacular displays of rubber shredding burn-outs. On the day of the shoot, he was kind enough to turn a fairly new rear tyre into a racing slick as he calmly smoked it up in another fish-tailing, Metzeler-melting session for the sake of our camera. Much appreciated, Jamie.

Jamie would like to send a special thanks to the crew at Roscoes Performance Cycles at Nerang on the Gold Coast for all their help with the fitting of the later model motor and the extra lengths they went to make the necessary modifications.  

Pics by Jo; words by Chuck U Farley

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