MATHEW STEELE is out on the road most weekends and loves the ride, feel and looks his custom gets.
The 106-cubic-inch engine delivers the perfect blend of horsepower and torque, while the H-D Softail frame gives the smooth ride and handling characteristics that you want from a custom of this caliber.
Photos of Matt’s bike were taken at Victoria Point in Brisbane.
Who Done What
General: Harley-Davidson custom built by Heavy Duty Motorcycles to stand out from the crowd and turn heads (mission accomplished)
Build time: six weeks
Engine: 106” Twin Cam 88B with 4.5” S&S crank, big bore 10.5:1 S&S pistons, S&S heads with auto decompressors, S&S 585G gear drive cams
Carby: Rivera plenum manifold with dual Mikuni HSR 42 carbies
Oil filter: K&P Engineering billet chrome filter
Ignition: TwinTech fully adjustable
Exhaust: Rinehart Racing crossbacks
Clutch: Primo Riviera heavy duty
Frame: H-D with custom swingarm
Rake: plus four degrees
Suspension: rear SAS air suspension; front Progressive
Forks: H-D two-inch-over
Rear wheel: custom 18 x 10 inch, 60 spoke with 300 Avon tyre
Front wheel: 60 spoke 16 x 3.5 inch wheel with Avon tyre
Painter: Mark Walker at Queensland Motorcycle Panel and Paint
Colour: House of Kolor Candy Apple
Artwork: Mark Walker
Chromeplating: Gold Coast Electro Plating
Accessories: Zippers digital speedo//tacho
Bars: Burleigh Bars 1.75 inch roller bars with Magnum braided lines
Indicators: Kuryakyn mini bullets
Forward Controls: Custom Accessories
Tank & front guard: Limited Edition H-D flames
Rear guard: custom built Zodiac bad ass
Seat: custom built by Steve from MC RoadRunner
People I would like to especially thank: Steve Smith, the head mechanic at Heavy Duty Motorcycles whose custom work and attention to detail is second to none; and the rest of the crew at Heavy Duty Motorcycles for making the dream come true; and Mark Walker at Queensland Motorcycle Panel and Paint for the excellent paint job.
Pics by Jules @ Top Gun