Like many other companies in the world of high-end watches, Bell & Ross extend their sense for design to other spheres. Now, Bell & Ross watches and Shaw Harley-Davidson, the current world champions in modified Harley-Davidson motorcycles have collaborated to create the Bell & Ross-inspired Nascafe Racer.
The bike is based on the Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Nightrain, one of the more radical Softails – long, low and named by Willie G. Davidson. The motorcycle was totally stripped down to every last nut and bolt in the Speed & Custom workshop of the East Sussex dealership, and every detail was taken into account on the rebuild. Using the BR 01 Carbon – the iconic instrument produced by Bell & Ross – the Shaw Speed and Custom team mounted the timepiece in a handcrafted centre console using a machined section of aluminium. The watch mounting positioned the timepiece in a perfect place for its original function as a professional tool for the rider. A combination of anodised blue, carbon and stealth-like matt black custom paint was used on the bike to reflect the timepiece.
The motorcycle will be seen over several different shows in the next few months including The Dublin International Motorcycle Show, Custom Chrome European Show Mainz, St Tropez Harley-Davidson Euro Festival and the Bournemouth International Custom Motorcycle Show. [Bell&Ross][Shaw Harley Davidson]