Samu’s Ride

Osmo’s Ride

customized Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Sport Glide

Osmo's first big bike

We’ve done it again. We’ve added another Sport Glide to our lineup, this time with artistic aspirations. In the scene the Sport Glide is treated as a rather underrated Harley. The company presents it as a cruiser, with its panniers it could be a tourer, and with its upside-down fork it is actually a sports bike.

Even though hardly anyone talks about it, it still goes down well. We can make it even better. Take a look at our Sport Glide “De Luxe” and you’ll see how we’ve given it a lot more pizzazz.

The reason for this was the Finnish band Sunrise Avenue. We had promised the musicians two custom bikes in 2022. Corona-related delivery bottlenecks had delayed the project, but this season the time was right.

It was to be a bike for an artist, for the keyboarder Osmo. So we set the bar a bit higher and brought painter Ingo Kruse back on board. With his decorative stripes in the form of suggested sea shells, he made the line even sleeker.

Our job was the hardware. Spoke wheels remain a must, with 21-inch front and 18-inch rear, up a size from the standard 18 and 16. The ‘Hollywood Light’ handlebars give the bike an elegant swing and, of course, a more comfortable posture.

Osmo’s Ride has a special cut with its scalloped trim lines

The stock upside-down fork fits our 21″ Spoke wheel well

Add elegance to the line with the Hollywood Light handlebar


The small front fairing remains because it is the aesthetic icing on the cake of the Sport Glide. You can argue about its significance, but this is the bike for an artist who can’t be bothered with the question of meaning. In fact, “Osmo’s Ride” was the keyboarder’s first big bike. His experience of motorcycling up to that point had been a few metres on a moped given to him for his twelfth birthday. The ride ended immediately at a tree. That wasn’t going to happen with our Sport Glide.

Their practical use is questionable. But the baby fairing stays on!

Keyboardist Osmo on his personal ride

Parts & Details

  • Thunderbike Spoke Wheel
  • Thunderbike Pulley Spoke polished
  • Thunderbike Rear Axle Cover Set
  • Thunderbike Front Axle Cover-Set
  • Thunderbike Axle Cover Swingarm left
  • Thunderbike Axle Cover Swingarm right
  • Thunderbike Handlebar Hollywood Light
  • Thunderbike Shiftpeg Satin black cut
  • Thunderbike Brake Pedal Pad Satin black cut
  • Thunderbike Footpeg Set Base Satin Design
  • Thunderbike Passenger Footpegs Satin Design
  • Thunderbike Grips Base Satin black cut
  • Thunderbike Airbox Cover Oval Grand Classic
  • Thunderbike Airbox Kit Oval
  • Thunderbike Shock Adjusting Knob satin black
  • Thunderbike Turn Signals Stripe LED with Housing
  • Thunderbike License Plate Lighting
  • Thunderbike License Plate Frame Inside Plate
  • Thunderbike Licence plate Adapter black
  • Thunderbike Turn Signals Stripe LED 3in1
  • Thunderbike Turn Signal Load Equalizer
  • Thunderbike Turn Signal Load Equalizer 3in1 rear
  • Thunderbike Brake caliper cover
  • Thunderbike Toppers Base
  • Thunderbike Front fender Highering black
  • Thunderbike Brake Disc Spoke Floated 292mm
  • Thunderbike Brake Disc Spoke Floated 300mm
  • Metzeler Cruisetec Front Tire 120/70B21M/C REINFTL 68H
  • Metzeler Cruisetec Rear Tire 180/55B18 M/C REINF TL 80H
  • Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde Exhaust System

Osmo's Ride Out

Osmo went on the big tour to Finland right after his first ride. More next week in our story on the second bike for Sunrise Avenue.

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Kim Lara Bergerforth

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