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Silver Blast

Raptor Force

customized Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy 114

Primal forces on two wheels

It’s a strange phenomenon: we always think of dinosaurs as green. But we’re not talking about cuddly dinosaurs or dusty fossils. The Raptor is a predator, and with the Raptor Force we took the risk of expressing elemental forces on two wheels. Admittedly, it could have been the color that gave us the idea. Our customer wanted the same green we used for our Green Booster. So our concept evolved coherently from one detail to the next.

Trademark Thunderbike wheels

Predators can still survive in the new millennium. As customizers, we make sure the dinosaurs don’t become extinct

Our Thunderbike wheels are definitely our trademark. It made sense to replace the fossilized Lakester rims of the standard 2023 Fat Boy with something a little snappier. We have that in our program.

Don’t the spokes on our Big Speed wheels evoke a very lively predator? They’re bicolored, as if the fangs were gleaming, and with a huge size of 23 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear, they alone are likely to evoke primal fear in a dreamy observer.

But that’s enough about the power of language for now. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. The 23-inch front wheel needed a bigger disc, and with a diameter of 340 millimeters, our Big Speed disc is bigger, and with an adapter from us, the original Harley calipers fit.

Despite the five-inch larger front wheel, the caster is correct thanks to the lowering of our powder-coated fork. Our front fender adapts to the intake.

We mounted the Hollywood Light 32 handlebars to the old-style risers, which are as wide as a bird of prey. The satin-finish grips resemble the scales of a dinosaur, and the stripe indicators hidden underneath are barely noticeable. In our prehistoric times, not only did those with powerful looks survive, they also had to be good at camouflage and deception. That is why dinosaurs with turn signals did not prevail in the selection mechanisms of nature.

The 23″ Big Speed front wheel is fitted with 340 mm diameter Big Speed brake discs and an adapted caliper adapter

The diamond pattern on the custom saddle has a primeval look. The bolts underneath can accommodate our pannier rack

The satin-finish hardware is as grippy as a dinosaur’s scales. Stripe indicators work in secret

260 millimeters of bounce

For the rear end of the Raptor, we went all out. Our single-sided swingarm kit is one-armed, allowing a view of the 21-inch Big Speed rear wheel on the right side. The left side is equally impressive. This is where we mounted our perimeter brake. Anyone who doesn’t dream of elemental forces at this sight has no imagination. Our side license plate holder exposes the Raptor’s 260 millimeter rear leg. It gives the predator the jumping power it needs in the wild.

The steel fender above is made of metal, and the indicators and fender are also well concealed in it. The seat shell with custom-made saddle and ancient-looking diamond pattern is adapted to this. What we have also adapted is our luggage rack. We’re not showing it here because we’re offering you the clean line for the show. But it can be easily attached to the bolts under the saddle. Then our Raptor really does have the survival capacities required in the wilderness of the new millennium.

The Big Speed rear wheel is sporty. Our single-sided swingarm gives you a clear view of it

Perimeter brake on a single-sided swingarm and a 260-millimeter rear wheel. Wets the appetite for elemental forces

Survival in the new millennium

Überlebenskapazität bietet auch die Shorty Big Shot-Schalldämpferanlage von Jekill & Hyde. Sie ist völlig legal und behütet euch vor den uniformierten Raptoren unserer Zeit. Angepasst darauf die Krümmer und deshalb auch die vorverlegte Satin-Fußrastenanlage. Airbox-Cover, Kupplungsdeckel und Zündungsdeckel entstammen unserer Torque-Linie. Sie zeigen unser Thunderbike-Logo.

The Shorty Big Shot Silencer System from Jekill & Hyde also offers survivability. It is completely legal and will protect you from today’s uniformed predators. The manifolds and the forward mounted satin footrest system are adapted to it. The airbox cover, clutch cover and ignition cover are from our Torque line. They feature our Thunderbike logo.

Parts & Details

Breeding also played a role in the prehistoric struggle for survival, as Charles Darwin discovered in the later years of his research. So it wasn’t just those who were fit and had the strongest claws that survived, but also those who looked the best to their mating partners. So the pillion footrests stayed on for a reason. Now add a passenger footrest and we’ve ensured that our dinosaurs won’t become extinct.

  • Thunderbike Big Speed wheel
  • Metzeler Cruisetec Rear Tire 260/35VR21 83V
  • Metzeler ME888F Front Tire 130/60B23 M/C TL 65H
  • Thunderbike Brake Disc Floated Big Speed 340mm
  • Thunderbike Brake Caliper Adapter 300->340mm, left black
  • Thunderbike Pulley Big Speed
  • Thunderbike Cover Tank to Seat, black
  • Thunderbike Tele Fork Lowering Kit
  • Thunderbike Front Fender 23'' Fiberglass
  • Thunderbike Single-Side Swingarm Kit 21'' Alu
  • Thunderbike License Plate Frame Inside Plate
  • Thunderbike License Plate Lighting
  • Thunderbike Reflector Inside Plate
  • Thunderbike Air Ride Suspension Kit
  • Thunderbike Rear Fender Steel 260 mm
  • Thunderbike Seat Plate
  • Thunderbike Seat Foam for TB Seat Plate
  • Thunderbike Passenger Footpegs Satin Design
  • Thunderbike Handlebar Hollywood Light
  • Thunderbike Grips Base Satin black cut
  • Thunderbike Toppers Base
  • Thunderbike Turn Signals Stripe LED with Housing
  • Motogadget mo.view Club Mirror black
  • Thunderbike Forward Controls Base Satin
  • Thunderbike Airbox Cover Oval Torque TB-Logo
  • Thunderbike EFI Cover black wrinkle
  • Thunderbike Timer Cover Torque with Logo
  • Thunderbike Derby Cover Torque Logo
  • Thunderbike Front Axle Cover-Set
  • Thunderbike Axle Cover Swingarm left
  • Thunderbike Axle Cover Swingarm right
  • Thunderbike Fork Upper End Caps black
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