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Nico’s Promise

The man with the black Harley


A few years were to pass before Nico was old enough and able to do so, but he kept his promise! As a little boy he already raved about Harleys and when his father had an accident, Nico made him the promise to ride together with him someday. With his own Harley, of course!


Men with black Harleys are many, it is now times the most popular color with the iron from Milwaukee. However, only a few men have such a reason for it, like our customer Nico.

“Through an acquaintance with a black Harley, I dreamed of my own since I was a little boy. I used to call our acquaintance ‘The Man with the Black Harley’ back then.” he tells us.

Years passed, Nico started riding mopeds at 16 and got his motorcycle license at 18. “My parents have been riding Harleys for tens of years and have traveled to many countries on them,” Nico continues, until an accident changed everything:

“One day my father had an accident at work and it wasn’t clear if he would ever be able to ride again.” At that time, he made a promise to his father and to himself:

“When he gets fit again and can get on his bike, I’ll also buy a Harley so I can ride with him.” So, without further ado, he ended up with an already converted Sportster Forty-Eight and, a year later, this Street Bob. “I wanted to design my own conversion and now I can also take my girlfriend with me”.

In the winter of 2020, we then implemented Nico’s ideas and built this beautiful classic chopper – Classic Rider – based on the Street Bob with Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine.

Nico is proud of himself to have realized his dream and can be happy about a lot of positive feedback. The acquaintance from the past said to Nico: “So, now you are the man with the black Harley ”


Do you also want to realize your dream and do you want to learn more about this bike?

In our custom bike gallery we have a special feature on the Classic Rider with all the info about the conversion and the parts used and in our new bike gallery you can find all the info about the Street Bob and the other Softails. Any questions? Then simply contact our team.



Nico Schnepel

Customparts, Dealer Support

0049 2852 - 6777-30
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Roman Reiners

Customparts, Dealer Support

0049 2852 - 6777-30
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Julian Segler

Sales, Financing, Rental, Custombikes

0049 2852 - 6777-41
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Thomas Emky

Custombikes Service Workshop

0049 2852 - 6777-56
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