The Kolkata Street-Knight
Inspired by Bengal’s rich heritage, Bengal Harley Davidson presents its showcase for BOTK 2018 – the “Kolkata Street-Knight.” Drawing on the antithetical character of the Bhadralok-Reformer who spearheaded the Bengal Renaissance in the 19th century, the bike blends regular H-D garb and ride comfort with an over-the-edge character that is not afraid to walk the wild side.
A strictly enforced makeover discipline has been adhered to. Not wanting to tamper with the basic stability and ride-geometry of the bike, we retained the stock frame, seat & powertrain.
Keeping the rear suspension intact, we modified the front-fork to that of a Sportster. The stock alloys altered to spokes and both rims upsized by 2 in. The rear wheel was also shod with broad 160 section rubber. The end result is a bike which feels like stock, but with higher ground-clearance and stronger suspension is at home both on tarmac and on dirt.
We have replaced the stock handlebar with a stylish Chizeled bar for the hands-up feel of a mini-ape and to give a more upright riding-stance. And for that performance edge, the stock muffler has been replaced with a wicked LeoVince MotoGP exhaust, with the bent-pipe dressed with glass-wool wrap.
For illumination, the bike has 2 LED Daymaker Aux lamps, giving the front-end a radical look. The final flourish is provided by a finely etched graphic of the Howrah Bridge on the fuel tank.
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