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Tuesday 13 September 2022


H-D Apex Factory Custom Paint

Harley still can't fully shake its paint habit. The company has been taking its meds, but the therapy isn't proving effective yet.
Introduced at the Sturgis Rally, the new Apex factory custom paint option for select Grand American Touring models (nine of them) is described as a "dynamic new paint scheme, inspired by their long and successful competition history." 

Despite having previously stated that it was withdrawing from factory race team operations in favor of dealership based race efforts, Harley says that its racing legacy "continues today as the Harley Screamin' Eagle factory team defends its 2021 MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers championship."
"Apex factory custom paint gives riders the opportunity to express the thrill of speed and competition on the bodywork of their bagger," said Brad Richards, VP of Design and Creative Director, Motorcycles. "This paint scheme communicates velocity and forward momentum with lines and colors inspired by Harley-Davidson competition motorcycles."
It features "a graphic outline on the fuel tank which mimics the shape of the tank on the legendary XR750 flat track racing motorcycle. On models with a fairing, the graphic sweeps back to align with the tank graphic and leads with an angle that suggests speed. The lines on the front fender connect visually to those on the side covers and saddlebags, creating a flowing effect. When viewed in profile, the motorcycle appears to be in motion."
The Apex custom paint will be offered globally for the remainder of the 2022 model ordering period as a factory-installed option for nine models: Road King Special; Street Glide Special (Chrome and Black trim versions); Ultra Limited (Chrome and Black trim versions); Road Glide Limited (Chrome and Black trim versions) and the Road Glide Special (Chrome and Black trim versions).
H-D Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories will offer Tour-Pak luggage carriers and custom front fenders painted to match the Apex paint scheme.