Let’s dive into the world of motorcycle transformations, where one Harley owner decided that the stock appearance of their beloved ride just wasn’t cutting it. That’s when they turned to the wizards at Thunderbike, a renowned German custom shop known for turning dreams into reality. The result? A machine they’ve aptly named the GT-3 – a head-turning beauty that blends factory performance with custom aesthetics.
Now, what makes the GT-3 truly special is that it’s undergone a visual metamorphosis that sets it miles apart from its stock counterpart. It all starts with the wheels – a jaw-dropping 23-inch front wheel gliding beneath a custom triple clamp from Thunderbike’s GT family, while at the rear, a multi-piece 21-inch wheel adds to the visual drama.
But it’s not just about the wheels; the entire bike has been treated to a makeover. The custom silver, white, and orange paint job, skillfully done by Thunderbike’s trusted partner, Ingo Kruse, gives it a unique personality. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll find a plethora of custom covers, a hand-crafted GP tank adorned with a series of intricate coats of arms, and a meticulously welded custom rear fender complete with integrated lights.
Under the hood, Thunderbike didn’t go overboard with mechanical changes, but they did make some well-thought-out upgrades. For the GT-3, they opted for a single-sided swingarm kit, a nod to both style and performance. And let’s not forget the Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system that adds a distinctive growl to this beast.
Now, when you add it all up, you’ll find a list of modifications that comprises about 30 items, with many being minor but essential details. The grand total? Well, it’s north of $22,000 worth of added hardware alone. And remember, that price doesn’t include the base motorcycle, other mechanical enhancements, and the incredible paint job that ties it all together.
It might seem like a hefty investment, but when you consider that the single-side swingarm kit alone costs $6,000, it’s no surprise that the numbers add up quickly. The GT-3 isn’t just a motorcycle; it’s a statement of style, craftsmanship, and individuality. It’s proof that with Thunderbike’s magic touch, a Harley can be transformed into a rolling masterpiece that turns heads wherever it goes.