Vintage Paint Meets Modern Road Glide
VINTAGE PAINT MEETS MODERN ROAD GLIDE
Custom painting a bagger is never easy, but this one kicks the difficulty factor up a notch. See, whenever you go to put pigment to a touring bike, it’s like painting a 3-D jigsaw puzzle with giant pieces. Unless you want the paint job to suck, the graphics in one part have to match up with the other painted pieces next to it. Since most of us don’t care much for ugly paint outside of a rat rod, making sure the puzzle pieces work well from the fenders to the tanks, covers, and bags is a pretty big deal. The crew at Harley-davidson of Quantico understands how much an amazing paint scheme can really set off a bike, and so they went into this old-timey paint job armed with that knowledge.
Harley-davidson of Quantico is a franchised Harley dealership that builds around 75 custom bikes a year. With that kind of custom business coming in, they’re always looking for paint ideas. So when H-D of Quantico’s Ken Barner decided to build his 2017 Road Glide into a killer custom job, he contacted his go-to painter Brian Morgan and told him, “I want to raise the bar on this build.”