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Harley-Davidson Street Glide Arctic Blast limited edition revealed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

At the 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson unveiled the limited edition Street Glide Arctic Blast. The new Harley-Davidson Arctic Blast boasts of taking the custom paint to a new level by introducing the limited-run 2021 Street Glide Special motorcycle. Artisans will apply the handcrafted Arctic Blast paint set at Gunslinger Custom Paint in Golden, Colorado. The brand also announced that only 500 examples of the unique motorcycle would be available worldwide, each serialized on the fuel tank. 

The Art

The Arctic Blast paint theme features deep metallic blue with bright blue strokes over a pearlescent white. The Pearlescent White forms the base of the colourway. The lower portion of the motorcycle features metallic deep blue, including the front fender and the batwing fairing. This also includes the underside of the tank, side panels and saddlebags. The Pearlescent White is layered on the top and sandwiched in between the white, and the deep blue are strokes of bright blue. The engine and mechanical parts feature a dark theme. The engine, front suspension, exhaust and alloy wheels are painted black. The motorcycles also feature minimum chrome accents, and the entire trim theme is predominantly black.

The Artist

The Arctic Blast paint theme will be hand-laid by artisans at Gunslinger Custom Paints. The Colorado-based company possesses nationally-known painters, designers, artists and manufacturing team leaders. Gunslinger Custom Paints have through the decades supplied custom painted components to Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations. The custom paint shop has also curated unique motorcycles and Limited Edition paint sets for Harley-Davidson. 

The Machine

Powering the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Arctic Blast will be a Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine. The hot-rod bagger motorcycle comes with the iconic Harley-Davidson batwing fairing with a splitstream vent. The bike features Daymaker LED headlamps, Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with colour touch screen and Navigation. The motorcycle also gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. The motorcycle blend long-haul touring comfort and custom style and comes with stretched locking saddlebags. The bike also features a low profile engine guard and Prodigy custom wheels.

The Price

Harley-Davidson Arctic Blast Limited Edition Street Glide Special will retail at USD 38,899 MSRP. The Chopped Tour-Pak luggage carrier with matching paint will be available at USD 1,699.95 MSRP through Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories.

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