May 1, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose
Something Special This Way Comes
Inspired by a rider’s love of both his birth city in Poland, and his new home – New York City, NY, Game Over Cycles' latest Harley Davidson Street Bob build boldly encompasses iconic architectural characteristics from both locales.
The bike, designed and built in Poland by GOC – which also owns the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in Central-Eastern Europe – made the trip from Rzeszów-Jasionka International Airport to the ‘Big Apple’ this week in the belly of a LOT Polish Airlines’ modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner, for its worldwide unveiling at Harley Davidson of New York City in LIC, May 9.
From rims embellished with mockups of Manhattan’s Empire State Building, the One World Trade Center, the Flatiron Building, the Chrysler Building, and even the original Twin Towers, to an ignition coil cover which mimics The Oculus, and a tank painting motif featuring the Brooklyn Bridge and the city’s skyline, the New York – Rzeszów Motorcycle depicts many of NYC’s more recognizable features.
“These parts are not only elements of ornamentation, but also fully functional components of the motorcycle,” says Game Over Cycles press and communication manager Chris Bienkiewicz, adding even the exhaust pipe design references the Chrysler Building, covered in 24-carat gold.
Other locally inspired elements include: a front plow in the shape of the World Trade Center ruins, with a ‘9/11 Never Forget’ inscription; a timing cover emblazoned with the NY Yankees logo, covered with 24-carat gold; and a brass fuel tank cap, imitating a one-dollar coin with ‘Rzeszów-New York’ inscribed on it.
On the wheels, the Manhattan buildings are engraved in metal with such precision, even individual windows are visible, Bienkiewicz says.
The bike’s new owner, who was born in the Rzeszów area of Poland, will also get a taste of his birthplace with numerous accents from that country, including a depiction of the city’s skyline on the fuel tank.
-- Chris Bienkiewicz, Game Over Cycles press and communication manager
“The Revolutionary Act Monument, the most famous monument of the city, is placed in the middle of the wheel, amongst the Manhattan buildings and covered with 24-carat gold,” Bienkiewicz says.
The seat back imitates the form of the Tadeusz Mazowiecki bridge – the largest bridge in the city, with brass ropes attached to the fender and the motorcycle's directional indicators patterned after the warning lights located on the bridge. And the city’s coat of arms graces the air filter cover and the rear brake and position lights.
All construction elements are made of brass, steel and aluminum, while the wheels, exhaust pipe, clutch cover, timing cover, the front brake holder and wheels are also gold-plated, Bienkiewicz says.
The stunning bike will premiere at Harley Davidson of New York City (42-11 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101) from 6 to 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 9, with guests treated to refreshments and live music.
You may remember Game Over Cycles from a feature on NYC Motorcyclist (Worlds's First Tattooed Motorcycle looking for NYC Gallery Venue | Oct. 10, 2017) on the company’s tattooed motorcycle, which was displayed at the House of Harley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for several months to national acclaim.
Bienkiewicz says the company is ecstatic to finally be showing in New York.
T H E D E T A I L S
Official Unveiling | May 9, 2019 | 6 – 7:30 PM
World Premiere of the New York-Rzeszów Motorcycle
refreshments, live music.
Harley-Davidson of New York City
42-11 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
For more information on Game Over Cycles visit the official website at: gameovercycles.pl
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