Marvel superheroes and villains inspire custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles

Happy anniversary, Captain America — looking pretty good after 75 years! Marvel and Harley-Davidson took the occasion of Cap’s anniversary to collaborate on a customized motorcycle to celebrate the event, according to SlashGear.

The design team started with a Street Glide Special bike and adorned it with Captain America motifs and icons. And when they checked out the finished bike, the companies decided it was “too cool” to build a custom for just one Marvel Superhero. So their design teams got busy and designed more than 25 custom Marvel superhero (and villain) bikes. They call the collection Super Hero Customs.

According to SlashGear, the custom bikes all turned out to accurately represent the Marvel universe characters they represent. The designer didn’t just stick with Street Glides.

The base models on which the team built the Marvel customs include the Iron 883, Night Rod Special, Breakout, Roadster, Forty-Eight, Street 500, Fat Bob, Street Bob, Fat Boy Lo, V-Rod Muscle, Low Rider, Road Glide Special, and Street Glide Special. In each case, the designers choose or created colors to match and added stylistic character-specific details.

You can’t buy one of the Super Hero Custom bikes, because they’re not for sale. Harley-Davidson is only making one of each Marvel Universe superhero (or villain) model.

SlashGear reported that one of the bikes will be awarded a prize in a contest. There is a competition, in which Australian and New Zealand residents 18 and older can vote once for their favorite of the Marvel-inspired motorcycle creations.

The prize, however, is not one of the customized Harley-Davidsons. “The first valid entry drawn will win a trip for four (4) people to Los Angeles, California, USA valued at up to AUD$21,020 depending on date and point of departure,” according to the “Terms and Conditions of the Harley-Davidson Super Hero Customs Promotion.”

So possibly the bikes will be in a Harley-Davidson Museum or Marvel exhibit. Maybe they’ll go on a road tour to Harley-Davidson dealerships around the world — which would itself be a very cool idea.

If you’re a resident of Australia or New Zealand and want to enter the contest, the link is here. The winner will be selected December 9, 2016.

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