When Harley announced the death of the Dyna exactly one month ago, there were howls of anguish. But we’re hoping that folks who want the latest and greatest will just move their bikes onto the secondhand market, because the Dyna is a terrific platform for customizing.
We’ve seen some killer builds over the years—stand up Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts in particular—and NCT have just boosted the roster. Meet ‘Eleanor,’ a menacing, low-slung FXD with a drag bike vibe and suspension upgrades to match.
Eleanor is a 2009 FXD Dyna Super Glide, and she was shipped from California to NCT’s workshop in Feldkirchen, Austria—high up in the eastern Alps.
“We wanted to give the Harley a complete new look,” says shop boss David Widmann, “and move away from the usual styles and color schemes.”
But this is no cosmetic job: the Dyna was stripped right down to pieces, with the engine removed and heavy modifications to the back of the frame by fabricator Manuel Tilke.…