Shadow Rocket, the Taiwanese Black Beauty [Photo Gallery]
The Taiwan-based Rough Crafts' Shadow Rocket is a reinterpretation of a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Softail. Now, don't go looking for the Fat Boy features: they've been long gone, as the Shadow Rocket is a different kind of beast. Forget about all the chrome sparkle: the new Rough Crafts creation is all about shadow and menacing dark glitter.
You're not mistaking if Roland Sands pops into the mind: the Shadow Rocket uses actual RSD Harley-Davidson custom parts, nicely fitted to the carefully modified Softail. The tank and fender are custom-made by Yeh, while the frame also received some re-shaping, including shorter forks with Progressive Suspension springs.
Bars, controls and air cleaner, and exhaust, they're all Rough Crafts originals. The Twin Cam 88B engine is standard, but has received a new paint job to match the overall darkness shrouding the Shadow Rocket. A clear varnish on the top of the tank leaving the carbon fiber in plain sight is making things look even meaner, and we totally dig the Rough Crafts' Shadow Rocket.
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