It wears the same name as a Fat Boy assembled over in Poland by Nine Hills, but also as another V-Rod, the work of Spanish crew FiberBull. Despite all this, it is the most extreme of all such specters, because that's how Bad Land usually does things.
The V-Rod, no matter its type, has always been a low and mean machine. After all, there's no other way one can play in the muscle bike segment. Yet in this incarnation, the bike is truly on the extreme side of things.
And that's not only owed to the blackness of the bike, a color Bad Land often goes for, for obvious reasons. The many custom elements fitted on the ride contribute to that as well, leaving us with a two-wheeler that looks sharp and pointy, dangerous and mean, eye-catching and beautiful.
The bike's original wheels were of course the first to go, replaced by hardware made by Bad Land itself. They are sized a proper 22 inches at the front and 18 inches at the rear, come in a design not often seen on a custom of this caliber, and are shod in Avon Cobra tires.
The one at the rear stands out in particular because it no longer comes in the stock width, but at a massive 300 mm wide. It is held in place by a wide swingarm made specifically for this application.
The bike is a true collection of purpose-built custom parts. It's got new covers, handlebars, front and rear fenders, and a fuel tank, all of them made in-house by Bad Land.
The original engine of the ride was left, as usual, untouched, safe for the fitting of an air filter made by Bad Land, and an exhaust system of the same provenance.
It all, the third Harley-Davidson Phantom we came across these past few years is one to remember, a specter from the underworld of motorcycle making. It was presented for the first time at the end of last year, and like all other customs made by Bad Land it does not come with info on pricing.
You can't get a new V-Rod anymore to have converted, but the used bike market is full of them, should you want something similar to this in your garage.