The one we bring before you today was born back in 2012 and got modified at the hands of Polish garage Nine Hills. It’s a type of bobber built with modern twists, officially called Contrast, and described by its maker as a new age interpretation of this old custom style.
The shop started modifying the Blackline in the usual fashion, by giving a new interpretation to the wheels. The narrow frame is now supported by the stock, 21-inch wheel at the front, but the one at the rear is now more muscular-looking, not in small part thanks to the fitting of a fat type of rubber around the rim.
We’re not told its exact dimensions, but the effect it has on the overall styling of the ride is more than obvious and enhanced even more by the complicated fender that was slapped over it – by comparison, the small fender at the front is almost non-existent.
As far as we can tell the stock engine of the Blackline has been left largely untouched in the Contrast, enhanced only by means of Roland Sands Design air filter, and a custom exhaust system of undisclosed make.
The name of the custom Blackline has been inspired by the play between black and white on the bike’s body. Although it adopts the dark hue for most of the body parts, the Contrast makes perfect use of white highlights, including in the form of markings on its body, like the number 13 written on its sides for reasons that were not explained.
You can generally find a used and unmodified Harley-Davidson Blackline for prices both south and north of $10k, bud sadly Nine Hills does not reveal how much more the changes it made to the Contrast add on top of that.