After placing in the top 5 of the national finals for Battle of the Kings last year, Michael Noble and the team at Guildford knew that this year their entry had to wow the crowd even more. The Petrali Racer is homage to Joe “Smokin’ Joe” Petrali, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle racing great from the mid-twenties to late 1930s. He won 49 AMA national championship races, a record that stood for 55 years.
Michael Noble set to work with Master Tech Neil Blandford, Guildford to nail the modern-take on a 1935 dirt/flat track racer and did just that. Be it from the fabricated 2-1 stainless exhaust or the matt finish Art Deco Harley paint scheme infused with modern touches such as micro LED indicators, the package draws attention.
Parts Used: 1925 Solo Sprung Saddle, White Nostalgic grips, Hollywood bars. Brass Collectiion consisting of Gas Cap, footpegs, shifter, Derby and timing covers. Screamin’ Eagle air filter, Sportster air cleaner cover, Black Hand control levers. Over components: Custom Chrome square headlight and “Drilled” Retro LED rear light, Thunder Bike Customs front indicators, Drag Specialities rear LED strip indicators, Heidenau K60 Scout 110/80B19 Enduro tyre (front), Duro Median off-road 130/90 – 16 rear, Lowbrow Customs Manta Ray rear fender. Fabrication: 2-1 stainless race exhaust, seat spring mounts, battery tray/shock cover, swingarm fender mounts and struts, number boards and tail light mount. Custom Paint by Image Design Custom.