Under The Surface Of A Harley-Davidson

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015

Under The Surface Of A Harley-Davidson

Recently we were contacted by a local artist called Nick Veasey. He explained that he and his team were creating a collection of art pieces for a new project that would show a unique perspective on the inner workings of various motorcycles through the ages. He asked if we could help, as they needed a bike to represent the modern ages. After seeing Nick's work, it didn't take us long to decide to get involved in the project, and we chose the Seventy-Two as the ideal candidate.

At this point, it's important to mention that Nick's style is somewhat different to most, as his main tool isn't a paint brush, or even a pencil ...it's an x-ray machine!

Nick and his team have built a high-powered x-ray station in an old cold war spying facility (we kid you not) in Thurnam, Kent. They can, and have, used the machine to create very unique images of objects ranging from flowers and ipods, to AK-47s and snakes.

We supplied a 2015 Harley Seventy-Two to go under the x-ray and the finished result is stunning. It's such a rare thing to be able to see the detail under the surface of such complex and impressive machines.

A large print of the x-rayed bike will soon be in the dealership, so be sure to pop in and have a look up close.


View The Final Image


"The x-rays reveal the skill and ingenuity that went into the design and manufacture of motorcycles from the beginning of the 20th century.  Fascinating in their detail, the project records the developments in engineering of the ‘golden age’." - Nick Veasey

See more of Nick's work