Mack displays custom-designed Harley Davidson

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TORONTO, Ont. – Mack Canada celebrated its history at Truck World by unveiling a customized Harley Davidson 100 Year Anniversary Heritage Softail Springer.

The corporate theme bike has been custom-designed to appeal to Mack Truck fans, with more than 20 bulldogs incorporated into the design. Bobby Bates of HD Hauln Customs (a division of HD Hauln Equipment) customized the bike.

“Mack wanted something that reflected the future as well as the history of Mack Trucks,” explained Bates.

The front fender reflects the history of Mack Trucks while the rear fender is designed to show the company’s future. The fuel tank is painted to reflect Mack Canada’s identity with the Mack logo atop a detailed maple leaf. The bike is mostly red – just like Mack’s new engine family, the MP.

The designers pursued an “elegant, classy” look, which attracted plenty of attention at the show.

Bates said work began on the bike in January and it was a project that was close to his heart, having worked for Mack Trucks 20 years ago.

Mark Laine of Mack Canada said the bike will be displayed at various industry events and dealerships (next up is the Fergus Truck Show).


* Heritage Softail Springer;

* Balance 1450 twin cam 88 engine;

* Five speed transmission, multi-plate clutch;

* Leading link exposed spring suspension, hand-welded and polished;

* Laced classic chrome wheels;

* Classic retro horn;

* Complete chrome engine kit;

* Complete chrome retro nostalgic kit;

* Genuine leather saddle bags, dual fishtail exhaust.

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