It’s been a couple of years since Western Ranges Motorcycles took out the top spot in the Harley-Davidson® Marvel Super Hero Customs competition but we still hear feedback on the bike that featured in events and mags across the country, so here’s a closer look at the build.

The Brief

Harley-Davidson® Dealerships across Australia and New Zealand were given the opportunity to be part of the Super Hero Customs Competition.  Take part and you’d be allocated a Harley-Davidson® Model, a Marvel Superhero Character and a trait for inspiration, then it was over to the dealership to build a bike fit for their hero.

Western Ranges Motorcycles took up the challenge and drew the Harley-Davidson® Breakout®, the Superhero Black Panther and the trait Pride.  The team went straight to work on the design and overall concept to create a bike that would reflect Black Panthers distinctive armour and sleek stance.

The Build

The Breakout® arrived and in just over a month was transformed into the Black Panthers ride.  Key elements of the build were;

  • Custom Paint
  • Heartland Fender Kit
  • Fat 50 Wheels
  • PM Brakes
  • Bassani Exhaust
  • Harley-Davidson® V-Rod Fairing
  • Custom Console
  • Front and Rear Air Suspension

The Win

27 bikes were created across the country, professionally photographed and submitted for judgement.  The competition winner would be decided by a combination of public votes and a panel of judges.  After being chosen as one of eight finalist bikes to be displayed at Oz Comic Con in Sydney, Western Ranges Motorcycles was named the overall winner.


Check out the Black Panther build gallery and let us know your thoughts!