Harley-Davidson Ocean Force is So Expensive, It Rides on Chevrolet Camaro Wheels

Customizing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with talent and creativity isn't overly difficult or expensive, as evidenced by the emergence of memorable bikes on modest budgets. But what if the customization is so extreme that the wheels alone rival the cost of a brand-new Chevrolet Camaro? Welcome to the realm of the Harley-Davidson Ocean Force, a former Fat Boy transformed into a powerhouse by German garage Thunderbike, after years of meticulous work hidden away.

The first thing that catches the eye is the matte finish, enveloping not just the black elements but also the blue-green body and the gold wheels, creating a unified aesthetic. Thunderbike's modifications ensure this bike commands attention, destined for the garage of someone who already boasts extreme projects like the Red Booster and GT 5.

These modifications include 36 aftermarket additions, from air ride suspension to a single-sided swingarm, totaling around 39,000 euros ($42,100). This figure excludes the base bike, labor costs, and other components like the aftermarket exhaust system.

The staggering price tag is largely due to the wheels, valued at $26,700 combined, equivalent to the starting price of a 2023 Chevrolet Camaro. These monoblock wheels, part of Thunderbike's Grand Prix series, measure 23 inches in diameter and four inches wide at the front ($17,400) and 21 inches in diameter and nine inches wide at the rear ($9,300), with a 260 mm wide Cruisetec tire completing the setup.

Is such investment justified? While it may seem extravagant to spend muscle car money on motorcycle wheels, for the owner of the Ocean Force, it's undoubtedly worth it. And for enthusiasts like us, it's a pleasure to admire, even if only from afar.