Harley-Davidson recently unveiled a special new colour scheme. The XR750 inspired Apex Factory custom paint will grace their Grand American Touring models.... Release: Harley-Davidson.

Harley-Davidson have unveiled the new Apex factory custom paint option for select Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring models. The dynamic new Apex Factory custom paint scheme debuted at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which runs until the 12th!

Harley-Davidson have unveiled the new Apex factory custom paint option for select Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring models.

Harley-Davidson have unveiled the new Apex factory custom paint option for select Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring models.

“Apex factory custom paint gives riders the opportunity to express the thrill of speed and competition on the bodywork of their bagger,” said Brad Richards, VP of Design and Creative Director – Motorcycles. “This paint scheme communicates velocity and forward momentum with lines and colours inspired by Harley-Davidson competition motorcycles.”

The Apex paint scheme features a graphic outline on the fuel tank which mimics the shape of the tank on the legendary Harley-Davidson XR750 flat track racing motorcycle. On models with a fairing the graphic sweeps back to align with the tank graphic. The lines on the front fender connect to those on the side covers and saddlebags.



The colour scheme starts with a base of Vivid Black paint. Adding Gauntlet Gray panels surrounded by an accent stripe of Jet Fire Orange – the original colour applied to the XR750 competition models. Each panel is designed with inner drop shadows and a subtle Bar & Shield pattern that fades in and out throughout the scheme. This fade effect was inspired by the checkered fade seen on Harley-Davidson Factory Team race bikes. Clear coat paint is applied as a final layer. The Apex custom paint is applied in-house at Harley-Davidson York Vehicle Assembly and Harley-Davidson Tomahawk Operations.



The Apex custom paint will be offered globally for the remainder of the 2022 model ordering period as a factory-installed option for four Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring models:

  • Road King® Special model
  • Street Glide® Special model (Black trim)
  • Ultra Limited model (Black trim)
  • Road Glide® Special model (Black trim)

Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories will offer Tour-Pak luggage carriers and custom front fenders painted to match the Apex paint scheme. This will allow riders to further customise a motorcycle ordered with Apex factory custom paint. See a local authorised Harley-Davidson dealer for details on ordering a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and accessories with Apex factory custom paint.


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