But there are exceptions, footballers who prefer to use two instead of four wheels, and significantly fewer cylinders. Like this nameless former star of a German soccer team called VFL Bochum, whose latest project is a Softail-based machine in the Beatdown look.

You see, the city of Bochum has a strong connection to mining, and the guys who were hired by the soccer player to build the Softail Thunderbike have been involved in mining before, most recently with the mallet and iron.

The bike presented here, named by the Flying Fur shop, follows the same general design, with over 30 custom parts built into it and given a special paint job, highlighted by the wings that differ from the Harley logo on the fuel tank becomes.

As usual with Thunderbike, the Flying Fury lowering kits for fork and damper, redesigned mudguards, a new handlebar and new wheels – this time 16-inch parts in a spoke design and wrapped with white wall tires.

A wealth of other custom parts such as indicators, license plate frames, covers all around or handles have also found their way into the construction.

Mechanically, as far as we can tell, not much has changed other than the addition of a new air filter and a Dr. Got Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust. How these parts affect performance is unclear.

As for construction costs, all of the parts used (and listed as such) total nearly 7,000 euros, which is roughly $ 8,500 at today’s exchange rates.