This bike was designed in honor of Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.Allen Burchell is a patriotic American. He’s also a big fan of American veterans that serve this great country. He and the crew from The Bike Exchange had the idea to build a camouflaged themed 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide to pay tribute to American brave men and women serving in the military with a little bit more inspiration coming from the best-selling autobiography, American Sniper, written by Chris Kyle, the Navy Seal who has been called the most lethal sniper in American history. You’ve probably also noticed that Chris Kyle’s story was adapted into a movie, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, also called American Sniper.
Allen was so impressed with Chris Kyle’s patriotism and acts of heroism and service to our country. He felt that a cool custom bike was a great way of bringing awareness to the troops and those who have served in the military. Especially since Allen feels that all vets (active or not) don’t get the credit that they deserve. Being that Allen is a long-time customer of The Bike Exchange (AKA BX Custom Designs), he turned to friends, Steve Hardy, Ric Greene, and Tripp Kerby to help bring his vision to life.
Basically, Steve, Ric, and Tripp had a concept of building a camo-colored bike. Allen was immediately interested. After watching a football game where one of the team’s colors were black/grey camo with red interlaced, Allen snapped a pic and sent it to the guys at BX Custom Designs, knowing those were the colors that this bike had to be. “That’s not a wrap, that’s paint. It’s camo satin. Our painter Chris Fox, from Fox Custom Designs in Gastonia, North Carolina, did an incredible job!” Steve explains.
The Bike Exchange, and Allen, decided Harley’s 2015 Road Glide would serve as the canvas for their camo-colored bagger, “mostly because there aren’t that many customized 2015 Road Glides out there, and I haven’t seen any that are as radical as what we wanted this bike to be,” Allen says. “We wanted it to be radical but we also wanted it to be classy with clean lines and a cool paintjob.” Turns out that everyone was in love with the bike once it made its debut at Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation bike show, winning Best of Show in Hendersonville, North Carolina.BX Custom Designs has a unique style that makes them one of the forces in the custom motorcycle industry. “We’ve always had kind of a liking for that military style,” says Ric. “We don’t conform to what everyone else is doing. We just do our own thing. And we are all about the troops!”