CCE’s First Customized Harley Milwaukee-Eight

For its new “Bolt-On and Ride” series in which Custom Chrome Europe commissions well known builders to create customs using parts they distribute, CCE just introduced for the 1st time a custom Harley Milwaukee-Eight, the most recent and future generation of Harley-Davidson® V-Twin engines touring line (2 versions 107” & 114”)

Named Gotcha, the 10% more power, quicker acceleration, heat management, reduced vibration touring machine was customized by Thunderbike Germany from its own catalog parts, a few one-off and those picked from CCE’’s major vendors. I have to note that many official Harley dealers are quite shy and intimidated at the idea to “improve/modify” a Milwaukee-Eight, and that the objective of CCE with its custom partner Thunderbike, was to demonstrate that’s ’s possible to create from stock a better looking Harley machine without changing its motorcycle personality.

This custom Milwaukee-Eight went through a merticulous road testing with Andreas Scholz as the pilot into the mountains along the Rhine river (FYI, the place where Elvis spent time during his US military service in Germany). Bike frame and motor have been retained but in a new air-ride suspension for a more radical overall appearance and this without calling for the excess of a giant front wheel. A “reasonable” 26 inch front wheel is still possible without frame modifications with this “Bolt-on Daytona Bagger Rake Kit” developed by Thunderbike itself.

Rick’s is another big German name in the custom Bagger world and added its own proprietary popular touring accessories Other major names whose parts were added to Gotcha, include Kuryakyn, Dirty Birds, Cycle Smith, Bahn accessories, Kellerman, etc. (photos @ H. Roesler. Model. Julie)

20 Responses to “CCE’s First Customized Harley Milwaukee-Eight”

  1. 1 IndustryGuyBlowsGoats May 5th, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Is this a garden? Because I dig it!

  2. 2 P. Hamilton May 5th, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Conservative bagger. I like.

  3. 3 MMA May 5th, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Reminds me of current production Indians.

  4. 4 JohnnySpeed May 5th, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    MMA – Except this looks nice.

  5. 5 OHBagger May 5th, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Nice! Anybody know who makes that pipe???

  6. 6 Burnout May 5th, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    That’s new Kerker pipe.

  7. 7 Roberto May 5th, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I always knew CCE as Custom Cycle Engineering……..

  8. 8 Yourmommablowsgoats May 5th, 2017 at 5:07 pm


  9. 9 rcupp May 5th, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Looks like the rest of them…

  10. 10 rebel May 5th, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    cci, not Custom Cycle Engineering man

  11. 11 Roberto May 5th, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    No CCi here,reb.

  12. 12 Dr. Doom May 6th, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Don’t let Harley see that vin#, bye bye warranty.

  13. 13 calif phil May 6th, 2017 at 7:50 am

    CCE Custom Cycle Engineering in California.

    CCE Custom Chrome Europe

    CCI Custom Chrome International

    Beautiful looking bike. I would have left the crash bar off.

  14. 14 RBinTEX May 6th, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Could someone give that anorexic lady a hamburger?
    And comb and brush!

  15. 15 BobS May 6th, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Love that tank, won’t point out what it reminds me of lol. Knock the front wheel down to a 21 or 23 and change the fender and it’d be about perfect.

  16. 16 Kroeter May 6th, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I second that motion, RBinTEX

  17. 17 Mikea May 6th, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Nice bike, but the shorty exhaust goes against the rest of the bike. Maybe that is all you can do with bolt on parts.

  18. 18 MichaelD May 6th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Custom Cycle Engineering has been around a lot longer than Custom Chrome in Europe. Therefore, CCE is Custom Cycle Engineering.

  19. 19 wheel time May 8th, 2017 at 1:08 am

    yep… when i seen CCE, I automatically thought Custom Cycle Engineering too!

  20. 20 Martin May 8th, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Thanks for the nice story, Cyril.
    I have uploaded some more pics incl. making-of on our website:


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