Diego Maradonas Custombike von Yuri Shif

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Diego Maradonas Custombike von Yuri Shif


Perhaps the Harley ‘Yo Soy El Diego’ is Yuri Shif’s answer to the question: What does a motorcycle have to look like in order to clearly refer to Diego Maradona?





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A 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 107 serves as the basis for this very special conversion. In 2019, the customizer Yuri Shif designed this bike for Diego Maradona. Background: Diego Maradona was named honorary president of this club in 2019 by Alexander Zaitsev, the owner of the Belarusian football club FC Dinamo Brest. For his birthday – and as a consolation because Maradona had to undergo knee surgery at the time of the appointment – the team owner decided to have a very special Harley made for him as a gift.

Maradona’s Harley is called ‘I am Diego’

‘Yo Soy El Diego’ is the name of the renovation, which means ‘I am Diego’. The conversion is estimated to be worth between $ 30,000 and $ 40,000. The base price for a Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 107 in Germany in 2018 was 17,895 euros. But the conversion also shines with unmistakable details, such as the blue and white paintwork on the tank and the lettering “i Feliz Cumpleaños Comandante” – Happy Birthday, “Comandante”.

Golden soccer ball spins in the front wheel

The most noticeable detail on the Maradona Harley is on the front wheel. A huge golden soccer ball is practically spinning in it. Driving dynamics are not the only ones wondering what touches down first in an inclined position: the silencer or the ball? Well, that’s probably not what this conversion should be about.

Diego Maradona passed away in November 2020. What happened to his Harley is still unclear.

Technical data Fat Bob 107

  • Motor: V2 with 1,745 cm³
  • Output: 87 hp (64 kW) at 5020 rpm
  • Torque: 145 Nm at 3,000 rpm
  • Top speed: 190 km / h

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