Some people hate Harleys and some eat, sleep and dream them. I consider this a Harley that’s easy to love and tough to hate. Built by Hookie Customs in Germany, the Hookie #2 is just the second bike to roll out of their brand spanking new garage and by the looks of it, won’t be their last.

The Hookie #2 is a pleasantly understated custom, sitting on Firestone ANS tires (a nice change from the frequently used Firestone Deluxe Champion tires that are almost always holding up custom builds) with a new Keihin carburettor, new front and rear lights, retro grips, a hand-fabricated rear fender, micro-signals, a mini-speedo, new 38mm front forks, cropped pipes and the addition of a custom solo seat are the primary mods the #2 has undergone. The cleanness of the build really appeals to me on this bike, it looks like it was built to be ridden hard and not to be looked at, polished and photographed like so many other Harley customs.

Hookie is based out of Dresden, Germany and is owned by Nico, he’s just 25 years old and works in the creative field (branding, creative direction, graphic design and photography). He’s currently focussed on motorcycles, however in the future he’s planning to expand into custom bicycles as well (not unlike Deus Ex Machina currently does), Hookie also make some rather cool T-Shirts but that’s a story for another post.

Stay tuned for more from Hookie, we’ll be posting their #1 bike next week.

If you can’t wait you can check out the gloriously minimalist Hookie website here

Join the Hookie fan page on Facebook here