Over the past few months, we’ve been spotlighting quite a few custom builds made by a Japanese specialty store called Bad Land. And by large number we usually mean Harley-Davidson-based machines, as American two-wheelers are pretty much everything the custom industry is concerned with, including Bad Land.
Technically, if you want to do something that’s the exact opposite of Harley (or Indian, for that matter), there’s really only one direction to go: the Ducati lane. And that’s exactly what Bad Land once did with a Diavel.
The moniker first appeared in the two-wheeler world in 2010 and quickly became one of the most sought-after machines on the market. The bike is so important to Ducati, that it even got the extreme version which is the Lamborghini 1260, a nod and a tribute to the mighty Sian FKP 37.
Due to its appeal, the Diavel was quickly adopted by the custom industry, and we have seen many exciting examples emerge over the years. In the case of the one we have here, exciting translates into just one thing: color.
It would be sort of purple in your face, slapped on everything from the front fender to the exhaust. It mixes with chunks of chrome and black to make it one of the most remarkable Diavels on the market.
The bike is now called Army Girl and is the result of an extremely complicated process that Bad Land says involved taking the thing apart, adding a chrome finish, then a silver coating, then a candy purple where the color would be. The most beautiful.
The store doesn’t say how much it cost to assemble the Ducati like this, but given that it’s probably the only one of its kind, that doesn’t really matter, of course.