Behind the Shot
Mention the name “Knucklehead” to any Harley-Davidson devotee, and you’ll start to understand why this relic is on every Harley lover’s wish list. The bike was designed to change the future of motorcycling while helping the company boost sales and surpass the competition.
Built between 1936 and 1947, original Knuckleheads are hard to find and highly sought after by collectors. They are one of the smoothest bikes Harley-Davidson ever built—providing both power and speed.
Photographer Nick Bondarev is an adventurer at heart and a motorcycle enthusiast by choice. As a young boy, he would see pictures of motorcycles online and dream of experiencing one. Once he began riding them, he never turned back. While Nick traveled to work on commercial projects in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet, motorcycles were a way to interact with nature and the environment. In the more rural areas he visited, they were sometimes the only mode of transportation available.
“I always enjoy the out-of-the-box feeling—the wind, the smells, the freedom,” he says. “It makes you feel alive.”
Nick grabbed this behind-the-scenes shot while working on a Harley-Davidson advertisement at Flabob Airport in Jurupa Valley, California. “I spotted this Knucklehead in the rays of the California sun right next to vintage aircraft, and saved the moment,” he says.
Knucklehead nostalgia runs high for lovers of the biking lifestyle—there’s nothing more quintessential than a classic Harley. This print will add style to any room and remind those who see it to follow their dreams.