Hot Bike fans are no stranger to the skills of Brandon Holstein. The Speed Merchant was one of the invited builders for the 2018 Hot Bike Tour, and his 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob was featured on the cover of Hot Bike, Issue 2. With the debut of Harley’s new Softail frame, the aftermarket was wide open, and Holstein was among the first to explore its potential. The Speed Merchant Fat Bob features prototype bolt-on mid-controls, a billet aluminum swingarm, new triple trees, and a handmade aluminum tailsection on a deconstructed backside that showcases the monoshock design. Cooler yet, Holstein ditched the ECU and electronics, including the engine’s fuel injection, outfitting the 107ci Milwaukee-Eight with a carburetor instead. For more details, see Rob Fortier’s The Speed Merchant’s 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob.