The "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" Bike
"Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" is an action biker film in which Don Johnson and Mickey Rourke acted along with a supporting cast, including Daniel Baldwin, Chelsea Field, Tom Size, Giancarlo Exposition, and Vanessa Williams. RB Racing made a cripple for the Mickey Rourke’s bike in the movie. They said, actually they made quite a few exhaust pipes sets for FXR of Mickey Rourkela during the planning stage of the movie by the request of Dave Fournier who worked at BHD (Bartels Harley Davidson in Culver City, CA. When the RB Racing asked Dave what he wanted for a cripple and he said to make something unique as there are putting the bike for the movie poster.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Bike is directed by Simon wincer and screenplay by Don Michael Paul. This film offers a prominent example of the biker typecast, and the main character in the film is named after the famous motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. However, the film was not successful and it was a serious financial failure. The film earned only seven million dollars (whereas the estimated budget was 23 million dollars) at the private box office. But, the bike that is used in the movie became very famous and the makers made a few exhaust sets for individuals who want to experience the dream. The one and a half inch pipes on the stroker motor will pong in first and second gear and somewhat died in third gear.
Mickey's Original FXR:
The Mickey’s FXR original exhaust (not a movie) was designed for the young generation who love to ride greasy motorcycles. In the early 1990s and late 1980’s a lot of movie producers and cocaine dealers, and movie stars, including Gary Busey, Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and James Caan got their fancy bikes scraped by the late “Two Toes” and they got their bikes custom exhausts designed by RB Racing. When the popular star Gary Busey met with an accident and hit his head on the curb on the street of Bartels made everybody wear a helmet and the tradition started from that day onwards.
The Mickey FXR white got two-inch stern cut megaphones so that they look prominent on a movie poster. The ‘acres of chrome’ was loved by everyone, but they decided to make just a set of 1 ½ inch primaries so they will sputter.
Mickey's FXR Redone for the Movie:
The Megaphones and white paint of the bike were removed and they made it as simple as possible. Dave Fournier got the stroker bike back in its final format and made the one and a half inch drag pipes. Also, he mentioned that they plunged forty large ones on it.
The original bike from the movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is also known as Black Death 3. It is the real bike, which started the entire chopper craze and even today it is the most popular bikes that ever built by the manufacturer. The Gene Thomason of Bartell’s Harley Davidson has a tank on each side and it was signed “Ride Hard Mickey” by Mickey Rourke.