While Harley Davidson tries to attract a younger buyer during their struggle to recover from the slow sales of big twin cruisers, they might want to talk to some guys who are creating customs like this one, the XR124, built by Mike Wilson of Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis and Sandy Kosman of Kosman Specialties. Instead of building another bagger or Softail, why not kick up the performance and handling a notch and make the styling a bit more racy.
This bike is called the XR124, built in the XR style and powered by an S&S 124 cubic inch Evo engine. The frame is a twin shock rubber mount with a Buell XB12 front end, using the upside down fork, front fender and Buell 6 piston caliper. Mike built the exhaust, Sandy Kosman did the wheels and Evan Wilcox hammered out the aluminum tank and rear fender.
The whole bike comes in under 500 pounds, not bad for a big twin Harley, and a lot of that weight is in the engine.
I think this a great looking custom with the appearance of a factory model. There nothing really radical here and HD could turn out something like this without any huge investment while appealing to a younger rider.
It’s just one idea the Motor Company could follow up on and it might be a better direction than adding more jackets or boots.
If you would rather not wait for Milwaukee to catch on, you could always contact Mike Wilson to see if he would put one together for you.
You can also see a
series of in progress photos as the pair (yes, they built two of these) were being built over a period of seven years!
Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis
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