Custom BAGGER win goes to Tim and Mike McNamer at Harley’s 111th

Where da Spokes?

Where da Spokes?

Tim and Mike McNamer take the Custom Bagger win at Harley-Davidson’s 111th Anniversary

Superlative is the word that comes to mind when gazing at Tim and Mike McNamer’s Custom Bagger entered in the 3rd Annual Harley-Davidson Museum Invitational Custom Bike Pro Show in Milwaukee this past Labor Day weekend. Even at first look, it is easy to understand how they’ve gotten used to winning. First in Custom Bagger at Harley’s Custom Show, check. First in the Hot Bike Tour Bagger Class, check. Swept the winnings at Sturgis, check.

The talk at the show was that it took Ballistic Cycles 2 years and $45,000 to engineer their hubless front end. Their Bagger was born a 2006 Harley-Davison Road King, powered by a 200hp 107 ci twin cam turbo engine. The engine was modified with a 10 psi Aerocharger turbo system utilizing a liquid cooled intercooler with dial heat exchangers.

The chassis was stretched 4″ on the single down tube, and 3″ in the backbone. The McNamers added a 2″ custom drop seat and 3″ in the swingarm. The body’s completely hand-formed of feather-light aluminum. It sports a 30″ functional hubless wheel with integrated braking and air-ride billet front-fork assembly with custom billet hand controls. The paint’s by Cypress Customs.

The result? One spectacular, one-of-a-kind custom ride. And that’s what Ballistic Cycles does. An industry leader in Custom Bagger innovations, they go far to help their customers stand out in the crowd of stock Harley touring models on the road. I know I plan a swing through Wisconsin to stop by Blue Mounds and eyeball their shop, hopefully next summer when I can plan a ride north.

If you didn’t make the 3rd Annual Harley-Davidson Museum Invitational Custom Bike Pro Show Labor Day weekend, it’s not too early to plan for next year. With the level of talent showing at the Invitational, the fine venue Harley-Davidson lays out for all comers and the knowledgeable riders who came to enjoy the show, this is one you don’t want to miss. See you next year!

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