During these last years I have seen many American V-Twin Custom Builders crossing over to show their skills using foreign bikes as their platforms, mainly English and sometimes Japanese. More rarely the opposite.
Robert Fisher comes from the Japanese Custom Scene where, at a young age, he has already established his name, owning the distinction of being the one of the 1st Builders to create truly radical Kawasakis commissioned by the factory, but also applying his skills to turn Yamaha and Suzuki sport bikes into very fast rolling pieces of art. And now for the 1st time, under the banner of Roaring Twinz, Robert just created this 2011 Harley Davidson Street Glide, an interesting exercise because his objective was to build a custom bagger with lots of style but without sacrificing any of the function of the original bike. Exactly the kind of strict requirement that all oem manufacturer would make to any Custom Builder.
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RoadBike gets the exclusive on the first-ever official custom Kawasaki Vaquero. Two weeks before Daytona Bike Week, Roaring Toys got a brand-new Vaquero to customize for the event. Check out our July issue (on sale May 31) for the full story. In the meantime, you can preview some of Alfonse Palaima’s outtakes from the shoot here.
Who says the cruiser market is (literally) dying off? Our friend Robert Fisher at Florida’s Roaring Toyz, the nation’s leading outfitter of custom sportbikes, just sent news that he’s opening a new division called Roaring Twinz to concentrate on the V-twin aftermarket.
Fisher tells us his business has been in decline against a backdrop of falling sportbike sales and increased competition from offshore parts manufacturers. “There are so many Chinese companies knocking off my parts now,” Fisher says. “I swear, there are more billet Hayabusa triple clamps on shelves now than there are Hayabusas on the street!” Meanwhile, demand for V-twin parts remains relatively strong–especially for baggers, one of the few segments of the motorcycle market still delivering decent sales. Though developing product for American and metric cruisers both, Fisher says Roaring Twinz will concentrate on the latter, working to fill the void for quality custom accessories for Japanese bikes. To showcase this effort Roaring Twinz just completed its first custom build, this tricked-out Kawasaki Vaquero finished just in time to debut at Bike Week. Keep your eyes peeled for it if you’re down in Daytona this week.
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