When Allstate contacted us to build a new motorcycle for 2012, we decided that with the growing number of baggers on the road, we would create a bigger, badder bagger -- and, why not make it totally awesome at the same time? The perfect subject for our latest experiment? The Harley Davidson Road Glide, one of the most popular baggers around.
First on the agenda for our 2012 Perewitz Allstate bike was adding a front wheel that would set this baby apart from the others -- and grab attention wherever it goes. There was no doubt a 26" Performance Machine Paramount would do the trick while adding just the right amount of bling. Of course, we needed to rake the frame in order to fit the larger-sized wheel (standard is 18") -- that would also help to give the bike that low-rider, stretched-out look we wanted. Luckily, our resident fabricator -- Big Ron -- is one of the best in the biz and quickly tackled that task. Once Big Ron had the frame ready to go, it was time to outfit this bad boy with just the right aftermarket parts, from various manufacturers, to make this bike truly one of a kind. Here's the run-down:
Up front, our Perewitz custom bagger features a wicked-looking outer fairing by Ballistic Cycles, and a stretched gas tank from Russ Wernimont Designs (RWD). We used an inner fairing created by One Off Creations that features an iPad (yes, an iPad on which we downloaded the Allstate GoodRide app that allows us to track and share our rides.) built right in and three Kicker amps feeding a kick-butt six-speaker system -- four 5.25" Kicker speakers in the front fairing and two 6.5" Kickers in a set of Bagger Concept speaker lids in back. Big Ron modified a set of custom handlebars from Greg's Deep Sickness line that gave us the exact look we wanted.
When it came to the back half, we went with Arlen Ness Down & Out bags and rear fender to form a nice cohesive, stretched-out look (and the perfect place for the Allstate logo) while providing a lot of easy-to-get-to storage. And, like we mentioned, there are the two Kicker speakers built into the lids.
We added Ness side covers to beef up the middle and give us a "bigger canvas" for the paint job. Using Progressive rear lowering shocks was another great way to get that low-to-the-ground look we talked about earlier. A Danny Grey FLH 2-up seat was used to accentuate the lines of the bike while giving the rider the utmost comfort and control.
And of course, the paint was laid down by none other than Dave in a PPG Perfect Purple base with some of his signature hand-laid flames to really set this Perewitz Bagger apart from the crowd.
I think you'll agree this is a great addition to the Allstate custom bike collection!
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