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This Bob Springer Isn’t Aviation & Space Associated Like its Moniker.

For military aviation and space enthusiasts, the name Bob Springer speaks volumes. The American test pilot and astronaut flew two space shuttle missions in 1989 and 1990, spending over 230 hours in space, and before that he clocked some 500 combat sorties in the Vietnam war. Although this Street Bob Springer isn’t Aviation and Space associated like its Moniker, and AMERiders explains.

By pure coincidence and a fortunate combination of monikers, we were reminded of his name when we set eyes on the custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob we have here, nicknamed Springer by the shop that put it together, Poland-based BT Choppers.

Harley-Davidson Street Bob Springer by its full name, the build is one of those projects that once seen tends to stick with you. Although retaining the unmistakable look of the Street Bob, it got transformed into a clean-cut machine, elegant yet at the same time screaming power.

The combination of black and white, and just a touch of chrome, make the Springer really stand out, especially given how these colors were used on a wealth of custom bits.

BT Choppers is responsible for making in-house the most visible parts of the build, starting with the fuel tank and ending with the side mount license plate. The seat is also theirs, and so are the rear fender and the massive exhaust system slapped on one side.

The wheels are of Arlen Ness make, sized 23 inches front and 18 inches rear, and the whole machine is supported by a Legend air suspension system. A host of other suppliers are responsible for the rest: the rear lights are Kellerman and the front one Performance Machine, Rizoma is responsible for the mirrors, and Thunderbike for the foot controls.

The Springer is one of the more recent BT Choppers builds out there, but sadly the shop provides no info on how much it cost to put the whole thing together.

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This Bob Springer Isn’t Aviation & Space Associated Like its Moniker. AMERiders explains.

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We Apologize to our loyal customers for the Technical Difficulties

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, our hosting provider is no longer available due to COVID reasons. We are working to fix the situation as quickly as we possibly can. The AMERiders website will be back with you as soon as we can.

Meanwhile, the blog will still be up and running for you, so keep on reading with us.

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AMERiders apologizes again for our Technical difficulties.

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Bad Land’s H-D Zodiac Is a Killer Ride With the 12 Custom Signs & More

Most of the time, the names slapped on custom Harley-Davidson builds are just whims of the moment of either the ones who ordered it or the ones making it. There’s no higher purpose, no marketing stunt, no hidden messages: just a cool name slapped onto a cool bike. But with this bike aptly named Zodiac that is just not true, AMERiders lets you know why.

Take the word Zodiac. It may mean a belt of the heavens or a notorious killer, but it was rarely used on a motorcycle, if ever. That’s until Japanese shop Bad Land came onto the scene, and decided, for whatever reason, the moniker would perfectly fit what was once a stock 2017 Breakout and is now a killer ride.

As usual when it comes to Bad Land builds, we get a host of stock and custom bits, with the ones in the former category being supplied by a variety of shops located elsewhere on this Earth.

For starters, we’ve got the parts made in-house by Bad Land itself. Some of the most important elements of a bike, at least visually speaking, have been made by the Japanese shop itself, things like the fuel tank and fenders. These go perfectly with the OEM wheels that have been chosen for the build.

Having come up with those, and the overall design of the Zodiac, Bad Land turned to an old acquittance of our in the world of custom Harleys, the Germans from Thunderbike. They supplied most of the things visible upfront, like the headlight, visor, clip-on handlebar, and turn signals.

The engine still is the stock one, but it was made to breathe easier thanks to the addition of elements like an Arlen Ness air cleaner, and an exhaust system signed by Unknown.

The Zodiac is one of the more recent builds to come out the doors of the Japanese shop, but as usual, we are not being told how much it cost to put it all together.

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Bad Land’s H-D Zodiac Is a Killer Ride With the 12 Custom Signs & More, AMERiders lets you know about them.

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Now You Can Have Your CAKE and Ride It Too and It Is Fossil-Free

There are a lot of electric motorcycles in the market, but not quite like what Vattenfall and CAKE have planned. The two companies are joining forces to develop a brand new model that is completely fossil-free from start to finish. Now You Can Have Your CAKE and Ride It Too and It Is Fossil-Free, and we at AMERiders will explain.

The electric motorcycle segment has seen a lot of action in the past few years. The technology just keeps getting better and better with several breakthroughs happening in the performance department with regard to speed and range. Heck, there was this one guy that took a coast-to-coast trip in the United States on a Zero SR/F which indicates that a fossil-free future isn’t that impossible given how some love to go fast and others love to go far in the motorcycling community. 

Anyway, while e-motorcycles are a green alternative to the traditional fuel-powered models we so love. There is a good bit of dinosaurs still used in even the “greenest” of electric bikes, so the prospect of a totally fossil-free motorcycle is an interesting idea.

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The collaborative effort will bear fruit by 2025, which is the target date for production of the Vattenfall-CAKE model. According to the Head of Corporate Sustainability at Vattenfall, Annika Ramsköld, “this collaboration is an excellent example of how we can contribute with fossil-free knowledge and supply chain expertise in a specific product that drives towards zero emissions.” Meaning to say that the project will see no fossil fuel use at every point in the product’s lifecycle, starting from the manufacturing process. 

Vattenfall and CAKE are both striving towards a fossil-free future, and it is Vattenfall’s goal to enable fossil-fuel-free living for the next generation. CAKE has already developed quite a few models already which would explain why the concept image looks similar to a dirt bike. Stefan Ytterborn, the CEO and Founder of CAKE stated that “this truly empowers our ability to further inspire towards clean transportation, together with the amazing force of Vattenfall, their initiatives and clear targets.” 

Given the two companies’ expertise, it won’t be a stretch to see the actual product come to market on its target date. Adjustments to the production process brought about by Vattenfall’s knowledge in sustainability should help CAKE produce some green results. 

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AMERiders says Now You Can Have Your CAKE and Ride It Too and It Is Fossil-Free.

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H-D Ragnarok V-Rod Is a Motorcycle for the Gods at The End of Days

Ragnarok is not a Marvel movie. Well, it is, but it doesn’t mean that. The word was coined in Northern Europe and is meant to describe pretty much the end of the world, with gods battling each other, natural disasters, and other such unfortunate events. As such, it’s a powerful word, one that perfectly fits powerful ideas. And in the world of custom motorcycles, few concepts are as powerful as the Harley-Davidson V-Rod, and AMERiders is gonna give you all the details.

The American muscle bike is no longer being made on the factory floor, but that is not stopping custom garages from constantly finding new interpretations for it. Today’s treat, a unique V-Rod put together in Germany by a crew called Rod Squad and named, obviously, Ragnarok.

True to its name, the build looks like it would have no problem navigating through the disasters unfolding at the end of days. Coming in gloss black, except for the bronze wheels, it’s a menacing sight even on today’s peaceful roads.

The Ragnarok sits closer to the ground thanks to a lowering kit slapped onto it and the air ride system fitted in there. The large exhaust that extends to the rear allowing the engine to breathe out is of BSL make, while the filter that allows it to breathe in is a K&N.

For better performance of the powerplant (although we’re not told exactly what that means), the bike’s ECU was remapped. Stopping power is ensured by Galfer Wave brake discs.

Visually, the V-Rod was enhanced with the addition of a new fender front and rear over the clean-cut wheels, LED headlights, covers where covers are due (airbox, cooler, frame, and fuel tank), and everything is topped off by a custom seat.

Rod Squad does not say how much it cost to put the Ragnarok together, but this being a German creation, and knowing how such things go there, we don’t expect it to be cheap.

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The Lifan KPT 400 May Be the Alternate Adventure Bike You’re Lookin’ For

It’s been less than a year since Harley-Davidson unveiled its first adventure bike, the Pan America to the world. At this point, most markets have already gotten a taste of Milwaukee’s adventurer, and the reception has been generally positive. In fact, the bike is being considered by many as a serious contender to the BMW R 1250 GS, with our friends from Revzilla actually pitting the two bikes against each other in a thrilling episode of CTXP. The Lifan KPT 400 May Be the Alternate Adventure Bike You’re Lookin’ For, AMERiders explains.

While whether or not the Pan America can go up against established industry giants in the ADV world is an exciting story to cover, this powerful and capable ADV isn’t the star of today’s show. In fact, the bike in question today is one that carries hopes and dreams of becoming the Pan America when it grows up. I’m talking about none other than the Lifan KPT 400. Wait, what? You’ve never heard of it?

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Well, the KPT 400 is the latest creation to come out of Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Lifan’s assembly line. While the company is by no means a fledgling in the motorcycle industry, its seemingly blatant ripping-off of the Pan America’s styling seems like a rather sophomoric move. With its boxy bodywork, top-heavy appearance, and LED headlight and DRLs, it’s clear to see where Lifan got the design inspiration for this bike—even if it isn’t a dead-match copy of the Pan America. One would think that a company as established in the automotive industry as Lifan would at least be able to come up with a slightly more original design.

As far as tech and performance are concerned, the KPT 400 is leagues behind the Pan Am. With a 400cc parallel-twin motor and 42 horsepower on tap, you’d be lucky if this bike could even make it past 100 miles per hour, let alone comfortably sustain highway speeds for miles on end. It does, however, get adjustable front forks and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock, suggesting some degree of off-road capability. Apart from that, the KPT 400 gets a TFT instrument panel with Bluetooth smartphone connectivity. Unveiled in the Shenzhen Moto Expo in China, the KPT 400 has been priced at a bargain CNY 29,980, or the equivalent of $4,650 USD.

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AMERiders explains that the Lifan KPT 400 May Be the Alternate Adventure Bike You’re Lookin’ For.

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The 2021 Harley Street Glide Special Has Undeniable Performance & Style

Wherever you ride the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, it’s all about authority. The appearance, the performance, and your persona on the motorcycle which of course are undeniable. It does not amount to the shrinking violet uninterested in attention. This beautiful Street Glide Special is built for adulation, and its demands are met wherever you ride it, AMERiders will tell you why.

This 2021 Street Glide Special with the Billiard Red paint and Black Finish, plus the Gloss Black Prodigy wheels While this take is not as flashy as the two-tone versions or the biting Snake Venom paint, the Billiard Red exudes an attitude of confidence.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

Backing up that nearly arrogant attitude is the Milwaukee-Eight 114 powerplant with the Ventilator air cleaner showing its pleats. With 118 ft-lbs of torque available to your right hand—you only need to spin it up to 3250 rpm—the Street Glide Special supports its promises with performance. Around town, the 114 is gratuitous. No one can argue that you need that much power—only that you want it and intend to use it, judiciously or not.

Profiling is enhanced on the Street Glide Special by the extended bags and low-profile engine guard—two distinguishing visual factors compared to the standard Street Glide. Suspension travel is just over two inches in the rear, keeping the seat height at an easy 27.2 inches.

Impressively, H-D makes the most of the rear suspension. The travel feels much longer, even on bad roads—quite a sleight of hand. Still, there are aftermarket shock options that might interest the more demanding riders. Although most are just out to have fun, not compete in King of the Baggers.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

You’re riding low enough to attract the right type of attention while retaining a respectable amount of cornering clearance. The rider triangle pleases both the rider and the viewer. The grips are tastefully high, and the floorboards provide ample legroom.

It’s startling how manageable the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is as an urban guerilla. At 827 pounds with the six-gallon fuel tank filled, you hardly expect this motorcycle to be light on its feet. Yet, in the brutal traffic which can be exacerbated by streets and freeways in embarrassingly poor condition, the Street Glide cuts through traffic aggressively with surprisingly little effort by the rider. If you know where you want to go, the Special taps your instincts to make it happen. It’s a fantastic feeling. Even better, admiring motorists are uniformly happy to part the way for efficient filtering and lane-splitting—they want to watch you go by.

The clutch and gearbox offer mixed results. There are people I know of that are big fans of the slipper and assist functions of the clutch. The pull is light enough that they can ride around town all day without cramping their hands. Slipper clutches are great, especially with a long-stroke motor like the 114. You might never need it due to a poorly chosen downshift, but it’s good to have it there, just in case.

The 6-Speed Cruise Drive is slick until you’re looking for neutral at a red light. Usually, the signal turns green before you find the elusive N. Well, it gives you something to do while you’re waiting. There’s a gear-position indicator on the LCD part of the dash, but it doesn’t tell you what gear you’re in with the clutch pulled in—that’s not helpful.

When you hit a stretch of urban freeway where the traffic has broken up, the Street Glide Special begs you to twist the throttle and let the Milwaukee-Eight 114 spin up a bit. As torquey as it is, the 114 is happy to hit the soft rev limiter at 5500 rpm, and it sings a beautiful aria along the way. It’s an invigorating reminder of the magic of motorcycling.

Because the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is a standard-bearer of urban cruising cool, it’s easy to forget that you can let it gobble up rural miles. The bags hold just over 70 liters (or 2.5 cubic feet, if you prefer), and that’s all you need for a comfortable weekend trip—even two-up, as long as you pack smartly. The side bags don’t lock, but they have a convenient one-touch lever that makes them a pleasure to use. The tall narrow shape allows you to bring along a laptop, if you must stay connected when traveling.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

Out on the open road, the Boom Box! GTS infotainment system comes into play. The GPS is feature-challenged compared to a smartphone app such as Waze or Google Maps, and the TFT touchscreen is not as responsive and exacting as I’d like with gloves on.

While the system supposedly integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, to get the Boom Box, to connect to some headsets you also may need something called a WHIM (Wireless Headset Interface Module). This is the plug-and-play era, and the infotainment system should reflect that; $300 dongles should not be required. Throw in another $340 for SiriusXM, plus the subscription, if that is on your must-listen list.

Also, the sound output from the 25-watt, 5.25-inch speakers is for urban use only—it’s not going to impress anyone wearing a helmet on the highway. Finally, the cubby hole for a smartphone needs to be deeper; at least it has a USB port that connects to the GTS system for music and phone call alerts.

The Reflex Defensive Rider System (RDRS) installed on the test Street Glide Special—a $995 option. It’s a relatively new suite of rider aids that includes four cornering-aware systems—ABS, linked braking, traction control, engine braking—along with hill hold and tire pressure monitoring.

The hill hold function is excellent. It seems superfluous until you get used to using it. Once it becomes second nature, it’s a handy feature that works. The tire pressure monitoring does its job, and it’s wise to keep track of the Dunlops’ psi as needed—peace of mind is a good thing.

The big four cornering-aware functions are pretty much transparent, and that’s the highest praise they can get. you can feel the traction control kick in one time if you hit a brutally abrupt road irregularity that causes the rear wheel to bounce up.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

You can brake hard and never feel the ABS, in corners or a straight line. If it were raining, I’m sure the story would be different. Linked braking, does its job quietly—perfect.

At nearly a grand, RDRS is an investment. We suggest you spend the money to avoid second-guessing yourself should something go wrong without it.

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Has fantastic stability, and the steering-mounted batwing fairing does not lose its composure when an 18-wheeler comes barreling at you in the opposite direction with a 150-mph closing speed. The SGS tracks steady and doesn’t wear you out. Also, the cruise control is intuitive and predictable.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

The height of the fairing and the smoked windshield works perfectly for me. The windblast is directed over you, rather than into my helmet or jacket. Yet, it’s low enough to not obscure my view of the road at all. The integration of the mirrors into the fairing is nice as well. On a similar note, the inboard turn signals—front and back—reflect excellent design skill and taste.

If you like twisting roads the Street Glide Special is more than happy to play along. This latest version of the Touring chassis is excellent. Cornering is sure with the Harley-Davidson-branded Dunlops, and you don’t have to wrestle with the bike to get it to turn or change its line mid-corner. High-speed sweepers are confidence-inspiring. The Street Glide Special does what you want and never makes you feel uneasy about your requests.

If you get caught out after dark on a mountain road, the Daymaker LED headlight is there to show you the way, though it doesn’t illuminate into corners, yet. I’m sure that’s on the to-do list for Harley-Davidson engineers.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special
Photography by Kelly Callan

Reading this, I’m sure you get the idea that we fell in love with the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special here at AMERiders. You look and feel great riding it, and you don’t sacrifice comfort or performance to be cool. That’s my idea of a motorcycle that embodies the sport and lifestyle to perfection, don’t you think?

If you’re a dirt bike guy, or ride an adventure bike, or like scorching pavement on a superbike, you have made excellent decisions on your ride. However, there’s a good possibility that you don’t quite understand the appeal of a big touring rig that weighs in at around a half-ton with you on it. That’s where actually riding the motorcycle comes in. Open your mind, and you may be opening your wallet. The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is an addicting ride once you get that first hit, regardless of what you’re expecting.

Here are some extra pictures of the beautiful lady.

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Bad Land Custom Harley FXDRS Wa-Wolf Is a Proud Wild Beautiful Beast

Over in Japan, there is a very lucrative motorcycle custom shop that goes by the name of Bad Land. At the time of writing, its portfolio of customized Harley-Davidsons (this brand takes the center stage with Bad Land), comprises 149 converted Milwaukee bikes. The Wolf we have here is number 147. AMERiders has the story for you on this gorgeous beast.

The full name of the build you see here is Wa-Wolf. Before putting on these proud new clothes, it was an FXDRS 114, the likes of which one no longer finds in the current model year, as new, in Harley’s lineup. Born as stock in 2020, the build was completed just recently by the Japanese, and, as usual, they seem to have spared no expense and cut no corners.

Being a fabricator of motorcycle parts as well, Bad Land did not shy away from using in-house-made bits on the Wolf. We get tons of custom hardware wearing its logo, from the front and rear fenders to the fuel tank, handlebar, and the exhaust system that was slapped on the otherwise unmodified engine of the two-wheeler.

Now rocking a Rebuffini forward control kit, the motorcycle spins custom-made wheels, sized 21 inches front and 18 inches rear. Ken’s Factory is responsible for the smaller elements, like the mirrors, grip, and footpeg, while Rough Crafts is responsible for the air cleaner.

Now, all the changes made do transform the two-wheeler into a wild beast, at least visually, but the limited modifications to the engine (the exhaust and the air cleaner) don’t do much to increase Harley’s fierceness.

As usual, Bad Land does not reveal how much it cost to remake the FXDRS into a metal animal, so we’re only left guessing. We do expect it though to cost at least twice as much as the base bike (which was around $20,000) if we are to judge from past experience.

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This Victory High Ball by Hollister’s Motorcycles Flows So Beautifully

We’re pretty sure the reason behind the name chosen for this particular custom build, Champagne, has something to do with the color sprayed on some of the body parts. To these eyes though, the name seems even more fitting given the flowing lines achieved by the bike’s handlers. The Victory High Ball by Hollister’s Motorcycles flows so beautifully we at AMERiders think it almost looks like champagne flowing itself.

What you’re looking at is one of the shortest-lived motorcycles in history. It was born in the stables of a company called Victory, a brand that was on the market for just 18 years, from 1999 until 2017, when its maker, Polaris, became the owner of Indian. Enough time, though, for it to establish its own fan base, and a small, but active group of garages dedicated to customizing the bikes it made.

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The High Ball, as the model we have here is known, came to be in 2012, meaning it was only around for five years. This one is no longer in its stock form, having been reimagined by a German garage called Hollister’s Motorcycles, a crew that specializes in both Indians and Victory bikes.

The two-wheeler we have here went through the usual customization process, being fitted with both aftermarket and custom bits. Hollister’s itself is responsible, aside from putting the thing together, for elements like the two fenders, seat, and paint job, while Victory supplied the fuel tank, risers, and pulley, among others.

The High Ball retains its stock engine tied to a 6-speed transmission and rated at 89 hp and 140 Nm of torque, only now it breaths through a Hollister’s air filter and Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system.

Wrapped in the special color you see before your eyes, the bike is listed on the Germans’ website for 25,000 euros, which is about $29,000 at today’s rates, and more than double the price of the motorcycle back when it was still available.

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Let AMERiders high ball champagne.

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What Would a Harley Look Like That the Green Goblin Would Ride?

Wednesday, we imagined how Batman would have looked riding a custom Harley-Davidson V-Rod born far away from Gotham, in Germany. That exercise was inspired by a build so dark it would have fit perfectly into the DC Comics universe. Just like this one here seems to have been born to serve the needs of a villain from over at Marvel. AMERiders wonders, What Would a Harley Look Like That the Green Goblin Would Ride?

Ever since the mid-1960, the various Osborns’ evil alter-egos have been haunting the lives of the neighborhood’s favorite superhero, Spider-Man, riding their nasty little gliders and throwing pumpkin bombs left and right.

Unlike Batman, the Green Goblin is not known to have been riding a motorcycle, but if he were to do that, the custom Harley-Davidson V-Rod we have here might be the perfect choice.

The build was put together by a German custom shop called X-Trem, and officially it has no connection with any superhero universe. The stage name of the thing is V-Russ, a moniker written in greenish caps over the side of the equally greenish fuel tank.

In fact, a closer look at the thing might reveal all sorts of weird creatures depicted on the body parts, creatures the Goblin would probably have liked: we get a zombie-like apparition smackdown on the center of the fuel tank, and for some reason, some kind of angry boar holding a knife on the rear fender.

The paint job chosen for the build works perfectly with the visual and mechanical changes made. We get things like a lowered bike overall thanks to custom shocks, 17- and 18-inch wheels, a Brembo braking system, a K&N air filter, and a No Limit Custom exhaust system.

The body kit chosen for the build includes the custom fuel tank, new covers all over, and the modified front fender, among others.

X-Trem does not say how much the bike cost to put together, or what happened to it since it was made. Given how we haven’t seen it involved in anything illegal, it’s probably safe to say the Green Goblin did not get its hands on it just yet.

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AMERiders What Would a Harley Look Like That the Green Goblin Would Ride?

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