Fredy Jaates Put a V-Rod in a Business Suit Added a Bit a Venom and Wow

Despite having been removed from the main motorcycle scene five years ago, the Harley-Davidson family of muscle bikes, the V-Rods, continue to steal the spotlight thanks to the seemingly unending flood of custom interpretations. But this bike wow, it is like Fredy Jaates Put a V-Rod in a Business Suit Added a Bit a Venom.

On the market for about 16 years and in more variants than we care to count, V-Rods have slowly carved themselves a nice little niche over in Europe, where countless custom garages, some of them exclusively dedicated to this breed of Harley, treat them with the utmost attention.

Over in the little country of Estonia, one such custom builder is called Fredy Jaates. The man has over 50 custom motorcycle builds in his portfolio (and a few cars), most of them based on the said V-Rod.

This week’s Estonian custom two-wheeler treat comes in the form of this here 2002 VRSCA, modified into something that feels like one of the most impressive ones of its kind. Contributing to this feeling are both the many custom bits added (full list here), but also the paint job chosen for the machine.

The bike is propped on a 19-inch wheel up front and an 18-inch one at the rear, both from a collection called Venom, hence the name we gave the entire contraption. Just like the exhaust and about 15 other smaller bits and pieces of custom hardware, they’re made in chrome, giving the V-Rod that shiny look we’re used to from Jaates builds.

The coldness of these metal bits is perfectly softened by the elegant and deep blue hue that has been generously sprayed on the fenders, frame, fuel tank, and even seat.

Mechanically, the V-Rod received the blessings of an Ohlins rear suspension system, a front fork lowering kit, and a CFR exhaust system – as far as we can tell, the stock engine was not tampered with, so the original bad boy muscle must still be there.


~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~




AMERiders Thinks Fredy Jaates Put a V-Rod in a Business Suit Added a Bit of Venom because… Wow.

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