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Harley Davidson XR124 from Mike Wilson and Sandy Kosman


While Harley Davidson tries to attract a younger buyer during their struggle to recover from the slow sales of big twin cruisers, they might want to talk to some guys who are creating customs like this one, the XR124, built by Mike Wilson of Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis and Sandy Kosman of Kosman Specialties. Instead of building another bagger or Softail, why not kick up the performance and handling a notch and make the styling a bit more racy.

This bike is called the XR124, built in the XR style and powered by an S&S 124 cubic inch Evo engine. The frame is a twin shock rubber mount with a Buell XB12 front end, using the upside down fork, front fender and Buell 6 piston caliper. Mike built the exhaust, Sandy Kosman did the wheels and Evan Wilcox hammered out the aluminum tank and rear fender.

The whole bike comes in under 500 pounds, not bad for a big twin Harley, and a lot of that weight is in the engine.

I think this a great looking custom with the appearance of a factory model. There nothing really radical here and HD could turn out something like this without any huge investment while appealing to a younger rider.

It’s just one idea the Motor Company could follow up on and it might be a better direction than adding more jackets or boots.

If you would rather not wait for Milwaukee to catch on, you could always contact Mike Wilson to see if he would put one together for you.

At first glance this bike is easy to overlook. It is not an Easter egg, it is not a long-legged chopper, bagger nor a cut down bobber. What it is, is a straight up, junk-free performance and fun machine built by two guys who know about performance and fun, Mike Wilson of Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis and Sandy Kosman of Kosman Specialties. Source: TheKneeSlider and Dyno Mike

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