Once again, IRON TRADER NEWS has created it’s 2nd bike build project. First the ITN BAGGER PROJECT, and now the ITN BOBBER PROJECT. Sponsored by S&S CYCLE, and NASH MOTORCYCLES, the actual build is by Johnny Mac’s Chopper Shop of Philadelphia. Keep checking back, the assembly is next, just waiting on the chrome frame to return from the chromer.
We first developed the Rocketeer in 2009.
At that time we were branching out and diversifying our model line up. We felt the Rocketeer was a modern, yet timeless design that was an alternative to the traditional bobber. It has stood well on it’s own, but has also inspired creativity that evolved into the World Championship winning Rocketeer F3. Now here we are, with the last Rocketeer.
It also inspired an incredible limited edition signature paint scheme by world renowned, talented artist & painter, Scott Takes. We collaborated with Scott on a limited number of Rocketeers. As this article is being written, the last Limited Edition bike with Scott’s cartoon lady paint scheme is currently being built. The graduating art deco lines on the ridge of the tank and fender inspired us to CNC machine a tank & fender set. We CNC’d the lines/stripes in 3D form and stepped them down on the tank and fender. The resulting bike, the Rocketeer F3, won the AMD World Championships of Custom/Production Building in 2012.
It’s been a good run, but we feel the Rocketeer has run it’s course and it’s time for the next evolution. And with that decision, the last Rocketeer available is the one you are looking at on this page. For customers who already own one, they are part of a select group of enthusiast who own one of a limited run of this bespoke custom production motorcycle.
You have a chance to own the last Rocketeer available.
This rigid Rocketeer with hydraulic front end is powered by an S&S V-111″ motor, Rivera 6 speed transmission and BDL smooth 2″ primary belt drive. This bike is pure badass. The pipes are custom fabricated 2 into 1 with reverse megaphone muffler and are ceramic coated. The paint flat black on a gloss black powder coated chassis. It features an integrated vintage tool box on the left side in front of the tag bracket. Custom wheels, black rims, stainless spokes, chrome brushed hubs. 16″ x 130mm front and 16″ x 180mm rear. Willwood performance 4 piston brakes front & rear.
This bike is no nonsense and ready to be ridden, hard. It is a “manufactured motor vehicle” with a VIN that is easy to finance & insure. This Rocketeer is new and available for sale at a discounted price to make room for our winter projects. Don’t miss out on an amazing bike, the last of it’s king, at a great deal.
If you are following this bagger project, or just seeing it for the first time, it’s all about taking a stock Harley-Davidson 2004 Ultra Classic and showing what can be done to it, how it can be customized by anyone. With a little minor body work & new components, anything is possible. This baby goes to paint next week, then the video process will begin. Just wait until you see all of the terrific parts sent in by its supporters. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE
The name and reveal date of the new Victory Motorcycles model have been announced in this short video snippet.
Modern American Muscle: get ready for the next chapter from Victory Motorcycles.
ABOUT VICTORY MOTORCYCLES
Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory motorcycle continues to be produced today. Information about Victory motorcycles, apparel and accessories is available at www.victorymotorcycles.com and on Facebook atfacebook.com/VictoryMotorcycles
ABOUT POLARIS INDUSTRIES
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Post by Jack McIntyre, Information from Peter in Sweden
My name is Peter and I live in Sweden
I am 49 years old, lives in a suburb of Stockholm called Södertälje, I have always changed and rebuilt bicycles, mopeds, boats, cars and motorcycles, has been difficult to have something that everyone else has, I have to put my own style on it.
We have three Harley Davidson in the family now that I have built, the first one is a FXR Trike to my wife, she has a muscle disease, so she can not run a standard motorcycle. Then I built my Sportster chopper that has been published by many magazines in the United States, England, Germany, Spain, France, Austria and Sweden. Last year my wife’s daughter wanted to ride with us, so I built her a Sportster to this season, the only thing she wanted was purple and that there would be a crown somewhere. So that’s how the name “Purple Queen” became .
Her name is Janine Nikula and she is 22 years old. She is studying music, singing, drama and dance. She started to ride a bike late last summer and she got her driving license this summer (2012).She is quite “girly” so when I started to build this bike for her, her only wish was that it should be purple and she wanted a crown somewhere on the bike.
She has always liked to ride with us and now with her own license and bike, she has been join us on the roads and bike shows a lot. Janine appreciate her bike and thinks it is nice and smooth to drive. “It’s really a nice sidekick from the daily life”
My ideas started when I saw Moons Sportster and thought the style was awesome, I had met on internet Andrea Gallinaro from Italy who engraves. I like the 70s style engraving, flake paint and gold. So I made a mix from Sportster bobber and 70s chopper.
I started with an original Sportster that I tore down completely. I cut away the rear bracket for the stock fenders and welded new mounts for turn signals, raised the mounting point for gas tank, cut out and reinforced the frame in front to make a cleaner look. Bracket for the ignition switch was moved and welded to the battery box, bracket for the new rear fender was made. Brackets for solo saddle was welded after that the frame was powder satin black.
The wheels I tore down, hubs powder coated satin black, then I build up the wheels with twisted spokes and brass nipples. old style tires mounted. The fork I tore down and all the brackets was cut away from the triple trees, then I sent all the parts from the fork and all engine covers to Andrea in Italy for engraving and polishing
Engine is almost untouched, what’s done is engraving on all covers, cylinders are powder coated, special bracket in polished stainless steel with integrated speedometer to the upper engine mount, all bolts have brass covers. Brass point cover from Indian Larry.
The handlebar is Biltwells frisco I welded risers for a cleaner look, Internal throttle installed and electricity was drawn to two mini switches, one in the side of the grip for high /low light and horn and the brass mount from Kustom Tech Italy a mini switch for turn lights.
All electricity is newly drawn, mini turn signals in front and Kellermann Micro 1000 for the rear, Reg plate was moved down to the left side with a new bracket from powder coated steel and Brass. All parts were left to Daniel on Air brush studio in Stockholm who painted mini flake paint and text, Have tried to find as much brass parts as possible, I think it has been a good combination
The exhaust system is made by my friend Kent, Ace Performance and I have rebuilt the mufflers with brass trumpets.
Hope You are satisfied whit what I have write, more tech info is in the other World doc
My Post-address is
S-151 59 Södertälje
Stockholm / Sweden