I just wrote a magazine article about the new radical bagger trend. When I stumbled on this black beauty during a bike show at Daytona Biketoberfest, I thought that it was the perfect illustration of what I was writing about. Beyond customized Harley & Metric dressers, a bagger built from the ground up with only after-market parts can be one of the coolest things on the road. I even said to Mike Beland, the builder from A1Cycles, that I wish one like that waiting for me in my garage. My remark seemed to make him very happy, but he still didn’t give it away to me! But I can build one for myself, right? This custom bike is called the Team Player Convertible (you guess why) and, no surprise, it was a winner during the Rat’s Hole Show. If you want a pro like Mike Beland to do one for you, it will set you back $35,999, I think a very reasonable price. Doing one yourself? Here the partial shopping list to inspire your bagger dreams. Frame by Independent Cycle with 42-degree rake and 5" stretch, air ride rear suspension by the same Independent Cycle company, HHI front end & controls, Wheels by Renegade wrapped with Metzeler tires, removable bags & fairing (in 3 minutes top) are modified Corbin pieces, TP 121" engine, Baker hydraulic 6-speed transmission RSD.