PhatBack Kit For Your Harley-Davidson Touring Model

Not really my style but I understand that some of you can like it. From a young company I just discovered – they incorporated in 2008 – the PhatBack RT (RT for rumble trunk) is conceived to extend the cruising aspect of your bagger with a concealed storage compartment that opens like a rumble seat.

It’s a kit weighting 34 pounds, measuring 76″L x 22″W x 22″H, with a 1.0 cu ft of storage (17″H x 7″D x 11″W) that you can install in two hours and remove in two minutes with no frame modification.

It’s made of hand-laid fiberglass with reinforcement at mounting points for full frame support. It includes solo seat pan (King/Queen optional) and the kit is delivered primed and ready-to-paint. MSRP is $2,799, lights and trunk hardware are not included. Old Skool Cycle Werks.

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21 Responses to “PhatBack Kit For Your Harley-Davidson Touring Model”


  1. 1 TodT Aug 27th, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Looks like a ghetto booty for your touring bike. Interesting look though, you can put quite a bit of junk in that trunk!

  2. 2 Sheridan Aug 27th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Coming from someone who rides a stripped down minimalist rigid Chopper, I’m almost embarrassed to say that I really like that. It just seems to have great almost art-deco styling. The hidden exhausts, with matching dual outlets is pretty neat.

  3. 3 TodT Aug 27th, 2010 at 7:06 am

    I agree….

  4. 4 Dave Blevins Aug 27th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    For those looking for something different, this is different.
    Not really my kinda thing but it does have a cool factor… a nostalgic look and appears to be done well. Good to see something new with a refined look, definitely much better than that awful attempt made by Victory/Polaris.

  5. 5 1550tc Aug 27th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Nice bike and colours fab work ect..seat and front 1/2 look great to me, as i love RK’s

    Some where in all this i see a re incarnation of some OCC theme bikes

    Less is more, guys just love to pile junk on onto bike

    just what u need a truck with shit bouncing around in it on a 5000 mile trip….

  6. 6 hoyt Aug 27th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    cool in the light of a chopped Merc

    “trunk hardware not included” ? Meaning the latch & hinge or the decorative chrome pieces?

  7. 7 maroco Aug 27th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I think is a good option for cruiser bikes.

  8. 8 Buck Private Aug 28th, 2010 at 6:36 am

    17″ x 11″ x 7″ sounds like you just eliminate 1 saddlebag worth of storage or more.

  9. 9 Bigal Aug 28th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Looks are good for a, second look and then a third and a Scratch your head as well. .Back to the “Hardware Not Included” thats where you get me Pissed, whats another $20 after spending $2800, throw it in, or are you from the Midwest and you were brought up around DAIRY FARMS, and you Love Milking……..

  10. 10 jatinder pal Aug 28th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I like it…the look is truly different.

  11. 11 Designer Henry Aug 28th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Hey Guys thanks for all of your comments. Initially, we offered hardware only to find customers (usually custom builders) were opting for something of their own design or liking (top hinge versus bottom, etc). We actually ask the customer when they order if they want our hinge systems. As for charges, I would give the hinges and latch for free if it meant making the sale(they actually cost us about $45 for the set). Hoyt got it right, the kit was designed after a chopped 49 merc. I know its’ not everyones style but we have gotten great reviews and several best of shows with a $2,800 kit, including the HD 105th Anny. Your feedback and suggestions help a lot and provide good insight on new directions. I would love your feedback on our Phatillac kit. Fire away!!! Thank you!!!!!

  12. 12 sollis Aug 28th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    looks to me back part gonna scrape againts the ground when you turning . I know I can scrape stock hight exaust not because hight it self but because its to wide on the back you designe is low and wide on the back that makes worst on turns . but looks good

  13. 13 martin Aug 28th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Looks like it’s out of the fifty’s but I like it………..

  14. 14 tepiddeath Aug 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Sollis- I can’t imagine that the majority of the people who are buying this contraption actually ride their bikes enough to wear out the tires or get an oil change more than 2 times a decade! Those are not the kind of riders who go around corners scraping anything. I think it is definitely interesting and unique, but not my cup of tea

  15. 15 1550tc Aug 28th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    The only thing missing is the vanity plate

    “DasBot”

  16. 16 Fausto Simoes Aug 29th, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Pretty cool looking for a bolt-on option.

  17. 17 busfreak Aug 30th, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Thats bad ass, a Cushman eagle with a big motor.

  18. 18 Ronny Aug 30th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Gross!

  19. 19 Steve the producer Johann Aug 31st, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I like it, check out the site. Funny I have been thinking along these very ideas the past couple weeks and low and behold this guy is doing something I have been dreaming of.

    Great job and it reminds me of some of Ness stuff from the past.

    Love the retro 30’s to 40’s big fender look. also reminds me of some of the 50’s Low Rider car stuff. Indeed wood grain might be the next addition!

  20. 20 Henry Sep 1st, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Once again, thanks for all of the constructive comments. While many bike designs are not my “style”, I can still appreciate the artistry and creativity of the designer. I can always appreciate the willingness of those who design and introduce their creations for the world to see and even submit themselves to the totally unecessary comments of those who have perhaps never designed anything in their lives. I’m not trying to be argumentative but I personally ride my bikes “YEAR ROUND” and most EVERY DAY as I live in sunny Florida. As for the miles, I would put my miles per year up against any real rider out there. Nuff said.

  21. 21 PHATBACK Owner Sep 26th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I own this bike; a lot of the comments are somewhat incorrect, but understand first impressions. In person, the bike brings attention from all riders, of all types…. From daily drivers, collectors, and yes even many chapter members. I have several bikes and this one no matter where I go, I get positive feedback from true riders. When I drive my old cadillac over my marcielago, this bike gives me that feeling of truly old school.

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