True American Dark Liner

You want to see more custom baggers in different styles. And if I show you this one belonging to the new wave started of touring motorcycles built from the ground up, it’s not only for its smooth lines but also because it was created using only parts proudly made in America. Because an American Builder and American vendors united to create it, this dark liner is appropriately called “Team Player.” Long and low, this beautiful and powerful highway black limo is a showcase of some of the best US manufactured motorcycle components, although many of them have been modified and or adapted by its builder A1 Cycles in Florida for a visual result looking almost as fluid as water.  

So, in one way, from builder creating some parts from scratch to catalog parts used as is or modified, it’s a tribute to our American ingenuity. I personally wish that it inspires others to use some of the brands that met together on this gorgeous touring bagger. The honor list includes: An Independent Cycle Inc drop neck Lowlife frame with Legend Air Suspension.  A T.P. Engineering Big Twin, 121″. EVO motor producing 120 hp with 125 foot-pounds of torque together with Santee black ceramic coated exhaust (1st picture show them in chrome.) Baker Drivetrain Right Side Drive 6-speed transmission. Rear braking via GMA inside-out brake pulley. Front braking by Hawg Halters “Black Out” four-piston caliper and 13″ floating rotor. Black wheels are from Renegade, front size 21 x 3.5″, rear size 18 x 10″ both dressed with Metzeler tires. Hawg Halters Inc :Black Out” Smoothie Wide Glide front forks with stock length / neck rake of 42 degrees. 5 3/4″ Headwinds headlight. HHI foot controls. One-off gas tank, fenders & grips made by A1 Cycles. Corbin fairing and bags modified by A1 Cycles. Speedo by Dakota Digital and rear flush mount lightning by Russ Wernimont.

Yesterday I saw again “Team Player”  (shop is not far away). It’s a very cool, strong & plush ride and fits me like a glove  I just learned that the bike is listed for sale (you qualify is you are at least 5.5′ tall). Contact Mike Belland at 561-784-2992. A1 Cycles,

Zipper's

40 Responses to “True American Dark Liner”


  1. 1 Greg Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Nice sled.

  2. 2 Jeremy Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Like it but the rear bags are a little bit too bulky for my taste.

  3. 3 Larry Gresch Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Slick…TP engineering still in business?

  4. 4 Lyle Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Pretty neat trick being able to switch between chrome and black on the pipes!

  5. 5 FHP Scott Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Bad Ass….long wheel base will make for a smooth ride at high speeds….maybe….love to take it for a spin

  6. 6 Bigalyts@aol.com Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I like that it looks like it was Built for a Dood that’s at least 6’2″ and maybe as tall as 6’6″. I am tired of seeing most of the Bikes Stock and Custom Built for 5’10” Jocky’s.That’s thinking “Around The Box” ! Nice Bike, A 1.

  7. 7 Wikked Steel Nov 1st, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Now THAT’S a sweet bagger.

  8. 8 Rich Nov 1st, 2010 at 9:12 am

    If Harley could make their baggers looking like that they would sell quite a few. Better than an over priced HD CVO bagger..

  9. 9 Scot Nov 1st, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Looks like something Arlen Ness built 15 years ago…

  10. 10 thug Nov 1st, 2010 at 11:48 am

    i love this bike , and may i say ( it really flys)!! super clean ,low and mean … great job to A 1 cycles!!! see you on the track mike…

  11. 11 Renegade Chuck Nov 1st, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Another sweet ride getting all the attention…
    Nice job Mike…

  12. 12 A 1 CYCLES Nov 1st, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    THANKS GUYS, IM 6 FEET AND IT FITS ME PERFECT, YES ITS FAST, YES IT GETS 36 MPG AND YES I DRIVE IT..RODE420 ROUND TRIP MILES TO DAYTONA 2 WEEKS AGO…4.6 GALLONS IN THE TANK. AND AS FAR AS SOMETHING ARLENN NESS BUILT 15 YEARS AGO….GUESS IM BEHIND THE CURVE, BUT IF ITS ANYONES CURVE IM BEHIND IM THANKFULL ITS HIS! I APPRECIATE ALL THE COMMENTS…WAIT TILL YOU SEE MY NEXT BIKE. BUSA REAR, NINJA FRONT, CUSTOM FRAME, BIG INCH TURBO HARLEY , FUEL INJECTED. STREET RACER…JUST NEED SOME PROCEEDS FROM SELLING THIS ONE TO FINISH.

  13. 13 JJ - moto addict Nov 1st, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    When are the masses going to realize motorcycles are ten times cooler then cars?

    A nearly perfect commuter bike! Very nice!

  14. 14 A 1 CYCLES Nov 1st, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    cyril forgot to mention..the fairing is quick release and the bags unbolt with 6 bolt (captive nut fasteners) one allen wrench and 5 minutes your back to a pro-street look. a true “convertible”,,roll around town stripped, then bolt your travelling bags and windshield back on for the highway

  15. 15 JLARZ Nov 1st, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    It looks like the Honda Fury with a fairing.

  16. 16 ray c wheeler Nov 1st, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    good job A-1.

    your turbo project sounds like a great project. Good Luck.

    just finished a 124″ twin cam turbo, expect extensive road testing, soon.

    ray usa

  17. 17 Brian Nov 1st, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Nice bike Mike.

  18. 18 Larry R Nov 1st, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Great job, Mike. It is beautiful.

  19. 19 chrism13 Nov 1st, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    to JLARZ ,you are soo cold !

  20. 20 TodT Nov 1st, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    God, that’s a sweet looking bagger…..

  21. 21 RUB Nov 1st, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    sure looks like a Redneck engineering copy , mmmmmmmmmmmmm

    http://www.redneckengineering.com/bad_ass_bagger.htm

  22. 22 Trent Nov 1st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    RUB. All baggers must look the same to you! Not to me. They don’t look the same at all.

  23. 23 A1 cycles Nov 1st, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Redneck came out after me… Sorry, this bike isn’t new

  24. 24 Jessie Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Like this Bagger very much. Those who criticize sound like local competitors of this builder.

  25. 25 Curtis Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    It looks like a fun and comfortable ride, if tall.

  26. 26 Thug Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Rub !!! Always talking smack behind his key board… Bring something to plate !! Mr. ITALKALOTOFSHIT!!

  27. 27 Tyler Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Badass bike! Built right buy a Badass builder. I know A-1 Cycles, I know Mike, and he does it right the first time. NUFF SAID!!!!!!

  28. 28 Woody Nov 1st, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Interesting look, I like it!

  29. 29 1550tc Nov 2nd, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Cool to see a low life bagger………its still a great frame for any kind of build………i hope the new owners of the frame keep up the production and builders keep building low life frame bikes!!

  30. 30 ROCKSTAR Nov 2nd, 2010 at 6:01 am

    CLASS.

  31. 31 Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian MotorCycle Co Nov 2nd, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Congrats on building a bike from American made products. So many times people want cheap which means imported parts. I’m at the opposite end of the spectrum, everything is built in America and what it costs is what it is. Quality counts. Craftsmanship counts. Made in America and keeping our own people working means something to some of us. Congrats A1.

  32. 32 martin Nov 2nd, 2010 at 9:15 am

    It’s truly a great job Mike…

  33. 33 sidewinder Nov 2nd, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Very cool. Good clean lines. Definetely how a bagger should look!

  34. 34 Pat Nov 2nd, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    BadAss Dresser Mike!! Seen it at the Rat Hole show a few years ago!

  35. 35 donkey punch Nov 2nd, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Bad ass bike from a bad ass builder! A1 RULES! And to rub and datruth jealousy is a disease get well soon bitches!

  36. 36 Stev the producer Johann Nov 3rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Love the creativity of this bike and other similar bikes I see here.

    Good luck though not so sure it would do as well in all the rain we get here in the Northwest, but still looks like a very fun ride.

    I do like the rear end as it flows unlike too many bikes built with the standard box bags on an otherwise very smooth looking ride.

    Keep it up.

  37. 37 RUB Nov 4th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    A1 , you sell it yet ? One would think with all positive comments it shouldn’t take long . Did Donkey make an offer ?

  38. 38 Ritchie Nov 5th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Very kul ! It is great to see Made in America proudly diplayed.

  39. 39 Hans Goudzwaard Feb 14th, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I want one.

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