Thumper Road Glide Trike

Not every day or even every year that you see a trike where 2500 hours of labor were invested. And the reason is not only the body fabrication work to stretch and widen it, but also because of the trials and errors required to fit 2 TV’s, 2 cameras and 2 amps producing around 1000 watts…

It’s the work of a shop in Phoenix called MRI Customs with owner Matt Risley stating that he had to consume 50 yards of fiberglass to shape this Road Glide in a comfortable and fast digital equipped cruiser.

Frame is still Harley manufactured but stock engine was swapped for a 124″ S&S. Front end with 7-degree raked triple tree is from Champion Trike. Front wheel is 21″ while in the rear this Road Glide rolls on 2 18″ x 9″ wheels from Center Line. By the way the proud owner of this Thumper is a woman named Barbara Spencer. MRI Customs (Matt Rislety Innovations)

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14 Responses to “Thumper Road Glide Trike”


  1. 1 James P. Nov 11th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Great looking trike.

  2. 2 burnout Nov 11th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Super nice trike! Exhaust looks kinda last minute. peace

  3. 3 Shawn Nov 11th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Yeah…. The bike is nice. But the exhaust just doesn’t work. They look like they’re supposed to do double duty as exhaust and bumbers? I don’t get it.

  4. 4 MQR Nov 11th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Doesn’t work for me aesthetically. Maybe with a different paint job?

    The only styling que I like on the whole bike is the dual headlamps.

    The rear looks like it came out of a play doh can. The rear wheels
    dominate visually— but they look heavy— need to lighten them up
    aesthetically.

    And my criticisms above were even before reading about the two
    TV’s, two cameras, and two amps. If you want all this garbage
    why not stay home?

    Motorcycling to me is to get away from TV’s, radio, cameras….
    only thing missing is the potty and microwave.

  5. 5 Diogenes Nov 11th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I dig the pipes. Puts them out there to be seen & heard.

    I’d not do those colours, and make the pipes match those I chose.

  6. 6 baddad Nov 12th, 2010 at 5:49 am

    What a mass of proportions and useless things.

  7. 7 JimC Nov 12th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I don’t get it. Why all the stuff-when would you use it?

  8. 8 WT Nov 12th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Get a sidecar.

  9. 9 Randy Aron Nov 15th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Great job on the bike! We need more creative trikes for the people that want them. There is alot of trikes sold now.

  10. 10 jatinder pal Nov 15th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful…….hate the trikes though,this is exception.

  11. 11 Woody Nov 16th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    When did it become such a terrible thing to have fun with a build? I thought that was why we made custom bikes in the first place-to have fun. If we’re going to rip on anything that decreases performance why not start demanding rear seats, windshields, spotlamps, tires wider than 180, etc, come off all bikes?

  12. 12 RUB Nov 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    da only thin missin is da spinna’s !

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