New School Vintage Front End

In collaboration with Perse Performance, RoosteR Custom Motorcycles is releasing this throwback classic suspension with some modern twists. First, the company worked closely with Penske’s engineering department to provide the best shock for a variety of riding styles and feels.  From his experience with Racing, Penske has conceived several models to meet every rider need. It goes from the PS-8900 shock, a single adjustable, low cost, entry level shock to the PS-8970 model coming directly from Formula One and able to separate high and low speed compression adjustment like no other shocks on the market.

Second, the 1 inch diameter steering stem is cut from  the toughest stainless steel available and designed to ensure that all of the turning torque from the handle bars was transmitted through the steering stem, and not through the suspension.  This was accomplished by splining the steering stem shaft where it passes through the upper triple tree. Third, for safety, the axle has been another point of design attention. Like the steering stem, the axle is cut from the hardest stainless,got left hand threads with added security vis set screws to prevent  unintentional back out. Finally, the major components are secured with spanner style fasteners.  This theme is repeated throughout the front end to provide continuity as well as offering an appearance not found on other front ends on the market.

This New School Vintage front end can be built to suit any frame configuration, as well as a complete bolt on kit for all HD Sportster models. This front end is available in polished stainless steel as well as standard DOM tubing with a powder coated finish.

Pricing: Polished Stainless Steel front end w/headlight, brake mount & fender straps $5,029.95. Powder Coated DOM tube w/ stainless steel components, headlight, brake mount & fender straps  $4,029.95. DOM Tube no finish w/ stainless steel components, headlight, brake mount & fender straps $3,729.95. If ordered with no headlight subtract $355.95. RoosteR Custom Cycles.  

In December 2009, Rooster Custom Cycles acquired the intellectual property for the Perse Performance front-end and aftermarket parts line

20 Responses to “New School Vintage Front End”

  1. 1 Jeremy Nov 15th, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Gorgeous front end!

  2. 2 Rich Nov 15th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Very cool bike too.

  3. 3 Hotrod Nov 15th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Seems a little pricey for as simple as it looks.

  4. 4 Scot Nov 15th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Unfortunately I think the days of using a $5000 front end on a build are long gone.

  5. 5 Renegade Chuck Nov 15th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    That is way cool…
    Love the Stainless Steel version.

  6. 6 Captain Bob Nov 15th, 2010 at 11:39 am


  7. 7 Tattooed43 Nov 15th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Just beautiful…

  8. 8 ron Nov 15th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Really nice but way to expensive, I mean seriously who is this aimed at because all the guys who I know who build bikes just wouldn’t even go there. I can buy a whole bike for that kind of cash.

  9. 9 jatinder pal Nov 15th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Extreme design……love it or hate it.Love the stainless steel finish.

  10. 10 Steve Carr Nov 15th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Good looking front end, I also like the design. It reminds me of a couple of other front ends I have seen like this somewhere before, I just cant seem to place where it was.

    Steve Carr

  11. 11 Mediaguy (Larry Langley) Nov 15th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Most late model BMW’s use a shock for their front “forks”.

  12. 12 Dave Blevins Nov 16th, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Sometimes a curve is beautiful, this is not one of them.
    It’s probably a very solid front end, but too open and out of proportion for my taste… tighten up the all the open space and you’ve got a sure winner!

  13. 13 dave g Nov 16th, 2010 at 6:32 am

    that price is crazy..thats the kind of thing thats pretty much killed the billet barges and moved choppers back into the hands of the guys who actually ride them every day,which is how it should be

  14. 14 cwglide Nov 16th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    That’s wild, I like the innovation and well thought out design not only for looks but safety is what I admire about this bike. But the style not to crazy about it. Never been a big fan of girder looking front ends. “New School Vintage” is that a new class? Not to get off the subject but does any know where to get those cool Perse led passenger pegs?

  15. 15 ROCKSTAR Nov 17th, 2010 at 12:10 am


  16. 16 RUSSELL Nov 18th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Steve, I think I’ve seen a similar front end as well


  17. 17 Fluke Nov 20th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Loooks like a copy of the front end on Mark van deer Kwaak’s Beach Ball CAD bike.

  18. 18 motodavide Nov 25th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    chassis design makes them, jesse rooke, mt customs ,and westbury’s little beauty of a bike.the price is beyond any thing that could be justified.its not that hard to the ride would only be good for certain could get ohlins or marzocchi for less and they are proven quality but i still gasp at their prices.these are an expensive joke.

  19. 19 maroco Nov 26th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Great bike, there exist several versions of girder front forks and difrent looks.(motodavide) only easy build it after you see it, knowledge and more.

  20. 20 motodavide Nov 27th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    i take back the build comment.i know alot of skill and effort went into this and though i have an opinion of the level of work i put out it is foolish of me to say how hard it is to build.still the price is too high.

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