For the past 10 years BAKER Drivetrain has produced a calendar, built a custom bike to illustrate it and hired a pretty model to make it even more attractive. 2011 is no exception, with this calendar bike for the first time completely built in house by BAKER’s own engineers Chad Berhendt and Andy Friar. And because BAKER Drivetrain adds every year a great number of new parts to its catalog, this bike is a display of almost all the gear(s) that Bert Baker has invented during the last 10 years. So, I could say that each picture shows 2 models: the pinup and the Baker bike.
To notice, the calendar bike is built around the brand new BAKER TTP Primary presented for the 1st time this weekend at the V-Twin Expo. Built on a Rolling Thunder Wishbone frame with 32-degree of rake, and after endless hours of welding, grinding, wrenching, polishing and painting, Chad & Andy installed an S&S 93″ Panhead engine, a BAKER 4-speed with Jockey Shift, a Sugar Bear 5″ over Springer front end, rims from Billet Boys (21″ front, 18″ rear) wrapped in Avon Speedster (front) and Avon 180mm (rear). Good news, the bike is on its way to Cincinnati and will be the meeting place of all professionals who want to congratulate and] ask questions to Bert & Lida Baker and all the crew. BAKER Drivetrain (V-Twin Expo, booth 659. Look for the pinup…)