Serious Bagger By A New Kid On The Block

Let’s give a push to a “kid” named Curtis Hofmann who made impression with this Bagger at the recent Donnie Smith Bike Show. Curtis Hofmann paid his dues in Southern California, working successively at 3 Harley-Davidson dealerships, then at 2 independent custom chopper shops. Back in his native state of Minnesota he started Hofmann Designs where he works on cars and trucks doing resto-mods and custom bikes with already a few clean baggers like this one on his resume.   

Nothing revolutionary on this 2000 Electra Glide (FLHTC), but a very nice pro-job at raking, stretching the frame gas tank and bags, then using a set of 23″ Colorado Custom wheels, for a smooth lines overall package keeping this bagger perfectly rideable for the long haul. Hofmann Designs.

17 Responses to “Serious Bagger By A New Kid On The Block”

  1. 1 Rob Campbell Apr 21st, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Nice ride for any distance, really.

  2. 2 Boss Hawg Apr 21st, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Sweet, nice n clean…wash n ride…love it.

    Great job on the front fender, too.

    Boss Hawg

  3. 3 lonny Apr 21st, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Love young talent

  4. 4 Wiz Apr 22nd, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Good job, Kiddo! Wiz

  5. 5 AP Apr 22nd, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Wow, check that out! Even a chick could ride this. Nice color too.

  6. 6 Wahlegator Apr 22nd, 2011 at 8:36 am

    This needs new calipers and stainless brake lines to finish the front.

  7. 7 john Apr 22nd, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again , Doesn’t matter who builds them , Baggers Suck ! . Hardtail Choppers Forever .jg

  8. 8 Eric Maurer Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:19 am

    looks nice, but what makes it soo custom? Looks like a HD showroom bike with wheels on it. meh!

  9. 9 Eric Maurer Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:19 am

    and and yes, baggers suck!

  10. 10 jatinder pal Apr 22nd, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    To the point tourer… egg yolk paint here.

  11. 11 1/4 -20 Apr 23rd, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Bikes ok but, you should check out the bagger on Old Glory Speed Shop face book page.

  12. 12 Todd8080 Apr 24th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Wow, a rubbermount touring Harley with stretched bags and an oversized FX front wheel! That’s never been done to death before!

  13. 13 Curtis Apr 24th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Hey guys, I really appreciate the positive feedback! As somewhat stated in the article, I built this bike to be ridden, and ridden hard without having to worry about anything. I didn’t set out to reinvent the wheel like some of you seem to think I should have, that’s not me. I pride myself on building clean, simple, rideable customs. Weather it be a softail, rigid or yes, a bagger. My one goal is to make them as easy as turning the key to ride them. I take all negative comments as something to learn from and all positive comments as exactly that, positive. so please keep them coming!

  14. 14 Shooter Apr 25th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    nice comment curtiss but don’t let your head get to big untill you can build customs like John Shoppe from sinister or like Yaffe or nasi, I’m sure you seen there bikes, like mentioned wh you have done has been done over and over and looks just slightly modified, the exhaust cutout isn’t even and the license plate isn’t right neither, its a good start and a nice clean slightly custom nagger. keep up the good work

  15. 15 sick bagger Apr 25th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    thats a “cookie cutter”…hey Cyril if you really want to see a real custom…check out the cover of Baggers…

  16. 16 Jerry Apr 25th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Yo Curtis, I feel you as I took my share of negativity after Cyril ran a little feature on my bike Panic. Seems some people can’t just take the work for what it is. We build these things to suit ourselves not the couch critics who probably don’t own or have never built a bike. Constructive critisism is always welcome. Trashing a bike because you don’t like the color or “its been done before” is shallow and serves no purpose that I can see. Keep it up bro. Nice work.

  17. 17 live2rideaglide Apr 25th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Curtis , any builder worth his onions builds what he percieves the form and function should be in the finished product. You will never satisfy the majority because they are to constipated with their own myopic opinions to appreciate anyone elses ideas. My suggestion is too listen to both the negative and the positive comments and the after careful consideration, build just ilke you want to.
    I don’t see radical deviations in this bagger but I do see your suttle variations and clean lines. Good job for what it is .

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