Exclusive. Fred Krugger World Tour Custom Harley CVO Bagger.

It will be a sight of relief for some competitors in the Freestyle Class of the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building to know through my Blog that Belgium based builder Fred Krugger is not making this year the trip to Sturgis… Last year World Champion with the simultaneous front and rear adjustable suspension Veon Bike, just told me that he is too busy, having no one day available between this project and a new important one to be completed before a World Tour projected to start in January 2013 and to last one year where he will pilot this ultra custom Bagger…

This project is very interesting, first because not many among us fellow builders or the public would have expected Freddy to build a bagger. Second, because his idea was to use as a platform nothing less than a Harley Electra CVO and to re-design it using for inspiration some elements of the Porsche GT3 RS, the high performance version of the Porsche 911. And if you ask why, his answer will be “why not?”  Just know that he has a heavy background in rally racing…

Freddy wanted me to be the first one to feature his new project, but didn’t want to say too much about this Ferdinand World Tour (Ferdinand as Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the car company) because details still need to be finalized.  But for sure this Bagger will serve as a promotional ride for some of the best companies in the industry that helped him in providing the main and most critical components. The non exhaustive list includes: Arlen Ness forks, extreme bags,  floorboards, grips, etc. Legend Air Suspension. Baker Drivetrain 7-speed transmission. Metalsport wheels (26″ front, 18″ rear.) Beringer inboard braking system and radial master cylinder. Trask Performance 103″ turbo, BDL open belt system, Widhog Leather, etc. For the rest, I let you discover all details through the pictures. And for speed testing, Freddy lives just 10 minutes away from the famous Belgium Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit… Krugger Motorcycles specialties. (photography copyright and courtesy Thierry Dricot for Cyril Huze)

14 Responses to “Exclusive. Fred Krugger World Tour Custom Harley CVO Bagger.”

  1. 1 anonymous biker Aug 8th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    As art, it’s ok, but as a motorcycle….well, no not even close

  2. 2 hk Aug 8th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I usually LOVE kruggers stuff ,but this one doesnt have his creative innovative custom style im used to seeing .Its inspired by a car ,but I see non specific race car cues and awkward forced touches . At least he has a spectacular portfolio to back up any mistep he might make ….like this one .

  3. 3 CafeSportyTC Aug 8th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    to say this bike was inspired by such a work of art as the GT3RS is just…… i dont know what to say… the bike makes me throw up a little in my mouth. to each their own i guess…..

  4. 4 Woody Aug 8th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Front wheel/tire needs to be much taller and thinner, needs to actually hit the rider’s knees. Just go to a split, dual headlamp system.

  5. 5 Stickshaker Aug 8th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    It’s an interesting bike.
    I like the new brake design as well and the carved headlight. .. I understand it’s an exceptional power house of a ride. The racing fuel fill valves are and interesting touch, just wondering how practical, but i’m sure Krugger had something up his sleeve to make it all highly functional.

  6. 6 Wolfgang Aug 8th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Love Fred´s work. But this one. No comment.

  7. 7 badams Aug 8th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Best looking big tire bagger out there.

  8. 8 Sid Aug 8th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    “Best looking big tire bagger out there.”

    No offense, but that isn’t saying much. why would anyone set themselves of for little kid/big wheel jokes?

    That fad must go soon.

  9. 9 Michael Aug 9th, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I wasn’t inclined to post until I read the overwhelming negative comments -Flat out, this is the best looking bagger I’ve ever seen -big wheel or otherwise. I could stare at this thing for hours. Big kudos waaay up to Fred for breaking the molds on this bad boy. It’s the first time I’ve felt any kind envy for a bagger in my entire life. All I can do is quote Hunter Thompson… “Wow… What a ride!”.

  10. 10 Nobody Aug 9th, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Not crazy about that front fairing or having that tall of a front tyre. the rest of it though is slick.

  11. 11 Dale Aug 9th, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I like the front breaking system. I like the lines and exhaust of the back of the bike. Everything in between not so much.

  12. 12 Mad Eric Aug 10th, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Didn’t like last years bike and for sure I aint a fan of this one.

  13. 13 Todd8080 Aug 11th, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Oh, please, won’t the childish Big Wheel fad just die already? Can’t anyone come up with anything original these days? It would be different if it looked cool or enhanced performance, but it achieves the exact opposite on both counts.

    And before anyone counters with “What have you come up with that’s practical AND original”, it’s a long list.

  14. 14 AFT Customs Aug 13th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Great job Fred. Missed seeing you in Sturgis.

Comments are currently closed.
Cyril Huze