Corbin’s Redesigned Warbird Body Kit For Harley FXR Models

Getting full circle, the motorcycle industry is celebrating its history with part manufacturers reproducing or rejuvenating parts from its past, all periods from beginning to end of the last century. Those old enough in the business remember the Warbird body Kit launched by Mile Corbin in the mid 90’s for very comfortable rubber mounted Harley FXR’s models  Well, for all those nostalgic of the Corsair, Mustang and Thunderbolt, it’s back on the market with a series of aerodynamic design improvements.

Fairing looks like an organic extension of the gas tank, is frame mounted totally independent from the stock forks (you can install a wider set like the VRSC forks shown installed in the picture), so staying in straight position regardless of handlebar position.  Chin Spoiler flows over the frame down tubes with a large duct for proper engine air cooling and is conceived to work either with the stock FXR foot controls or forward controls with a simple modification. Side covers blend with the rear fender and can be chosen in 2 options: covering the full FXR frame triangle, or accepting passenger footpegs.  Warbird Tail Section is designed to replace the fender and inner fender by a single unit. has provision for a “frenched” license plate and even includes a small lined hideaway to keep small items like gloves, phone, keys, etc. Custom saddle offers genuine leather sitting with stitched pattern and logo embroidery.

You can order all body kit parts painter ready or pre=painted in gloss black. Mounting hardware is provided for part of the kit. Warbird System Includes: Warbird Fairing for FXR-$593.00. Corbin Chin Spoiler-$232.00. Smooth Side Covers -$263.00. Warbird Tail Section-$493.00. Warbird Custom Saddle-$263.00. Complete Warbird Kit for Harley-Davidson FXR-$1659.00. More information at 800-538-7035 or visit Corbin Seat And Accessories.

15 Responses to “Corbin’s Redesigned Warbird Body Kit For Harley FXR Models”

  1. 1 Preston May 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    A way to rebirth your old FXR.

  2. 2 CafeSportyTC May 17th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    as the name suggests it very much reminds me of a P-51

  3. 3 Sheridan May 17th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Looks fantastic!

  4. 4 Badams May 17th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    This was about the coolest “kit” for a Harley in the 90’s on a bike that it made sense for. The evolution of the Dyna and all things related to risers and fairings make this re-release an interesting play for Corbin given the demise of the FXR. Tooling costs were likely minimal to update the original molds.

    I’ve always respected FXR riders as I don’t know of a more Harley purist other than astute collectors. But FXRs are not as plentiful as Dynas so to get in the game an aftermarket frame would make sense. The question lies in who still makes an FXR frame that is worthy. Chopper Guys are no more, what about Rowe Machine?

    Too much mutation in the wake of the chopper scene (raked baggers with cigarette boat paint schemes and concert hall speakers to leaky “cause its cool” deathraps with leaky AMF shovels and no front brake) so if this is a step toward stylizing performance and utility, rad, I’m in.

  5. 5 fxrocket May 17th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    im going to buy that kit for my 93..thanks Mr Corbin!!!!

  6. 6 calif phil May 18th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    That is good for FXR owners and good for Corbin. I hope they sell a bunch of them.

  7. 7 Doc Robinson May 18th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Warbird was very sweet back in the day and is even sweeter now. Mike is an industry leading innovator and an all round nice guy to boot. His factory in Hollister is well worth a visit, to be followed by a beer at the famous Johnny’s Bar & Grill, the second most important reason to visit this town.

  8. 8 Joe Cree May 18th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I installed several of the original kits on FXRs back in the 90’s. The FXR is the best design Harley(Erik Buell) ever came up with, cost is what killed it off. They wanted a cheaper rubber mount chassis, hence the birth of the Dyna frame. Not nearly as good as the FXR to me though. Chopper Guys and Daytec build FXR style frames still. This was a great kit in it’s original form so the new redesigned version has to be even better knowing Mike and his Wizards.

  9. 9 Rodent May 18th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    The FXR & FXRP are the best bikes that Harley ever built.

  10. 10 Woody May 18th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    sweet sweet sweet! Beautiful freshening of a great original look. Frame-mounted fairing on a FXR should make for an amazingly great handling bike. I’m drooling to see what paint jobs will be put on these-wonder if the P-40 teeth will work on the cowling. Nicely done Mr. Corbin! (Valkyrie kit is next, right?)

  11. 11 Stuart May 19th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Corbin used to sell warbird kit for the sportster too, would like to see that with some modern redesign updates too!

  12. 12 izadore007 May 20th, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Nice looking and fairly priced as well. Corbin strives on quality and making every Customer happy. I can’t figure out why they say their Seats, break in? I never could get mine too.

  13. 13 Mikes Hawg Paint May 21st, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Not crazy about the chin spoiler but I like the rest of the kit!

    My 91 FXR is just right the way I have it now with wide trees and and all metal custom front fender I hand made.

    I might go thru different bikes…but my FXR is here to stay, dont wanna be part of the “used to have club” that thing is pure magic 😉

  14. 14 Sara Brown May 21st, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Love the fxr ….had an old man who had one …smooth ride and Ive been looking at an 87 and a 91 for myself ….siked about it …both all set up and lowered already leaning more toward the 91 with a suicide

  15. 15 Ax May 25th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Always hated that warbird stuff. I like the looks of the FXR as is, no baby diaper sidecovers, non-functional fairings or fenders a foot above the tire…..

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