Baggster Kit To Turn Your Sportster Into A Bagger

Obviously, nobody wants to turn a Harley Bagger into a Sportster, but many owning a Sportster would love to turn it into some kind of light touring bike with the storage of a big Bagger. The idea of offering a Sportster kit to go to the bagger look and convenience is not new. Mike Corbin did it about 15 years ago, I think. A newcomer on this market is called Baggster, a company created by Keith Terry (from Terry Components) and Chris Malo.

The duo based in Spearfish, South Dakota, is offering 2 kits (with 21″ or 23″ front wheel) to turn your little Sportster into a bigger looking touring, but light  motorcycle.

Each kit includes: front and rear fender, raked triple tree, fairing, windshield, stretched has tank, a dash with flush gas cap, exhaust, horn cover, side covers, seat, 4″ stretched bags, speaker lids, license plate bracket, signal lights and all mounting hardware. Kits starting at $ 9500, $12,500 painted or $14,999 installed. Baggster. 605-639-3131

21 Responses to “Baggster Kit To Turn Your Sportster Into A Bagger”

  1. 1 Hamilton Jan 3rd, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Looks like a perfect illustration of Cyril’s prediction number 4. After-market parts for Sportsters, in this case full body kit!

  2. 2 Brandon Jan 3rd, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Like it. The Bagger for small guys and ladies scared by the size of the full loaded FL.

  3. 3 Rodent Jan 3rd, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    For that kind of money you can buy a real bagger and lower it.

  4. 4 Lyle Landstrom Jan 3rd, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Some folks like the idea of a smaller and better handling “bagger.” Most call them “Sport Tourers” Harley was on the right track whith where Buell was going but unfortunetly they quit making them and except for Motus, there’s no sport tourers being manufatured in the USA today. Looking at the kit depicted here, it’s a neat idea but I fail to understaand why one needs a 21″ or 23″ front wheel to make it work.

  5. 5 GuitarSlinger Jan 3rd, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Road Glide out the door – ready to ride – $19499

    This bike based on a base level 1200 Sportster out the door ready to ride $26,000

    No matter how you see it or how good it looks this just does not add up

  6. 6 JG Jan 3rd, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Nice to see the attention to the segment but at this price point it won’t sell. The people that spend money without thinking it through are gone. Fun to look at I guess.

  7. 7 RUB Jan 4th, 2013 at 2:37 am

    this is going to handle like a monkey humpin a football .

  8. 8 cyclesphere Jan 4th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    if you want a bagger buy one if you want a sex change,get one

  9. 9 Maybe Jan 4th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Nothing new here, Doug Wozeny from Dougz custom paint has been doing this for a while. Check out his pro tour S.

  10. 10 FXDX805 Jan 4th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    You can put a lot of paint, chrome and accessories on a turd, but iin the end, it is still a turd.

  11. 11 Vince Jan 4th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I for one applaud them for doing something a bit different. Say what you will, but Sportsters have always been popular and it’s coming around again to where people of all walks of life are noticing them again more so than ever before….

    Could be a new trend. Their lighter, more maneuverable, better gas mileage, TONS of accessories for them and very easy to finance or purchase.

  12. 12 The Supreme Team Jan 4th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Cool concept, but why would you pay for a $7500 bike, then pay 2x that to make it a bagger? Handling will be different, you wouldn’t have the “lighter, more maneuverable” bike anymore.
    Again…cool concept and it looks nice, but those price points are going to make it an EXTREMELY tough sell, especially when guys on Sportys bitch about $800 for an exhaust

  13. 13 Hazy Jan 4th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    A couple of throw on saddlebags, a knapsack on the sissybar, and a clip on windshield. Prolly less than $500. Holds a lot of stuff on the road and comes off when you want your lighter, more maneuverable bike. Oh, and add some floorboards too.

  14. 14 Steelchoppin Jan 7th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Expensive, but I could actually believe that there are some chicks out there that would lay down the scratch for this. It at least looks proportionately correct. Chick Bagger.

  15. 15 Chris Jan 7th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    $20,000 for a roadglide add on dropped bags, fender, 6X9 audio, air suspension, streched tank, dash, raked 23″ front end, wraped front fender, side covers, custom seat, pipes and paint. I just sold one for $60,000. $25,000 for a Baggster with a simular look sounds like a good deal.

  16. 16 Bill Skoros Jan 7th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Love the looks but I think they missed the mark by putting too much into the kit (front wheel & speakers) and then priced it out of reach for someone wanting a Sportster in the first place.

    Bill S.

  17. 17 Doug Wozney Jan 7th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    While I’m not ‘old’ at 53 I’m old enough to admit that manhandling an almost 900 pound Gorilla isn’t as easy as it used to be. If this is anywhere near the weight of my Pro-Tour ‘S’ (and I’m guessing it is) this Baggster weighs around 600 lbs. How many horsepower does it take to get 875 lbs. moving? How many cubic $$$$ will it take to get 850 lbs. to keep up with a bone stock 1200 cc bike that weighs easily 250 lbs less? Why is the trike market growing? The demographic is changing – many more older riders that want to stay in the wind but are overwhelmed with the weight of a Big Twin bagger are moving into the trike market, and I’d bet if they knew they had an option they’d stay on 2 wheels. There is a market for this type of transformation, and once it catches on I believe we’ll be seeing many more similar configurations available to the market. Just like any major customizing project on ANY bike, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I think Keith and Chris will agree, the Baggster isn’t meant to be ‘THE’ ultimate bike for every single motorcycle rider. However it is a very smart alternative for those who want to be able to tour long distances on a bike that isn’t intimidating because of its sheer mass. If that means it keeps more riders on the road and in the motorcycle market that is a win for all of us. Regarding the price point, as I point out in my brochure, its all relative. Spend 20 grand purchasing a StreetGlide, RoadGlide, whatever, then add a few thousand for wheels/tires, a few thousand more upgrading the HP, a grand or so in other ‘trinkets’ and before you know it you’ll have 30 grand in the bike. Now try to sell it for what you’ve got invested – sorry, that ain’t happening. You’re going to take a beating on that Big Twin just the same as someone will doing this type of transformation. So if this is what makes a person enjoy riding for many more years that money is well spent, just the same as it will be for the person investing their hard-earned $$ in their Big Twin if that’s what makes them happy. Have a great week everyone!

  18. 18 road rash Jan 7th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    what a crock of shit who in their right mind would spend this kind of $ to do such a stupid thing to a sportster, you and the Indian who built his own motor should hook up

  19. 19 Woody Jan 8th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Put the stock size front tire back on it and it’d look nice. Expensive? Sure, but not out of line IMO for what you get. There’s a lot of pieces there and probably a low sales volume at any price so you do what you have to do in pricing. I’m surprised there’s so much venom against it though, not like the government just demanded we buy it or something. Different strokes, etc.

  20. 20 motoguru. Jan 8th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Why can’t anyone just make something normal looking? A sportster a la street glide would be fine. Stop it with all the rake, 23″ wheels, and other crap!

  21. 21 deviney82 May 16th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I love it little expensive but everything is if you dont like it dont buy it

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