Custom FXRSS MKII

hhh1HHH2HHH3HHH8HHH5I can’t start a feature about this ultra custom FXR style bike without writing a few lines about the original Harley FXR (1982-994) It was the first model that Harley engineers were allowed to conceive (instead of the design department) and the best they could build using the best computer programs of the time. Main objective was to find a way to create a chassis (adapted from the FLT) as stiff as possible to create a comfortable Harley “sport” bike. It’s the way the FXR triangulated frame was created using a tri-mount system with automotive type elastomer mounts (1 in front, 2 in rear at the swing arm junctions). This FXR (R for Rubber Mounted) set up allowed the engine to do its shaking without transmitting vibrations through the frame and to the rider. This new set up made the FXR the most comfortable bike ever produced by Harley, but unfortunately the triangulated side view of the bike was never a very popular design with the Harley crowd.

HHH6HHH7 HHH12HHH9The last 2 FXR models – the FXR Super Glide and the FXLR Low Rider Custom – were produced in 1994,. But the stock Harley FXR chassis remained extremely popular for customization by professional custom builders. Consequently, very few genuine FXR are available, leading to the creation by the after-market industry of different versions, with either the same factory geometry or lowered and longer. (Note: because the new Twin Cam engine was on the horizon and would have required an EPA re-certification of the frame, Harley decided to produce again the FXR chassis in 1999 and 2000 using it’s left over frames of 1994)

HHH10HHH11hhh15Behing this creation unveiled for the 1st time at the last Beaulieu Custom motorcycle Show, is Jason Hancock, an Englishman with 20 years of engineering experience building endurance championship cars for the Le Mans Series and GT Championships.​ The type of vehicles requiring no less than 100% precision, reliability and performance. Qualities that Hancock wants to maintain on each of his bespoke motorcycles.

Conceived to be an extremely stylish, powerful and reliable custom, this FXRSS Mark II low machine keeps the legendary “isolated vibrations” comfort of the original Harley Davidson FXR and the refined aesthetics of a Ducati SS. As an introduction to his creation, Hancock says that “the MkII is an amalgamation of what a lowrider should look like, very long, lean and low, with no angles whatsoever.” Got an FXR type project on your mind? Read the specifics in the tech sheet below. Want to buy it? Make an offer at Triple H Bespoke Motorcycles.

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35 Responses to “Custom FXRSS MKII”


  1. 1 Will Dowty Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Saw this bike at the Beaulieu show – looks even better in real life! Outstanding.

  2. 2 P. Shultz Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Great job.

  3. 3 Bruce Reynard Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:30 am

    A beautiful custom and a pleasant & comfortable ride, I am pretty sure.

  4. 4 Joseph Brenner Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Great history of the FXR, the best riding Harley.

  5. 5 REV.JIM Jan 13th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    First thing I thought when looking at this bike? Wow Dave Perewitz built another FXR!

  6. 6 Rodent Jan 13th, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Are you listening Harley or are you to busy watching the screen on your Rushless?

  7. 7 Doug Jan 13th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    What is that box on the lower front of the frame?

  8. 8 Bean're Jan 13th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    A perfect example of having a full blown custom that is not only rideable but can out perform most stock motorcycles whether on the strip OR cross country

  9. 9 BCinSoCal Jan 13th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    WOW, this is the right bike in every way possible!

  10. 10 Ax Jan 13th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Come on. With that raked, stretched out frame that thing would handle like a pig in slop. Without the heavily-gusseted, box section backbone and the 29 degree frame rake of the original, it’s not even a bad copy of a real FXR.

  11. 11 W Jan 13th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I too want to know what that box is on the lower front of the frame.

  12. 12 1550TC Jan 13th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Love any FXR, nice build BUT whats with the chin spoiler?? I phone i pad mini storage compartment ?? extra gas tank for some iron butt rides ?

    Cyril photo shop and cut off the lower’s 6 inches and cut the chin off and please re post a pic of this bike as i love its sleek long low look

  13. 13 A 1 MIKE Jan 13th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    fxr’s rule..and the only reason harley went to the dyna was “lower production cost” fact..true fxr’s still rule the streets and happen to be a favorite club bike because they are fast and can go long distance rides without breaking your back…

  14. 14 Chop Jan 13th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    If everyone loves FXR style frames……….Why did DAYTEC have so many in their Graveyard Specials, heaps of rubber mount frame configurations at bargain prices and of course DAYTECs top quality was included………….NEXT: What has happened to DAYTEC as they seem to have disappeared from the web, maybe some even further bargain FXR frames will be out there soon if they have sold up or gone.

  15. 15 courtney Jan 13th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Yeah, that box thing takes away from an otherwise awesome bike. If it’s got to be there, I might prefer a round one, similar to the oil tank on this bike, instead. Not sure tho. Maybe just a small black round leather bag would do the trick.

  16. 16 Steve Carr Jan 13th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I’m all in on This one……

    Really nice guy’s……

    Steve Carr

  17. 17 BobS Jan 13th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Man, so many things to like about this bike. The forks, that boxy shovel thingy, and the swingarm not so much, but this is a build I would love to ride!

  18. 18 Sid Jan 13th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    That’s a portable toilet to use after you shit yourself goin around a curve on this thing

  19. 19 Blackmax Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Got to say that is some kind of cycle
    Very Nice !!!!

  20. 20 domino Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I was going to get a softail cuz they were so cool looking .. then my local dealer had a ride day, and the salesman had me test ride an FXR ….

    I still have my ’91 FXR that I bought new .. Trips my trigger every time I pull outta the garage ..
    Domino Dave
    p.s. FXR frame is a thing of beauty..

  21. 21 Sportster Mike Jan 14th, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I find something new to look at every time I see this lovely bike at Triple H….
    The chrome brake lines going up the front mudguard (thats a fender for those in USA) – lovely jubbly!

    Nathan and Jason are currently pulling my Sportster apart and powdercoating everything – to protect it from the ravages of the English summer….

  22. 22 oldude Jan 14th, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Love my FXR but this could replace my baby in the garage!

  23. 23 mdsphoto Jan 14th, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Very nice. These are the kind of styling cues the motor company needs to adopt if they want to attract a new clientele to the brand.

  24. 24 1550TC Jan 14th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Chop, the custom bike market died in late 06-07 and hasnt come back……..so no need for frames, daytec had some big custom bike builders/manufactures using their frames which ones iam not sure……. most frame guys are gone bub bye and nobody in any volume is building ground up custom baggers…… their raking necks/bigger front tires wheel combo’s and just adding. audio, plastic / tupperware like parts ectect and a 200 rear tire is an easy retro fit on an old bagger frame

    Guys like FBI back in 04 were way ahead of the market for custom bagger parts

    ask a drag rep or cci rep when they last sold a custom bagger frame

  25. 25 martin twofeather Jan 14th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Now that is just beautiful!

  26. 26 Blackmax Jan 15th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    DITTO !!!!!!
    Very Nice !!!

  27. 27 burnout Jan 15th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Love the FXR. This one, although the frame is a bit low in the front, is very very nice. I would ride it…..a lot. peace

  28. 28 nicker Jan 16th, 2014 at 12:02 am

    The FXR nailed “the look” that many of us in the mid 1970 were working at.
    (don’t think that look will ever go out of style, certainly not for me)

    The stance was outstanding. Great for long distance freeway hauls.

    -nicker-

  29. 29 jeezlouise Jan 16th, 2014 at 1:12 am

    In the mid 90′s “Battistinis” in Bournemouth UK were building this bike, over and over… that was ok… then…. I see Mr Jeff Duval is still ‘building’ the same bike… I suppose some of us will say we’ve been around long enough to have seen it all before, we aren’t saying we’re tired of it, just amazed at the fact there are still people thinking it’s new… Cyril, you remember Jeff Duval, I’m gald to see Jeff is still endevouring to build the perfect FXR

  30. 30 fxrocket Jan 16th, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Don’t forget about Billy Westbrook and Skeeter Todd when you talk about FXR builders. Check us out at FXRs of California on Facebook.

  31. 31 Loaf LTR Australia Jan 16th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    FXRs are still a cult bike here in Australia. Many of the real riders in bike clubs over here will have an FXR or now a Dyna (doesn’t handle as well though).

  32. 32 Chris Jan 17th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I’m still wondering what the box on the front is for. . .

  33. 33 Jeff Duval Jan 21st, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hola Jeezloo… So nice to hear from you 20 years on and, despite your legendary but always endearing acidic prose, I can detect a mild smile of contentment regarding our renewed quest (as yet not fulfilled…) for FXR excellence! Yes, we’re back trying and there will be more. It’s that lifetime malady you know… Now to that “Scoop”: It’s both an off the wall Signature but mainly used to house a string of electronics that wouldn’t easily niche elsewhere… There you have it. See you soon On the Road somewhere when it stops raining (“that’ll be the day”…)

  34. 34 Paughco, Inc. Jan 22nd, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Stock and custom FXR frames can be found at Paughco…..

  35. 35 Gio Santa Mamba Jan 24th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    That box is nothing but a lower spoiler/vent/ oil cooler/stabilizer/highway floor board/ plastic/ not cool device.

    Word.

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