Most recent built Harley-Davidson custom baggers feature intensive body work, radical parts and high tech electronics, but usually keep intact the factory engine. Nothing wrong with this, custom builders knowing very well that most of their customers are satisfied with the performance and reliability of the stock high output Twin Cam 103”, 1690 cc powerplant. But when the builder is an expert in turbo systems, always looking for smooth, predictable and reliable ways to add extra power to use on the boulevard or highway, you can expect a touring machine with an added level of “speed fun”.
Trask Performance has launched a limited edition of 16 “Speed Glide” with the objective of combining superb aesthetics with a much higher level of touring performance. It starts with a 131” high output motor/turbo (259 hp, 240 torque) with Trask Speed Series 4.5” bore piston/cylinder kit, a welded S&S 4 5/8” stroke crank, a Timken crank bearing conversion, a Fueling oil pump & cam plate, a Horsepower Inc. throttle body and Thundermax closed loop ECM. To this monster engine, the Trask duo Nick Trask and Butch Hartman coupled a 6-speed Baker tranny, a Baker Attitude primary chain adjuster, A Baker +1.5 quart oil pan designed to lower engine oil temperature and carry heat away from the hot engine, and a Barnett Scorpion lock-up clutch.
Regarding frame setup, to accommodate a 26” Metalsport front wheel neck was raked to 45-degree and received a 9-degree rake triple tree. Both wheels are fitted with composite rotors (dual 13” front, 11.5” single rear) slowed by Performance Machine calipers (dual 6-piston front, 4-piston rear.) For body, Trask added its own proprietary parts: their own stretched fuel tank, their “hidden” fairing support, their chin spoiler, extended rear fender (26” steel front fender was sourced at Fat Katz) and extended saddlebags. Control parts belong to Trask V-Line of handlebars, floorboards, pegs and grips. Trask Performance