Outtalimit Bagger. Out Of This World.

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I have known Fred Kodlin since the beginning of the 90’s, competing with him in bike shows, from Daytona to Sturgis. He imposed a custom style that everybody can identify at first glance, making him one of the most recognized builders in Europe, in the USA and beyond. A style characterized by extreme body work and custom sexy one-off parts that he later produces in his own German facility. With his creations, Kodlin targets a very high end private clientele.

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With his custom parts, custom shops and individuals building their own bikes and looking for semi-exclusive radical parts parts going from frame to risers, and almost everything you need between. Some will deny his custom motorcycles as only rolling pieces of art. But it doesn’t matter if it’s no your custom building genre. You must respect the talent and work involved in each of his extreme builds.

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“Outtalimit” is the type of custom motorcycles that doesn’t require a lot of words to explain what is involved in its elaboration. A lot, and much, much more than what you can imagine, especially if you never built a bike. So, kudos to all the crew of fabricators, welder and CNC machinists. From front to rear end, flowing lines and sculpture details are Kodlin trademarks. A lot of the parts already ended up in Kodlin’s catalog. Others come from the best vendors in the industry. Since I am able to publish excellent photography, let’s the images do the talking about “Outtalimit.” Kodlin Motorcycles.

Name: Outtalimit
Owner: Fred Kodlin,
Build time: 8 Months
Model: Kodlin Bagger
Frame: F. Kodlin Motorcycles
Swingarm: F. Kodlin Motorcycles
Air suspension: F. Kodlin Motorcycles
Wheels. F; Kodlin.. chrome , front 30”, rear 5.5 x 18”
Tires: Front 140/40-30”, rear 200/45-18”
Brakes: Performance Machine 6-piston
Discs: Performance Machine 13”
Bars: F. Kodlin Motorcycles
Grips & Pegs: Performance Machine
Fußrasten/Pegs/Repose-pieds/voetsteunen/Pedaliera/Pousa Pés: Performance Machine
Gas Tank: F. Kodlin Motorcycles
Seat: MaikX
Oil tank: HD modified.
Headlight: F. Kodlin Motorcycles
Paint: Sinnwell Design
Value: 140,000 euros

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48 Responses to “Outtalimit Bagger. Out Of This World.”


  1. 1 Rodent Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Uglier than ugly

  2. 2 Ralph Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:15 am

    In the style (not mine), much better than what the Phoenix guys are building on Battleground.

  3. 3 P. Hamilton. Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Don’t pay attention to Rodent’s comment. He is way to short to be able to climb and handle such a machine. So, he is very upset!

  4. 4 Jeremy Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Even if you don’t like tall wheel baggers you must respect the fab work.

  5. 5 Wilhelm Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Wot?

  6. 6 Jeff Duval Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:33 am

    This represents the worst of bad taste in all possible respects. Some us us fink a mowersickle should look and ride like one… Gawd, Rodent the Rat is righter than even him finks :-) !

  7. 7 Reyn Mansson Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Not of an aesthetic vision I am able to appreciate. Is it even rideable?

    and then when I typed “vision” it cam to me that I see some Vic Vision in the rear and the angularity of the fairing brings the Cross Country to mind also.

  8. 8 Dale Jul 7th, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I try to be positive in my comments but I have to make an exception this time and say that front faring is f’ugly.

  9. 9 Kroeter Jul 7th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Somebody must like this style cuz it’s not going away. Not my cup o’ tea but I can appreciate the work put into it. Every detail was accounted for, nice job.

  10. 10 C. Galhager Jul 7th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Kodlin is a good builder. But trying to outdo himself led to this bagger big mistake.

  11. 11 takehikes Jul 7th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    What a pile…sure nice fab and paint but if its a pile its just a well done pile. I never thought I’d see the day but the motors keep looking smaller and smaller with the bodywork not to mention the Conestoga wagon front wheel…….however note that these guys are the same one’s that foisted the big ass rear tire quasi chopper deal on the world. They are marketers, they want to sell bikes and parts so they don’t give a shit and will say or do anything to build their business.

  12. 12 Dean Sherman Jul 7th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    takehikes. You’re right.

  13. 13 Chris Sharp Jul 7th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    It’s all about LOOK AT ME and selling parts. From motorcycling perspective, it’s not worth much.

  14. 14 Jusmecuz Jul 7th, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Good luck checkin air pressure in that rear tire… or havin to add any for that matter, esp out on the road somewhere.

  15. 15 jd Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I don’t think anyone will be putting many miles on a bike like that. It’s a show bike. It’ll sit in a rich guys garage and eventually both tires’ll go flat. with that bodywork in the rear can it even lean very much?

  16. 16 Shifter Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    hey guys. You’ve to understand. It’s the yearly budget of Kodlin to have his shop all over the medias. Period. Same for these bagger builders in Phoenix. And it works…

  17. 17 Ronnie Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful sculpture!

  18. 18 Heavy Metal Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I guess there are customers for these cartoon bikes or the builders wouldn’t be building them. 140,000 euros and the exhaust looks like it came of the shelf from west coast choppers. Obviously excellent workmanship and paint.

  19. 19 TJ Martin Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Frank Kodlin’s work I usually like . His craftsmanship is impeccable . But this DonkBagger thing … well …. it just aint doing a thing for me . Ahhh … when will this whole 30″ wheel trend finally just go away ?

    By the way ‘ Shifter ‘ . Actually …. it doesn’t … work in the slightest that is . Read Paul d’Orleans ” InstaFamous / InstaBroke ” article elsewhere .

  20. 20 A1 MIKE Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    INCREDIBLE WORK..AND AS USUAL…THE KEYBOARD COMMANDO’S WHO USE FAKE NAMES AND DONT HAVE A SHOP OR HAVE EVER BUILT A BIKE ARE THE BIGGEST CRITICS…GO AWAY, NO MANNERS AND NO BALLS..HIDING BEHIND FAKE NAMES..FRED COULD CARE LESS WHAT YOU THINK..HE’S A GREAT BUILDER. HIS PARTS ARE INCREDIBLE..AND THEY MEET TUV STANDARDS..WHICH IS VERY HARD TO DO..HES A WORLD WIDE BUILDER. AND SELLS ALL OF HIS CREATIONS. SO PLEASE..STFU..SUBMIY YOUR WORK FOR 100K PEOPLE TO SEE..THAT WOULD BE LAUGHABLE

  21. 21 morpion Jul 7th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    RODENT,,stay with your electric car,,,

  22. 22 TJ Martin Jul 7th, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Gotta tell ya there A1 . I’m not seeing anything in y’alls repertoire or merchandise that floats my boat in the slightest …. so …. And as the saying goes . If you’re gonna put it out there . You’ve opened the door and are asking/begging for opinions and criticism . Which is to say : Deal with it ! Or get the (bleep) out of the game ! By the way …. Spellcheck is readily accessible as well as posting in ALL caps being sure sign of ignorance . Y’all laughing yet A1 ? Cause I sure as heck am ! ;-)

  23. 23 takehikes Jul 7th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    OK, fair enough, I don’t own a shop, you are right. But my name is Brent Farlie and I worked at AEE Choppers who was the most famous name in real choppers over 40 years ago (even Jesse James History of Choppers starts with AEE). That’s my credentials OK?

  24. 24 MDSPHOTO Jul 7th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Coolest looking bagger I have ever seen, rideable NO, but the coolest looking bagger!

  25. 25 Mike Jul 7th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Fred is a real-deal builder. The bodywork might not be to my taste, but I sure appreciate the work that went into this build. As far as the big wheel baggers, most of the guys I know that ride them did most, (if not all) of their own build. We don’t ride show bikes as daily riders, but we sure look to them for inspiration.

    23s and 26s were considered big just a few years ago, now, a 23″ wheel is mainstream, and the 26″ers are quickly going that way. Pushing the envelope on the extreme end brings the mainstream along for the ride. Big wheels on motorcycles are like big wheels on passenger cars. It’s not so much a fad as it is a paradigm shift.

  26. 26 morpion Jul 7th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    TAKEHIKES,,,,,,AEE choppers with TOM MC,MULLENS,,,in the late 60 and early 70,,, ONE OF THE FIRST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  27. 27 USAYGO Jul 7th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Admire the fabrication and attention to detail, the finished product not my cup of nitro. There are art lovers out there with the big bucks that will take one home though.

  28. 28 Steve Carr Jul 7th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    10-4 A-1 Mike…..

    Steve Carr

  29. 29 Jack deagazio Jul 7th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I agree with 100% A1 mike, fred is an incredible builder and fabricator. I have had the chance to judge a lot of fred’s bikes at the rat’s hole show and every one is pure class.

  30. 30 Rodent Jul 7th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Not to be 100% negative the color of the paint is great, but the bike is still uglier than ugly’

  31. 31 Blackmax Jul 7th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Saw this last week from Kodlin
    Man, What an artist !!!!
    His work is right up there with Ness, Periwitz and the rest !
    And to to top it all off it’s TUV approved to run in Europe & the Autobahn !!!
    That’s one serious BAC, there !!! (Bad Ass Cycle)
    A little over the top, but what the heck, I still LIKE IT !!!!!

  32. 32 BobS Jul 7th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I too can pic out a lot of Victory influence on that bike. Overall I like it, but anytime you take something to an extreme there’s a very fine line between very cool and ridiculous. I’d vote for it in a bike show, but I wouldn’t ride it.

  33. 33 Bill Schwab Jul 7th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Great job Fred! Your bikes have always been top shelf and cutting edge. Hope to see you in Sturgis brother.
    Takehike you wouldn’t make a pimple on a bike builders ass! Bet your still riding a sportster with a coffin tank

  34. 34 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jul 7th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    If it is built for a market and someone wants to buy it, you would be silly not to build it.
    Sure is not my taste but the diversity of styles in motorcycling has always been vast.
    Internet just makes it more in ones face.

    Bill strangely enough I was looking at a coffin tank the other day painted in a Frank Frazetta mural.
    Was just kinda cool in a very time capsule way.
    It was probably off a 650 Bonnie and would of been cool in the day.Someone’s pride and joy !

    Nobodies ever going to like everything, but is nice to respect others no matter who or where you are.

  35. 35 Wikked Steel Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Fantastic as always from Fred!
    Truly one of the nicest baggers I have ever seen.

  36. 36 smithncustom Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I guess I’m surprised there is still a market for this. I look through ebay and search the word “chopper” to see all these fat tire “customs” that aren’t going for anymore than the seller’s got in the drive train, and that’s if anyone is bidding or buying them at all. I am waiting (eagerly) for that to happen to the tall wheeled bag wagons.

  37. 37 smithncustom Jul 7th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    another thought. this is just how I am, but I imagine the thousands and thousands of dollars wasted… I mean spent on the appearance of these things and just think what kind of power you could put into the drivetrain. if I had an additional oh… say $15k to but into a FL style bike, I’d put every penny of it into the performance. guess I’m just twisted. Both my bikes are filthy pigs and what little chrome they have needs a seasons worth of dead bugs cleaned off, but they run like hell!!!

  38. 38 Badams Jul 7th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    The continued evolution of the SPCN segment. At least its not a “chopped” factory bike so its likely to be set up to ride regardless of how some deem it another example of a disliked trend. Cant argue with the quality of the execution either, and if you look back, Kodlin set the standard for Euro chops in the 90’s to present. So total respect for an interpretation of a style by a builder who has earned the right. Its a Kodlin so even if this isn’t your deal, it commands credit where credit is due. Personally I’d like to ride it to see how it handles and what reactions it gets when profiling.

  39. 39 RUB Jul 8th, 2014 at 6:43 am

    A 1 Mike , Not much skill knocking off other builders products . you still hawking that Redneck clone ??? ;-) see you @ bike night buddy .

  40. 40 REV.JIM Jul 8th, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Whether you like the style of this build or not is unimportant. Some of the comments though are way off base even boarder on ignorance. like not many miles , selling parts without regard for the industry and so on. The whole point of having a business is to? Sell your talent and Parts so you can make a living. When these show bikes are built, many of them are built to show off the talents and creativity of the builder. Most know this term to be known as MARKETING! When a potential customer can’t pull off a build of this Quality he/she will go to Fred because they know his name represents quality, honesty and creativity. Those that make some of these comments have not been around long enough to remember the bikes that gave us terms like bobber, old school and chopper. Cross country? half those bikes couldn’t make it cross county. They were built for around town and were purpose built with the available talent ,tools and tech to be had at the time. They ALL left behind things that caused the industry and the life style to advance. they were also built by names like Mondo, Perewitz , Fernandez, Indian Larry and Ness. Those guys are selling parts and talent and are now ledgends in the industry, and they did it by show casing their talent with outrageous customs.. Ask any one of those guys if they gave a rats ass what you thought of their builds, and the response will probably be the same each time! Thanks for your interest in my bike . Lets take a look at yours! Point is, if it’s a quality build, give credit where credit is due. It’s better for the industry and the life style. without it we might as well just go buy some thing at a dealer and pretend we know something about it!

  41. 41 A1 MIKE Jul 8th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    RUB..WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AT BIKE NIGHT..BUT IM SURE YOU WONT INTRODUCE YOURSELF..AND MY COMPUTER IS MY POINT OF SALE COMPUTER AT MY VERY BUSY SHOP AND STAYS ON CAP LOCKS FOR INVOICING AND PART NUMBERS…YOU KNOW A BIKE SHOP FOR 19 YEARS..STILL IN BUSINESS…AND AGAIN I DONT KNOW WHY IT WHIPS ME UP..BUT THE PEOPLE THAT KNOW AND GET IT..THEY KNOW. LOVE YOU ALL

  42. 42 CafesportyTC Jul 8th, 2014 at 11:40 am

    it looks like one of the “bugs” on starship troopers…. first impression…

  43. 43 izadore Jul 8th, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    The look and the quality & Talent are out of this World. The Price is whatever he thinks is fair, and he thinks $200K US is fair. Who am I to argue? I am not buying one so why Rap the price? I think that even at $200K there isn’t much Profit because the Labor is so Intensivee. I like that He choose all American Parts for his Build. He even chose PM over Brembo for the Brakes.GREAT JOB!

  44. 44 RUB Jul 8th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    A 1 Mike , I never said you didn’t have Longevity , I questioned your originality . Those poor boys from South Carolina never got there commision for that chopper you built , did they . Damn shame . When you use other people’s ideas at least throw them a bone . And if your so busy , why are you playing on the computer all day ? Capt & Coke ! See ya Wed nite !

  45. 45 1550TC Jul 8th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Ditto on the Jenkins is the only guy in AZ on this level…these AZ bikes with all the plastic tupper ware
    pieces on them are getting a lil passe already :)

  46. 46 Zipper Jul 9th, 2014 at 7:14 am

    We all appreciate the talent of the builders of these works of art, but give me a break. I like to ride and this bike is junk as far as ride-ability. Rodent is right, the color is great. Barf. ..Z

  47. 47 Jusmecuz Jul 9th, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Sounds like it’s goin down this Wednesday at bike night… Yeeeeaaaah!

  48. 48 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jul 11th, 2014 at 1:16 am

    If someone had told me 20 years ago that a bagger would get so many diverse comments I would of said like Woodstock your on bad acid.

    And the beat goes on……

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