Much like the bobbers, cafes and even scramblers of the past, the idea of the Performace Bagger is to remove everything unnecessary, modify or replace parts that underperform and extract the most performance the platform can handle, while keeping in mind that in this case comfort is a necessity.
For years Harley-Davidson
has been known for large, long-distance motorcycles with braggadocios names like Road King and pretty much owned the bagger market. In 2006 Harley introduced the Street Glide which gave the first glimpse into the modern bagger era and the platform we used for what arguably was one of the first performance baggers built for Anthony Kiedis
. Fast forward a few years later when on Aug. 12, 2018, Roland Sands was named the Grand Marshal of the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
and presented with a brand-new Harley Davidson Road Glide FLTRX. As you can imagine, Roland has and has had A LOT of motorcycles, some more sentimental than others. This bike has much sentiment. Roland has literally grown up at the Sturgis Rally with him and his family attending almost every year since he was 15, so to be named the Grand Marshal was a huge honor, and the gift of the Road Glide is cherished. However, that meant the clock was ticking for next year’s Rally, and there was no way Roland could show up on a stock bagger.